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

Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations the HFSA can offer its members, and is a tremendous recognition of professional achievement and contributions to the society. The designation is based on outstanding credentials, achievements, and contributions to heart failure medicine.

Those who are elected to fellowship demonstrate to peers and patients their commitment to quality heart failure care through use of the FHFSA designation. Fellow participants enhance their knowledge of heart failure issues and obtain valuable professional experience that enriches their careers.

Current Fellows of the Heart Failure Society of America

Abdallah Kfoury, MD, FHFSA

Hadi Skouri, MD, FHFSA

Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Adam DeVore, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Haitham Dib, MD, FHFSA

Milton Packer, MD, FHFSA

Ajith Nair, MD, FHFSA

Hal Skopicki, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD, FHFSA,

Akshay Desai, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Hani Sabbah, PhD, FHFSA

Mitchell Saltzberg, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA

Alan Miller, MD, FHFSA

Hassan Alhosaini, MD, FHFSA

Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FHFSA

Alanna Morris, MD, MSc, FHFSA

Hector Ventura, MD, FACC,FACP, FHFSA

Mosi Bennett, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Alexander Adler, MD, FHFSA

Heeraimangalore Manjunath, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Munir Janmohamed, MD, FACC, FHFSA,

Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH, FHFSA

Hirsch Mehta, MD, FHFSA

Myung Park, MD, FHFSA

Amar Abou Ezzeddine, MD, CM, MS, FHFSA

Howard Eisen, MD, FHFSA

Nancy Albert, RN, PhD, CHFN, FAAN, FHFSA

Ambar Andrade, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Ileana Piña, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA

Amin Yehya, MD, MS, FHFSA

Ira Dauber, MD, FHFSA

Nandini Nair, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Amrut Ambardekar, MD, FHFSA

J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FHFSA

Nasir Sulemanjee, MD, FHFSA

Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD, FHFSA

Jaime Hernandez-Montfort, MD, MPH, FACP, FACC, FHFSA

Nasrien Ibrahim, MD, FHFSA

Andrew Kao, MD, FHFSA

James Fang, MD, FHFSA

Natalie Pierson, RN, FHFSA

Andrew McRae III, MD, FHFSA

Jane Wilcox, MD, MSc, FHFSA

Nowell Fine, MD, MS, FHFSA

Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD, FHFSA

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Omar Abou Ezzeddine, MD, MS, CM, FHFSA

Anita Deswal, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Jay Cohn, MD, FHFSA

Omar Cheema, MD, MHS, FHFSA


Jean-Bernard Durand, MD, FHFSA

Orly Vardeny, PharmD, FHFSA

Anthony King, MD, FHFSA

Jeffrey Madwed, PhD, FHFSA

Palak Shah, MD, MS, FHFSA

Anthony Magalski, MD, FHFSA

Jennifer Thibodeau, MD, MSc,  FACC, FHFSA

Parag Kale, MD, FHFSA

Antonio Perez, MD, MBA, FHFSA

Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD, FHFSA

Paul Hauptman, MD, FHFSA

Arthur Feldman, MD, PhD, FHFSA

JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FHFSA

Paul Mather, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Johana Fajardo, ANP-BC, DNP, CHFN, FHFSA

Payman Zamani, MD, FHFSA


Johanna Contreras, MD, MSc, FHFSA

Peter Eckman, MD, FHFSA

Barbara Riegel, RN, PhD, FHFSA

John Chin, MD, FHFSA

Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, FAANP, FHFSA

Barry Greenberg, MD, FHFSA

John Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA

Pradeep Mammen, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA

Barry Massie, MD, FHFSA


Prakash Deedwania, MD, FHFSA

Bassam Atallah, PharmD, FHFSA

Jonathan Howlett, MD, FHFSA, FRCPC, FACC, FSCAI

Rama Bindu Manchikalapudi, MD, FHFSA

Bernard Gitler, MD, FHFSA

Jonathan Rich, MD, FHFSA

Randall Starling, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Bertram Pitt, MD, FHFSA

Jondavid Menteer, MD, FHFSA

Ray Hershberger, MD, FHFSA

Beth Davidson, ACNP, DNP, FHFSA

Joseph Hill, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Rebecca Angerstein, ACNP, FHFSA

Bethany Austin, MD, FHFSA

Joshua Hare, MD, FHFSA

Richard Shehane, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Biykem Bozkurt, MD,PhD FACC, FAHA, FHFSA

Juan Aranda, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Robb Kociol, MD, FHFSA

Brenda Hott, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Juan Maya, MD, FHFSA

Robert C. Bourge, MD, FHFSA

Brian Jaski, MD, FHFSA

Justin Grodin, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Robert Cole, MD, FHFSA


Kalil Masri, DO, FHFSA

Robert Didomenico, PharmD

Cheryl Canary, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA

Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP, FHFSA

Robert Mentz, MD, FHFSA

Christopher Lee, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA,

Karthik Linganathan, MD, MBA, FHFSA

Robert Page II, PharmD, BCPS, FHFSA

Christopher May, MD, FHFSA

Katherine Di Palo, PharmD, FHFSA


Christopher O’Connor, MD, FHFSA

Kathleen Dracup, PhD, FHFSA

Ryan Tedford, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, FHFSA

Kathleen Faulkenberg, PharmD, BCPS, FHFSA

Sandra Anne Carey, PhD, MPH, FHFSA

Colleen McIlvennan, DNP, ANP, FHFSA

Kathleen Grady, PhD, APN, FHFSA, FAAN

Sangjin Lee, MD, MSc, FHFSA

Connie Lewis, MSN, FHFSA

Kaushik Jain, DO, FACC, FHFSA

Sanjay Doddamani, MD, FHFSA

Corrine Jurgens, RN, PhD, FHFSA

Kenneth Margulies, MD, FHFSA

Santosh Menon, MD, FHFSA

Craig Clark, DO, FHFSA

Kenneth Taylor, MD, FHFSA

Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, FHFSA

Dalane Kitzman, MD, FHFSA

Kevin Courville, MD, FHFSA, FACC

Scott Feitell, DO, FHFSA

Daniel Garry, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Khadijah Breathett, MD, FHFSA, MS

Scott Hummel, MD, MS,  FHFSA

Daniel Levine, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, FHFSA

Sean Collins, MD, MSc, FHFSA

David Denofrio, MD, FHFSA

Kristen Sethares, RN, PhD, CNE, FAHA, FHFSA

Selim Krim, MD, FACC, FHFSA

David Fermin, MD, FHFSA

Kristine Mannchen, RN, MSN, ANP, APRN, CHFN, FHFSA

Seongkum Heo, PhD, FHFSA

David Kraus, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Larry Allen, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Shannon Dunlay, MD, FHFSA

David Lanfear, MD, MS, FHFSA

Lauren Cooper, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Shelley Hall, MD, FHFSA

David Whellan, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Lazaros Nikolaidis, MD, FHFSA

Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FHFSA

Debbie Rinde-Hoffman, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Lee Jordan, MD, FHFSA

Sidney Goldstein, MD, FHFSA

Deepthi Vodnala, MD, FHFSA

Leway Chen, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Sriram Nathan, MD, FHFSA

Dino Recchia, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Lisa Jennings, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC, FHFSA,

Stephen Chrzanowski, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Douglas Mann, MD, FHFSA


Stuart Russell, MD, FHFSA

Douglas Pearce, MD, FHFSA

Mandeep Mehra, MD, FHFSA

Susan Ammon, MSN, NP, CHFN, FHFSA

Eduardo Perna, MD, FHFSA

Marc Kozinn, MD, FHFSA

Tamas Alexy, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Marc Pfeffer, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Tarun W. Dasari, MD, MPH, FHFSA

Eman Hamad, MD, FHFSA

Marc Silver, MD, FHFSA

Tasha Freitag, MSN, MPH, FHFSA

Eugene Braunwald, MD, FHFSA

Marco Metra, MD, FHFSA

Teresa De Marco, MD, FHFSA

Eugene Wolfel, MD, MHS, FHFSA


Teruhiko Imamura, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FJCS, FHFSA

Feras Bader, MD, FHFSA

Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FHFSA

Thomas Hastings, DO, FACC, FCCP, FHFSA


Mark Munger, PharmD, FHFSA

Thomas O’Brien, MD, MHS, FHFSA

Francis G. Spinale, MD, FHFSA

Mark Stampehl, MD, FHFSA

Tien Ng, PharmD, FHFSA

Francisco Javier Jimenez Carcamo, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Marrick Kukin, MD, FHFSA

Todd Edwards, MD, FHFSA

Frank Mcgrew Iii, MD, FHFSA

Marvin Konstam, MD, FHFSA

Todd Koelling, MD, FHFSA

Frank Smart, MD, FHFSA

Meenakshi Bhalla, MD, FHFSA

Tomoko Ichiki, MD, PhD, FAHA, FHFSA

Gary Felker, MD, FHFSA

Megan Fraser, DNP, NP-C, CHFN,  FHFSA

Toshio Shimada, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Gary Francis, MD, FHFSA

Melissa Owen, RN, PhD, FHFSA

Uri Elkayam, MD, FHFSA

Gary Zeevi, MD, FHFSA

Michael Bristow, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Victoria Vaughan Dickson, MSN, PhD, CRNP, FHFSA

Geetha Bhat, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Michael Dickinson, MD, FHFSA

Vijay Rao, MD, PhD, FHFSA

George Blake, MD, FHFSA

Michael Felker, MD, FHFSA

Viorel Florea, MD, PhD, FHFSA

George Mullen, MD, FHFSA

Michael Givertz, MD, FHFSA

Wai Hong Tang, MD, FHFSA

Gerin Stevens, MD, PhD, FACC, FHFSA

Michael Petty, RN, PhD, ACNS-CNS, CCNS, FHFSA

Wayne Miller, MD, PhD, FHFSA

Gina Mentzer, MD, FHFSA

Michael Samara, MD, FHFSA

William Cotts, MD, FHFSA

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA

Michele Hamilton, MD, FHFSA

Yekaterina Opsha, PharmD, FHFSA

Gregory Ewald, MD, FHFSA

Michelle Bloom, MD, FHFSA

Zachary Cox, PharmD, FHFSA

Gregory Fermann, MD, FHFSA




Requirements for Fellowship Designation

Individuals, regardless of discipline or profession, who have a minimum of 2 years of HFSA membership and meet the requirements below, are eligible to apply for Fellowship Recognition. Please see the schedule to determine when your completed application will be reviewed and status communicated.

  • Fellowship status is open to all members independent of degree.

  • Have been a dues paying member of HFSA for at least 2 years (need not be consecutive)

  • Must be current HFSA member in good standing.

  • Must devote at least 50% of professional time to the broadly defined fields of heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices, or heart failure research.

  • Two letters of recommendation from either an HFSA Board of Directors Member(s), a current HFSA Committee Chair(s), a Past President(s) of HFSA or an active FHFSA member (see list of FHFSA members above)

  • Must meet at least two of the following criteria:

    • Board certified in Advanced HF transplant Cardiology by ABIM, Nurses should be certified in HF (such as AAHFN)

    • Significant past or current contributions to HFSA (e.g. abstract reviewer, speaker/moderator at annual meeting, committee member, published in JCF, etc.)

    • Primary area of service/focus in HF (verified by position title, appointment, or by letter from service chief or research in heart failure, including advance HF and transplant).

Please Note: Maintenance of FHFSA is contingent upon active membership.

Application Schedule & Deadlines


Date Application Submitted

Date Review Process Begins

Date of Notification

July 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

May 2021 July 2021
Application Fee and Details

Application Fee – $250.00

  • Applicants will be invoiced upon application approval. Please note that applications will not be processed without completion of required information fields.

  • Applications must be accompanied with the required letters of recommendation (as described on the “Requirements for Fellowship Designation” tab, see content below).

  • Applicants will be notified of their status following the close of each review session. If approved for FHFSA designation you will receive a certificate and pin; which indicate your designation status.


For additional questions or to require additional information regarding the FHFSA Designation, please contact Ana Carolina Lybecker at 301-312-8653 ext. 232 or