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, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Email: edward.gilbert@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 800-332-7156

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 treatment of heart ... Read More

Specialties: Cardiology

Email: rami.alharethi@imail.org

Phone: 801-507-4000

Jose Nativi-Nicolau, MD

Dr. Nativi-Nicolau is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Heart Failure Cardiologist at the University of Utah. He received his medical degree from University of Panama. Dr. Nativi-Nicolau completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He accomplished his Cardiology Fellowship at... Read More

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

Email: jose.nativi@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 800-332-7156

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

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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. Dr. Fang, who specializes in treatment of patients with heart failure, most recently held the Spitz Master Clinician Chair at Case Western Reserve Univers... Read More

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

Email: james.fang@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-7676

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

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

Omar Wever-Pinzon, MD

Dr. Wever-Pinzon is an Assistant Professor of Medicine 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 Cardiac Imaging at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center-University Hospital of Columbia University College of... Read More

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

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

Phone: 208-367-4278

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 an Adv... Read More

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Email: line.kemeyou@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-7676

Kia Afshar, MD

Dr. Afshar's clinical interests include heart failure, transplant, and cardiac amyloidosis, a disorder caused by deposits of an abnormal protein (amyloid) in the heart tissue.

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Cardiac Amyloidosis  

Email: kia.afshar@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 

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

Email: michael.mcculloch@imail.org