2019 Invited Faculty

William Abraham, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Cell Biology
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Director, Clinical Trials Management Office
Deputy Director, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
The Ohio State University

Tariq Ahmad, MD, FACC
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Assistant Professor of Medicine Yale New Haven Health System

Amrut V. Ambardekar, MD
Medical Director Cardiac Transplant Program
Director of Clinical Research
Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado

Wayne Batchelor, MD, MHS, FRCPC, FACC
Director of the Interventional Heart Program, Inova Health System
Director of Interventional Heart Disease Research, Education, and Innovation
Associate Director, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Eugene Braunwald, MD, MACC, FAHA, FESC
Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Founding Chairman of the TIMI Study Group
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Michael Bristow, MD, PhD, FACC, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director of Pharmacogenomics
University of Colorado Division of Cardiology
President and CEO, ARCA Biopharma

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine
Patrick Lehan Chair, Cardiovascular Research
Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi

Peter Carson, MD, FACC
Clinical Professor of Medicine Georgetown University Director, Heart Failure Program Washington DC VA Medical Center

Robert Cole, MD, FACC
Director of Heart Failure
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Lauren Cooper, MD, MHS, FACC
Director of Heart Failure Disease Management Clinic
Associate Director of Heart Failure Research
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Christopher deFilippi, MD, FACC
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs,
Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Shashank Desai, MD, FACC
Medical Director
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Melvin R. Echols, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiology
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Grady Camp Creek Cardiovascular Disease Clinic

Kelly Epps, MD, MSHP, FACC
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

G. Michael Felker, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Chief of the Heart Failure Section
Professor of Medicine Duke University

Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FACC, FHFSA, FHFA
Former Sr. Scientific Advisor to FDA Commissioner
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University

Mariell Jessup, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFA
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Chief Science and Medical Officer
American Heart Association

Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor Of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine

Grace Lin, MD
Consultant Cardiologist,
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Mayo Clinic

JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University

Matthew Maurer, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology;
Medical Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Research Laboratory for the Elderly (CCRLE)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Alan B Miller MD, FACC, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine
University of Florida/Jacksonville

Christopher O’Connor, MD, MACC, FESC, FHFSA
CEO and Executive Director
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor of Medicine, Duke University

Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD
Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension
Associate Director Heart Failure Site Based Research and Heart Failure Outreach Programs
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Jonathan Rich, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Program Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship Program
Northwestern University

Joseph G. Rogers, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Interm Chair, Department of Medicine
Duke University

Carolyn Rosner, RN
SHOCK/CHIP Coordinator
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Palak Shah, MD, MS, FACC, FHFSA
Director, Cardiovascular Genomics Center
Director, Heart Failure Research
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, GW University

Ramesh Singh, MD, FACS, FACCS
Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Shashank Sinha, MD, MSc, FACC
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

Scott Solomon, MD, FACC, FHFSA
The Edwards D. Frohlich Distinguished Chair
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Noninvasive Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Alan Speir, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor, Department of Surgery Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth

John Teerlink, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Director, Heart Failure Program and Clinical Echocardiography Lab,
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Behnam Tehrani, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Alexander Truesdell, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM
Interventional Cardiologist
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Orly Vardeny, PharmD, MS, FHFSA
Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine
University of Minnesotaa

Clyde Yancy, MD, MACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine