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
Amar Abou Ezzeddine, MD, CM, MS, FHFSA
Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Robert Mentz, MD, FHFSA
Alexander Adler, MD, FHFSA
Gary Francis, MD, FHFSA
Gina Mentzer, MD, FHFSA
Nancy Albert, RN, PhD, FHFSA
Daniel Garry, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Marco Metra, MD, FHFSA
Tamas Alexy, MD, PhD
Michael Givertz, MD, FHFSA
Alan Miller, MD, FHFSA
Hassan Alhosaini, MD, FHFSA
Sidney Goldstein, MD, FHFSA
Wayne Miller, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Larry Allen, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Alanna Morris, MD, FHFSA
Amrut Ambardekar, MD, FHFSA
Kathleen Grady, PhD, APN, FHFSA, FAAN
George Mullen, MD, FHFSA
Susan Ammon, MSN, NP, CHFN, FHFSA
Barry Greenberg, MD, FHFSA
Mark Munger, PharmD, FHFSA
Ambar Andrade, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Justin Grodin, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Nandini Nair, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Rebecca L. Angerstein, ACNP, FHFSA
Shelley Hall, MD, FHFSA
Sriram Nathan, MD, FHFSA
Juan Aranda, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Eman Hamad, MD, FHFSA
Lazaros Nikolaidis, MD, FHFSA
Bassam Atallah, PharmD, FHFSA
Michele Hamilton, MD, FHFSA
Tien Ng, PharmD, FHFSA
Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, FAANP, FHFSA
Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP, FHFSA
Thomas O’Brien, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Bethany Austin, MD, FHFSA
Thomas Hastings, DO, FACC, FCCP, FHFSA
Christopher O’Connor, MD, FHFSA
Meenakshi Bhalla, MD, FHFSA
Paul Hauptman, MD, FHFSA
Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD, FHFSA
Mosi Bennett, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Seongkum Heo, PhD, FHFSA
Milton Packer, MD, FHFSA
Geetha Bhat, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Jaime Alejandro Hernandez-Montfort, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Robert Page II, PharmD, BCPS, FHFSA
Arvind  Bhimaraj, M.D., M.P.H, FHFSA
Ray Hershberger, MD, FHFSA
Myung Park, MD, FHFSA
George Blake, MD, FHFSA
Joseph Hill, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Ayan Patel, MD, FHFSA, FASE
Michelle Bloom, MD, FHFSA
Brenda Hott, MD, FHFSA
J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FHFSA
Robert C. Bourge, MD, FHFSA
Jonathan Howlett, MD, FHFSA, FRCPC, FACC, FSCAI
Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, FHFSA
Biykem Bozkurt, MD,PhD FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Scott Hummel, MD, MS, FHFSA
Douglas Pearce, MD, FHFSA
Eugene Braunwald, MD, FHFSA
Nasrien Ibrahim, MD, FHFSA
Eduardo Perna, MD, FHFSA
Michael Bristow, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Tomoko Ichiki, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Michael Petty, RN, PhD, CCNS, ACNS, FHFSA
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Teruhiko Imamura, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Marc Pfeffer, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Cheryl Canary, PhD, FHFSA
Brian Jaski, MD, FHFSA
Natalie Pierson, RN, FHFSA
Sandra Anne Carey, PhD, MPH, FHFSA
John Jefferies, MD, MPH, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA
Bertram Pitt, MD, FHFSA
Omar Cheema, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Lisa Jennings, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC, FHFSA
Leway Chen, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Francisco Javier Jimenez Carcamo, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Vijay Rao, MD, PhD, FHFSA
John Chin, MD, FHFSA
Lee Jordan, MD, FHFSA
Dino Recchia, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FHFSA
Daniel Judge, MD, FHFSA
Jonathan Rich, MD, FHFSA
Stephen Chrzanowski, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Corrine Jurgens, RN, PhD, FHFSA
Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FHFSA
Craig Clark, DO, FHFSA
Parag Kale, MD, FHFSA
Debbie Rinde-Hoffman, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Jay Cohn, MD, FHFSA
Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD, FHFSA
Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD, FHFSA
Robert Cole, MD, FHFSA
Andrew Kao, MD, FHFSA
Stuart Russell, MD, FHFSA
Sean Collins, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Abdallah Kfoury, MD, FHFSA
Hani Sabbah, PhD, FHFSA
Johanna Contreras, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Anthony King, MD, FHFSA
Mitchell Saltzberg, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Lauren Cooper, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Dalane Kitzman, MD, FHFSA
William Cotts, MD, FHFSA
Robb Kociol, MD, FHFSA
Palak Shah, MD, MS, FHFSA
Kevin Courville, MD, FHFSA, FACC
Todd Koelling, MD, FHFSA
Richard Shehane, MD, FHFSA, FACC
Tarun W. Dasari, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Marvin Konstam, MD, FHFSA
Toshio Shimada, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Ira Dauber, MD, FHFSA
Marc Kozinn, MD, FHFSA
Marc Silver, MD, FHFSA
Teresa De Marco, MD, FHFSA
David Kraus, MD, FHFSA
Frank Smart, MD, FHFSA
Prakash Deedwania, MD, FHFSA
Marrick Kukin, MD, FHFSA
Francis G. Spinale, MD, FHFSA
Akshay Desai, MD, FHFSA
David Lanfear, MD, MS, FHFSA
Mark Stampehl, MD, FHFSA
Anita Deswal, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Randall Starling, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Adam DeVore, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Christopher Lee, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA
Gerin Stevens, MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC
Haitham Dib, MD, FHFSA
Sangjin Lee, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Nasir Sulemanjee, MD, FHFSA
Michael Dickinson, MD, FHFSA
Daniel Levine, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Robert Didomenico, PharmD
Connie Lewis, MSN, FHFSA
Wai Hong Tang, MD, FHFSA
JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FHFSA
Kenneth Taylor, MD, FHFSA
Sanjay Doddamani, MD, FHFSA
Karthik Linganathan, MD, FHFSA
Ryan Tedford, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Kathleen Dracup, PhD, FHFSA
Jeffrey Madwed, PhD, FHFSA
John Teerlink, MD, FHFSA
Mark Drazner, MD, FHFSA
Anthony Magalski, MD, FHFSA
Jennifer Thibodeau, MD, MSc, FACC, FHFSA
Jean-Bernard Durand, MD, FHFSA
Heeraimangalore Manjunath, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Peter Eckman, MD, FHFSA
Douglas Mann, MD, FHFSA
Orly Vardeny, PharmD, FHFSA
Todd Edwards, MD, FHFSA
Kristine Mannchen, RN, MSN, ANP, APRN, CHFN, FHFSA
Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, CRNP, MSN, FHFSA
Howard Eisen, MD, FHFSA
Kenneth Margulies, MD, FHFSA
Hector Ventura, MD, FHFSA, FACC, FACP
Uri Elkayam, MD, FHFSA
Kalil Masri, DO, FHFSA
Amanda Vest, MBBS, FHFSA
Johana Fajardo, ANP-BC, DNP, CHFN, FHFSA
Barry Massie, MD, FHFSA
Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, FHFSA
James Fang, MD, FHFSA
Paul Mather, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Deepthi Vodnala, MD, FHFSA
Scott Feitell, DO, FHFSA
Christopher May, MD, FHFSA
David Whellan, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Arthur Feldman, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Juan Maya, MD, FHFSA
Gary Felker, MD, FHFSA
Frank Mcgrew Iii, MD, FHFSA
Jane Wilcox, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Gregory Fermann, MD, FHFSA
Colleen McIlvennan, DNP, ANP, FHFSA
Eugene Wolfel, MD, MHS, FHFSA
David Fermin, MD, FHFSA
Mandeep Mehra, MD, FHFSA
Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Nowell Fine, MD, MS, FHFSA
Hirsch Mehta, MD, FHFSA
Amin Yehya, MD, MS, FHFSA
Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FHFSA
Santosh Menon, MD, FHFSA
Payman Zamani, MD, FHFSA
Viorel Florea, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Jondavid Menteer, MD, FHFSA
Gary Zeevi, 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

January 1 – June 30, 2020

July 15, 2020 August 15, 2020

July 1 – December 31, 2020

January 15, 2021 February 15, 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 alybecker@hfsa.org.