Our Speakers

Conference Directors

Director

Kirkwood F. Adams, Jr., MD

Associate Professor of Medicine/Radiology
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

Adams

Assistant Director

Alan B. Miller, MD

Professor of Medicine – Retired
Division of Cardiology
University of Florida Health Sciences Center

Miller

Conference Faculty

William T. Abraham, MD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Cell Biology
The Ohio State University
Chief Medical Officer V-Wave Ltd.

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Mustafa M. Ahmed, MD

Associate Professor
Section Chief, Heart Failure
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Florida

Ahmed

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, RN

Associate Chief Nursing Officer,
Office of Nursing Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System

Albert

Megan Andrews, ANP

Heart Transplant/VAD Nurse Practitioner
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

Andrews

Emily Baker, MSN, AGNP-CMD, MPH

Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner, Diuresis Clinic
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

baker

Barry E. Bleske, PharmD

Professor and Chair
Pharmacy Practice & Administrative Sciences
University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

Bleske

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA

Professor and Chair
University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
President, Baylor Scott and White Research Institute
SVP, Baylor Scott and White Health
Dallas, TX

Butler

Mirnela Byku, MD, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant Cardiology
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

Byku

Peter Carson, MD

Professor, Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Tonya Carter, DNP, NP-C

Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner at UNC Health

Carter

Patricia P. Chang, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure/Transplantation
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellowship
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

chang

Christopher V. Chien, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

chien

Robert Cole, MD

Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure
Medical Director, Heart Failure Research
Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Clinic
Piedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA

COLE

Lauren B. Cooper, MD, MHS

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

COOPER

William G. Cotts, MD

Clinical Director
Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance
Advocate Christ Medical Center

Cotts

Katherine Di Palo, PharmD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

DI PALO

Stephanie H. Dunlap, DO

Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

DUNLAP

James Fang, MD

Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line
University of Utah Health Care

fang

Mona Fiuzat, PharmD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Duke University

fiuzat

Marat Fudim, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine

Fudim

Anil K. Gehi, MD

Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Service
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

GEHI

Stephen Greene, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine

green

Brian C. Jensen, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

jensen

Navin Kapur, MD

Executive Director
The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation
Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Suport Program
Director, Interventional Research Laboratories
Associate Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Kapur

Marvin A. Konstam, MD

Chief Physician Executive
The Cardiovascular Center Tufts Medical Center
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Tufts University School of Medicine

KONSTAM

Mikhail Kosiborod, MD

Vice President of Research at Saint Luke’s Health System
Executive Director of the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance, Director of Cardiometabolic Research and Co-Director of Saint Luke’s Michael & Marlys Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence
Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kosiborod

David E. Lanfear, MD

Section Head, Advanced HF/Transplant
Henry Ford Hospital
Professor, WSU-SoM

LANFEAR

JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD

Director, Advanced HF/Transplanatation
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

lindenfeld

Peter P. Liu, MD

Chief Scientific Officer/VP Research
Professor of Medicine
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

LIU

Tammy Long, MSN, AGNP

Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner
Heart Failure Research Study Coordinator
Research Instructor
UNC School of Medicine

LONG

Mathew S. Maurer, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Research
Laboratory for the Elderly
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

MAURER

Robert J. Mentz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Chief of the Heart Failure Section
Duke University Medical Center

MENTZ

William Mostertz, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellow, Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

mostertz

Carrie Neal, RN, BSN,

Nurse Coordinator- Diuresis Clinic
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

NEAL

Christopher O’Connor, MD

President, Inova Schar Heart and Vascular
Professor of Medicine, Duke University

oconnor

Anjali Owens, MD

Medical Director, Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

OWENS

Robert L. Page II, PharmD, MSPH

Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical Specialist, Division of Cardiology
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

PAGE

Sara Paul, DNP, FNP

Director, Heart Function Clinic
Catawba Valley Cardiology
Conover, NC

PAUL

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
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

PINA

Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD

Clinical Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

RODGERS

Lisa Rose-Jones, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Training Program in CV Disease
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

ROSE-JONES

Douglas D. Schocken, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine

SCHOCKEN

Faisal F. Syed, BSc, MBChB

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

SYED

Sarah B. Waters, ANP-BC

Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine

WATERS

James 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

YOUNG