PERT Bootcamp: Hands-on Physician in Training Course

Title: Physicians in Training Bootcamp  Date: Wednesday, September 20th  Time: TBD (will be in the morning)  Location: JW Marriott, Austin, Texas

We are excited to continue the success of our Physicians-in-Training program the 9th Annual PE Symposium in Austin, Texas!

We will be hosting our Physicians-in-Training Bootcamp on Wednesday, September 20th.

The bootcamp will focus on hands on management of patients with acute pulmonary embolism and will be a great opportunity to network with your peers and experts in the field.

Residents, fellows, and medical students interested in providing care to patients with pulmonary embolism are encouraged to attend.

Registration is free (attendees are responsible for their own costs for travel) and participants are invited to attend the 9th Annual PE Symposium for no charge as well. All participants should sign up by September 1st.




Welcome from Course Directors & Course Advisors

Faculty: Drs. FacultyMatthew Langston, Parth Rali, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Brandon Hooks, Jim Horowitz, Frances Mae West

Demographics of PE

Faculty: Dr. Belinda Rivera-Lebron

Risk Stratification of PE

Faculty: Dr. Frances Mae West

Percutaneous Treatment Options

Faculty: Dr. Mona Ranade

ICU Care for PE

Faculty: Dr. Bushra Mina

Mechanical Support

Faculty: Dr. Mahir Elder

Post-PE Management

Faculty: Dr. Maanasi Samant

Interdisciplinary Networking and Forming a PERT

Faculty: Dr. Brandon Hooks

STATION 1: Point-of-Care Echocardiography

Faculty: Drs. Bushra Mina, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Oren Friedman, Emily Gundert

STATION 2: Radiography: VQ & CTPA

Faculty: Drs. Jonathan Steinberger, Richard Channick

STATION 3: DVT: Diagnosis, Management, Point-of-Care Compression Ultrasound

Faculty: Drs. Rachel Rosovsky, Jim Horowitz, Frances Mae West,  Matt Langston, Parth Rali


Faculty: Drs. Hillary Johnson-Cox, Brandon Hooks, Mahir Elder

STATION 5: Percutaneous Treatment

Faculty: Drs. Mona Ranade, Kenneth Rosenfield, Thomas Todoran

Wrap Up

Faculty: Drs. Matthew Langston, Parth Rali, Belinda Rivera-Lebron

Physicians in Training Bootcamp
Physicians in Training Bootcamp



Course Directors


Matthew D. Langston, MD
Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Division Pulmonary/Critical Care
NYC Health and Hospitals, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx NY

Rali Parth

Parth Rali, MD
Associate Professor; Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Director, Temple University Health System PERT Program 
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Belinda Rivera Lebron

Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD, MSCE, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Acute and Chronic Thromboembolism Program
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Course Advisors

Brandon Hooks

Brandon Hooks, DO, FCCP, FACOI
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan Health West

James Horowitz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, NYC Grossman School of Medicine
Assistant Chief of Service, Division of Cardiology
NYU Langone Health

Frances Mae West, MD, MS, FACP

Frances Mae West, MD, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Co-Director, Jefferson Pulmonary Embolism Response Team
Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship