Medical Leadership

In early 2011, the PHA Scientific Leadership Council started development of the PH Care Centers initiative to assure outstanding care in pulmonary hypertension. Appointed by the PHA Board of Trustees, the PHCC Oversight Committee is tasked with management and governance of the PHCC initiative.

PHCC Oversight Committee

Michael McGoon, MD

Michael D. McGoon, MD
Mayo Clinic

Chair, PHCC Oversight Committee

Murali Chakinala Murali M. Chakinala, MD
Washington University in Saint Louis

Laura D'Anna, DrPH, MPA
California State University

PHA Board of Trustees Representative

Brian Hanna

Brian Hanna, MD, CM, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Diane Ramirez

Diane Ramirez

Patient Representative

Jeffrey S. Sager, MD, MSCE

Jeffrey S. Sager, MD, MSCE
Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants

Melisa Wilson

Melisa A. Wilson, ARNP, ACNP-BC
Orlando Health Heart Institute

Karen Fagan, MD

Karen A. Fagan, MD
University of South Alabama

Chair, PHA Scientific Leadership Council
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Michael Patrick Gray

Michael Patrick Gray
Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Program Director, PHCC
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

 

PHCC Review Committee

The PHCC Review Committee is tasked with reviewing the site applications, conducting site visits, issuing accreditation decisions, and monitoring Centers' periodic status reports.

Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD (Chair)
Columbia University
 

Christine Archer-Chicko, MSN
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

David Badesch, MD
University of Colorado
Raymond Benza, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
 
Anna Brown, RN, ARNP
Vanderbilt University
Bruce Brundage, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
 
Michelle Cash, MSN, RN, APRN
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Louise Durst, RN
Mayo Clinic

Harrison Farber, MD
Boston University

Wendy Hill, RN, NP-C, MSN
West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center

Traci Housten, RN, MS
Johns Hopkins University
Natalie Kitterman, BSN, RN
Intermountain Medical Center
 
Laurie Lawler, RN
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Juliana Liu, RN, MSN, ANP-C
Stanford University
 
Harold Palevsky, MD
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Abby Poms, RRT, RCP
Duke University
Ivan Robbins, MD
Vanderbilt University
 

Robert Schilz, DO, PhD
Case Western Reserve

Victor Tapson, MD
Cedars-Sinai
Glenna Traiger, RN, MSN
University of California, Los Angeles
 
Tim Williamson, MD
University of Kansas Hospital 
Joel Wirth, MD
Maine Medical Center
 
Delphine Yung, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Dianne Zwicke, MD
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
 

 

Developing and Implementing
the PHCC Program

Since September 2011, members of the PHA Board of Trustees, the PHA Scientific Leadership Council, and other key stakeholders in the PH community approved the PHCC initiative in concept. A steering committee and task forces were organized and staffed to address accreditation criteria, program implementation, registry development, communication to key stakeholders and financial sustainability. The members below have been working since this time researching, accumulating and documenting information, developing logic models, defining action steps, building financial projections and validating the program content.

Murali Chakinala, MD (PHCC Chair)
Washington University in Saint Louis
 

Rino Aldrighetti
PHA

Richard Channick, MD
Harvard Medical School 

C. Gregory Elliott, MD
University of Utah 

Serpil Erzurum, MD
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Karen Fagan, MD
University of South Alabama

Bob Gray
PHA

Michael Patrick Gray
PHA

Carl Hicks
PHA

Wendy Hill, RN, MSN
VA Greater LA Healthcare System
Steven Kawut, MD, MS 
(Patient Registry Task Force Chair) 
University of Pennsylvania 
 

Vallerie McLaughlin, MD
University of Michigan

Stephen Mathai, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University

Olivia Onyeador, MHA
PHA
Ron Oudiz, MD
(Criteria Task Force Chair)
Harbor UCLA Medical Center
 
Abby Poms, RRT, RCP 
(Implementation Task Force Co-Chair)
Duke University
 
Jeffrey Sager, MD, MSCE
Cottage Hospital

Robert Schilz, DO, PhD
Case Western Reserve University 

Traci Stewart, RN, MSN
University of Iowa

Darren Taichman, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Victor Tapson, MD
Cedars-Sinai
Corey Ventetuolo, MD, MS
Brown University
Joel Wirth, MD 
(Implementation Task Force Co-Chair) 
Maine Medical Center
 
Roham Zamanian, MD
(Funding Task Force Chair)
Stanford University


 

 

 

Raising the Level of Care

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Patients are better informed about comprehensive PH care
  • Patients have improved access to Centers with expertise in PH
  • Patients experience less time between symptom onset and diagnosis
  • A medical community better informed about standards of PH care
  • Therapeutic modalities are appropriately used to improve long-term outcomes
  • Increased opportunities for collaboration between Centers for clinical care and PH research

PHCC Application

To complete your PHCC Application, download the PHCC Application Packet (.zip) today. Submissions are accepted at PHCC@PHAssociation.org.

Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to get the latest updates on the PHCC intiative, contact us at PHCC@PHAssociation.org.

The information provided on the PHA website is provided for general information only. It is not intended as legal, medical or other professional advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with your individual needs.

For the best viewing experience of this site, it is recommended that you use Internet Explorer 8 or 9 or Firefox.

© 2014 Pulmonary Hypertension Association. All Rights Reserved.

801 Roeder Road, Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910   Patient-to-Patient Support Line: 1-800-748-7274
Webmaster@PHAssociation.org
    Privacy Policy   Virtual Tour of Website    Provide Feedback & Report Bugs

Designed by Matrix Group International, Inc.®

NORD

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.