Mehmet Akay, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Bindu Akkanti, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Divisions of Critical Care, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

David Baran, MD, FACC, FSCAI
System Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and MCS
Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sentara Heart Hospital
Advanced Heart Failure Center, Norfolk, Virginia

Harvey S. Borovetz, PhD
Professor of Bioengineering and Surgery
University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure, Hemodynamics and MCS Research
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)
New York, New York

Andrew Civitello, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center/ Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Daniel De Backer, MD, PhD
Head, Intensive Care and Emergency Departments, CHIREC Hospitals, Belgium
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Aly El Banayosy, MD
Critical Care Specialist
INTEGRIS, Baptist Medical Center

Jerry Estep, MD, FACC, FASE
Medical Director, Heart Transplant and LVAD Program
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center and Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular
Center Assistant Member, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology,
Weill Cornell Medical College

David Feldman, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director, Clinical Services Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
Director, Advanced Myocardial and Circulatory Services Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

O.H. Bud Frazier, MD
Chief, Center for Cardiac Support
Chief, Transplant Service
Texas Heart Institute at BSLMC
Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Igor Gregoric, MD, FACC
Chief, Program Director, Director of Research, Surgical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Ramesh Hariharan, MD, FHRS
Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Visiting Professor
Department of EP Heart and Cardiac Electrophysiology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Bryan Hathorn, MD, FACC
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Steven M. Hollenberg, MD, FACC, FCCM, FAHA, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey

Rahat Hussain, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Divisions of Critical Care, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Jacob C. Jentzer, MD
Critical Care Specialist, Cardiology
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Hani Jneid, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Interventional Cardiology Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Director of Interventional Cardiology
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Marwan Jumean, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Biswajit Kar, MD, FACC
Chief and Program Director, Medical Division
Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Jason N. Katz, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC)
UNC Health Care System Director for Cardiovascular Critical Care, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and the Cardiogenic Shock Program
Medical Director, UNC Mechanical Heart Program
Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit & Critical Care Service

Robb Kociol, MD
Director, Advanced Heart Failure/ Ventricular Assist Devices
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Instructor, Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Sachin Kumar, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC

John M. Lasala, MD, PhD, FACC, MSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease
John T. Milliken, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Jiri Maly, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Institute for Clinical Experimental Medicine
Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Douglas L. Mann, MD
Lewin Professor and Chief, Cardiovascular Division
Center for Cardiovascular Research
Cardiologist-in-Chief
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Venu Menon, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine

Chelsea Morris, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, Texas

Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
University of Chicago Medicine

Sriram Nathan, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Cardiogenic Shock
Department of Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
Center for Advanced Heart Failure Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute- TMC

Jayeshkumar Patel, MD
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Heart Transplant
Mechanical Circulatory Support
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Manish Patel, MD, FACS
Associate Chief, Surgical Division
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Duc Thinh Pham, MD
Surgical Director for Advanced Heart Failure
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Extracorporeal Life Support Program

Ismael Salas De Armas, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Saumya Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of EP Heart and Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Director, Clinical Research for Complex Arrhythmia Center
Memorial Hermann-TMC

Marvin Slepian, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Department Head and Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Information
McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management
Saver Heart Center
University of Arizona

Richard Smalling, MD, PhD, FACC, MSCAI
Professor and Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine
James D. Woods Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
UTHealth and Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute
Houston, Texas

Frank Smart, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Guillermo Torre-Amione, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Department of Cardiology
DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist Hospital

Joseph Zwischenberger, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Johnston-Wright, Professor of Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky