Professor of Surgery (Cardiac); Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery, Surgery
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Since 2018, the cardiac transplant program has performed on par with any other top program in the country. More patients are receiving their heart transplants at Yale than at any time in the past, and we are as busy, if not busier, than any other cardiac transplant program in New England. In addition to performing a large number of heart transplants, our program has worked to expand access to donations through methods such as “donation after cardiovascular death,” the use of Hepatitis C NAT+ donors, and through desensitization efforts of patients highly sensitized to potential donor antigens. Our group is active in outcomes research in this population as well.
Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Fellowship Training Program
Comprehensive Heart Failure Program
Led by the interim director Tariq Ahmad MD, MPH, FACC, the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program comprises of a number of out-patient and in-patient initiatives dedicated to producing high quality outcomes for all types of heart failure patients.
The Heart Failure Population Health Program is a clinical care network which extends across the Connecticut shoreline, from Greenwich in the west to New London in the east. Our group utilizes a variety of technologies for monitoring the health of our heart failure patients in the community, and we have several Heart Failure Disease Management clinics open to drive the medical care of patients with newly diagnosed heart failure or recent hospital admissions.
Directed by Daniel Jacoby, MD, the Inherited Cardiomyopathy Program includes clinics staffed with clinicians whom are experts in diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy clinics which focus on acquired disease such as cardiac sarcoidosis and cardiac amyloidosis also exist. Finally, directed by Robert Elder, MD, the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program acts as a clinical care bridge for the pediatric patient with heart disease as they age and mature into adulthood.
Heart Failure Research
Directed by Jeffrey Testani, MD, MTR, members of our group are active in many forms investigational scientific and clinical research. Areas of interest include diuretic therapies - not only loop diuretics but also SGLT-2 inhibitors, digital tools to assess heart failure population risk and predicted patient outcomes, new medical therapies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and TTR cardiac amyloidosis, as well as endeavors to expand the heart transplant donor pool. Our investigators also have the opportunity to partner with the immense talent available through the Yale School of Medicine’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and the Yale Cardiovascular Research Group.
Associate Professor of Medicine; Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cardiac); Director Mechanical circulatory support and ECMO, Cardiac Surgery; Associate Director Heart Transplant, Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Heart Failure Disease Management Program (New London)
Associate Professor Term
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Assistant Professor; Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Program; Director, Cardio-Obstetrics; Co-Director, Maternal Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; Physician Advisor, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Associate Professor Term; Director Population Health Program, Internal Medicine; Clinical Advisor, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign and Learning (CHIRAL); Director, Cardiomyopathy Program, Internal Medicine; Director, Comprehensive Heart Failure Program, Internal Medicine
Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Cardiology)
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of Heart Failure Research, Cardiovascular Medicine; Co-Director Heart & Vascular Center Clinical Research, Heart & Vascular Center