Directors

Symposium Directors

Stavros G. Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC

Dr. Stavros George Drakos is a Professor of Cardiology at the Univ. of Utah Healthcare & Medical School and the Salt Lake VA Medical Center. He is the Medical Director Cardiac Mechanical Support Program, Co-Chief Heart Failure & Transplant and Director of Cardiovascular Research for the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Drakos is one of 27 cardio... Read More

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

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, Mecha... Read More

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Craig H. Selzman, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Craig Selzman is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the care of patients requiring heart surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at Amherst College and medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his General and Cardiothoracic Surgery training... 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, Maze Surgery, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Surgical Ventricular Restoration, Valvular Heart Disease

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH is a Christi T Smith Professor of Medicine 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 Diseases at Alleg... Read More

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

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