EducationUndergraduate: United States Military Academy (USMA) - West Point, 2003
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), 2007
Internal Medicine Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), 2010
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) - Bethesda, 2015
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine (ABIM), Cardiovascular Disease (ABIM), Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC)
Fellow, American College of Physicians (ACP)
Fellow, American College of Cardiology (ACC)
BiographyI am currently assigned to Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, practicing as an invasive, non-interventional Cardiologist with a focus in advanced cardiovascular imaging. I’m currently serving as the Chief of the Cardiology Service in the Department of Medicine.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
Teaching Faculty of the Year, Colonel Nathan Erteschik Award, Family Practice Residency Program, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC. 2017
Teaching Faculty of the Year, Colonel Nathan Erteschik Award, Family Practice Residency Program, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC. 2016
Featured in newspaper article. Weaver C. At the right place, at the right time: Army doctor’s quick response saves lives. APG News. 2010 Oct 7:Sect. A:4 (col.1.). https://www.army.mil/article/46492/army_doctors_quick_response_saves_lives
Cheezum MK, Kim A, Bittencourt MS, Kassop D, Nissen A, Thomas DM, Nguyen B, Glynn RJ, Shah NR, Villines TC. Association of tobacco use and cessation with coronary atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2017 Feb;257:201-207. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.11.016. Epub 2016 Nov 16. PMID: 27993385
Pickett CA, Cheezum MK, Kassop D, Villines TC, Hulten EA. Accuracy of cardiac CT, radionucleotide and invasive ventriculography, two-and three-dimensional echocardiography, and SPECT for left and right ventricular ejection fraction compared with cardiac MRI: A meta-analysis. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Mar 2. pii: jeu313. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25736307.
Kassop D, Nam JJ, Cebula BR, Shah P, Blankstein R, Falk RH, Hulten EA. A tale of two diagnoses: The role of noninvasive cardiovascular imaging to differentiate cardiac amyloidosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2016 Nov 8. PMID:27826773.
Donovan MS, Kassop D, Liotta RA, Hulten EA. Sinus venosus atrial septal defect as a cause of palpitations and dyspnea in an adult: a diagnostic imaging challenge. Case Rep Med. 2015;2015:128462. doi: 10.1155/2015/128462. Epub 2015 Jan 29. PMID: 25705227.
Staniak HL, Bittencourt MS, Pickett CA, Cahill MS, Kassop D, Slim AM, Blankstein R, Hulten EA. Coronary computed tomography angiography for acute chest pain in the emergency department. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014 Sep-Oct;8(5):359-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 20. PMID: 25301041.
Kassop D, Donovan MS, Cheezum MK, Nguyen BT, Gambill NB, Blankstein R, Villines TC. Cardiac masses on cardiac CT: A review. Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep. 2014;7:9281. PMID: 24315350.
Kassop D, Donovan MS, Cohee BM, Mabe DL, Wedam EF, Atwood JE. An unusual case of cardiac glycoside toxicity. Int J Cardiol. 2014;170:434-7. PMID: 24315350.
Chavez TT, Fraser SL, Kassop D, Bowden LP 3rd, Skidmore PJ. Disseminated nocardia cyriacigeorgica presenting as a right lung abscess and skin nodule. Mil Med. 2011 May;176(5):586-8. PMID: 21634308.