Take the right steps
to treat the right patients
with the right drugs
at the right dose
at the right time

Optimizing Medical Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure


Oversight Committee

Akshay Desai, MD, MPH, FACC
Chair and Course Director

Director, Heart Failure Disease Management, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Cathleen Biga, RN, MSN

Cardiovascular Management of Illinois
Woodridge, IL

Margaret (Midge) Bowers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHFN, AACC, FAANP - Co-Chair

Associate Professor
Faculty Coordinator, Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Instructional Area
Lead Faculty, Adult Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular Specialty, School of Nursing MSN Program
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, NC

Alan Wasserman, MD, MACP, FACC

Chairman, Department of Medicine
Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine
George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences
George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC


Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC

Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting
Grand Rapids, MI

Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Director of the Winters Center for Heart Failure
Associate Director of CVRI
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Care Line Executive
Debakey VAMC
Houston, TX

William G. Cotts, MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois
Clinical Director
Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Oak Lawn, IL

Nicholas Furiasse, MD, MSc

Advanced Heart Failure, MCS, & Cardiac Transplant Fellow
Cedars Sinai Health Center, Heart Institute AHSP Building
Los Angeles, CA

Lee Goldberg, MD, MPH

Medical Director, University of Pennsylvania Heart Failure and Transplantation Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Michelle Johnson, MD, MPH

Clinical Director, Division of Cardiology
Fellowship Director, Cardio-oncology fellowship
Attending Physician, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases
Clinical Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Eldrin Foster Lewis, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA

Carlos J. Rodriguez-Reyes, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine (Cardiology)
PI NHLBI Echocardiographic Study of Latinos/Hispanics (ECHO-SOL)
Associate Director of Research, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC


Chief, Division of Medical Services
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Founder, Heart Failure Institute
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Dena Wilson, MD, FACC

CDR, United States Public Health Service
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ