Christian Gring, M.D., F.A.C.C.

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BIO

What Dr. Gring loves most about being a cardiologist is being able to establish long-term relationships with his patients, helping them improve their heart health and enhancing their overall quality of life. He finds it extremely gratifying to help patients feel better and decrease their risk of future heart problems. Dr. Gring’s particular areas of interest include heart valve disease, treatment of coronary disease and cardiac imaging, including echo, stress testing and cardiac CT.

He enjoys wood working and making furniture (he admits he is not very skilled, but is getting better). To relieve stress, he likes running and completed his first marathon in 2010. He loves traveling with his wife and children to different parts of the country (or abroad), seeing new places and learning about different cultures or parts of history, and he is an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings (he grew up in Minnesota) and the Carolina Hurricanes.

FELLOWSHIP & POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Cardiac Imaging, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY

  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

EDUCATION

  • Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: (Government, Summa Cum Laude) College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Adult Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Chair, Cardiac CT Angiography for WakeMed Heart Center
  • Fellow, The American College of Cardiology

  • PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/RESEARCH

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gring C, Griffin B. “Transesophageal Echocardiography” in Topol Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott; 2006.
  • Gring C, Houghtaling P, Novaro G, et al. Pre-operative cholesterol levels do not predict structural valve degeneration in patients undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement. (Abstract, AHA 2004).
  • Gring C, Houghtaling P, Novaro G, et al. Pre-operative cholesterol levels do not predict structural valve degeneration in patients undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement. (Abstract, ACC 2005).
  • Gring C, Francis G. A hard look at angiotensin receptor blockers in heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004;44:1841-1846.
  • Gring C, Griffin B. “Pericardiocentesis” in Grifin BP, Topol EJ (ed), Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven; 2004.
  • Hayek E, Gring C, Griffin BP. Mitral valve prolapse. Lancet. 2005;365:507-518.
  • Gring C, Houghtaling P, Novaro G, et al. Pre-operative cholesterol levels do not predict structural valve degeneration in patients undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement. J Heart Valve Dis. 2006;15:261-268.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • The role of cardiac CT in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease
  • Cardiac imaging with CT angiography
  • Ultrasound and transesophageal echocardiography
  • The prevention of coronary disease in high-risk patients
  • Diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease
  • Site principal investigator, NIH-funded PROMISE TRIAL


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