Faculty

2023

Full NameProfessional Title(s)
Amna Aijaz, MDAdvanced Heart Failure Fellow,
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Sophia Airhart, MDMedical Director of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pulmonary Hypertension
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Mehmet Akay, MDAssociate Professor
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Bindu Akkanti, MDAssociate Professor
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Hasan Ashraf, MDCardiology Fellow,
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
David Baran, MDSection Head,
Advanced Heart Failure,
Transplant and MCS,
Cleveland Clinic
Amanda Bergeron, AG-ACNPNurse Practitioner, Acute Care
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Anju Bhardwaj, MDAssistant Professor,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Arvind Bhimaraj, MDAssociate Professor of Clinical Cardiology
Houston Methodist
Phyllis Billia, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Director of Research,
Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program,
Co-director of the Peter Munk Cardiovascular Biobank
University of Toronto
David Boone MDEP Fellow,
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhDThe Mary and Gordon Cain Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Senior Dean of Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
Assoc. Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Vice-Chair of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Heart Failure
Baylor College of Medicine
James Burke, MD, PhDAssociate Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Regional Cardiogenic Shock Program
Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute
Daniel Burkhoff, MD Director of Heart Failure,
Hemodynamics and Circulatory Support in the CRF Clinical Trials Center (CTC)
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)
Subhasis Chatterjee, MDAssociate Professor of Surgery
Director Thoracic Surgical ICU & ECMO Program
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Heart Institute at CHI Baylor St. Lukes
Andrew Civitello, MDAssociate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure Center
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center / Texas Heart Institute
Johanna Contreras, MDDirector of Ambulatory Heart Failure Network
Director of Diversity in Heart Failure
The Mount Sinai Health System
Jerome Crowley, MD Instructor in Anesthesia
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mani Ali Daneshmand, MDAssociate Professor
Director, Emory Heart & Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Emory from Duke University Medical Center
Harish Devineni, MD Assistant Professor, Cardiology,
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Abhijeet Dhoble, MD Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Interventions
Co-Director, Heart & Brain Program
University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston
Kha Dinh, MDAssistant Professor,
Pulmonologist,
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation,
McGovern Medical School
Dirk Donker, MDProfessor, Division Vital Functions,
Medical Staff Intensive Care
University Medical Center Utrecht
Aly El Banayosy, MDExecutive Director,
Acute Circulatory Support and Advanced Critical Care
Integris Health
Saliha Erdem, MDInternist,
Wayne State University
Rania Esteitie, MDPulmonary Critical Care
Associate Professor Central Michigan University
President Michigan Chapter Society of Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboembolic Disease
Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw-MI
Jerry Estep, MDChairman of Cardiology
Staff, Section of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support & Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic Florida
David Feldman, MD, PhDDirector of Clinical Services, Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute; Director of Advanced Myocardial and Circulatory Services,
Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Christopher Fernandez, MD Cardiology Fellow,
University of Chicago
Amy Fiedler, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of California San Francisco
Igor D. Gregoric, MDChief and Program Director, Surgical Division,
Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure,
Director of Research, Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Maya Guglin, MD Medical director of the IU Health Heart Transplant Program, Advanced Heart Failure Program and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Services Indiana University Health
Alexander Hajduczok, MDCardiology Fellow PGY-5
Thomas Jefferson Cardiology Fellowship Program
Penn State Hershey Internal Medicine, 2021
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2018
Joel T. Hardin, MDAssistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Tarek Helmy, MDProfessor of Internal Medicine,
Division Chief of Cardiology,
Assistant Director of Clinical and Translational Research for the CCDS
LSU Health- Shreveport
Steve Hollenberg, MD Professor of Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine
Emory Healthcare
Rahat Hussain, MDAssociate Professor
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Marwan Jumean, MD Associate Professor, Interventional Cardiology
Program Director, Interventional Heart Failure
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Vika Kagan, MSN, APN-BCAPP Manager
Lead MCS Coordinator
Director of Cardiogenic Shock Program
Heart & Vascular Center
The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences
Sowjanya Kapaganti, MDCardiology Fellow,
Creighton University
Navin K. Kapur, MD, FAHA, FACC, FSCAIExecutive Director, The Cardiovascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI)
Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Director, Interventional Research Laboratories
Director of Cardiac Biology Research Center, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI)
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Biswajit Kar, MDProfessor, Internal Medicine,
Memorial Hermann (10) Chair
Chief, Medical Division,
Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Hospital
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Jason Katz, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Critical Care,
Duke University Health System & Duke Heart
Co-Director, Duke Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Co-Director, Duke Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Duke University Medical Center
Kristhika Krishnarao, DOHeart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology,
Ochsner Health
Rishi Kumar, MDAssistant Professor,
Director, Dual Cardiothoracic/Critical Care Fellowship Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Sachin Kumar, MDAssociate Professor, Interventional Cardiology
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Robert Mankowski, PhDAssistant Professor,
Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
University of Florida College of Medicine
Carlos Manrique, MDAssistant Professor,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Juan Marcano, MDAssistant Professor
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Venu Menon, MDSection Head of Clinical Cardiology
Robert and Suzanne Tomisch Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute,
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit & the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program,
Mehdi Razavi Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Michael Mooney, MD Director, Coronary Therapeutics
Allina Health
Angelo Nascimbene, MDAssistant Professor,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Nikhil Narang, MDCardiologist
Advocate Health Care
Jagat Narula, MD, PhDExecutive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer,
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Sandeep Nathan, MD Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
UChicago Medicine
Sriram Nathan, MDProfessor,
Director, Cardiogenic Shock,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC

William O'Neill, MDMedical Director, Center for Structural Heart Disease
Henry Ford Hospital
Maria Patarroyo, MDAssistant Professor,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Manish Patel, MDAssociate Professor
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Russell Perkins, MSN, AGACNP-BCNurse Practitioner,
Advanced Cardiac Surgical Unit,
Advent Health Medical Group - Central Florida Division
Indranee Rajapreyar, MDAssociate Professor
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Program Director, Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson University
Eduardo Rame, MD, M.PhilDirector, Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant
Louis R. Dinon MD Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Enterprise Chief of Advanced Cardiac and Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Thomas Jefferson University
Danny Ramzy, MDChief of Cardiac Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Medical Director and Surgical Director for the Heart & Vascular Institute Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Ethan Rowin, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine,
Associate Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Ayaaz Sachedina, MD Interventional Cardiology, TAVI, and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Lead, Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Program (Cardiac Catheterization Lab)
Assistant Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Clinical Assistant Professor
Foothills Medical Centre, Libin Cardiovascular Institute,
University of Calgary
Ismael Salas de Armas, MDAssociate Professor
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Muhamed Saric, MD, PhDProfessor
Clinical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology
Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Jonathan Sevransky, MDProfessor,
Director, 5G/6G Medical Intensive Care Unit, EUH Professor,
Emory Healthcare
Atman Shah, MDProfessor of Medicine,
Co-Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Clinical Director, Section of Cardiology
The University of Chicago
Saumya Sharma, MDAssociate Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine, Electrophysiology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Husam Shadid, MDCardiology Fellow,
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Scott Silvestry, MDSurgical Director, Thoracis Transplant Programs
Transplant Institute
Advent Health
Steven Q. Simpson, MDImmediate Past-President, American College of Chest Physicians
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Kansas
Steve Singh, MDAssistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery,
Surgical Director for Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
University of Toronto
Mark Slaughter, MD Professor and Chair
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
CII Medical Director and Jewish Hospital Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery
Editor-in-Chief
ASAIO Journal
Impact Factor 3.826
University of Louisville
Marvin Slepian, MDRegents' Professor
Professor of Medicine – Cardiology
Professor of Medical Imaging
Professor and Associate Department Head - BioMedical Engineering
Professor of Materials Sciences and Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
McGuire Scholar, Eller College of Management
Director, ACABI – Arizona Center for Accelerated BioMedical Innovation
University of Arizona
Richard Smalling, MD, PhDProfessor and Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine
James D. Woods Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular
Lakshmi Sridharan, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
Emory University School of Medicine
Gregg Stone, MDDirector of Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Heart Health System
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor of Population Health Sciences and Policy
The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Martje Suverein, PhDPhD Candidate,
Maastricht University Medical
Nitin Tandon, MDProfessor and Chair ad interim
Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Chloe Theeuwes, MDClinical Instructor, Internal Medicine,
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine and Implementation Science
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Department of Implementation Science, Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Sean Van Diepen, MD Assistant Professor
Department of Critical Care Medicine
University of Alberta
Joyce Wald, DOProfessor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director, Shock Team
Interim Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Director, Practice Development Heart Failure, Transplant and MCS Programs University of Pennsylvania
Haider J. Warraich, MDDirector, Heart Failure Program,
VA Boston Healthcare System
Associate Physician,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Phillip Weeks, Pharm.D.Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, Memorial Hermann Health System
Dirk Westermann, MD Professor of Medicine
University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen,
Freiburg (Germany)
Rayan Yousefzai, MDAssistant Professor
Advanced Heart Failure
Houston Methodist Hospital
Joseph Zwischenberger, MDProfessor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Kentucky