Faculty

2023

Full NameProfessional Title(s)
Sophia Airhart, M.D., FACCMedical Director of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pulmonary Hypertension
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Mehmet Akay, M.D., FACSAssociate Professor
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
David Baran, M.D.Section Head,
Advanced Heart Failure,
Transplant and MCS,
Cleveland Clinic
Mir B. Basir, M.D.Associate Professor,
Interventional Cardiology,
Henry Ford Hospital
Anju Bhardwaj, M.D., FACC, FHFSAAssistant Professor,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Arvind Bhimaraj, M.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiology
Houston Methodist
Phyllis Billia, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Director of Research,
Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program,
Co-director of the Peter Munk Cardiovascular Biobank
University of Toronto
Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D.The 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, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Regional Cardiogenic Shock Program
Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute
Daniel Burkhoff, M.D. Director of Heart Failure,
Hemodynamics and Circulatory Support in the CRF Clinical Trials Center (CTC)
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)
Subhasis Chatterjee, M.D.Associate 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, M.D.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
Johanna Contreras, M.D.Director of Ambulatory Heart Failure Network
Director of Diversity in Heart Failure
The Mount Sinai Health System
Jerome Crowley, M.D. Instructor in Anesthesia
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harish Devineni, M.D. 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, M.D. Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Interventions
Co-Director, Heart & Brain Program
University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston
Dirk Donker, M.D.Professor, Division Vital Functions,
Medical Staff Intensive Care
University Medical Center Utrecht
University of Twente
Aly El Banayosy, M.D.Executive Director,
Acute Circulatory Support and Advanced Critical Care
Integris Health
Rania Esteitie, M.D., FCCPPulmonary 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, M.D.Chairman of Cardiology
Staff, Section of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support & Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic Florida
David Feldman, M.D.Director of Clinical Services, Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute; Director of Advanced Myocardial and Circulatory Services,
Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
Amy Fiedler, M.D. Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of California San Francisco
Igor D. Gregoric, M.D.Chief 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, M.D. Medical director of the IU Health Heart Transplant Program, Advanced Heart Failure Program and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Services Indiana University Health
Alexander Hajduczok, M.D.Cardiology Fellow PGY-5
Thomas Jefferson Cardiology Fellowship Program
Penn State Hershey Internal Medicine, 2021
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2018
Gregory HaralsonSenior Vice President/Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center
Tarek Helmy, M.D.Professor of Internal Medicine,
Division Chief of Cardiology,
Assistant Director of Clinical and Translational Research for the CCDS
LSU Health- Shreveport
Steve Hollenberg, M.D. Professor of Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine
Emory Healthcare
Nils Johnson, M.D., M.S. Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Marwan Jumean, M.D. 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
Christian Jung, M.D.Professor & Head,
Coronary Heart Disease and Critical Care Division
University Duesseldorf
Navin Kapur, M.D.Executive 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 Tufts Medicine
Biswajit Kar, M.D.Professor, 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, M.D.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
Rishi Kumar, M.D., FACC, CMQAssistant Professor,
Director, Dual Cardiothoracic/Critical Care Fellowship Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Sachin Kumar, M.D.Associate Professor, Interventional Cardiology
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Maan Jokhadar, M.D.Associate Professor,
Program Director, Emory Adult Congenital Cardiology Fellowship
Emory Healthcare
Carlos Manrique, M.D.Assistant Professor,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Venu Menon, M.D.Section Head of Clinical Cardiology in the Robert and Suzanne Tomisch Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute,
Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program,
Mehdi Razavi Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Michael Mooney, M.D. Director, Coronary Therapeutics
Allina Health
Nikhil Narang, M.D.Cardiologist
Advocate Health Care
Jagat Narula, M.D., Ph.D.Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer,
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Sandeep Nathan, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
UChicago Medicine
Sriram Nathan, M.D.Professor,
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, M.D.Medical Director, Center for Structural Heart Disease
Henry Ford Hospital
Natesa Pandian, M.D, FACCDirector of the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center,
Director of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging at Hoag,
Professor of Medicine and Staff Cardiologist
Hoag
Maria Patarroyo, M.D.Assistant Professor,
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Manish Patel, M.D.Associate Professor
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Indranee Rajapreyar, M.D.Associate Professor
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Program Director, Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson University
Danny Ramzy, M.D.Chief 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, M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Associate Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Ayaaz Sachedina, M.D. 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, M.D.Associate Professor
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Atman Shah, M.D.Professor of Medicine,
Co-Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Clinical Director, Section of Cardiology
The University of Chicago
Scott Silvestry, M.D.Surgical Director, Thoracis Transplant Programs
Transplant Institute
Advent Health
Steve Singh, M.D.Assistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery,
Surgical Director for Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
University of Toronto
Mark Slaughter, M.D. 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
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University of Louisville
Marvin 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
Lakshmi Sridharan, M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
Emory University School of Medicine
Nitin Tandon, M.D.Professor and Chair ad interim
Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston
Jeffrey Teuteberg, M.D. Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Stanford Medicine
Nir Uriel, M.D. Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation New York-Presbyterian,
Professor of Medicine Columbia University
Vagelos College of Physicians
Professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine
Columbia University
Sean Van Diepen, M.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Critical Care Medicine
University of Alberta
Esther Vorovich, M.D. Associate Professor,
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Joyce Wald, D.O.Professor 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, M.D.Director, Heart Failure Program,
VA Boston Healthcare System
Associate Physician,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dirk Westermann, M.D. Professor of Medicine
University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen,
Freiburg (Germany)
Joseph Zwischenberger, M.D., FACSProfessor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Kentucky