Faculty

Conference Co-Chairs:

Claudius Mahr, DO, FACC, FESC

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Surgery

University of Washington

Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

UW Heart Institute

Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP, CHFN, AACC

Associate Director of Quality, Cardiology-Mechanical Circulatory Support

Teaching Associate

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Division of Cardiology

Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN

Associate Director, Advanced Heart Failure,

Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support

UW Medical Center

Invited Faculty:

A

Nazem Akoum, MD, FACC
Associate Professor
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 

Nayan Arora, MD
UW Division of Nephrology
Seattle, WA

 


 

B

Yonatan Buber, MD
Associate Professor
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 


 

C

Richard Cheng, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 


D

Todd Dardas, MD
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 


F

James Fausto, MD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Medical Director of Palliative Care – UW Medicine
UW Department of Family Medicine
Seattle, WA

 


 

K

Erik Kellison, PharmD
Pharmacist
CHI Franciscan
Tacoma, WA

 

Jacob Kelly, MD
Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute
Anchorage, AK

 

Kevin Koomalshingh, MD
Assistant Professor Surgery
UW Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA

 


 

L

Peter Leary, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Clinical and Translational Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research Program
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Seattle, WA

 

 

Wayne Levy, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 

 

Song Li, MD
Assistant Professor
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 

Shin Lin, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 


 

M

Burkhard Mackensen, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
UW Medicine Research & Education Endowed Professor in Anesthesiology
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
UW Medicine Heart Institute
Seattle, WA

 

 

Miko F. Mergens, MSW, LICSW
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 

 

James McCabe, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, UWMC Cardiac Cath Lab
Attending Physician
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 

 

Alec Moorman, MD, FACC
Clinical Associate Professor
UW Division of Cardiology
Bellevue, WA

 


 

N

Gautam Nayak, MD, FACC
Invasive Cardiologist
Confluence Health
Wenatchee, WA

 


 

O

Kevin O’Brien, MD
Professor of Medicine Cardiology Service Director
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 

 

David Owens, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 


 

P

Myung Park, MD, FACC
Chi Franciscan
Bremerton, WA


 

R

Brendan Riordan, PA-C
Teaching Associate
UW Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA

 


 

S

Thomas Soeprono, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 

Pingping Song, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 

 

Ajay Srivastava, MD
Scripps
La Jolla, CA

 

 

April Stempien-Otero, MD
Associate Professor Family Endowed Professorship in Heart Failure Research
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA

 


 

T

Jason Tran, MSW
Clinical Social Worker, MCS
UWMC Social Work
Seattle, WA

 


 

W

Lisa Wiederspan, BSN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 

Leah Wong, MN, RN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 

Gregory Wood, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
UW Division of Cardiology
Seattle, WA