Planning Committee

M. Elizabeth Hale Hammond, MD

Dr. Hammond is Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is also the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at LDS Hospital and Urban Central Region, Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has an active pathology practice in renal and cardiac pathology. She and her colleagues reported the first prospective series of patients with humorally mediated acute vascular rejection of the cardiac allograft. She is the author of 125 original publications and 14 book chapters.

Specialties:  Cardiac Pathology, Renal Pathology

 

Stavros G. Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC

Dr. Stavros George Drakos is a Nora Eccles Treadwell Scholar and Director of Cardiovascular Research for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is the Co-Chief Heart Failure and Transplant Section and Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Program. His research interests are focused on cardiac recovery associated with unl... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Email: stavros.drakos@u2m2.utah.edu

Phone:

James C. Fang, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

James Chen-tson Fang, M.D., is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line at University of Utah Health Care.\r\nDr. Fang, who specializes in treatment of patients with heart failure, most recently held the Spitz Master Clinician Chair at Case Western Reserve Univ... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Email: james.fang@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-7676

Edward Michael Gilbert, MD

Edward Michael Gilbert, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and in Critical Care at Wayne State University. He completed his Cardiovascular Disease training at the University of U... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Email: edward.gilbert@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 800-332-7156

Abdallah G. Kfoury, MD

Dr. Kfoury is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is Director of the Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment Program at Intermountain Healthcare and Director of the U.T.A.H. Cardiac Transplant Program. His clinical focus is Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support... Read More

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Email: akfoury@imail.org

Phone: 801-507-4637

Stephen McKellar, MD, MSc

Dr. McKellar is a native of Salt Lake City and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgical and Cardiothoracic Surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in a combined, integrated training program. ... Read More

Research Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Genetic Basis fo Cardiovascular Disease, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices, Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure, Valvular and Aortic Disease

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery, Valvular Heart Disease

Email: Stephen.H.McKellar@m.cc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-9348

Craig H. Selzman, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

As a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah, Dr. Selzman is heavily invested in the future of our next generation of physicians and surgeons. He is actively involved with medical student teaching, general surgical education, and training of young cardiac surgeons. He has been involved with educationa... Read More

Specialties: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Aortic Dissection, Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Heart Failure, Heart Stem Cell Therapy, Heart Transplant, Heart Valve Surgery, Lung Transplant, Marfan Syndrome and other Aortic Disorders, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Surgical Ventricular Restoration, Valvular Heart Disease

Email: Craig.Selzman@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-9348

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH is a Christi T Smith Professor of Medicine with tenure at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Stehlik has received his medical degree from Charles University in Prague and Masters in Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Disea... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Email: josef.stehlik@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 800-332-7156

U-CARS Program Coordination

Heather Clark

Heather Clark

Title:  Director of Operations, Cardiothoracic Surgery

U-CARS Planning Director

Email:  UCARS@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-581-5311

Liz Cook

Liz Cook

Title:  Administrative Manager, Cardiovascular Medicine

U-CARS Exhibitor and Educational Grants Coordinator

Email:  UCARS@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-213-4060

Brandie Thomas

Brandie Thomas

Title:  Administrative Assistant, U2M2

U-CARS Travel and Logistics Coordinator

Email:  UCARS@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-0727

Trista Long

Trista Long

Title:  Executive Assistant, Cardiovascular Medicine

U-CARS Planning Coordinator

Email:  UCARS@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-2340

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