Fellowship Designation (FHFSA)

HFSA offers members the opportunity to gain a fellowship designation with the FHFSA program, open to all members who meet the minimum requirements.


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 (A-K)

As of November 2020

Omar Abou Ezzeddine, MD, MS, CM, FHFSA
Alexander Adler, MD, FHFSA
Nancy Albert, RN, PhD, CHFN, FAAN, FHFSA
Tamas Alexy, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Rami Alharethi, MD, FHFSA
Hassan Alhosaini, MD, FHFSA
Larry Allen, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Windy Alonso, PhD, RN, FHFSA
Amrut Ambardekar, MD, FHFSA
Susan Ammon, NP, MSN,CHFN, FHFSA
Ambar Andrade, MD, FHFSA
Rebecca Angerstein, ACNP, FHFSA
Juan Aranda, MD, FHFSA
Ponrathi Athilingam, ACNP, PhD, FAANP, FHFSA
Bethany Austin, MD, FHFSA
Feras Bader, MD, FHFSA
Mosi Bennett, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Geetha Bhat, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Kunjan Bhatt, MD, FHFSA
Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Michelle Bloom, MD, FHFSA
Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA
Khadijah Breathett, MD, FHFSA, MS
Michael Bristow, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Teresa Bueno, DNP, FHFSA
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Cheryl Canary, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA
Sandra Carey, PhD, MPH, FHFSA
Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FHFSA
Stephen Chrzanowski, MD, FHFSA
Eugene  Chung, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Craig Clark, DO, FHFSA
Jay Cohn, MD, FHFSA
Robert Cole, MD, FHFSA
Sean Collins, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Johanna Contreras, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Lauren Cooper, MD, MHS, FHFSA
William Cotts, MD, FHFSA
Kevin Courville, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Zachary Cox, PharmD, FHFSA
Ira Dauber, MD, FHFSA
Beth Davidson, ACNP, DNP, FHFSA
Teresa De Marco, MD, FHFSA
David Denofrio, MD, FHFSA
Akshay Desai, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Anita Deswal, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Adam Devore, MD, FHFSA
Katherine Di Palo, PharmD, FHFSA
Haitham Dib, MD, FHFSA
Michael Dickinson, MD, FHFSA
Sanjay Doddamani, MD, FHFSA
Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Shannon Dunlay, MD, FHFSA
Peter Eckman, MD, FHFSA
Todd Edwards, MD, FHFSA
Howard Eisen, MD, FHFSA
Uri Elkayam, MD, FHFSA
Gregory Ewald, MD, FHFSA
Johana Fajardo, ANP-BC, DNP, FHFSA
James Fang, MD, FHFSA
Kathleen Faulkenberg, PharmD, BCPS, FHFSA
Scott Feitell, DO, FHFSA
Arthur Feldman, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Michael Felker, MD, FHFSA
Gregory Fermann, MD, FHFSA
David Fermin, MD, FHFSA
Nowell Fine, MD, MS, FHFSA
J. Emanuel Finet, MD, FHFSA
Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FHFSA
Viorel Florea, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Gary Francis, MD, FHFSA
Megan Fraser, DNP, NP-C, CHFN,  FHFSA
Tasha Freitag, MSN, MPH, FHFSA
Daniel Garry, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Bernard Gitler, MD, FHFSA
Michael Givertz, MD, FHFSA
Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Parag Goyal, MD, MSc, FACC, FHFSA
Kathleen Grady, APN, PhD, FAAN, FHFSA
Barry Greenberg, MD, FHFSA
Shelley Hall, MD, FHFSA
Eman Hamad, MD, FHFSA
Michele Hamilton, MD, FHFSA
Joshua Hare, MD, FHFSA
Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP, FHFSA
Paul Hauptman, MD, FHFSA
Seongkum Heo, PhD, FHFSA
Jaime Hernandez-Montfort, MD, MPH, FACP, FACC, FHFSA
Ray Hershberger, MD, FHFSA
Joseph Hill, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Brenda Hott, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Jonathan Howlett, MD, FSCAI, FRCPC, FACC, FHFSA
Scott Hummel, MD, MS,  FHFSA
Nasrien Ibrahim, MD, FHFSA
Tomoko Ichiki, MD, PhD, FAHA, FHFSA
Teruhiko Imamura, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FJCS, FHFSA
Kaushik Jain, DO, FACC, FHFSA
Erskine James, MD, FHFSA
Munir Janmohamed, MD, FACC, FHFSA, 
Brian Jaski, MD, FHFSA
John Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA
Lisa Jennings, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC, FHFSA, 
Francisco Javier Jimenez Carcamo, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Lee Jordan, MD, FHFSA
Daniel Judge, MD, FHFSA
Corrine Jurgens, RN, PhD, FHFSA
Parag Kale, MD, FHFSA
Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD, FHFSA
Abdallah Kfoury, MD, FHFSA
Tayieb Khumri, MD, FHFSA
Anthony King, MD, FHFSA
Takeshi Kitai, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Dalane Kitzman, MD, FHFSA
Todd Koelling, MD, FHFSA
Marvin Konstam, MD, FHFSA
Marc Kozinn, MD, FHFSA
David Kraus, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Selim Krim, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Marrick Kukin, MD, FHFSA

Current Fellows of the Heart Failure Society of America (L-Z)

As of November 2020

David Lanfear, MD, MS, FHFSA
Christopher Lee, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA,
Sangjin Lee, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Connie Lewis, MSN, FHFSA
JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FHFSA
Karthik Linganathan, MD, MBA, FHFSA
Anthony Magalski, MD, FHFSA
Pradeep Mammen, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA
Rama Bindu Manchikalapudi, MD, FHFSA
Heeralmangalore Manjunath, MD, FHFSA
Douglas Mann, MD, FHFSA
Kristine Mannchen, ANP, MSN, FHFSA
Kenneth Margulies, MD, FHFSA
Kalil Masri, DO, FHFSA
Barry Massie, MD, FHFSA
Paul Mather, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Christopher May, MD, FHFSA
Frank Mcgrew Iii, MD, FHFSA
Colleen McIlvennan, ANP, DNP, FHFSA
Andrew McRae III, MD, FHFSA
Mandeep Mehra, MD, FHFSA
Santosh Menon, MD, FHFSA
Jondavid Menteer, MD, FHFSA
Gina Mentzer, MD, FHFSA
Marco Metra, MD, FHFSA
Alan Miller, MD, FHFSA
Wayne Miller, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Alanna Morris, MD, MSc, FHFSA
George Mullen, MD, FHFSA
Mark Munger, PharmD, FHFSA
Nandini Nair, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Ajith Nair, MD, FHFSA
Tien Ng, PharmD, FHFSA
Thomas O'Brien, MD, FHFSA
Christopher O'Connor, MD, FHFSA
Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD, FHFSA
Yekaterina Opsha, PharmD, FHFSA
Melissa Owen, RN, PhD, FHFSA
Robert Page II, PharmD, BCPS, FHFSA
Myung Park, MD, FHFSA
J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FHFSA
Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, FHFSA
Douglas Pearce, MD, FHFSA
Antonio Perez, MD, MBA, FHFSA
Eduardo Perna, MD, FHFSA
Michael Petty, RN, PhD, ACNS-CNS, CCNS, FHFSA
Natalie Pierson, RN, FHFSA
Ileana Piña, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Bertram Pitt, MD, FHFSA
Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD, FHFSA,
Vijay Rao, MD, PhD, FHFSA,
Rebecca Reay, MSN, ACNP-BC, FHFSA
Dino Recchia, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Jonathan Rich, MD, FHFSA
Barbara Riegel, RN, PhD, FHFSA
Debbie Rinde-Hoffman, MD, FHFSA
Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD, FHFSA
Stuart Russell, MD, FHFSA
Hani Sabbah, PhD, FHFSA
Mitchell Saltzberg, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA
Michael Samara, MD, FHFSA
Kristen Sethares, RN, PhD, CNE, FAHA, FHFSA
Palak Shah, MD, MS, FHFSA
Toshio Shimada, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Marc Silver, MD, FHFSA
Hal Skopicki, MD, PhD, FHFSA
Hadi Skouri, MD, FHFSA
Frank Smart, MD, FHFSA
Francis Spinale, MD, FHFSA
Mark Stampehl, MD, FHFSA
Randall Starling, MD, MPH, FHFSA
Gerin Stevens, MD, PhD, FACC, FHFSA
Nasir Sulemanjee, MD, FHFSA
Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FHFSA
Wai Hong Tang, MD, FHFSA
Kenneth Taylor, MD, FHFSA
Ryan Tedford, MD, FHFSA
Jennifer Thibodeau, MD, MSc,  FACC, FHFSA
Orly Vardeny, PharmD, FHFSA, 
Victoria Vaughan Dickson, MSN, PhD, CRNP, FHFSA
Hector Ventura, MD, FACC,FACP, FHFSA
Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH, FHFSA
Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, FHFSA
Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, MS, FHFSA
David Whellan, MD, MHS, FHFSA
Jane Wilcox, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Eugene Wolfel, MD, FHFSA
Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, FHFSA
Daniel Yip, MD, FHFSA
Payman Zamani, MD, FHFSA
Gary Zeevi, MD, FHFSA

2020 Honorary International Fellows

At the HFSA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, four exceptional indivduals were named Honorary International Fellows of the Heart Failure Society of America (FHFSA). 

  • Andrew Coats, MD
  • Maria Generosa Crespo-Leiro,MD,PhD
  • Tiny Jaarsma, RN 
  • John McMurray, MD
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 alybecker@hfsa.org.