Please join us in welcoming Marie Billaud, PhD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
Marie Billaud, PhD
Lead Investigator, Division of Cardiac Surgery
is a graduate of the University of Bordeaux in France, where she obtained a PhD
in health and life sciences, specializing in cell biology and physiology. She
conducted her postgraduate research at the Cardiovascular Research Center at
the University of Virginia and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University
of Pittsburgh. Before coming to the Brigham, Dr. Billaud was a research assistant
professor in the departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bioengineering at
the University of Pittsburgh.
focuses on vascular physiology, with a special interest in cell-to-cell communication,
reactive oxygen species, nitric oxide signaling, endothelial function and
smooth muscle cell excitation-contraction coupling. She applies her vast
expertise in smooth muscle biology and physiology to better understand the
molecular and cellular alterations that lead to ascending aortic aneurysms.
Billaud’s work has been published as original research articles, review
articles and cover art in journals such as Circulation
Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Science
Signaling; and the Journal of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research.
Please join us in welcoming Anastasios Konstantakos, MD, FACS, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
Anastasios Konstantakos, MD, FACS
Associate Surgeon, Division of Cardiac Surgery
graduated from the University of Miami, where he also obtained his medical
degree. He completed a general surgery residency at the Case Western Reserve
University, a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center, and a fellowship and staff position in advanced adult cardiac
surgery at the Brigham.
He is board certified
in general and thoracic surgery, and he is a member of the American College of
Surgeons (ACS). Before returning to the Brigham, he worked for the MercyHealth
Hospital System as a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Dr. Konstantakos’ clinical and research interests include minimally invasive valve surgery, complex mitral valve repair, complex coronary revascularization, aortic surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery, cardiac oncology, surgery for cardiac arrhythmias, and patient outcomes and satisfaction.
The following recipients were recently honored with awards at the Final Service Conference.
Student Teaching Awards
- PGY 1: Cullen Roberts, MD
- PGY 2: James Etheridge, MD
- PGY 3: Sasha Mahvi, MD
- PGY 4: George Li, MD
- PGY 5: Kristin Sonderman, MD (Recipient of the Robert T. Osteen Award for Medical Student Education in Surgery)
Surgery Class of ’63 Scholar: Heather Lyu, MD
PBB Scholar Award: George Li, MD
Grant Rodkey Award (VA Hospital Award): Rhea Udyavar, MD
Christine Weeks Schofield Award (South Shore Hospital Award): James Etheridge, MD
Edward Kwasnik Award (South Shore Hospital Award): Bryan Dieffenbach, MD
The Vollman Award (Faulkner Hospital Award): Elizabeth Yates, MD
Starfish Award: Sasha Mahvi, MD
Francis D. Moore, Sr. Award: David Harris, MD
Donald D. Matson Award: Christopher Burns, MD
Richard E. Wilson Award: Thomas Clancy, MD