About the Author

Structural Heart Disease

Tiberio M. Frisoli, MD
Tiberio M. Frisoli, MD, is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He is also certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He practices as an interventional cardiologist at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. His areas of expertise include the treatment of heart attack, cardiogenic shock, and coronary artery disease and minimally invasive management of valvular heart disease, atrial septal defects, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, left atrial exclusion for stroke prevention, and treatment of other structural heart conditions. Dr. Frisoli's honors include multiple research awards at regional and national conferences and chief fellow honors during his training. He has published articles in prominent peer-reviewed cardiology journals. He is honored to be an author of this monograph for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in part because his father has been practicing maternal-fetal medicine in New Jersey for almost 40 years.

Michele Doughty Voeltz, BS, MD, FACC
Michele Doughty Voeltz, BS, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist and interventional cardiology fellowship program director at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. A Detroit native, Dr. Voeltz attended medical school at the University of Michigan as part of the Inteflex program (1993-2000). She went on to complete her residency, general cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology training at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia (2000-2007). Dr. Voeltz remained on faculty at Emory University until 2011, when she was beckoned by the magnetism of the Detroit area once again. She joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in July 2011, where she serves as a teacher, mentor, program director, and attending physician. Her academic interest is cardiovascular disease in pregnancy, and she works closely with departments of maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology to evaluate and treat high-risk pregnancies. Recently, she has expanded her expertise to include the effects of pregnancy-related complications on long-term cardiovascular risk. Dr. Voeltz enjoys reading, home improvement, and community service. She has five children of her own and also has taken on a new role as a foster parent.


Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Anne E. Burke, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
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