Early Career and Trainee Committee

The purpose of the Early Career and Trainee Committee (ECTC) is to coordinate the Society’s efforts to engage with, provide effective mentorship of and leadership opportunities for those who are in the early stages of their careers in advanced heart failure and transplantation, advanced lung failure and transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and pulmonary vascular disease.

See Also: Professional Communities, Interdisciplinary Networks, Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees, and Leadership Advisory Forum

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Martin Schweiger MD (2021)

Committee Co-Chair

Children's Hospital
Zurich, Switzerland
Stuart Sweet MD, PhD (2022)


Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Ashley V Fritz DO (2021)

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Professional Community Representative

Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Jaime A Hernandez Montfort MD, MPH (2021)

Cardiology Professional Community Representative/Representative to MCS IDN Steering Committee

Baylor Scott & White
Austin, Texas, USA
Jaime-Jeurgen Eulert-Grehn MD (2021)

Cardiothoracic Surgery Professional Community Representative/Representative to AHFTX IDN Steering Committee

Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Jonathan Hand MD (2021)

Infectious Diseases Professional Community Representative

Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Jennifer Pavone RN, AGACNP-BC (2021)

Nursing and Allied Health Professional Community Representative

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dott Francesca Lunardi MD, ScD, PhD (2022)

Pathology Professional Community Representative

University of Padova
Padova, Italy
Kyle Hope MD (2021)

Pediatrics Professional Community Representative

Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA
Tara Veasey PharmD, BCPS (2021)

Pharmacy Professional Community Representative/Representative to PVD IDN Steering Committee

Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Caroline M Patterson MD (2021)

Pulmonology Professional Community Representative/Representative to ALFTX IDN Steering Committee

Papworth Hospital
Cambridge, UK
Laurens J Ceulemans MD, PhD (2021)

Research and Immunology Professional Community Representative

University Hospitals Leuven
Leuven, Belgium