Councils - Junior Faculty and Trainee

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL FOR JUNIOR FACULTY AND TRAINEES
COUNCIL LEADERSHIPQUICK LINKS
CHAIRSUPCOMING EVENTS

Junior Faculty Mentor Lunch (Gaslamp A-C)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM


Junior Faculty & Trainee Council Meeting (Harbor GHI)
Friday, April 11, 2014
12:05 PM - 1:00 PM


JFTC Report to the Board (Gaslamp A-C)
Friday, April 11, 2014
6:30 PM

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




PAST COUNCIL MEETING REPORT:

2013 Council Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2013 Council Report to the Board (PDF)




INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP DATABASE

The Junior Faculty and Training Council is proud to announce an International Fellowship Database which was created with the goal of disseminating information and improving visibility of highly specialized fellowships in the field of heart and lung transplant. We have collected information on international training opportunities in adult and pediatric heart failure, heart and lung transplant, mechanical circulatory devices and pulmonary hypertension. This database was created based on survey responses sent to programs across the world and is not a comprehensive list. We strongly encourage applicants to contact the programs directly for further details. For US programs, please visit the ABIM website for certification details. The ISHLT does not endorse the programs listed or information provided in this database. If your institution has a program that you would like to add to this list, or to update the information listed for your program, please email Manreet Kanwar at mkanwar@wpahs.org.

PDF: Adult Medical Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Training Program Opportunities

PDF: Pediatric Medical Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Training Program Opportunities

PDF: Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic Training Program Opportunities

PDF: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Program Opportunities

PDF: Adult Medical Lung Transplant Training Program Opportunities

PDF: Pulmonary Hypertension Training Program Opportunities




LINKS NEWSLETTER

Issues focusing on Junior Faculty and Trainees:

December 2013
August 2013
May 2013: JFTC Year in Review
October 2012
March 2012




ISHLT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The goal of the ISHLT Mentorship Program is to provide an opportunity for trainees to meet with an established specialist in their respective field in order to facilitate communication and gain guidance, and provide an opportunity for academic career enrichment.

Interested mentees and mentors complete a brief survey so that the Junior Faculty Committee can find a match based on mutual interests. For more information or to find out how to participate, please contact the JFC at ishltmentorprogram@gmail.com. (This program is only available to current ISHLT members.)



CHAIR
Manreet Kanwar, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
412-359-4760
mkanwar@wpahs.org

Manreet Kanwar, MD, FACC, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine in 2007, followed by a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at St John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. In 2010, she joined the Advanced Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Transplant fellowship program at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, where she continued on as faculty since July 2011. Her clinical interests include care of patients with end stage heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac transplantation. Her research interests include pulmonary hypertension secondary to left heart disease as well as improving patient outcomes in mechanical support devices.


VICE CHAIR
Eugene C. DePasquale, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California, USA
917-658-9086
edepasquale@mednet.ucla.edu

Dr. DePasquale received his M.D. degree from State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, and a Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. At the same institution, he was Chief Cardiology Fellow, and completed an additional Fellowship with a focus in Inherited Cardiomyopathies with additional study at University College London. Dr. DePasquale currently serves as an Associate Director - Outpatient Heart Transplantation for the UCLA Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs.


PAST CHAIR
Jennifer Ann  Cowger, MD, MS
St Vincent Heart Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
jennifercowger@gmail.com

Jennifer Cowger, MD, MS, is a clinical lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine. Her expertise is in advanced heart failure, cardiac transplant, and mechanical support of the heart. Dr. Cowger received her medical degree from the Ohio State University, graduating class valedictorian in 2001. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina in 2004. She received her Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship training at the University of Michigan with subspecialty training in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant which was completed in 2007. After concluding her medical education, Dr. Cowger obtained a Masters in Clinical Research and Statistics at the University's School of Public Health. Dr. Cowger's research interests are in mechanical circulatory support of the heart using left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Her specific research area of focus is on imporving patient outcomes with long term LVAD support. She is also interested in investigating novel means of reducing oxidative stress in the setting of heart failure.
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
2015 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE
To Be Determined
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE JFTC WORKFORCE LEADER
Arezu Z. Aliabadi, MD
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, AUSTRIA
43-140-4005-643
arezu.aliabadi@meduniwien.ac.at

Bio coming soon...
EDUCATION COMMITTEE JFTC WORKFORCE LEADER
Jonathan N. Johnson, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
507-266-0676
johnson.jonathan@mayo.edu

Jonathan Johnson, MD is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is the medical director of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program.  Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from Wayne State University in 2005.  He completed training in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in 2008, and subsequently went on to complete subspecialty training in Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo in 2011.  Dr. Johnson’s research interests focus on improving clinical outcomes of pediatric heart failure and transplant patients, the use of mTOR inhibitors in the pediatric population, and on novel methods to non-invasively detect allograft rejection.  He also serves as co-director of CME programs for the Department of Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic, and has a particular interest in symposium and meeting development.
I2C2 COMMITTEE JFTC WORKFORCE LEADER
Reema Hasan, MD
University of Michigan Cardiovascular
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
734-232-6793
hasanr@med.umich.edu

Bio coming soon...
REGISTRIES & DATABASES COMMITTEE JFTC WORKFORCE LEADER
Keyur B. Shah, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, USA
804-828-4571
kshah@mcvh-vcu.edu

Dr. Shah is an Assistant Professor  in the Division of Cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System (formerly Medical College of Virginia) in Richmond, VA. Dr. Shah completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Shah’s clinical interests include  heart failure, heart transplantation, pulmonary hypertension and mechanical circulatory support.  He is the Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at VCU.
STANDARDS & GUIDELINES COMMITTEE JFTC WORKFORCE LEADER
Steven Kindel, MD
Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
402-955-4350
skindel@childrensomaha.org

Bio coming soon...
LIAISONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON
Allan R. Glanville, MBBS, MD, FRACP
St. Vincent's Hospital
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
61-2-8382-3257
aglanville@stvincents.com.au

Professor Glanville trained in Sydney, Brompton Hospital, London and Stanford University, California. Currently working as a specialist in Lung Transplantation at St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney, he is actively involved with international trials into new immunosuppressive and anti-viral agents. He is Global Principal Investigator for the European and Australian Investigators in Lung Transplantation CeMyLungs trial, and sits on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has authored over 140 publications including approaches to antibody mediated rejection, bronchoscopic surveillance, RSV, CMV, Chlamydia and mycobacteria. He is the senior author of the International Guidelines for Lung Transplantation, foundation director of Outcomes Australia and a foundation member of ShareLife Australia.
BASIC SCIENCE & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CO-LIAISONS
Zsuzsanna Hollander, MSc
The Proof Centre of Excellence
Vancouver, CANADA
604-682-2344
zsuzsanna.hollander@hli.ubc.ca

Zsuzsanna Hollander is currently pursuing a PhD at UBC, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Bruce McManus.  Her work focuses on identifying novel biomarkers for the management of heart failure and heart transplant patients.  Zsuzsa obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  Zsuzsa started working for the Biomarkers in Transplantation project in 2004 and transferred to the PROOF Centre of Excellence in 2008.  She has expertise in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics data analyses as well as bioinformatics and data management.


Esme Dijke, PhD
University of Alberta
Dept of Ped, Lab of Dr. Lori J. West
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
780-492-7259
esmedijke@med.ualberta.ca

See '2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee Representative' for bio.
HEART FAILURE AND TRANSPLANT MEDICINE COUNCIL LIAISON
Hannah Copeland, MD
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California, USA
816-616-9852
hannahcopeland411@gmail.com

Bio coming soon...
INFECTIOUS DISEASES COUNCIL LIAISON
Saima Aslam, MD, MS
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California, USA
619-543-6327
saslam@ucsd.edu

Bio coming soon...
LINKS COMMUNICATIONS
Dan Dilling, MD
Associate Editor, Junior Faculty

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, USA
ddillin@lumc.edu

Bio coming soon...




Christina Migliore, MD
Council Liaison

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, New Jersey, USA
973-926-4430
CMigliore@barnabashealth.org

Bio coming soon...
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT COUNCIL LIAISON
Palak Shah, MD, MS
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia, USA
703-776-7231
palak.shah@inova.org

Palak Shah, MD, MS is a researcher and transplant Cardiologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  Dr. Shah’s clinical interests include advanced cardiomyopathies, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation.  He received his undergraduate training from Carnegie Mellon University and medical degree from St. George’s University in 2005.  He subsequently completed residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University.  In 2009, he spent a year as Chief Medical Resident at Georgetown University. During his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at George Washington University he received a Masters in Clinical and Translational Research and was also elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society.  Dr. Shah received his Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant training at the University of Michigan in 2012.  His research interests are focused in mechanical circulatory support; more specifically use of genomic tools to better predict and manage the complications of VAD therapy.
PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION COUNCIL LIAISON
Chesney Castleberry, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Falls Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
chesney.castleberry@cchmc.org

Bio coming soon...
PULMONARY TRANSPLANTATION COUNCIL LIAISON
Robin Vos, MD, PhD
University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Leuven, BELGIUM
32-16-34-15-48
robin.vos@uz.kuleuven.be

Robin Vos, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Katholieke Universiteit and University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2004, after which he completed his Residency in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium in 2012. From 2006 until 2010 he performed his PhD fellowship in the lab of Pneumology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium under the supervision of Prof. dr. GM. Verleden. His clinical and research interests include the pathophysiology and treatment of acute and chronic lung allograft rejection.
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