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
HFSA President
Office of Nursing Research and Innovation – Nursing Institute; The Cleveland Clinic


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


Emily K. Baker, MSN, AGNP-CEmily Baker, MSN, AGNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Cardiology
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
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


speakerPeter E. Carson, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University
Director, Heart Failure Program
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
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC School of Medicine


speakerRobert T. Cole, MD
Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology
Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Center
Piedmont Healthcare


Lauren Cooper, MDLauren Cooper, MD
Attending Physician
North Shore University Hospital
Faculty (Adjunct) and Staff Physician
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital


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


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


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


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 michael felkerG. Michael Felker, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology
Duke University 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


 

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


Barry H. Greenberg, MDBarry H. Greenberg, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced HF Treatment Program
UCSD School of Medicine


Image result for Sudha Jaganathan, MD.Sudha Jaganathan, MD
Advanced HF and Transplant Fellow
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
Associate Professor, WSU-SoM
Henry Ford Hospital


Daniel Lenihan, MD - Washington University PhysiciansDaniel J. Lenihan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence
Washington University SoM in St. Louis


Image result for joann lindenfeldJoann 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


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


Robert J. Mentz, MD
Associate 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


OConnorChristopher M. O’Connor, MD
President, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor of Medicine Duke University
Editor in Chief, JACC: Heart Failure
Past President, Heart Failure Society of America


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


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


Ileana L Piña, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University
Director CVD Research and Academic Affairs
Detroit Medical Center


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


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


Image result for douglas schocken mdDouglas D. Schocken, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine


giblinErika Schoenborn, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology
Vidant Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences


 

Headshot of Kavita SharmaKavita Sharma, MD
Director, Johns Hopkins Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine


Dr. Faisal SyedFaisal Syed, BSc, MBChB
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
UNC School of Medicine


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


Elizabeth Volz, MD, FACC practices Cardiology in Chapel Hill, Goldsboro, and RaleighElizabeth Volz, MD
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


Image result for clyde yancy mdClyde W. Yancy, Jr. MD, MSc
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Associate Director Clinical Programs,
Bluhm CV Institute
Northwestern University Feinberg SOM


James Young, MDJames B. Young, MD
Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western University
Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic