Councils - Heart Failure & Transplantation

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON HEART FAILURE AND TRANSPLANTATION
COUNCIL LEADERSHIPQUICK LINKS
CHAIRSCOUNCIL MEETING:

Saturday, April 12, 2014
1:05 PM - 1:55 PM
2014 Report to the Board (PDF)




ISHLT HFTM ACADEMY:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
ISHLT Academy Website
HFTM Core Competency Curriculum August 2013 (PDF)




LINKS NEWSLETTER:

Issues focusing on Heart Failure & Transplantation:

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
Michael Pham, MD, MPH
Stanford University
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA, USA
650-493-5000
michael.pham@va.gov

Bio coming soon...
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 HFTX 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 HFTX WORKFORCE LEADER
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.
I2C2 COMMITTEE HFTX 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 HFTX WORKFORCE CO-LEADERS
Alanna A Morris, MD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
aamorr3@emory.edu

Dr. 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.


Luciano Potena, MD, PhD
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy
390-51-636-4526
luciano.potena2@unibo.it

Bio coming soon...

STANDARDS & GUIDELINES COMMITTEE HFTX WORKFORCE LEADER
David A. Baran, MD
Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center
Newark, NJ,
USA
973-926-7205
dbaran@barnabashealth.org
LIAISONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON
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 Pro
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