Scientific Leadership Council Members

PHA’s Scientific Leadership Council (SLC) members are leading physicians and research scientists in the pulmonary hypertension field from medical centers that include Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Georgetown, Harbor - UCLA, Harvard University, Mayo Clinic, New York University, Stanford University, Tufts University, University of Texas Southwestern, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Alabama, University of Utah, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale. They guide PHA's medical programs.

The SLC is a global body with international members currently from the U.S., Canada and Austria.

SLC, Chair
Karen A. Fagan, MD
Chief of Pulmonology, Critical Care
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Term Ends December 2018
Karen Fagan
SLC, Immediate Past Chair
Richard N. Channick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Term Ends December 2016
Richard Channick Headshot
SLC, Chair-Elect
Erika S. Berman Rosenzweig, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in Medicine
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY
Term Ends December 2020
Erika Berman Rosenzweig
   

Committee Chairs

Anna Hemnes, MD
Chair, Scientific Sessions Committee
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tenn.
Term Ends June 2014
Robert J. Schilz, DO, PhD
Chair, Education Committee
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Associate Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Mediciane
Cleveland, OH
Term Ends June 2014
Serpil C. Erzurum, MD
Chair, Research Committee
Chair, Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Term Ends June 2014
Michael A. Mathier, MD
Chair, PHA Online University Committee
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Term Ends December 2013
Ronald J. Oudiz, MD
Chair, Insurance Advocacy Committee
Professor of Medicine
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA
Term Ends June 2014
Jeffrey S. Sager, MD
Chair, Medically-Led Sessions Committee
Medical Director
Cottage Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Keck School of Medicine, USC
Term Ends June 2014
Myung H. Park, MD, FACC
Editor-In-Chief, Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Program
Division of Cardiology
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Term Ends 2016
 
   

Members

Ian Adatia, MBChB
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alberta
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Stollery Children's Hospital
Alberta, Canada
Term Ends December 2016
Erika S. Berman Rosenzweig, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in Medicine
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY
Term Ends December 2016
Todd M. Bull, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver, CO
Term Ends December 2016
Charles D. Burger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
Term Ends December 2015
Murali M. Chakinala, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
St. Louis, MO
Term Ends December 2016
Richard N. Channick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Winchester, MA
Term Ends December 2016
Lorinda Chung, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Term Ends December 2016
Serpil C. Erzurum, MD
Chair, Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Term Ends December 2015
Karen A. Fagan, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Chief of Pulmonolgy, Critical Care
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Term Ends December 2016
Hyong (Nick) Kim, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Term Ends December 2016
James R. Klinger, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brown University
Providence, RI
Term Ends December 2014
Irene M. Lang, MD
Professor of Vascular Biology
Deputy Chair, Division of Cardiology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Term Ends December 2015
Roberto F. Machado, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Term Ends: December 2016
Stephen C. Mathai, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Term Ends December 2015
Michael A. Mathier, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Term Ends December 2014
Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan CVC Cardiovascular Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
Term Ends December 2014
John H. Newman, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
T1218 Vanderbilt Medical Center North
Nashville, TN
Term Ends December 2014
Ronald J. Oudiz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA
Term Ends December 2015
Myung H. Park, MD
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Program
Division of Cardiology
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Term Ends December 2016
Ioana R. Preston, MD
Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Term Ends December 2014
Robert J. Schilz, DO, PhD
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Associate Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Mediciane
Cleveland, OH
Term Ends December 2014
Virginia Steen, MD
Professor, Division of Rheumatology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
Term Ends December 2016
Duncan J. Stewart, MD
Vice President, Research
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON
Term Ends December 2016
Sean Studer, MD, MSc
Chief of Medicine
NYU-Woodhull Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
Term Ends December 2014
Fernando Torres, MD
Head of Lung Transplant and Pulmonary HTN Program
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Term Ends December 2014
Terence Trow, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Term Ends December 2014
Joel A. Wirth, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont
Division Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Term Ends December 2015
Roham T. Zamanian, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Term Ends December 2016
   

Liaisons

Melisa Wilson, ARNP, ACNP-BC (voting)
Chair, PH Professional Network
Orlando Health Heart Institute
Orlando, FL
Rita Orth, RN
PHA Board Member

Crystal Weber, RN (non-voting)
Chair-Elect, PH Professional Network
Chair, PH Professional Network Publications Committee
Duke University
Durham, NC

 
   

SLC Distinguished Advisory Committee

David B. Badesch, MD
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Aurora, CO
Bruce Brundage, MD
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Bend, OR
C. Gregory Elliott, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Murray, UT
Michael D. McGoon, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, MN
Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan CVC Cardiovascular Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
 
 

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