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FACULTY (partial list)


Lori Daniels, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Division of Cardiology
UC San Diego

Alan Maisel, MD
Emeritus Professor of Cardiology
UC San Diego


Eric Adler, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director,
Heart Transplant and MCS Program
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Daniel Blanchard, MD, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Timothy M. Fernandes, MD, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

David Krummen, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
VA San Diego Healthcare System
Electrophysiologist, UCSD and
VA San Diego

Ryan Reeves, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology

Jia Shen, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases

Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, FASPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Step Family Foundation
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and
Wellness Center

Howie Tran, MD, FACC
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Marcus Anthony Urey, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Nicholas Wettersten, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Cardiology


Rudolf A. de Boer, MD, PhD
Professor in Cardiology & Director of Experimental Cardiology
University Medical Center Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science
Director, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
Co-Director, UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program
Co-Chief of Clinical Cardiology, UCLA Division of Cardiology
David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Hanna K. Gaggin MD, MPH, FACC
Cardiology Division
Assistant Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Cardiology Subspecialty Core Educator, Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine Residency
Boston, MA

Allan S. Jaffe, MD, FACC
Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular
Medicine and CCLS Division in Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Professor of Medicine and Professor of
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Pedro Lopez Ayala, MD, Msc
Cardiovascular Clinical Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel (CRIB)
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Thomas F. Lüscher, MD, FRCP
Director of Research, Education & Development
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
Professor of Cardiology
Imperial College
London, UK

Torbjørn Omland, MD, PhD, MPH, FESC, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiology
University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

William Franklin Peacock, IV, MD, FACEP
Professor, Vice Chair for Research
Henry JN Taub Department of Emergency Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

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