Previous Faculty

Bindu Akkanti, MD, CMQ, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Wellness Center
Medical Director, Heart Failure ICU, Heart and Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Mehmet H. Akay, MD
Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
David Baran, MD, FACC, FSCAI
System Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant & MCS
Professor of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sentara Heart Hospital
Sukhdeep Basra, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Antoni Bayes-Genis, MD, PhD
Director de l’Institut del Cor (Heart Institute Director)
Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol
Professor Titular, Dept Medicina, UAB
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
James Burke, MD. Ph.D., FACC
Associate Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
Regional Cardiogenic Shock Program
Lehigh Valley Heart Institute
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
Kha Dinh, MD
Assistant Professor
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
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
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Clinical Services Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
Director, Advanced Myocardial and Circulatory Services
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Igor Gregroic, MD
Professor and Chief, Surgical Division
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Ramesh Hariharan, MD FHRS
Chief, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center
Rahat Hussain, MD
Assistant Professor
Faculty Senator
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Nils Johnson, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Marwan Jumean, MD
Associate Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Biswajit Kar, MD
Professor & Chief, Cardiology Division
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
William A. Knaus, MD, FACP
Professor, Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Sachin Kumar, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Carlos Manrique, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Ankit Mehra, MD
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Michael Mooney, MD
Director Coronary Therapeutics
Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Shunichi Nakagawa
Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Services
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
Sriram Nathan, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Cardiogenic Shock
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Natesa Pandian, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
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
Ismael Salas de Armas, MD
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery, Advanced Heart Failure And Transplantation
Joseph Zwischenberger, MD
Professor and Chairman of Surgery
University of Kentucky Healthcare
Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP
Professor and Chairman, Internal Medicine
LSU Health-Shreveport
Igor Banjac, BS, CCP, LP
Director of Perfusion Services – Chief Perfusionist
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Perfusion Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Jason Bartos, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division
University of Minnesota
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure, Hemodynamics, and MCS Research
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Andrew Civitello, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Baylor College of Medicine
David Cox, MD, MSCAI FACC
Director, Cardiac Cath Lab
Director, Cardiology QA/PI
SCAI Immediate Past President 2018-2019
Cardiovascular Associates
Brookwood Baptist Health
David D’Alessandro, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation & Ventricular Assist Devices
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jerry Estep, MD
Section Head, Heart Failure & Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Raúl J. Gazmuri MD, PhD, FCCM
Director, Resuscitation Institute
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Section Chief, Critical Care and ICU Director
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Maya Guglin, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure/Heart Transplantation
Professor,
Indiana University School of Medicine
Krannert Institute of Cardiology
Phillip Haas, DO
Assistant Professor
Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Steven Hollenberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Cooper University Hospital
Lisa Janowiak, BS, CCP, LP
Lifeflight/Cardiogenic Shock Center Coordinator
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Perfusion Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Jacob Jentzer, MD
Critical Care Specialist, Cardiology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Hani Jneid, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director, Interventional Cardiology Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Christian Jung, MD
University Professor
Oberarzt
Klinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie und Angiologie
Marvin Konstam, MD
Chief Physician Executive
The CardioVascular Center
Professor,
Tufts University School of Medicine
Kayla Kutilek, MPS, BS, CCP, LP
Perfusionist
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Perfusion Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Douglas Mann, MD
Lewin Chair and Professor of Medicine
Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Muhammad Masood, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Venu Menon, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular at Cleveland Clinic
Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit
University of Chicago Medicine
Ivan Netuka, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Chairman of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine
William O’Neill, MD
Medical Director, Center for Structural Heart Disease
Henry Ford Health System
Jesus Eduardo Rame, MD, M.Phil. FAHA FESC
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Advanced Herat Failure/Cardiac Transplantation
Circulatory Support & Pulmonary Hypertension
Saumya Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor
Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Steven Q. Simpson, MD
President-elect, CHEST – The American College of Chest Physicians
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Kansas
Marvin Slepian, MD
Professor of Medicine-Cardiology
Professor & Associate Department Head-BioMedical Engineering
Director of ACABI-Arizona Center for Accelerated BioMedical Innovation
McGuire Scholar
University of Arizona
Behnam Tehrani, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Stanford University Medical Center
Amanda Vest, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Esther Vorovich, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Phillip Weeks, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Program Director,
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Dirk Westermann, MD
Professor of Medicine
Deputy Clinic Director
University Heart & Vascular Center Hamburg – UKE