PH Care Centers

Medical Leadership

In early 2011, the PHA Scientific Leadership Council started development of the PH Care Centers initiative to assure outstanding care in pulmonary hypertension. Appointed by the PHA Board of Trustees, the PHCC Oversight Committee is tasked with management and governance of the PHCC initiative.

PHCC Oversight Committee

Myung H. Park, MD
CHI Franciscan
Chair, PHCC Oversight Committee

Elizabeth Colglazier, RN, MS, CCRN, CPNP-AC
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Russel Hirsch, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

William O’Donnell
Caregiver Representative

Monica Penaranda
PHA Board of Trustees Representative

James R. Runo, M.D.
University of Wisconsin

Oksana Shlobin, M.D.
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Douglas R. Taylor
Patient Representative

Murali Chakinala, MD
Washington University in Saint Louis
Immediate Past Chair
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Jean Elwing, MD
UC Physicians
ACCP Representative
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

H. James Ford, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chair, PHCC Review Committee
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Traci Housten, RN, MS
Johns Hopkins University
Vice Chair, PHCC Review Committee
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Ronald Oudiz, MD
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center
Chair, PHA Scientific Leadership Council
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Developing and Implementing the PHCC Program

Since September 2011, members of the PHA Board of Trustees, the PHA Scientific Leadership Council, and other key stakeholders in the PH community approved the PHCC initiative in concept. A steering committee and task forces were organized and staffed to address accreditation criteria, program implementation, registry development, communication to key stakeholders and financial sustainability. The members below have been working since this time researching, accumulating and documenting information, developing logic models, defining action steps, building financial projections and validating the program content.

Murali Chakinala, MD (PHCC Chair)
Washington University in Saint Louis

Rino Aldrighetti
PHA

Richard Channick, MD
Harvard Medical School

C. Gregory Elliott, MD
University of Utah

Serpil Erzurum, MD
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Karen Fagan, MD
University of South Alabama

Bob Gray
PHA

Michael Patrick Gray
PHA

Carl Hicks
PHA

Wendy Hill, RN, NP-C, MSN
Cedars-Sinai

Steven Kawut, MD, MS
(Patient Registry Task Force Chair)
University of Pennsylvania

Vallerie McLaughlin, MD
University of Michigan

Stephen Mathai, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University

Olivia Onyeador, MHA
PHA

Ron Oudiz, MD
(Criteria Task Force Chair)
Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Abby Poms, RRT, RCP
(Implementation Task Force Co-Chair)
E Squared Trials and Registries, Inc.

Jeffrey Sager, MD, MSCE
Cottage Hospital

Robert Schilz, DO, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Traci Stewart, RN, MSN
University of Iowa

>Darren Taichman, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Victor Tapson, MD
Cedars-Sinai

Corey Ventetuolo, MD, MS
Brown University

Joel Wirth, MD
(Implementation Task Force Co-Chair)
Maine Medical Center

Roham Zamanian, MD
(Funding Task Force Chair)
Stanford University

PHCC Review Committee

The PHCC Review Committee is tasked with reviewing the site applications, conducting site visits, issuing accreditation decisions, and monitoring Centers’ periodic status reports.

H. James Ford, MD (Chair)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Traci Housten, RN, MS (Vice Chair)
Johns Hopkins University

Vijay Balasubramanian, MD
University of Calfornia, San Francisco – Fresno

Anne Davis, RN
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Michael Duncan, MD
Indiana University

Laura Duvall, PharmD, BCPS
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Adrian Felder, MS, RN, AGNP-C
Baylor Scott & White Health

Daniel Grinnan, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University

Jennifer Keeley, DNP, CRNP
Allegheny General Hospital

Edward Kirkpatrick, DO
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

James Klinger, MD
Rhode Island Hospital

Todd Kolb, MD
Johns Hopkins University

J. Wesley McConnell, MD
Kentuckiana Pulmonary Associates

Laura Nowicki, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Claire Parker, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Janet Pinson, NP
Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Abby Poms, RRT
E Squared Trials and Registries, Inc.

Kimberly Robinson, BSN, MSN, APRN
Kentuckiana Pulmonary Associates

Zeenat Safdar, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital

Sandeep Sahay, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital

Namita Sood, MD
UC Davis Health

Yon Sung, MD
Stanford University

John Swisher, MD, PhD
Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center

Nidhy Varghese, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital

Aaron Waxman, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Elise Whalen, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CPN
Texas Children’s Hospital

Olivia Onyeador
Director, PHCC Accreditation
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting