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PH Care Centers

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

UPMC Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 1-877-PH4-UPMC (744-8762)

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care


The UPMC Pulmonary Hypertension Program is a clinical collaboration between the divisions of cardiology and pulmonary and critical care medicine (PACCM). In 2015, Dr. Stephen Chan was recruited to direct the clinical and research program with Dr. Michael Mathier serving as clinical operations head. As a tertiary PH center, the UPMC PH Program primarily serves the areas of western/central Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, upstate New York, and West Virginia.

There is a large, experienced multidisciplinary team of skilled health care providers, with a strong relationship with other divisions and subspecialty programs relevant to pulmonary hypertension. These include rheumatology, hepatology, cardiothoracic surgery for pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) program, sickle cell disease program, HIV medicine program, interstitial lung disease program, and the adult congenital heart disease program.

PH Program Physicians

  • Stephen Chan, MD, PhD
  • Mark Gladwin, MD
  • Michael Mathier, MD
  • Dennis McNamara, MD, MS
  • Quyen Nguyen, MD
  • Ravi Ramani, MD
  • Michael Risbano, MD
  • Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD
  • Marc Simon, MD
  • Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
  • Gavin Hickey, MD

Center Coordinators

  • Jennifer Kliner, ACNP-BC
  • Ashlee Bosh, RN
  • Cheryl Bunner, RN
  • Diane Pippi, RN
  • Jessica Romanias, RN
  • Lauren Tomsic, PA-C
  • James Coon, PharmD
  • Laura Tycon, CRNP

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 1991

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • >150

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • >50

Support Services Available

  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant Services
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD

Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • 1995 – BS – Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • 2001 – PhD – Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003 – MD – University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Postgraduate Training

  • 2005 – Intern/Resident, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2009 – Clinical and Research Fellow, Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2009 – Research Fellow, Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 2015–present – Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments
  • 2015–present – Director, Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 – Herman K. Gold Young Investigator’s Award in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
  • 2009 – Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum, First Place (Fellows Basic Science)
  • 2009 – Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators, Finalist
  • 2010 – Lerner Research Symposium, Award Recipient
  • 2010 – Connors-BRI Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology Research Symposium, Poster Award Winner
  • 2011 – Susan & Katherine McArthur-Radovsky Award
  • 2011 – Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award
  • 2013 – Cardiovascular Leadership Council Award
  • 2014 – Prince Mansour Bin Bandar Al Saud Prize
  • 2015 – Chair’s Prize for Research Excellence

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • Member, American College of Cardiology
  • Member & Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
  • Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation


  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Chan.

Jennifer D. Kliner, MSN, ACNP-BC

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Nurse


  • BSN – 2006 – California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
  • MSN – 2010 – University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Current Professional Experience

  • 2010-present – Clinical Coordinator, Heart Failure/Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • Cardiac Care Team, American College of Cardiology
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association
    • Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network

New and established patients interested in making an appointment with the UPMC Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program can contact the appointment line by calling:

  • Telephone: 1-877-PH4-UPMC (744-8762)

Last Verified: July 21, 2016