Joseph Andrew Kisslo, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 3348A Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-6398
Email address joseph.kisslo@duke.edu

Dr. Kisslo's research has centered around the development and initial application of new ultrasound imaging devices. Focussed principally on morphologic diagnosis in the early years, the work has become progressively more physiologic in it's orientation.

After more than two decades there are now 300 original research papers, several textbooks and other materials. Dr. Kisslo has distinguished himself as the first to use phased array ultrasound imaging in the human body and, accordingly, was the first to describe most of the disease for which the technique is now commonplace. He was very early into the applications of Doppler color flow imaging and transesophageal imaging with ultrasound. He has served as an officer or on the Board of a variety of national and international bodies. He was one of the first President's of the American Society of Echocardiography. He reviews in all aspects of cardiac imaging, but principally echocardiography.

Over the past 15 years he has also had a keen interest in medical economics and has served on various professional and governmental boards in describing medical costs and dealing with medical economics. More recently, he has taken interest in adult re-education through remote learning means (telemedicine) and has become the Clinical Director of Telemedicine at Duke. He is Executive Producer of the world's largest telemedicine program (Echo in Context) which has run for the past 14 years. This was the first educational event to circumnavigate the globe live.

He is a frequent scientific and motivational lecturer to scientific organizations and industry. He serves as advisor to several governmental and industrial organizations.

Key words: Echocardiography, cardiac imaging, medical reimbursement, telemedicine, adult re-education.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Drexel University, 1967

Grants

Publications

Beck, Timothy P., Nicholas Tsipis, Joseph A. Kisslo, José D. Rivera, Alicia C. Armour, and Richard E. Moon. “Immersion-Induced Mitral Regurgitation: A Novel Risk Factor for Swimming-Induced Pulmonary Edema.” Chest 161, no. 3 (March 2022): e137–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2021.10.018.

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35256086
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Friedman, Daniel J., Kasper Emerek, Peter L. Sørensen, Claus Graff, Zak Loring, Kevin P. Jackson, Christoffer Polcwiartek, et al. “Relationship Between Electrical and Mechanical Dyssynchrony and Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.” Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 14, no. 12 (December 2021): e010217. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.121.010217.

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34843407
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Bouazzi, Shema, Bhupendar Tayal, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Michael Vinther, Joseph Kisslo, John Gorcsan, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Peter Søgaard, Samir Saba, and Niels Risum. “Left bundle branch block without a typical contraction pattern is associated with increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias in cardiac resynchronization therapy patients.” Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 37, no. 6 (June 2021): 1843–51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10554-021-02157-8.

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33755881
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Friedman, Daniel J., Kasper Emerek, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, and Brett D. Atwater. “Left bundle-branch block is associated with asimilar dyssynchronous phenotype in heart failure patients with normal and reduced ejection fractions.” Am Heart J 231 (January 2021): 45–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.10.053.

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33098811
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Atwater, Brett D., Kasper Emerek, Zainab Samad, Edward Sze, Eric Black-Maier, Zak Loring, Martin Ugander, et al. “Predicting the Development of Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction in Patients With Left Bundle Branch Block.” Am J Cardiol 137 (December 15, 2020): 39–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.09.034.

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32998010
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Polcwiartek, Christoffer, Daniel J. Friedman, Kasper Emerek, Claus Graff, Peter L. Sørensen, Joseph Kisslo, Zak Loring, et al. “Concomitant changes in ventricular depolarization and repolarization and long-term outcomes of biventricular pacing.” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 43, no. 11 (November 2020): 1333–43. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.14065.

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32901967
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Romano, Minna Moreira Dias, Henrique Turin Moreira, José Antônio Marin-Neto, Priscila Elias Baccelli, Fawaz Alenezi, Igor Klem, Benedito Carlos Maciel, Joseph Kisslo, André Schmidt, and Eric J. Velazquez. “Early impairment of myocardial deformation assessed by regional speckle-tracking echocardiography in the indeterminate form of Chagas disease without fibrosis detected by cardiac magnetic resonance.” Plos Negl Trop Dis 14, no. 11 (November 2020): e0008795. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008795.

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33253242
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Andersen, Martin S., Cooper Moore, Melissa LeFevre, Kristine Arges, Daniel J. Friedman, Brett D. Atwater, Joseph Kisslo, et al. “Contractile Fronts In The Interventricular Septum: A Case For High Frame Rate Echocardiographic Imaging.” Ultrasound Med Biol 46, no. 9 (September 2020): 2181–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.04.028.

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32561068
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McCrary, Andrew W., Winstone M. Nyandiko, Alicia M. Ellis, Hrishikesh Chakraborty, Michael J. Muehlbauer, Myra M. Koech, Ibrahim Daud, et al. “Early cardiac dysfunction in children and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV.” Aids 34, no. 4 (March 15, 2020): 539–48. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002445.

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31794518
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Atwater, Brett D., Kasper Emerek, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Zak Loring, Claus Graff, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, and Daniel J. Friedman. “PR Prolongation predicts inadequate resynchronization with biventricular pacing in left bundle branch block.” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 42, no. 11 (November 2019): 1477–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13802.

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31509260
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