November 9 – 10, 2017 | La Jolla, CA

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SYMPOSIUM CHAIR & STEERING COMMITTEE

William Auger
William R. Auger, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, CTEPH Program
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Richard Channick
Richard N. Channick, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension &
Thromboendarterectomy Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Robert Davis
R. Duane Davis, MD
Director of the Cardiovascular Institute
Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL
Gustavo Heresi
Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
Medical Director
Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
Program
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Nick Kim
Nick H. Kim, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
Division of Pulmonary &
Critical Care Medicine
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Michael Madani
Michael M. Madani, MD
Clinical Chief, Cardiovascular and
Thoracic Surgery
Director, UCSD Sulpizio
Cardiovascular Center – Surgery
Surgical Director, UCSD PTE Program
University of California, San Diego
Health Sciences
La Jolla, CA

SYMPOSIUM FACULTY

Sonja Bartolome
Sonja Bartolome, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Ray Benza
Ray Benza, MD
Assistant Professor
Temple University
School of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure, Transplant,
Mechanical Circulatory and
Pulmonary Hypertension
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Erika Berman-Rosenzweig
Erika Berman-Rosenzweig, MD
Associate Chief, Division of
Pediatric Cardiology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pulmonary
Hypertension Center
Columbia University
Medical Center
New York, NY
Murali Chakinala
Murali Chakinala, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Kelly Chin
Kelly Chin, MD
Associate Professor of
Internal Medicine
Director, Pulmonary
Hypertension Program
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Marc de Perrot
Marc de Perrot, MD, MSc
Associate Professor,
University of Toronto
Director, Toronto CTEPH Program
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON Canada
Greg Elliott
Greg Elliott, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Utah
School of Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary
Hypertension Center
Intermountain Medical Center
Murray, UT
Peter Fedullo
Peter Fedullo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
Director, Critical Care
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Paul Forfia
Paul Forfia, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension,
Right Heart Failure and
PTE Program
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Frantz
Robert Frantz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary
Hypertension Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Deepa Gopalan
Deepa Gopalan, MRCP, FRCR
Consultant Cardiac Radiologist
Department of Radiology
Imperial College London
Cambridge University Hospital
Cambridge, United Kingdom
SW Jamieson
Stuart Jamieson, MD, FRCS
Endowed Chair and
Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Dean, Cardiovascular Affairs
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Manreet Kanwar
Manreet Kanwar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Temple University
School of Medicine
Associate Medical Director,
CTEPH Program
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Kim Kerr
Kim Kerr, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief, Pulmonary,
Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director, Medical
Intensive Care Unit
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Irene Lang
Irene Lang, MD
Professor of Vascular Biology
Deputy Director,
Clinical Department of Cardiology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Shami Mahmud
Shami Mahmud, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Interventional
Cardiology and Cardiac Cath Lab
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Vallerie McLaughlin
Vallerie McLaughlin, MD
Kim A. Eagle MD Endowed
Professor of
Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Pulmonary
Hypertension Program
University of Michigan
Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Robert Moraca
Robert Moraca, MD
Associate Professor of
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Drexel University
College of Medicine
Director, Thoracic and
Aortic Arrhythmia Surgery
Director, Extracorporeal
Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Service
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Joanna Pepke-Zaba
Joanna Pepke-Zaba, PhD, FRCP
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Director of the National
Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Unit,
Senior Visiting Fellow of the
University of Cambridge
Papworth Hospital
Cambridge, United Kingdom
David Poch
David Poch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and
Critical Care
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Victor Pretorius
Victor Pretorius, MBChB
Associate Clinical
Professor of Surgery
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Surgical Director of
Heart Transplant &
Mechanical Assist Program
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Ivan Robbins
Ivan Robbins, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary
Vascular Center
Vanderbilt University
Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez
Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, MD
Associate Director,
Pulmonary Hypertension and
Thromboendarterectomy Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Victor Tapson
Victor Tapson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director Venous
Thromboembolism and
Pulmonary Hypertension
Research Program
Co-Director Pulmonary
Hypertension Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Victor Test
Victor Test, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary,
Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Pulmonary
Vascular Disease Center
Department of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Yoshiya Toyoda
Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart and
Lung Transplantation
Director, Mechanical
Circulatory Support
Co-Surgical Director,
Temple Heart & Vascular Institute
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Anjali Vaidya
Anjali Vaidya, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director,
Pulmonary Hypertension,
Right Heart Failure, and
PTE Program
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Cameron Wright
Cameron Wright, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA