Scientific Leadership Council

Members of the Scientific Leadership Council (SLC) serve as PHA’s leadership and are cardiologists, pulmonologists and rheumatologists – leading PH experts that branch out into all areas of scientific exploration and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Not only do they guide the vast array of medical education PHA offers to both the medical and patient communities, they also are involved in the development of cutting edge research exploring various aspects of PH such as the implications of genetics in pulmonary hypertension, treatments for children living with PH, PH and associated diseases and much more.

Many past and present members of the SLC were involved in the creation of the Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Hypertension, lead in the development of the Journal Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension and the comprehensive treatment fact sheets and consensus statements available as resources on our website.


PHA’s Medical Education events include PHA’s International PH Conference, the largest gathering of patients, caregivers and medical professionals in the PH community. SLC committees develop programming for these communities through the Medically Led and Scientific Sessions at Conference.


The SLC-led Journal Editorial Board develops Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, the world's first and most comprehensive medical journal dedicated to pulmonary hypertension. SLC members also provide editorial oversight to medical content for all of PHA’s publications such as Pathlight as well as authorship of fact sheets and consensus statements available online.


Under the guidance of the SLC, PHA’s Research Program has grown exponentially in just under a decade, supporting the work of close to 50 researchers in the field of pulmonary hypertension.

Promoting Awareness in the Medical Community

As more treatments are being developed for pulmonary hypertension, it becomes even more important that patients are diagnosed early and receive the medical care most appropriate for their needs. Responding to this need, the SLC has led in developing four comprehensive programs through the Medical Education Fund to educate not only the medical community but patients as well.

Learn more about SLC Committees


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