The founding physicians of CAMP recognize that training and education needs to adapt to physician needs in order to improve the outcomes for these patients.

Jacob Abraham MD

Providence Heart Institute – Portland, OR

Section Head of Advanced HF, MCS, and Transplant

 

Board Certifications:  Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Internal Medicine

Expertise:  Cardiogenic Shock, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Ambulatory Hemodynamic Monitoring

 

Education

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowships: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sophia Airhart MD

Providence Heart Institute – Portland, OR

Head of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Board Certifications:  Internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, and advanced heart failure and transplantation

Expertise: hemodynamics, pulmonary hypertension, right heart failure, invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and mechanical assist devices in management of shock

 

Education

Medical School:  Oregon Health Sciences University

Residency:  Barnes Jewish Hospital – Washington School of Medicine

Fellowships:  University of Washington; Allegheny General Hospital

Zoltan "Zolt" Arany MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:  Medicine, Cardiology

Expertise:  CV Metabolic Pathophysiology; Metabolic Changes Underlying Heart Failure; Maternal Cardiac Diseases During and After Pregnancy

 

Education

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowships:  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Mir Babar Basir D.O.

Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI 

Board Certifications: Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine 

Expertise: Interventional Cardiology, Chronic Total Occlusion PCI, Complex PCI, Mechanical Circulatory Support

 

Education

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Indiana University

Fellowships: Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University

Craig Beavers Pharm.D.

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy - Louisville, KY

Board Certifications: Pharmacotherapy with qualifications in cardiology, anticoagulation

Expertise: Anticoagulation, Women’s Heart Disease, Heart Attack Care, Health Disparities, Rural Care

 

Education

Pharmacy School: University of Kentucky

Residency: UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital

Christian Bermudez MD

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA

Professor of Surgery. Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation and ECMO

Expertise: Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

 

Education

Medical School: University of Concepcion

Residency: University of Chile School of Medicine

Fellowships: Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile; Mayo Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Seth Bilazarian MD

Vice President, Medical Education and Training, Abiomed, Inc. – Danvers, MA

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Coronary and Peripheral Interventional Cardiology

Expertise:  Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Vascular Ultrasound, Interventional Cardiology

 

Education

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Residency: Johns Hopkins University

Fellowship: Boston City and Boston University Medical Center

Emma Birks MD

University of Kentucky (HF) – Lexington KY

Professor of Medicine. Section Chief Heart Failure, Department of Cardiology

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/ Cardiac Transplant Medicine

Expertise: Heart Failure, MCS and Transplantation

 

Education

Medical School: Royal Free and University College Medical School/ UCL Medical School, London NW3 2PF, UK

Residency: Hammersmith Hospital, Guys Hospital, The London Chest Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital, Harefield Hospital London

Fellowships: NorthWest Thames Cardiology, London; Harefield Hospital, Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Daniel "Dan" Burkhoff MD, PhD

Columbia University Medical Center – New York, NY

Leadership: Director of Heart Failure at CRF

Specialties: Cardiology, Hemodynamics,  Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support 

 

Education

Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Fellowships: Johns Hopkins Hospital 

Roberta "Bobbi" C. Bogaev MD

Medical Director, Heart Failure, Abiomed, Inc. – Danvers, MA

Board Certifications: Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialties: Prevention of Heart Failure, Early Treatment of Heart Failure Patients, Optimizing Outcomes for Patients who Require Mechanical Circulatory Support

 

Education

Medical School: Clinical Cardiology, University of Virginia

Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia

Fellowship: Clinical Cardiology, University of Virginia

Beth Towery Davidson DNP, ACNP, CHFN, CCRN, FHFSA

TriStar Centennial Medical Center – Nashville, TN

Director,  Heart Failure Disease Management Program

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Immediate Past President & Board Member

Certifications: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP); Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN); CCRN - American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Expertise:  Heart failure disease state education, hemodynamic monitoring and mechanical circulatory support, heart failure/cardiac transplantation

 

Education

Nursing School:  BSN, Western Kentucky University; MSN, Vanderbilt University

Doctor of Nursing:  University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Adam Devore MD, MHS

Duke Health – Durham, NC

Board Certifications: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Expertise: Advanced Heart Failure Specialist, Transplant Cardiologist

 

Education

Medical School: Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital (Massachusetts)

Fellowships: Duke University Medical Center

Marc L. Dickstein MD

Columbia University Medical Center – New York, NY

Board Certifications: Anesthesiology

Expertise: Anesthesiology

 

Education

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Laura Franey MD

Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids, MI

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echo, Cardiac CT, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac MRI

Expertise: Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography, Adult Echocardiography, Structural Heart Disease, Cardio-Oncology

 

Education

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago

Residency: William Beaumont Hospital (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital (Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging)

Arthur Reshad Garan MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, MA

Associate Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Specialties: Congestive Heart Failure, LVAD, Cardiogenic Shock, Mechanical Assist Devices, Heart Transplant Management, Cardiac Surgery

 

Education

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Campus

Fellowship: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia Campus

Shelley A. Hall MD

Baylor University Medical Center / Baylor Heart & Vascular - Dallas, TX

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Expertise: Congestive Heart Failure, Transplantation, Cardiovascular Disease, LVAD

 

Education

Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School

Residency: UT Southwestern Medical School

Fellowships: UT Southwestern Medical School

Jaime A. Hernandez-Montfort MD, MPH

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, TX

Board Certifications: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Expertise: Heart Failure & Transplantation; Cardiac Critical Care; VAD and Heart Transplant, Inflammatory/Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies and Multi-modality Cardiac Imaging

 

Education

Medical School: Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)

Residency: Baystate Medical Center

Fellowships: Baystate Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Douglas Jennings PharmD, FACC, HFHSA

Columbia University Irving Medical Center - New York, NY

Board Certifications: Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Expertise: Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support

 

Education

Pharmacy School: Wayne State University

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Henry Ford Hospital

Amir Kaki MD

Ascension St. John’s Hospital – Warren, MI

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Expertise: IC, MSC, Large Bore Access and Endovascular Intervention

 

Education

Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine - Dominican Republic

Residency: Erlanger Medical Center

Fellowships: Lenox Hill, University of Arizona Medical Center

Navin Kapur MD

Tufts Medical Center – Boston, MA

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Medicine

Expertise: Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support 

 

Education

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Fellowships: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Michelle M. Kittleson MD, PhD

Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute - Los Angeles, CA

Director of Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation, Director of Heart Failure Research, and Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Expertise: Heart Failure, Transplantation

 

Education

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fellowships: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Alejandro Lemor MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography 

Expertise:  Interventional Cardiology, Complex PCI, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiogenic Shock

 

Education

Medical School: Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Peru

Masters Degree: Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Peru

Residency: Mount Sinai Health System, New, York, NY

Fellowships: Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Michael Lim MD

Saint Louis University Hospital - St Louis, MO 

Hospital Leadership: Director: Division of Cardiology, Director: Cardiac Cath Lab

Board Certifications: Interventional Cardiology

Expertise: Catheter-based Heart Therapies, Interventional Cardiology, Valve Disease

 

Education

Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine 

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine 

Fellowships: University of Michigan Hospitals 

Robin Miller DNP, MPH, ACNP

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center - Portland, OR

Faculty: Oregon Health & Science University, Assistant Professor, AGACNP Program

Board Certifications: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Expertise: MCS, AHF, Transplant

 

Education

MSN: Acute Care NP, UCLA

DNP – University of Arizona

 

 

Ajith P. Nair MD, FACC, FAHA

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center – Houston, TX

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Interests: General Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Mechanical Assist Devices, Valvular Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

 

Education

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

Internship and Residency: Chief Resident - Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowships: Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital

William "Bill" O’Neill MD

Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI 

Hospital Leadership: Medical Director: Center for Structural Heart Disease

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Expertise: Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease 

 

Education

Medical School: Wayne State University

Residency: Wayne State University, Internal Medicine 

Fellowships: University of Michigan, Cardiovascular Disease

Federico Pappalardo MD, PhD

Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Director of the Advanced HF and Mechanical Circulatory Program, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano

Expertise: Heart Failure and Critical Care

 

Education

Medical School: Catania Medical School 

Residency: Anesthesia & Intensive Care at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Rajan "Raj" Patel MD

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, LA

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Specialties: Interventional Cardiology, Complex PCI, CTO PCI (Director), Peripheral Interventions, Mechanical Circulatory Support

 

Education

Medical School: Stanford University

Residency: Yale University

Fellowships: University of Virginia

Carolyn Rosner NP

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute – Fairfax, VA

Director of Innovative Programs

Certification:  Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Expertise: ECMO, cardiogenic shock, complex coronary artery disease, heart failure and adult congenital heart disease

 

Education

Nursing School: Marymount University (MSN with concentration as Family Nurse Practitioner)

Business School:  Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (MBA)

Charles "Chuck" Simonton MD

Abiomed, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer - Danvers, MA

Leadership (past): Director, Interventional Cardiology, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Charlotte, NC;

Chief Medical Officer, Abbott Vascular; PCICHUCK LLC - Charlotte, NC, USA

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Expertise: Complex Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Heart Failure

 

Education:

Medical School: Harvard Medical School 

Residency: University of California San Francisco, CA

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center

Hemindermeet Singh MD

Mercy-Health St Vincent Medical Center - Toledo, OH 

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, American Board of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Expertise: Interventional Cardiology

 

Education

Medical School: Government Medical College - Amritsar, India 

Residency: Mercy-Health St Vincent Medical Center - Toledo, OH

Fellowships:

Cardiology - Mercy-Health St Vincent Medical Center - Toledo, OH

Interventional Cardiology - Ascension St John Hospital - Detroit, MI

Linda Suplicki MSN, ACNP, CCRN

Advanced Practice Provider, Advanced Heart Failure, Abiomed, Inc - Danvers, MA

Board Certifications: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), CCRN – American Association of Critical care nurses

Expertise: advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support – temporary and durable, cardiac transplantation, cardiogenic shock team-based approach

 

Education:

Nursing School: BSN, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ 07470

Master’s in Science and Nursing (MSN): University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ

Wai Hong "Wilson" Tang MD

Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute / Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

Research Director for Heart Failure and Transplantation / Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Advanced Heart Failure And Transplant Cardiology

Expertise: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure (including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory assist devices), Cardio-Renal Diseases, and Cancer-Related Heart Diseases

 

Education

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Internship and Residency: Stanford University Medical Center

Fellowships: Cleveland Clinic

Jeffrey M. Testani MD, MTR

Yale University - New Haven, CT

Director HF Research 

Board Certifications: Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Medicine

Expertise: Acute Heart Failure, Diuretic Resistance, Cardio-renal Syndrome, Congestion

 

Education

Medical School: University of Florida

Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania

Jane Wilcox MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, IL

Chief of the Section of Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Board Certifications: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Expertise: cardiomyopathy, advanced heart failure/transplant and mechanical assist devices

 

Education

Medical School: Stritch School of Medicine/Loyola University

Residency:  McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Fellowship:  McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Jason Wollmuth MD

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute – Portland, OR 

Board Certifications: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Expertise: Interventional Cardiology

 

Education

Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University School Of Medicine

Residency: University of Arizona

Fellowship: Washington University