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Charleston HFpEF Conference Faculty

MUSC Conference Director

Sheldon Litwin, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FASE, FSCCT
Alicia Spaulding-Paolozzi endowed chair, South Carolina Center of Economic Excellence
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Radiology
Director of Echocardiography
Medical University of South Carolina
Associate Editor, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

MUSC Conference Co-Directors

Ryan J. Tedford, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Dr. Peter C. Gazes Endowed Chair in Heart Failure
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Section Chief, Heart Failure
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation
Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Fellowship Training Program

Michael R. Zile, M.D.
Charles Ezra Daniel Professor of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Chief, Division of Cardiology, RHJ Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Charleston, SC

Invited Faculty

William T. Abraham, M.D., FACP, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FRCPE
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Cell Biology
College of Medicine Distinguished Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
The Ohio State University
Chief Medical Officer, V-Wave

Javed Butler, M.D., MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Patrick Lehan Chair of Cardiovascular Research
Chairman and Professor, Department of Medicine
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Gregory D. Lewis, M.D.
Section Head, Heart Failure
Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory
Medical Director, Cardiology ICU and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert Mentz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Division of Cardiology
Duke University 
Editor, Journal of Cardiac Failure

Sanjiv Shah, M.D. 
Director, Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine
Center for Deep Phenotyping and Precision Therapeutics\
Neil J. Stone, MD, Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Kavita Sharma, M.D. 
Director, Johns Hopkins Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program
Director of Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


MUSC Faculty

Michael R. Gold, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Assey Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Brian Houston, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Greg Jackson, M.D. 
Assistant Profess of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Director of Heart Failure
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Daniel Judge, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics
Director, Adult Cardiology Fellowship Program
Division of Cardiology

Daniel Silverman, M.D. 
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellow

J. Marcus Wharton, M.D.
Frank P. Tourville Professor of Medicine
Director, Frank P. Tourville Sr., Arrythmia Center
Director, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Division of Cardiology