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PHA Scientific Leadership Council Members

Members of the Scientific Leadership Council (SLC) serve as PHA’s leadership and are cardiologists, pulmonologists and rheumatologists – leading PH experts that branch out into all areas of scientific exploration and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Not only do they guide the vast array of medical education PHA offers to both the medical and patient communities, they also are involved in the development of cutting edge research exploring various aspects of PH such as the implications of genetics in pulmonary hypertension, treatments for children living with PH, PH and associated diseases and much more.

Many past and present members of the SLC were involved in the creation of the Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Hypertension, lead in the development of the Journal Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension and the comprehensive treatment fact sheets and consensus statements available as resources on our website.

 

SLC, Chair
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
SLC, Immediate Past 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, Chair-Elect
Ronald J. Oudiz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA
Ronald J. Oudiz, MD

Committee Chairs

Ioana R. Preston, MD
Chair, Education Committee
Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Term Ends October 2016
Harrison Farber, MD
Editor-In-Chief, Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Todd M. Bull, MD
Chair, Research Committee
Associate Professor in Medicine
Medical Director, Anschutz Intensive Care Unit
University of Colorado Hospital
Denver, CO
Term Ends October 2016

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 2015

Members

Ian Adatia, MBChB
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alberta
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Stollery Children's Hospital
Alberta, Canada
Term Ends December 2016
Todd M. Bull, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver, CO
Term Ends December 2016
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
Lorinda Chung, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Term Ends December 2016
Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
University of Chicago Hospital
Chicago, IL
Anna Hemnes, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Director, Pulmonary Vascular Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Steven Kawut, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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 2017
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 2017
John H. Newman, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
T1218 Vanderbilt Medical Center North
Nashville, TN
Term Ends December 2017
Myung H. Park, MD
Chief, Division of Heart Failure and Transplant
Department of Cardiology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas
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 2017
Jeffrey S. Sager, MD, MSc
Director, Cottage Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants
Santa Barbara, CA
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 2017
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 2017
Fernando Torres, MD
Head of Lung Transplant and Pulmonary HTN Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Term Ends December 2017
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 2017
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
Delphine Yung, MD
Associate Professor
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA
Roham T. Zamanian, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Term Ends December 2016
 

Liaisons

Amy Kimber, RN, APNP (voting)
PH Professional Network Liaison
Chair, PH Professional Network
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Rita Orth, RN
Patient Liaison
PHA Board Member
Fran Rogers, MSN, CRNP (non-voting)
PH Professional Network Liaison
Chair-Elect, PH Professional Network
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
 

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
Richard N. Channick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
C. Gregory Elliott, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Murray, UT
Michael D. McGoon, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, MN
Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Kim A. Eagle, MD, Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Michigan CVC Cardiovascular Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI

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