Councils - Heart Failure & Transplantation
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University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI, USAmmcolvin@med.umich.eduDr. Monica Colvin received her medical degree from the University of Alabama. She completed her general cardiology fellowship at the University of Miami and Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. She recently joined the faculty at the University of Michigan after spending 12 years at the University of Minnesota where she served as the heart transplant director. She completed a master’s degree in Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is currently Director of Heart Transplant Research and Heart Failure Network Strategy at the University of Michigan. Her role as the heart clinical specialist for the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients has increased her involvement in heart allocation. Her research focuses on improving post-transplant outcomes and detecting and treating cardiac allograft vasculopathy.COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA, USA
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
email@example.comJosé 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.BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, USA
firstname.lastname@example.orgMaryl 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 ProCOUNCIL WORKFORCE LEADERS:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
email@example.comJosé 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.
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas, USA
832-355-9805DMeyers@texasheart.orgDeborah 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.OTHER REPRESENTATIVES:
Atlanta, GA, USAaamorr3@emory.eduDr. Alanna A. Morris received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, and her medical degree from the Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 2008. Subsequently, she came to Emory University to complete fellowships in general cardiology in 2012, and advanced heart failure and transplant in 2013. After completion of her fellowship training, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. Her clinical time is spent as the Director of Heart Failure Services at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and as faculty for Emory’s Center for Heart Failure Therapy and Transplantation.
Heart Center North-Rhine Westphalia
Bad Oeynhausen, GERMANY
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