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

Richard Channick, MD

Richard N. Channick, MD
Harvard University

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

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


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