Councils - Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON HEART FAILURE AND TRANSPLANT MEDICINE
COUNCIL LEADERSHIPQUICK LINKS
CHAIRSUPCOMING EVENTS

ISHLT Academy: Core Competencies in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine (Grand Hall B)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
ISHLT Academy Website
HFTXM Core Competency Curriculum August 2013 (PDF)


HFTM Council Meeting (Grand Hall A)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
1:05 PM - 1:55 PM


HFTM Council Report to the Board (La Jolla AB)
Sunday, April 13, 2014
7:00 AM

All events will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Diego, CA, USA.




PAST COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

2013 HFTM Council Report to the Board (PDF)



LINKS NEWSLETTER

Issues focusing on Heart Failure & Transplant Medicine:

November 2013
August 2013
December 2012
September 2011 (PDF)


CHAIR
Monica M. Colvin-Adams, MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
612-624-0501
612-626-4411 (fax)
colvi005@umn.edu

Dr. Monica Colvin-Adams received her M.D. from the University of Alabama. After completing a general cardiology fellowship at the University of Miami and an advanced heart failure/transplant fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, she joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota. Since joining the faculty, she has developed and directed the pulmonary hypertension clinic, and directed the heart-transplant program. In addition, she has participated in multiple clinical research trials in the areas of advanced heart failure, heart transplantation, and pulmonary hypertension. Her current research focuses on developing strategies to improve post-transplant outcomes, including detecting and treating cardiac allograft vasculopathy. In addition, she is completing a master's degree in clinical research.



VICE CHAIR
To Be Elected in May 2014





PAST CHAIR
José Tallaj, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
205-934-3438
jtallaj@uab.edu

José A. Tallaj, MD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a specialist in Cardiovascular Medicine, and his clinical interests are transplant cardiology, ventricular assist devices, congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Tallaj completed his medical degree at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Dominican Republic, and residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he stayed on faculty. He is currently the Medical Director of the Heart Transplant program.
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
2015 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE
David A. Baran, MD
Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center
Newark, NJ,
USA
973-926-7205
dbaran@barnabashealth.org
Ivan Knezevic, MD
University
Clinical Centre
Ljubljana,
SLOVENIA
386-691-676050
ivan.knezevic@kclj.si
Marco Masetti, MD
Bologna,
ITALY
+39-339-746-3947
marcomasetti981@libero.it
Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
Cedars
Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA,
USA
310-248-8300
jignesh.patel@cshs.org
Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD (ISHLT
President)

University Heart Center
Hamburg
Hamburg, GERMANY
49-40-74105-2440
hcr@uke.de
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HFTM WORKFORCE LEADER
Robert C. Bourge, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
205-934-3624
bbourge@uab.edu

Robert Bourge, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery, the M. G. Waters Chair of Cardiovascular Disease, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, and Co-Director of the Heart and Vascular Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary interest is in outcomes-research in advanced heart failure, heart and heart/lung transplantation, and pulmonary vascular disease. His clinical focus involves the evaluation of patients with these diseases and the subsequent application of therapeutic approaches including general, medical, device-based and surgical methods to improve both quality of life and life expectancy. Dr. Bourge received his MD from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans in 1979 where he received the Chancellor's award as the outstanding graduating medical student. He then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease (serving as Chief Fellow in CV Disease from 1980-1982), and Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) obtaining board certification in these three disciplines.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE HFTM WORKFORCE LEADER
David A. Baran, MD
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, New Jersey, USA
973-926-7205
dbaran@sbhcs.com

David Baran, MD, is the Director of Heart Failure and Transplant Research at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.  Dr. Baran graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. His specialty training includes a congestive heart failure clinical/research fellowship both at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, as well as a clinical cardiology fellowhip at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City.  Dr. Baran is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and is certified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) as a transplant cardiologist. He is a skilled invasive cardiologist with special competency in endomyocardial biopsy and diagnostic angiography.  He has special interest in heart failure treatment trials and immunosuppression research.
I2C2 COMMITTEE HFTM WORKFORCE LEADER
Deborah E. Meyers, MD, FRACP, FACC
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas, USA
832-355-9805
DMeyers@texasheart.org

Deborah Meyers, MD is the Medical Director of Heart Failure Programs at Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is board certified in general cardiology and in advanced heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Meyers received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine where she also began her Internal Medicine residency. She completed her Cardiology Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Meyers then traveled to Brisbane, Australia where she completed a post-graduate specialist training program at the University of Queensland, was awarded Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and completed a fellowship in Heart Failure and Transplantation. In Australia, Dr. Meyers served as the Clinical Director of the Queensland Heart Failure & Transplantation Program and directed the Multidisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic at the Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside, Queensland.  In 2008, she and her family returned to the United States. She continues to pursue her special interests in care delivery models, patient centered practice, medical decision making, the role of palliative services in heart failure, chronic disease management, and the relationship between physical activity and heart failure.
REGISTRIES & DATABASES COMMITTEE HFTM WORKFORCE LEADER
TBA

STANDARDS & GUIDELINES COMMITTEE HFTM WORKFORCE LEADER
Naveen Pereira, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
507-538-8151
pereira.naveen@mayo.edu

Naveen Periera MD, FACC is a Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, Rochester specializing in advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart, heart-lung, heart-kidney and heart-liver transplantation. His research interests include investigating the role of surrogate markers of long-term mortality in heart transplantation including cardiac allograft hypertrophy, antibody mediated rejection and anti-HLA antibodies. He is NIH funded with a focus on genetic variation of the natriuretic peptide system and its effect on the pathophysiology and treatment response in heart failure. Dr. Pereira received his medical training at the University of Bombay, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, Farmington, CT and cardiology fellowship at Brown University, Providence, RI and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
LIAISONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS CO-LIAISONS
Maryl R. Johnson, MD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, USA
608-263-0080
mrj@medicine.wisc.edu

Maryl R. Johnson, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine where she also completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. She joined the faculty at Iowa and was instrumental in the establishment of a cardiac transplant program, serving as the Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation from 1984-1988. Her subsequent career has been entirely devoted to the care of patients with heart failure and following cardiac transplantation. She served as the Associate Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Loyola University Medical Center from 1988-1994, Associate Medical Director of the Rush Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program from 1994-1997, and Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplantation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from 1998-2002. She moved to the University of Wisconsin as Medical Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation and Professor of Medicine in July 2002. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests are in the care of patients with severe congestive heart failure, including the use of mechanical circulatory support devices and cardiac transplantation. She has a particular interest in the treatment and outcome of congestive heart failure in women. Her research interests include the use of mechanical assistance in patients with severe heart failure and the coronary artery disease which develops in cardiac transplant recipients. She has also been an investigator in many of the multicenter trials evaluating new agents for the medical treatment of heart failure.
LINKS COMMUNICATIONS LIAISON
David P. Nelson, MD
Integris Baptist Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
405-949-3349
david.nelson@integrisok.com

Dr. David Nelson has been the Chief of Heart Transplant Medicine at the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center since 1994. He is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University in Chicago/Evanston, Illinois. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Northwestern followed by a Pulmonary and Heart/Lung Transplant Fellowship at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. He trained at Stanford under Dr. Norman Shumway, the “father of heart transplantation”. Dr. Nelson has been UNOS approved in both heart and lung transplantation. He was previously the Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation at the Arizona Heart Institute and the Utah Cardiac Transplant Program, LDS Hospital. Under Dr. Nelson’s directorship, in 2002 the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute set a benchmark with a 100% one-year survival rate and in 2003 the Heart and Lung Transplant Team was honored with the INTEGRIS Team Excellence Award.
BASIC SCIENCE & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CO-LIAISONS
Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
214-648-4994
pradeep.mammen@utsouthwestern.edu

Bio coming soon...




Uwe Schulz, MD
Heart Center North-Rhine Westphalia
Bad Oeynhausen, GERMANY
49-5731-973112
uwschulz@web.de

Bio coming soon...
JUNIOR FACULTY & TRAINEE COUNCIL LIAISON
Hannah Copeland, MD
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California, USA
816-616-9852
hannahcopeland411@gmail.com

Bio coming soon...
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