Coming Soon: HFSA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 September 30th - October 6th 2020.

2019 – 2020 Committees

Advocacy Committee

Provide oversight of federal and state legislative and regulatory issues facing the heart failure profession with the goal of improving the care and outcomes of patients with heart failure.

Chair: Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS

  • Corinne Bott-Silverman, MD
  • Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, RN
  • Carolyn Dickens, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC
  • Katherine DiPalo, PharmD
  • Robin Gage
  • Erik Kellison, PharmD
  • Jaime Kennedy, MD
  • Andrea Kietzke, MSN, MHA, APNP, ACNP-BC
  • David Kraus, MD
  • Brent Lampert, DO
  • Shaline Rao, MD
  • Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD
  • Haider Warraich, MD
Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee

Develop and oversee all educational content for the HFSA Annual Meeting program, including sessions and faculty.

  • 2020 Chair: Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBH
  • 2020 Co-Chair: Sandra Dunbar, RN, PhD
  • 2020 Co-Chair: Peter Liu, MD
  • 2020 Co-Chair: J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FHFSA
  • 2021 Chair: Larry Allen, MD, MHS, FHFSA 
  • 2021 Co-Chair: Katherine E. Di Palo, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, FHFSA 
  • 2021 Co-Chair: Walter J. Koch, PhD 
  • 2021 Co-Chair: Marianne R. Piano, PhD, RN 
  • Jeffrey Alexis, MD
  • Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Horng Chen, MBBCh
  • Julie Creaser RN, MSN
  • Anita Deswal, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Robert Didomenico, PharmD
  • Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Justin Grodin, MD, MPH
  • Doug Jennings, PharmD
  • Peggy Kirkwood, RN, MSN, ACNPC, CHFN
  • Liviu Klein, MD, MS
  • Alanna Morris, MD, MSc, FHFSA
  • Srinivas Murali, MD
  • Gurusher Panjrath, MBBS
  • Bunny Pozehl, RN, PhD
  • Julie Rosenthal, MD

Doug Sawyer, MD, PhD
Kristen Sethares, PhD, RN, FHFSA
Palak Shah, MD, MS, FHFSA
Marc Simon, MD
Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH, FHFSA

Audit Committee

Provide oversight of the annual audit of the association.

Chair: Howard Eisen, MD, FHFSA

  • Thomas Atzenhofer, CPA, CFO
  • David Lanfear, MD, MS, FHFSA
  • Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, FHFSA
  • Sean Pinney, MD
Awards Analysis Task Force

Propose the scope, category and number of HFSA awards and named lectures. Task Force will also recommend a structure for the process of decisions on awards and lectures. 

Chair: Karen Vuckovic, PhD 

  • Raymond Benza, MD
  • Haitham Dib, MD, FHFSA
  • Craig Laing, MSN
  • Jorge Silva Enciso, MD
  • Marc Silver, MD, FHFSA
  • Lucianne West, PharmD
     
Certification Task Force

Oversee the development of a certification program for heart failure.

Chair: Mandeep Mehra, MD, FHFSA

  • Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA
  • Bassam Atallah, PharmD
  • Steven Deitelzweig, MD, MMM,RVT
  • Mark Munger, PharmD, FHFSA
  • Sandra Oliver-McNeil, DNP, MSN, ACNP-BC, CHFN, AACC
  • Yekaterina (Kate) Opsha, Pharm D, BCPS-AQ, FHFSA
  • Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, FHFSA
  • Laura Peters, FNP-C
  • Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Vinay Shah, MD
  • Randy Starling, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Jim Udelson, MD
Communications Committee

Provide oversight to HFSA communications initiatives, including digital communications and social media.

Chair: Eileen Hsich, MD

  • Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Barry Bleske, PharmD
  • Leeway Chen, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Megan Fraser, DNP, NP-C, FHFSA
  • Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH
  • Parag Kale, MD
  • Samer Khouri, MD
Development Committee

To seek financial support for, and industry participation in, HFSA programs.

Chair: Gregory Ewald, MD, FHFSA

  • Aaron Bagnola, PharmD
  • John Jefferies MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Jacob Joseph, MBBS, MD
  • Michael Kiernan, MD
  • Alan B. Miller, MD, FHFSA
  • Asim Mohammed, MD
  • Myung Park, MD
  • Kristen Sethares, RN, PhD, CNE, FHFSA
Early Career Committee

To promote interest and careers of trainees and early career individuals through education, networking opportunities, and communication.


Chair: Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD, FHFSA

  • Chony Albert, MD
  • Tamas Alexy, MD, PhD, FHFSA
  • Naveen Bellam, MD, MPH
  • Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, FHFSA
  • Leo Buckley, PharmD, BCPS
  • Quin Denfeld, PhD, RN
  • Kathleen Faulkenberg, PharmD, FHFSA
  • Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, MS
  • Ali Javaheri, MD, PhD
  • Forum Kamdar, MD, PhD
  • Brooke Moyer, NP
  • Priyesh Patel, MD
Education Committee

Develop, monitor and evaluate HFSA educational programs and review CME programs submitted by organizations seeking endorsement from the HFSA.

Chair: Paul Mather, MD, FHFSA

  • Allen Anderson, MD
  • Susan Bionat, DNP, ACNP-CNS-CCRN
  • Theresa (Teri) Diederich, APRN-NP
  • Justin Grodin, MD, MPH
  • Jaime Hernandez, MD, MPH
  • Kevin Kissling, PharmD
  • Jean Nappi, PharmD
  • Megan Valente, PharmD, BCACP
Executive Committee
  • Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA (President)
  • Corrine Y. Jurgens, RN, PhD, FHFSA (Treasurer)
  • John Teerlink, MD, FHFSA (Secretary)
  • Nancy M. Albert, RN, PhD, FHFSA (President Elect)
  • Randall C Starling, MD, MPH, FHFSA (IPP)
  • Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FHFSA
  • Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FHFSA
     
International Relations Committee

Lead in the implementation of international initiatives, goals and objectives for the association and assist in the coordination of international activities across the association.

Chair: Mandeep Mehra, MD, FHFSA

  • Inder Anand, MD, PhD
  • Bassam Atallah, PharmD
  • Feras Bader, MD, FHFSA
  • Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Pradeep Mammen, MD, FHFSA
  • Ken Margulies, MD, FHFSA
  • Chris O'Connor, MD, FHFSA
  • Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Wilson Tang, MD, FHFSA
  • Hector Ventura, MD, FHFSA
  • Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH
  • Ziijan Xu, MD, PhD
Leadership Development Task Force

Review best practices of association leadership development programs and make recommendations on a leadership program at HFSA with specific deliverables, methodologies and content for the program. The focus of the HFSA Leadership Program will be to develop future leaders at HFSA.

Chair: Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, FHFSA

  • Ersilia DeFilippis, MD
  • Michelle Fine, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
  • Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD
  • Nosheen Reza, MD
  • Birgit Siceloff, DNP, ANP-C, MPH
  • Randall Starling, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Leadership Recruitment Committee

Recruit and nominate high quality leaders for positions on the Board of Directors, officers of the association and association committees.  Leaders may also serve the association through involvement in special projects, participation on panels, and other volunteer opportunities.

Chair: Randall Starling, MD, FHFSA

  • Nancy Albert, PhD, RN, CHFN, FHFSA
  • JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FHFSA
  • Kenneth Margulies, MD, FHFSA
  • Christopher O'Connor, MD, FHFSA
  • Herb Patterson, PharmD, FHFSA
  • James E. Udelson, MD
Lifetime Achievement Committee

To oversee the nomination process for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Heart Failure.

Chair: Doug Mann, MD, FHFSA

  • Gary Francis, MD, PACC, FHFSA
  • Daniel Garry, MD, PhD, FHFSA
  • Barry Greenberg, MD, FHFSA
  • JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FHFSA
  • Mark Munger, PharmD, FHFSA
  • Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FHFSA
Match Program Task Force

Develop a NRMP Match Program for the association.

Chair: Kenneth Margulies, MD, FHFSA

  • Michelle Kittleson, MD, FHFSA - Cedars-Sinai PD
  • Kelsey Flint, MD
  • E. Wilson Grandin, MD – BIDMC
  • Jane Wilcox, MD
Membership Committee

Identify and develop goals and activities for the recruitment and retention of HFSA members, including a focus on member value.

Chair: Mitchell T. Saltzberg, MD, FHFSA

  • Robert Cole, MD
  • Zachary Cox, PharmD, FHFSA
  • Robert Mentz, MD
  • Gina Mentzer, MD
  • Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD, FHFSA
  • Robert Page II, PharmD, BCPS, FHFSA
  • Natalie Pierson, RN, FHFSA
  • Barbara Pisani, DO
  • Jack Price, MD
Nursing Committee

To increase the participation of nurses and nurse practitioners in HFSA activities to help fulfill the mission.

  • Co-Chair: Michaelle Callihan, DNP, FNP-BC, CHFN
  • Co-Chair: Jill Howie-Esquivel, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN
  • Windy Alonso, PhD, RN
  • Julie Bidwell, RN, PhD
  • Pamela Brennan, RN
  • Maghee Disch, MSN, RN, CNL, CHFN
  • Connie Lewis, MSN, ACNP-BC, NP-C, CCRN, FHFSA
     
Patient Committee

Provide oversight of patient programs at HFSA, including patient education.

Chair: Larry Allen, MD, MHS, FHFSA

  • Susan Ammon, MSN, NP-C, FHFSA
  • Bethany Austin, MD
  • Nasrien Ibrahim, MD
  • Rhonda Monroe
  • Jo Ellen Rogers, PharmD, FHFSA
  • Minnow Walsh, MD
Publications and Scientific Statements Committee

Provide oversight of the Journal of Cardiac Failure and coordination of HFSA scientific statements, including generation of topics for scientific statements.

Chair: Marvin Konstam, MD, FHFSA

  • Keith Aaronson, MD
  • Sandra Chaparro, MD
  • Horng Chen, MD
  • Akshay Desai, MD, MPH
  • Anita Deswal, MD, MPH, FHFSA
  • Jerry Estep, MD
  • Savitri Fedson, MD
  • Viorel Florea, MD, PhD, DSc
  • Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, MS
  • Eman A. Hamad, MD
  • Evan Klein, MD
  • Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCI
  • Carolyn Lekavich, PhD, ANP-C
  • Gregory Lewis, MD
  • Jasmine Luzum, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
  • Alanna Morris, MD, MSc
  • Sean P. Pinney, MD
  • Jonathan Rich, MD, FHFSA
  • Kavita Sharma, MD
  • Hal Skopicki, MD, PhD
  • Orly Vardeny, PharmD
Research Committee

Provide oversight of heart failure research activities.

Chair: Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Amrut Ambardekar, MD, FHFSA
  • Paolo Colombo, MD
  • Abhinav Diwan, MD
  • Kenneth Faulkner, RN, PhD, ANP-BC
  • Scott Hummel, MD, MS
  • Amil Shah, MD, MPH
  • Ben Van Tassell, PharmD
  • David Whellan, MD, MHS
Women in Heart Failure Task Force

Review the initiatives of other cardiology societies regarding the advancement of women in cardiology, determine opportunities for HFSA collaboration with other societies, and present recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Chair: Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, MS

  • Ponrathi Athilingam, ACNP, PhD, FHFSA
  • Sarine Beukian, ACNP
  • Maya Guglin, MD, PhD
  • Freny Mody, MD
  • Kerry Pickworth, PharmD
  • Michael Samara, MD