Fellows Research Day - Task Force Members

Chair

Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD, FAHA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Departments of Medicine & Bioengineering
Principal Investigator, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI)

Members

Imad Al Ghouleh, Ph.D.
Director, Hypoxia Core, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine
Institute, Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Tarek Alsaied, M.D., F.A.C.C., M.Sc.
Pediatric Cardiologist and Advanced Cardiac Imager
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Gaurav Arora, MD
Associate Director of Electrophysiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Vice-Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs, Ambulatory Care
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jason R. Becker, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI), University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Robert Biederman, M.D.
Assoc. Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular MRI Center
Allegheny General Hospital

Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD, FAHA
Director, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI)
Director, Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology & Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Adam B. Christopher, MD
Director of Cardiac MRI and CT
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Yvonne S. Eisele, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Aging Institute
University of Pittsburgh

Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, BPharm, FAHA
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Epidemiology Data Center
University of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Elmer, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Ericka L. Fink, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Div. of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Tom Fowler
Novartis

Mark T. Gladwin, MD
Jack D. Myers Distinguished Professor and Chair
Chairman of the Department of Medicine
UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Principal Investigator, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI)

Delphine Gomez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI)

Aditi U. Gurkar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Aging Institute, GRECC at VA
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Azam Hadi, MD
Allegheny General Hospital

M. Scott Halbreiner, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel School of Medicine
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Allegheny Health Network
Co-Director of Research - Cardiovascular Institute

Bin He, PhD
Dept. Head, BME
Carnegie Mellon University

Manreet Kanwar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine

Bernhard Kuhn, MD
RK Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research
Assoc. Professor & Director of Research in Cardiology

Matthew Lander, MD
Advanced Heart Failure
Allegheny General Hospital

Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC
Director Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute, Allegheny
General Hospital

Xi (Charlie) Ren, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Oehler, MD
Cardiovascular Institute
Allegheny General Hospital

Jason J. Rose, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood and Vascular Medicine Institute

Samir Saba, MD, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI)

Harry S. Tack
Chair, School of Medicine
Professor in Clinical and Translational Science

Iain Scott PhD, FAHA, FCVS
Associate Professor
Director, Postdoctoral Training Program
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Joe Shilkofski
MERCK (retired)

Sanjeev G. Shroff, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Bioengineering
Distinguished Professor of and McGinnis Chair in Bioengineering
Professor of Medicine, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Adam Straub, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
Principal Investigator, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI)

Rebecca Thurston, PhD
Assoc. Professor Psychiatry & Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Med.

Timothy Wong, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute


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