Our Speakers

Conference Directors


Co-Director
Kirkwood F. Adams, Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Medicine/Radiology
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


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J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmacotherapy and
Experimental Therapeutics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Research Professor of Medicine
UNC School of Medicine


Alan B. Miller, M.D.Assistant Director
Alan B. Miller, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Florida Health Sciences Center


Conference Faculty


speakerMegan Andrews, ANP
Heart Transplant/VAD Nurse Practitioner
UNC School of Medicine


speakerMatthew Baker, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


speakerBarry E. Bleske, PharmD
Professor and Chair
Pharmacy Practice & Administrative Sciences
University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy


Javed Butler, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine/Physiology
Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Image result for mirnela bykuMirnela Byku, MD, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


caldwellAdam Caldwell, MD
Advanced Heart Failure & Transpoant Fellow
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


speakerPeter E. Carson, MD
Division of Cardiology
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Washington, DC


speakerPatricia P. Chang, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure/Transplantation
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


speakerChristopher V. Chien, MD, FACC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


Image result for sheryl chow pharmdSheryl L. Chow, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Practice and Administration
College of Pharmacy
Western University of Health Sciences


speakerRobert T. Cole, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine


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Ginger Conway, MSN, CNP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati

 

 


Lauren Cooper, MD
Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Inova Fairfax Hospital


William G. Cotts, M.D. - CardiologyWilliam G. Cotts, MD
Clinical Director
Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance
Advocate Christ Medical Center


Zachariah Michael (Zack) Deyo, PharmD, BCPS, CPP- CardiologyZack M. Deyo, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care


di paloKatherine Di Palo, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
Senior Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care


Stephanie Dunlap, DOStephanie H. Dunlap, DO
Professor of Medicine
Director of Advance Heart Failure Program
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University


Image result for uri elkayamUri Elkayam, MD
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
USC Keck School of Medicine


speakerJames C. Fang, MD
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line
University of Utah Health Care


Image result for connie fecikConnie Fecik, FNP-BC
Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner
UNC Heart and Vascular Care
UNC School of Medicine

 


Image result for mona fiuzatMona Fiuzat, PharmD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine


Anil Kishin Gehi, MD- CardiologyAnil K. Gehi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Service
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


erika giblinErika Giblin, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology
Vidant Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences


Image result for jana glotzerJana M. Glotzer, MSN, ACNP
Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner
Heart Failure Research Study Coordinator
UNC School of Medicine


Image result for barry greenbergBarry H. Greenberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Advance HF Treatment Program
UCSD School of Medicine


Paul J. Hauptman, M.D.Paul J. Hauptman, MD
Dean
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Chief Academic Officer
University of Tennessee Medical Center

 

 


Jason Neil Katz, MD, MHS- Cardiology, TransplantJason N. Katz, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director CICU
Medical Director UNC Mechanical Heart Program
UNC School of Medicine


Marvin A. Konstam, MDMarvin Konstam, MD
Chief Physician Executive
The Cardiovascular Center Tufts Medical Center
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Tufts University School of Medicine


Image result for david lanfearDavid E. Lanfear, MD
Section Head, Advanced HF/Transplant
Associate Professor, WSU-SoM
Henry Ford Hospital

 


Joann Lindenfeld, MD
Director, Advanced HF/Transplantation
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Peter LiuPeter P. Liu, MD
Chief Scientific Officer/VP Research
Professor of Medicine
University of Ottawa Heart Institute


Physician HeadShotMathew S. Maurer, MD
Medical Director
HCM Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Associate Professor
Columbia University


Robert J. Mentz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Duke University Cooperative
Cardiovascular Society
Duke University School of Medicine


speakerCarrie Neal, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC
Clinical Coordinator, Cardiac Services
UNC Hospitals


OConnorChris_IHVIChristopher M. O’Connor, MD
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Inova Fairfax Hospital


Robert L. Page, II, PharmD
Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Department of Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
University of Colorado


Image result for carla piesCarla Pies, ARNP
Hospitalist, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
University of Iowa Palliative Care Program


Ileana L Piña, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology


jerodgers_jun15-directoryJo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and
Experimental Therapeudics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

 

 


Lisa Jeannette Rose-Jones, MD- Cardiology, TransplantLisa Rose-Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, CV Fellowship Program
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


rosenbergBeth S. Rosenberg, MD, EdD
Cardiologist
Piedmont Health Services
Chapel Hill, NC

 


Douglas D. Schocken, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine


 

Image result for carla suetaCarla Sueta, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine Emerita
UNC School of Medicine


Dr. Hector O. Ventura, MDHector O. Ventura, MD
Section Head
Cardiomyopathy and Transplantation
Department of Cardiology
Ochsner Medical Center

 


Sarah B. Waters, ANP-BC
Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner
UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care
UNC School of Medicine

 


James Young, MDJames B. Young, MD
Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western University
Chair, Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic