Faculty

Faculty 2022

Mehmet H. Akay, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
Bindu Akkanti, MD, CMQ, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Heart Failure ICU, Heart and Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Enrico Ammirati, MD
De Gasperis Cardio Center and Transplant Center
Niguarda Hospital
Milan, Italy
Steven R Bailey MD MSCAI, MACP, FACC, FAHA
Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
Malcolm Feist Chair of Interventional Cardiology
Professor Emeritus, UT Health San Antonio
LSU Health School of Medicine
David Baran, MD, FACC, FSCAI
System Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant & MCS
Professor of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sentara Heart Hospital
Sukhdeep S. Basra, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Anju Bhardwaj, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FACP
The Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and Professor of Medicine
Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development
Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
Assoc. Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Vice-Chair of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Medicine Chief, DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston TX
James A. Burke, MD, Ph.D., FACC
Associate Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
Regional Cardiogenic Shock Program
Lehigh Valley Heart Institute
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure, Hemodynamics, and MCS Research
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Blas Carabello, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief
Division of Cardiology
East Carolina Heart Institute
Subhasis Chatterjee, MD. FACS, FACC, FCCP.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Divisions of General & Cardiothoracic Surgery
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Director Thoracic Surgical ICU & ECMO Program
Texas Heart Institute at CHI Baylor St. Lukes
Andrew Civitello MD, FACC
Associate 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
Mani A Daneshmand, MD
Andrew J McKelvey Professor in Lung Transplant Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director-Heart & Lung Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support, & ECMO
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery Emory University
Daniel De Backer, MD
Head, Intensive Care and Emergency Depts.,
CHIREC Hospitals, Belgium
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
ESICM Past President
Harish Devineni, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Kha Dinh, MD
Assistant Professor
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Cardiology & Physiology
Medical Director, Cardiac Mechanical Support & Artificial Heart Program
Co-Director, Heart Failure & Transplantation
Director of Research, Division of Cardiology
University of Utah Healthcare & School of Medicine
Salt Lake VA Medical Center
Aly El Banayosy, MD
Executive Director
Critical Care and Acute Circulatory Support
Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute/Advanced Cardiac Care
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
David Feldman, MD, PhD
Section Chief Advanced Myocardial Therapies
Director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Service Line Lead for Advanced Myocardial Therapies
Newark Beth Israel Hospital/Rutgers University
James Goldstein, MD
Cardiologist, Heart Failure & Interventional
Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe
Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak
Igor D. Gregoric, MD
Professor and Chief, Surgical Division
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Maya Guglin MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure/Heart Transplantation/MCS Services
Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Ashrith Guha MD MPH FACC
Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Division of Cardiology
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
Finn Gustafsson, MD
Professor of Cardiology,
University of Copenhagen,
Rigshospitalet,
Copenhagen,
Denmark
Timothy Henry, MD
Interventional Cardiologist,
Lindner Family Distinguished Chair, Clinical Research
Medical Director,
The Carl and Edyth Linder Center for Research,
The Christ Hospital
Jaime Hernandez-Montfort, MD
Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery
Baylor Scott & White Health
Central Texas – Greater Austin
Steven Hollenberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Cooper University Hospital
Rahat Hussain, MD
Associate Professor
Faculty Senator
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Emily Ingebretson, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Lung Transplant Nurse Practitioner
UC San Diego Health
Lisa Janowiak, BS, CCP, LP
Lifeflight/Cardiogenic Shock Center Coordinator
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Perfusion Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Marwan Jumean, MD
Associate Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Christian Jung, MD
University Professor
Oberarzt
Klinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie und Angiologie
Soma Jyothula, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Medical Director Of Lung Transplantation, Advanced Heart Failure And Transplantation
Pulmonologist, Advanced Heart Failure And Transplantation
Biswajit Kar, MD
Professor & Chief, Cardiology Division
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Jason N. Katz MD, MHS, FAHA
Associate 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
Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
Professor of Medicine,
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Ishikawa Kiyotake, MD
Assistant Professor
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai, New York
Sachin Kumar, MD
Associate Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Kayla Kutilek, MPS, BS, CCP, LP
Perfusionist
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Perfusion Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Carlos R. Manrique Neira, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Venu Menon, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular at Cleveland Clinic
Michael Mooney, MD
Director Coronary Therapeutics
Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Angelo Nascimbene, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
The University of Chicago Medicine, Heart and Vascular Center
Sriram Nathan, MD
Professor,
Director, Cardiogenic Shock
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Brittany Owen, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Disease
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Maria Patarroyo Aponte, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Jayeshkumar Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
Manish K. Patel, MD
Associate Chief, Surgical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Associate Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Jesus Eduardo Rame, MD, M.Phil. FAHA FESC
Louis R. Dinon MD Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Enterprise Chief of Advanced Cardiac and Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA
Sunil V. Rao MD
Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Section Chief, Cardiology
Durham VA Medical Center
Ismael Salas de Armas, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery, Advanced Heart Failure And Transplantation
Benedikt Schrage, MD
Doctorate of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
University Medical Center Hamburg
Saumya Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor
Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Mark S. Slaughter, MD
Professor and Chair Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
CII Medical Director and Jewish Hospital Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery
University of Louisville
Marvin J. Slepian M.D.
Regents’ 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
President – ASAIO American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Stanford University Medical Center
Manoj Thangam, MD
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Austin Dell School of Medicine
Holger Thiele, MD
Professor and Director,
Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology,
Director, Leipzig Heart Science gGmbH
Heart Center Leipzig at University of Leipzig
Nir Uriel, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine,
Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
New York-Presbyterian
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Sean van Diepen, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine
University of Alberta
Esther Vorovich, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Joyce W. Wald, DO, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Interim Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Director, Practice Development Heart Failure, Transplant and MCS Programs
University of Pennsylvania
Dirk Westermann, MD
Professor of Medicine
Deputy Clinic Director
University Heart & Vascular Center Hamburg – UKE
Joseph Zwischenberger, MD
Professor and Chairman of Surgery
University of Kentucky Healthcare