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
firstname.lastname@example.orgJosé 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
email@example.comMaryl 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 ProEDUCATION COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:
University Medical Center Ljubljana
firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Vrtovec is a Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana and a Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Programme at the University Medical Center Ljubljana. He is a vice-chief of Division of Cardiology and a transplant and interventional cardiologist. After graduating from the University of Ljubljana Medical School, Dr. Vrtovec went on to train in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology at University Medical Center Ljubljana. He completed the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute in Houston, and a Visiting Professorship at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research interests include novel therapeutic approaches to heart failure, heart transplantation, stem cell therapy and mechanical circulatory support.I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:
University of Alberta Medical School
Edmonton, AB, CANADA
email@example.comDr Kim is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and member of the Division of Cardiology at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute where he is an Interventional & Heart Transplant Cardiologist. He is the Medical Director of Heart Transplantation and Medical Director of the Adult Cardiac Assist Devices Program. After graduating from the University of Calgary Medical School, Dr Kim went on to train in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Alberta. He then proceeded to do a Fellowship in Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Failure at the Stanford University Medical Center, in California. Since accepting an academic position at the University of Alberta in 2003, he has engaged in a busy academic clinical practice, while also dedicating himself to teaching, having received numerous teaching awards from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Cardiology Fellows, Internal Medicine Residents and the Medical Students Association. His clinical interests are in Acute Care, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, as well as advanced cardiac procedures such as coronary interventions, invasive intracoronary imaging, coronary physiologic assessment and ECMO. His current research interests are non-invasive detection of acute and chronic rejection and cardiorenal physiology in heart failure.STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:ISHLT LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS: