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

Shelburne, Nicholas J., Kishan S. Parikh, Karen Chiswell, Linda K. Shaw, Joseph Sivak, Kristine Arges, Jennifer Tomfohr, et al. “Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Function and Response to Therapy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension..” Am J Cardiol, July 29, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.07.026.

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31481176
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Emerek, Kasper, Daniel J. Friedman, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Jacob M. Larsen, Niels Risum, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, et al. “The Association of a classical left bundle Branch Block Contraction Pattern by vendor-independent strain echocardiography and outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy..” Cardiovasc Ultrasound 17, no. 1 (May 21, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12947-019-0160-4.

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31113440
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Kakkad, Vaibhav, Melissa LeFevre, Peter Hollender, Joseph Kisslo, and Gregg E. Trahey. “Non-invasive Measurement of Dynamic Myocardial Stiffness Using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging..” Ultrasound Med Biol 45, no. 5 (May 2019): 1112–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.12.011.

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30890282
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Andersen, Martin V., Cooper Moore, Peter Søgaard, Daniel Friedman, Brett D. Atwater, Kristine Arges, Melissa LeFevre, et al. “Quantitative Parameters of High-Frame-Rate Strain in Patients with Echocardiographically Normal Function..” Ultrasound Med Biol 45, no. 5 (May 2019): 1197–1207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.11.007.

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30773380
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Alenezi, Fawaz, Marat Fudim, Jennifer Rymer, Allison Dunning, Karen Chiswell, Madhav Swaminathan, Brandi Bottiger, et al. “Predictors and Changes in Cardiac Hemodynamics and Geometry With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation..” Am J Cardiol 123, no. 5 (March 1, 2019): 813–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.11.038.

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30598241
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Emerek, Kasper, Daniel J. Friedman, Peter Lyngø Sørensen, Steen Møller Hansen, Jacob Moesgaard Larsen, Niels Risum, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, et al. “Vectorcardiographic QRS area is associated with long-term outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy..” Heart Rhythm 16, no. 2 (February 2019): 213–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.08.028.

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30170227
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Alenezi, Fawaz, Andrew P. Ambrosy, Matthew Phelan, Karen Chiswell, Loai Abudaqa, Hasan Alajmi, Joseph Kisslo, and Eric J. Velazquez. “Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain Can Reliably Be Measured from a Single Apical Four-Chamber View in Patients with Heart Failure..” J Am Soc Echocardiogr 32, no. 2 (February 2019): 317–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2018.10.009.

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30552031
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Minter, Stephanie, Alicia Armour, Amanda Tinnemore, Karen Strub, Anna Lisa Crowley, Gerald S. Bloomfield, John H. Alexander, et al. “Crowdsourcing consensus: proposal of a novel method for assessing accuracy in echocardiography interpretation..” Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 34, no. 11 (November 2018): 1725–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10554-018-1389-y.

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30128849
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Siddiqui, Irfan, Sudarshan Rajagopal, Amanda Brucker, Karen Chiswell, Bridgette Christopher, Fawaz Alenezi, Aditya Mandawat, et al. “Clinical and Echocardiographic Predictors of Outcomes in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension..” Am J Cardiol 122, no. 5 (September 1, 2018): 872–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.05.019.

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30093068
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Samad, Zainab, Linda K. Shaw, Matthew Phelan, Donald D. Glower, Mads Ersboll, John H. Toptine, John H. Alexander, et al. “Long-term outcomes of mitral regurgitation by type and severity..” Am Heart J 203 (September 2018): 39–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.05.001.

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30015067
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