Faculty

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, Cardioversion, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: Wayne State University

Residency: Wayne State University

Medical School: Wayne State University

Email: edward.gilbert@hsc.utah.edu

Rami Alharethi, MD, FACC

Dr. Alharethi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  He joined the staff at Intermountain Medical Center in 2009 after serving as the medical director of the heart failure and cardiac transplant program at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). His clinical focus is on advanced... Read More

Specialties: Cardiology

Fellowship: University of Utah Medical Center

Residency: St Joseph Hospital

Medical School: Aleppo University

Email: rami.alharethi@imail.org

Stavros G. Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC

Dr. Stavros George Drakos is a Professor of Cardiology and Physiology at the Univ. of Utah Healthcare & School of Medicine and the Salt Lake VA Medical Center. He is the Medical Director of our institution's historic Cardiac Mechanical Support/Artificial Heart Program, Co-Director Heart Failure & Transplant and Direc... Read More

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

Fellowship: University of Utah/ Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Fellowship: Harefield Heart Sciences Center/Imperial College London & University of Athens, Greece

Fellowship: UTAH Cardiac Transplant Program - University of Utah Health; Intermountain Health; SLC VA Health

Residency: University of Athens

Medical School: University of Athens

Email: stavros.drakos@u2m2.utah.edu

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.  He holds the John and June B. Hartman Presidential Endowed Chair and is Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Fan... Read More

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

Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Email: james.fang@hsc.utah.edu

Line Kemeyou, MD

Dr. Line Kemeyou received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) in Dallas.  She then completed her training in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) and the University of Florida, respectively. She continued her training with a... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Cardioversion, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Florida College of Medicine

Residency: Parkland Health & Hospital System

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Email: line.kemeyou@hsc.utah.edu

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

Medical School: American University of Beirut

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: Union Memorial Hospital

Email: akfoury@imail.org

Kevin S. Shah, MD

Kevin S. Shah, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist with extensive training in treating patients with heart failure, including those who need ventricular assist devices (VADs) or heart transplants. Dr. Shah performs heart catheterization, heart biopsies, and interprets echocardiography. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Shah instr... Read More

Research Interests: Cardiorenal Syndrome, Heart Disease in South Asians

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

Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine

Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Email: Kevin.Shah@hsc.utah.edu

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, Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Cardiology, Cardioversion, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, MCP Hahnemann University

Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, MCP Hahnemann University

Medical School: Charles University

Email: josef.stehlik@hsc.utah.edu

Omar Wever-Pinzon, MD

Dr. Wever-Pinzon is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Medical Director for the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association Center of Excellence Program at the University of Utah. He received his medical degree from the University of Panama. Dr. Wever-Pinzon completed his Internal Medicine Residency, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Ca... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Cardiology, Cardioversion, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Nuclear Cardiology

Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Utah

Fellowship: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Residency: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Medical School: Universidad de Panamá

Email: omar.wever.pinzon@hsc.utah.edu

Ross A. Butschek, MD

Dr. Butschek's clinical focus is on Heart failure care and management, all stages; left ventricular assist device management for bridge to transplant and destination (permanent) therapy; heart transplantation, including UNOS listing and long term care and follow-up; cardio-oncology.

Specialties: cardio-oncology

Residency: Carolina Medical Center

Medical School: Wake Forest University

Specialties: cardio-oncology

Email: ross.butschek@imail.org

Virginia B. Hebl, MD

Dr. Hebl's clinical focus is on Heart failure care and management, all stages; left ventricular assist device management for bridge to transplant and destination (permanent) therapy; heart transplantation, including UNOS listing and long term care and follow-up; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) care and management

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Mechanical Circulatory Support 

Medical School: Mayo Medical Center

Residency: University of Minnesota

Email: virginia.hebl@imail.org

Michael D. McCulloch, MD

Dr. McCulloch's clinical focus is on Heart failure care and management, all stages; left ventricular assist device management for bridge to transplant and destination (permanent) therapy; heart transplantation, including UNOS listing and long term care and follow-up; cardio-oncology; echocardiography

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Cardio-Oncology, Echocardiography

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Email: michael.mcculloch@imail.org