Faculty

Co-Chairs

Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Medical Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program,
Advanced Heart Disease Section
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Jonathan Rich, MD, FHFSA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Cardiology
Director, Sarver Heart Center
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Faculty

Meredith Brisco-Bacik, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure Clinical Research
Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Columbia University
New York, NY

Jennifer Cowger, MD, MS
Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support Program 
Co-Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Henry Ford Hospitals, Detroit Michigan
Associate Professor, Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Medical Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program,
Advanced Heart Disease Section
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

James Fang, MD, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Executive Director, Cardiovascular Service Line
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Sadiya Khan, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine – Cardiology
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine – Epidemiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Michelle Kittleson, MD, PHD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Post Graduate Medical Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation
Director of Heart Failure Research
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Beverly Hills, CA

Liviu Klein, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, University of California San Francisco
Director, Cardiology Clinical Research
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support & Heart Failure Device Program
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Eric Krieger, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Seattle Adult Congenital Heart Service
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA

Gregory Lewis, MD
Section Head, Heart Failure
Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Jon Lomasney, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Anju Nohria, MD, MSc
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Sean Pinney, MD
Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Program
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Jonathan Rich, MD, FHFSA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Joseph Rogers, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Duke University Health System
Professor of Medicine – Cardiology
Duke University
Durham, NC

Sanjiv Shah, MD
Stone Professor of Medicine
Director of Research, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Northwestern HFpEF Program
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Cardiology
Director, Sarver Heart Center
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Jane Wilcox, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Myocardial Recovery Program
Associate Director, T1 Center for
Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Chicago, IL

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FHFSAVice-Dean, Diversity & Inclusion
Vice-Dean, Diversity & Inclusion
Chief of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Associate Director
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Deputy Editor, JAMA Cardiology
Chicago, IL