Councils - Mechanical Circulatory Support

Scientific Council on Mechanical Circulatory Support


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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.



PAST ISHLT ACADEMIES:

•  Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support
•  Masters Course in Mechanical Circulatory Support


Monday & Tuesday, April 7-8, 2014
Coronado, CA, USA

Visit Past Academy Meetings for more details.



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:

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:


COUNCIL 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...

COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

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

Bio coming soon...

COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Ulrich P. Jorde, MD (2017)
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY, USA
718-920-2248
ujorde@montefiore.org

Dr. Jorde graduated from the Freie Universitaet Hamburg Medical School, Germany in 1991 and subsequently completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, both New York. He then joined the heart failure and transplant faculty of the Center for Advanced Care at Columbia University in 1999. From 2003 - 2007, he directed the heart failure program at New York University. He returned to Columbia University in 2007 as medical director of one of the nation’s largest mechanical circulatory support programs. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine with continuous research funding from the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association and has published over 80 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He has mentored several junior faculty members at Columbia University, one of whom was recently awarded the most prestigious NIH mentored career award (K23).


BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISONS:

Daniel J. Goldstein, MD (2018)
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York, USA
718-920-2144
dgoldste@montefiore.org

Dr. Daniel J. Goldstein is a Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York where he also serves as the Director of the Mechanical Assistance Program. He is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1991) and completed his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York in 2000. While clinically active in all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery including coronary, valvular and aneurysmal heart disease, his clinical and research interests focus on the surgical management of end stage heart disease including stem cell therapies and pharmacological adjuncts for induction of left ventricular recovery in patients supported with left ventricular assist devices. Dr. Goldstein is an active member of the INTERMACS adverse event committee and has partaken as principal site investigator in multiple industry-based and NIH-supported clinical ventricular assist device trials.


Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, MD (2017)
University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
412-647-7168
teutebergjj@upmc.edu

Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program, and a member of the Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant section of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he specializes in the care of patients with advanced cardiomyopathies, cardiac transplantation, ventricular assist devices and pulmonary hypertension. He has particular interests in advanced heart failure and the transition to cardiac transplantation and ventricular assist devices. Dr. Teuteberg graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, in 1992 and remained at the University of Chicago for his Internal Medicine Residency and general Cardiovascular Fellowship, during which he spent a year as the Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Teuteberg received his Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant training at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston.


EDUCATION COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Salpy V. Pamboukian, MD, MSPH (2016)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
205-934-3438
svpam@hotmail.com

Dr. Pamboukian completed her MD degree at the University of Toronto, Canada, where she also completed an internal medicine residency. She received a cardiology fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, followed by a cardiac transplantation and heart failure fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian — St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Presently, she is Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Program and co-section head of the Section of Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Pulmonary Vascular Disease at the University of Alabama at Bimingham.


I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

Sean P. Pinney, MD (2017)
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York, USA
212-241-9723
sean.pinney@mssm.edu

Bio coming soon...

STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Jennifer Cowger, MD, MS (2018)
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN, USA
734-546-4911
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.


LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

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

Bio coming soon...

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
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
214-957-1242
jmdimaio@yahoo.com

Bio coming soon...

JFT 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.

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