Featured Speakers

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Robert Califf, MD, MACC

Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Eugene Braunwald, MD, MACC

Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Founding Chairman of the TIMI Study Group
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Faculty

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Christopher M. O’Connor, MD, FACC, FESC, FHFSA

CEO and Executive Director, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor of Medicine (adj), Duke University;
Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Heart Failure

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Merdod Ghafouri, DO, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Chief Patient Experience Officer
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

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Shashank S. Desai, MD, FACC

Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

All Faculty Members

Emma J. Birks, MBBS, Ph.D., B.Sc., FRCP
Professor of Medicine, Director, Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Support Program University of Louisville School of Medicine

Linda Bogar, MD
Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplant Programs
Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute

Eugene Braunwald, MD, MACC
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, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado

Peter Carson, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Lauren Cooper, MD
Associate Director of Heart Failure Site Based Research
Director Phase 2/3 Heart Failure
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Christopher deFilippi, MD, FACC
Vice Chief for Academic Affairs, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

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

Michael Felker, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Heart Failure Section
Duke School of Medicine

Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FACC
Senior Scientific Advisor to the FDA Commissioner
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Associate Professor of Medicine (Adj.)
Duke University School of Medicine

Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, VCU
Co-Director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Merdod Ghafouri, DO, FACC, FAHA
Medical Director
Chief Patient Experience Officer
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

James Januzzi, MD, FACC, FESC
Cardiology Division
Massachusetts General Hospital
Hutter Family Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cardiometabolic Trials
Harvard Clinical Research Institute

Mariell Jessup MD, FAHA, FACC, FESC
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Penn Heart and Vascular Center

JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FACC, FAHA
Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program
Vanderbilt University

Alan B. Miller, MD, FACC
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Florida, Jacksonville

Christopher O’Connor, MD, FACC, FESC
Executive Director and CEO
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor of Medicine (adj)
Duke University
Editor-in-Chief
JACC: Heart Failure

Milton Packer, MD, FACC
Distinguished Scholar in Cardiovascular
Science, Baylor University Medical Center

Peter S. Pang MD MSc FACEP FAHA FACC
Associate Professor | Emergency Medicine
Associate Director | Clinical Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University Translational Sciences Fellow
Indiana University School of Medicine

Stuart Russell, MD, FACC
Chief, Heart Failure and Transplantation
Johns Hopkins University
Palak Shah, MD, MS, FACC
Heart Failure and Transplantation
Inova Translational Medicine Institute
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, George Washington University

Mark Slaughter, MD
Professor and Chief, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville
Executive Medical Director, Jewish Hospital
Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Assist Device, University of Louisville

John R. Teerlink, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FHFSA, FRCP
Director, Heart Failure Program
Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Todd Stottlemyer
Chief Executive Officer
Inova Center for Personalized Health

Hector Ventura, MD, FACC
Section Head Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Ochsner Medical Center

David J. Whellan, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA
James C. Wilson Professor of Medicine
Associate Provost for Clinical Research, Thomas Jefferson University
Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Executive Director, Jefferson Clinical Research Institute

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA
Vice Dean, Diversity & Inclusion
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine