Councils - Mechanical Circulatory Support



Scientific Council on Mechanical Circulatory Support



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PAST COUNCIL MEETING:
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
in Grand Hall A of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA, during the ISHLT 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions



WHAT'S NEW IN MCS:

http://www.ishlt.org/councils/newMCS.asp



GRANT AWARD IN MCS:

The ISHLT is pleased to announce the ISHLT/HeartWare Award for Translational Research in MCS. Click HERE for details.



APPROVED CORE COMPETENCY CURRICULUM DOCUMENTS:

Mechanical Circulatory Support (PDF)
Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support (PDF)
Infectious Diseases in Thoracic Transplantation and MCS (PDF)




MCS GUIDELINES:

Thank you to all of the members who reviewed and submitted comments on the posted guidelines. These guidelines have now been published and are available at www.jhltonline.org.



LINKS NEWSLETTER:

Issues focusing on MCS:

January 2017
September 2016
January 2016
June 2015: MCS Council Year in Review
August 2014
January 2014
July 2013
May 2013: MCS Council Year in Review
March 2013
October 2011 (PDF)




MCS MONOGRAPH:

Order your copy of Monograph Volume 1: Mechanical Circulatory Support - click HERE for details.


COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Nir Uriel, MD (2021)
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
773-702-9396
nuriel@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Bio coming soon...



COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Simon Maltais, MD, PhD (2023)
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA
507-255-7067
maltais.simon@mayo.edu

Bio coming soon...



COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Prof Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD, FRCS (2019)
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
44-7980721546
s.schueler@talktalk.net

Bio coming soon...



BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Tobias Deuse, MD, PhD (2018)
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Tobias.Deuse@ucsf.edu

Tobias Deuse is Transplant and MCS Surgeon at the University of California San Francisco. He completed his cardiothoracic residency in Munich and Hamburg, and completed a fellowship in Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Stanford University. His main clinical interests are minimally-invasive lung transplantation and minimally-invasive LVAD implantation. His research focus includes the development of new immunosuppressive/ immunomodulatory agents and alternative forms of administration like inhaled immunosuppression or cell-based immunomodulation. He is also active in the field of pluripotent stem cell research and tissue regeneration.



EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Diyar Saeed, MD, PhD (2019)
Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf, Germany
diyar.saeed@med.uni-duesseldorf.de

Diyar Saeed is Surgical Director of the MCS Program and Co-Director of the Heart Transplantation Program at the Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf. He completed his cardiothoracic surgical training in Bad Oeynhausen Heart Center (Germany), Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) and Dusseldorf University (Germany). Further, he spent two years of postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His main clinical interests are minimally-invasive and off-pump LVAD implantation. His research focus includes optimizing patient selection for VAD therapy, limiting concomittant procedures at time of VAD implantation and limiting the surgical trauma through alternative surgical access and/or omiting the need of cardiopulmonary bypass at the time of VAD implantation. Other research focus includes developing animal model of heart failure.



I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

TBD









STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

David A. D'Alessandro, MD (2018)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
dadalessandro@partners.org

Bio coming soon...



LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Evgenij V. Potapov, MD
German Heart Institute
Berlin, GERMANY
49-30-4593-2065
potapov@dhzb.de

Evgenij V. Potapov, MD, PhD is a senior cardiac surgeon and co-head of the mechanical circulatory support program at the German Heart Center Berlin. He started his medical training in Moscow in 1985 and finished it in Berlin. After one year in general surgery he trained as a heart surgeon at the German Heart Center Berlin, where he has been a senior surgeon since 2007. His main research interests are the pathophysiology of heart failure and surgical options for its treatment. Currently he is focusing on the clinical effect of ventricular assist devices in various patients populations.



VAD COORDINATOR LIAISON:

Dawn M. Christensen, MS, CRNP
Innovative Program Solutions
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, USA
dawnchristensen@mcsanswers.com

Dawn Christensen, MS, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC is a nurse practitioner and owner of Innovative Program Solutions, LLC.  She received her nursing degrees from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1992 and Pennsylvania State University in 1997.  She began her career in the ICU at Penn State Hershey Medical Center caring for Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery patients.  She became the first Circulatory Support Coordinator at that institution in 1997 and in the eleven years at that position coordinated and conducted numerous training courses for outside institutions, participated in multiple clinical trials, and managed all aspects of the MCS program.  Since starting her own consulting company, she has had the opportunity to consult for multiple manufacturers as well as help institutions start new programs and prepare for regulatory review.  For the past three years she  has also served as the operations manager for MyLVAD. As one of the founding members of the ICCAC, and past president, she continues to promote the role of the VAD coordinator and remains active internationally within the group.



LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

BSTR COUNCIL LIAISON:

J. Michael DiMaio, MD (2020)
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
214-957-1242
jmdimaio@yahoo.com

Bio coming soon...



JFTC LIAISON:

Jaime Hernandez Montfort, MD, MPH (Non-voting mentee through 2018)
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA, USA
413-297-3873
jaimehdz22@hotmail.com

Bio coming soon...



Feras Khaliel, MD, PhD (2018)
King Faisal Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
056-666-2536
f.khaliel@doctor.com

Feras Khaliel, MD, PhD, DESC, is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSH&RC). He obtained his French Board of CVS residency from Paris, France, along with his PhD in cardiac stem cell transplant to total artificial heart. Dr. Khaliel had 2 years of Fellowship in Heart Transplant and Assist Devices in Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada. He has also achieved a one-year fellowship in Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery at London Health Science Center, London, Canada. Hes the residency training program director and a staff surgeon at KFSH&RC since July 2011. His passion in heart failure management has lead into creating the Saudi Heart Failure Group (2011), which held 4 successful international meeting to date.



NHSAH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Jennifer A. Beckman, MSN-FNP, RN, CHFN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
206-221-4507
jabeckma@cardiology.washington.edu

Jennifer Beckman MSN, ARNP, CHFN, is a Nurse Practitioner with the Advanced heart failure, MCS and Cardiac Transplantation program at University of Washington Medical Center, in Seattle, Washington, where she also holds a faculty appointment as a teaching associate. Her clinical specialty is Mechanical Circulatory Support, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. Jennifer is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, precepting physician assistant students. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing degree and Family Nurse Practitioner training at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is certified by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. She currently co-chairs the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Council and sits on the Nurse Executive Council at UWMC. Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors for the International Consortium of Circulatory Assistant Clinicians and also served a Presidential term. Her research interests include VAD patient outcomes optimization.



PEDS COUNCIL LIAISON:

Angela Lorts, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
513-803-1747
angela.lorts@cchmc.org

Bio coming soon...



COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Nir Uriel, MD (2021)
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
773-702-9396
nuriel@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Bio coming soon...

COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Simon Maltais, MD, PhD (2023)
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA
507-255-7067
maltais.simon@mayo.edu

Bio coming soon...

COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Prof Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD, FRCS (2019)
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
44-7980721546
s.schueler@talktalk.net

Bio coming soon...



BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Tobias Deuse, MD, PhD (2018)
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Tobias.Deuse@ucsf.edu

Tobias Deuse is Transplant and MCS Surgeon at the University of California San Francisco. He completed his cardiothoracic residency in Munich and Hamburg, and completed a fellowship in Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Stanford University. His main clinical interests are minimally-invasive lung transplantation and minimally-invasive LVAD implantation. His research focus includes the development of new immunosuppressive/ immunomodulatory agents and alternative forms of administration like inhaled immunosuppression or cell-based immunomodulation. He is also active in the field of pluripotent stem cell research and tissue regeneration.


EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Diyar Saeed, MD, PhD (2019)
Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf, Germany
diyar.saeed@med.uni-duesseldorf.de

Diyar Saeed is Surgical Director of the MCS Program and Co-Director of the Heart Transplantation Program at the Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf. He completed his cardiothoracic surgical training in Bad Oeynhausen Heart Center (Germany), Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) and Dusseldorf University (Germany). Further, he spent two years of postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His main clinical interests are minimally-invasive and off-pump LVAD implantation. His research focus includes optimizing patient selection for VAD therapy, limiting concomittant procedures at time of VAD implantation and limiting the surgical trauma through alternative surgical access and/or omiting the need of cardiopulmonary bypass at the time of VAD implantation. Other research focus includes developing animal model of heart failure.


I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

TBD




STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

David A. D'Alessandro, MD (2018)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
dadalessandro@partners.org

Bio coming soon...

LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Evgenij V. Potapov, MD
German Heart Institute
Berlin, GERMANY
49-30-4593-2065
potapov@dhzb.de

Evgenij V. Potapov, MD, PhD is a senior cardiac surgeon and co-head of the mechanical circulatory support program at the German Heart Center Berlin. He started his medical training in Moscow in 1985 and finished it in Berlin. After one year in general surgery he trained as a heart surgeon at the German Heart Center Berlin, where he has been a senior surgeon since 2007. His main research interests are the pathophysiology of heart failure and surgical options for its treatment. Currently he is focusing on the clinical effect of ventricular assist devices in various patients populations.


VAD COORDINATOR LIAISON:

Dawn M. Christensen, MS, CRNP
Innovative Program Solutions
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, USA
dawnchristensen@mcsanswers.com

Dawn Christensen, MS, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC is a nurse practitioner and owner of Innovative Program Solutions, LLC.  She received her nursing degrees from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1992 and Pennsylvania State University in 1997.  She began her career in the ICU at Penn State Hershey Medical Center caring for Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery patients.  She became the first Circulatory Support Coordinator at that institution in 1997 and in the eleven years at that position coordinated and conducted numerous training courses for outside institutions, participated in multiple clinical trials, and managed all aspects of the MCS program.  Since starting her own consulting company, she has had the opportunity to consult for multiple manufacturers as well as help institutions start new programs and prepare for regulatory review.  For the past three years she  has also served as the operations manager for MyLVAD. As one of the founding members of the ICCAC, and past president, she continues to promote the role of the VAD coordinator and remains active internationally within the group.


LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

BSTR COUNCIL LIAISON:

J. Michael DiMaio, MD (2020)
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
214-957-1242
jmdimaio@yahoo.com

Bio coming soon...

JFTC LIAISON:

Jaime Hernandez Montfort, MD, MPH (Non-voting mentee through 2018)
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA, USA
413-297-3873
jaimehdz22@hotmail.com

Bio coming soon...


Feras Khaliel, MD, PhD (2018)
King Faisal Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
056-666-2536
f.khaliel@doctor.com

Feras Khaliel, MD, PhD, DESC, is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSH&RC). He obtained his French Board of CVS residency from Paris, France, along with his PhD in cardiac stem cell transplant to total artificial heart. Dr. Khaliel had 2 years of Fellowship in Heart Transplant and Assist Devices in Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada. He has also achieved a one-year fellowship in Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery at London Health Science Center, London, Canada. Hes the residency training program director and a staff surgeon at KFSH&RC since July 2011. His passion in heart failure management has lead into creating the Saudi Heart Failure Group (2011), which held 4 successful international meeting to date.


NHSAH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Jennifer A. Beckman, MSN-FNP, RN, CHFN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
206-221-4507
jabeckma@cardiology.washington.edu

Jennifer Beckman MSN, ARNP, CHFN, is a Nurse Practitioner with the Advanced heart failure, MCS and Cardiac Transplantation program at University of Washington Medical Center, in Seattle, Washington, where she also holds a faculty appointment as a teaching associate. Her clinical specialty is Mechanical Circulatory Support, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. Jennifer is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, precepting physician assistant students. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing degree and Family Nurse Practitioner training at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is certified by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. She currently co-chairs the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Council and sits on the Nurse Executive Council at UWMC. Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors for the International Consortium of Circulatory Assistant Clinicians and also served a Presidential term. Her research interests include VAD patient outcomes optimization.


PEDS COUNCIL LIAISON:

Angela Lorts, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
513-803-1747
angela.lorts@cchmc.org

Bio coming soon...


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