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 & 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

 

Nancy M. Albert, RN, PhD, FHFSA HeadshotNancy Albert, PhD, RN
Associate Chief Nursing Officer,
Office of Nursing Research and Innovation,
Cleveland Clinic Health System


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, MBA
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
President, Baylor Scott and White Research Institute

SVP, Baylor Scott and White Health
Dallas, TX


Mirnela Byku, MD, PhD, MBA | Department of MedicineMirnela Byku, MD, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


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


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


speakerRobert T. Cole, MD
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure
Medical Director, Heart Failure Research
Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Center
Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, Georgia


Lauren Cooper, MDLauren Cooper, MD, MHS
Associate Professor
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Director, Heart Failure
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY


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


Zac Cox | Directory | Lipscomb UniversityZachary Cox, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


di paloKatherine Di Palo, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Stephanie H. Dunlap, DO | AU Health Provider ProfileStephanie H. Dunlap, DO
Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced 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


Anil Kishin Gehi, MD | Cardiology | UNC HealthAnil K. Gehi, MD
Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Service
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


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


FacultyEvan Hiner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine  and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University


Sudha Jaganathan, MD | Department of MedicineSudha Jaganathan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
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, MS
Section Head, Advanced HF/Transplant
Henry Ford Hospital
Professor, WSU-SoM


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


Tammy Long, NP, CardiologyTammy Long, AGNP, MSN, RN, CCRN
Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner
Heart Failure Research Study Coordinator
UNC School of Medicine


Mathew S. Maurer, MD at CUMC/Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology | NewYork-Presbyterian Doctor in New York, NYMathew S. Maurer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Research
Laboratory for the Elderly
Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Robert J. Mentz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Chief of the Heart Failure Section
Duke University Medical Center


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


Anjali Tiku Owens, MDAnjali Owens, MD
Medical Director, Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Marijuana and Cardiovascular HealthRobert L. Page, II, PharmD, MSPH
Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical Specialist, Division of Cardiology
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus


Heart Failure Society of AmericaSara Paul, DNP, FNP
Director
Heart Function Clinic
Catawba Valley Cardiology
Conover, NC


Ileana L Piña, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Biostats
Case Western University, Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
Senior Staff Fellow, Medical Officer FDA, CDRH


Image result for jo ellen rodgersJo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD
Clinical Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy


Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine | Department of MedicineLisa Rose-Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, CV Fellowship Program
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


Douglas David Schocken, MD | medicine.duke.eduDouglas D. Schocken, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine


Faisal Fiazuddin Syed, MBChB, MRCP | Cardiology | UNC HealthFaisal Syed, BSc, MBChB
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


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


youngJames B. Young, MD
Executive Director of Academic Affairs, Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Medicine & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
George & Linda Kaufman Endowed Chair, Heart & Vascular Institute