Councils - Heart Failure & Transplantation
Scientific Council on Heart Failure & Transplantation
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California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Michael Pham is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies at Sutter Health. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a Masterís Degree in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Pham trained in cardiology and advanced heart failure/transplantation at Stanford and was on the Stanford faculty for 11 years, where he served as the UNOS Primary Heart Physician and Associate Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program. His clinical and research interests focus on non-invasive assessment of cardiac allograft rejection, remote monitoring of heart failure patients, and process improvement in health care.COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:
Cedars Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA, USAjignesh.email@example.comJignesh Patel, MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP is Clinical Professor and Medical Director of the heart transplant program at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He earned his bachelorís and medical degrees at the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in vascular biology and physiology at UCLA where he also completed his general cardiology fellowship. He subsequently served as Associate Medical Director of the heart transplant program at UCLA Medical Center before assuming his current position at Cedars-Sinai in 2000. He serves as Chair of the Transplant Committee at the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai and Director for Research in heart transplantation. His research focuses on management of sensitized patients awaiting heart transplantation and antibody-mediated rejection. His participation in the International Consortium for Cardiac Amyloidosis Transplantation has increased his involvement in therapeutic trials for cardiac amyloidosis.COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:
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 masterís 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.BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:
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Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA
215-762-5080Howard.Eisen@DrexelMed.eduBio coming soon...
University of Alberta Medical School
Edmonton, AB, CANADA
firstname.lastname@example.orgDr Kim is a 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.I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
email@example.comAlejandro Mario Bertolotti, MD is Chairman of the Transplant Department,† Heart and Lung Transplant Divisions and of the General Thoracic Surgery Division at Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Santa Fť Province, Argentina; and completed his Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Training at ICyCC, Fundación Favaloro, Argentina. He is Member of the Advisory Committee of the Argentinean Central Unique National Institute Coordinator of Ablation and Implant, Incucai, where he has participated in the development of many related policies, such as the Heart and Lung Allocation Policies.
Dr Bertolotti has been engaged in clinical and preclinical research projects and device developments. He maintains an active participation in the academic and scientific areas, is Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery, Universidad Favaloro. He has published papers in international peer reviewed journals and has been author and co-author of more than a hundred papers presented at national and international conferences
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St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Dr. Quincy Young is a registered psychologist who provides psychological services for the Heart Centre at St. Paul's Hospital. Dr. Young earned her doctorate in 1998 and has been working with the St. Paulís Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and VAD programs since that time. She provides psychotherapy and assessment services for these patients including routinely conducting psychosocial assessments for heart transplant candidacy. She has been involved with program development for the heart transplant team, with a focus on the improvement of transplant decision making processes. In addition, Dr. Young is engaged in a variety of research projects. Recently her research endeavors have been focusing on the screening and treatment of psychological distress in cardiac patients.