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Cardiac Recovery symposium



Keynote Speaker

The conference will be held at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Health Science Education Building, Alumni Hall, Salt Lake City, UT

For directions, please refer to our map.


Karl Swedberg

Karl Swedberg MD, PhD
Senior Professor
Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Sahlgrenska Academy
University of Gothenburg

Guest Faculty

Aly El-Banayosy, MD
Penn State Hershey
Heart and Vascular Institute
Emma J Birks, MBBS,MD, PhD
University of Louisville
Michael Bristow, MD, PhD
University of Colorado
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Columbia University
Charles D. Fraser Jr., MD
Baylor College of Medicine
O.H. Frazier, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Barry Greenberg, MD
Bartley P. Griffith, MD
University of Maryland
Francois Haddad, MD
Stanford School of Medicine
RJ Hajjar, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Richard Kirk, MD
Freeman Hospital,
University of Newcastle, UK
Robert L. Kormos, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Leslie Leinwand PhD
University of Colorado
Gregory Lewis, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Kenneth B Margulies, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Dennis M McNamara, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Shelley Miyamoto, MD
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Francis D. Pagani, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
J. E. Rame M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
P. Christian Schulze, MD,PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Randall Starling, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Ryan J. Tedford, MD
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD
Cincinnati Children's
Eric J. Velazquez, MD
Duke University

Local Faculty

Rami Alharethi, MD
Intermountain Healthcare
Melanie Everitt, MD
Primary Children's Hospital
James Fang, MD
University of Utah
Elizabeth H. Hammond, MD
University of Utah
Benjamin D. Horne, PhD
Intermountain Healthcare
Dean Y Li, MD, PhD
University of Utah
Stephen Mckellar, MD
University of Utah
Matthew A. Movsesian, MD
University of Utah
Jose Nativi Nicolau, MD
University of Utah
Amit Patel, MD
University of Utah
Jared Rutter, PhD
University of Utah
John J. Ryan MD
University of Utah
Kenneth Spitzer, PhD
University of Utah
Kevin J. Whitehead, M.D.
University of Utah

Directors: Stavros G. Drakos, M.D., Ph.D., Abdallah G. Kfoury, M.D., Craig H. Selzman, M.D., and Josef Stehlik, M.D.


Address advances in the field of myocardial recovery and regeneration spanning basic, transitional and clinical science.


Cardiovascular scientists, heart failure, heart transplant and VAD physicians, pharmacists, trainees, and other health care practitioners


  • Advances in understanding cardiac remodeling: therapeutic implications
  • Definition of myocardial recovery
  • Mechanical circulatory support and myocardial recovery
  • Recovery Lessons from established heart failure therapies
  • New therapeutic approaches for myocardial recovery/cell and gene therapies


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