PHCC Medical Leadership 2017-07-27T13:46:37+00:00

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

Murali M. Chakinala, MD Murali M. Chakinala, MD
Washington University in Saint LouisChair, PHCC Oversight Committee
Jeffrey R. Fineman, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Jessie A. Kohler, Esq. Jessie A. Kohler, Esq.
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Myung H. Park, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Diane Diane Ramirez
Patient Representative
Jeffrey S. Sager, MD, MSCE Jeffrey S. Sager, MD, MSCE
Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants
Glenna Traiger, RN, MSN, CNS-BC
University of California at Los Angeles
Erika S. Berman Rosenzweig, MD Erika S. Berman Rosenzweig, MD
Columbia UniversityChair, PHA Scientific Leadership Council
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting
Victor Test, MD

ACCP Representative
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Michael Patrick Gray Michael Patrick Gray
Pulmonary Hypertension AssociationProgram Director, PHCC
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
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
Michael Patrick Gray
Carl Hicks
Wendy Hill, RN, NP-C, MSN
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
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
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.

Joel Wirth, MD (Chair)
Maine Medical Center
Christine Archer-Chicko, MSN
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
David Badesch, MD
University of Colorado
Anna Brown, RN, ARNP
Vanderbilt University
Bruce Brundage, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Duvall, PharmD, BCPS
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
H. James Ford, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Judy Germani, RN
Allegheny General Hospital
Daniel Grinnan, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wendy Hill, RN, NP-C, MSN
Traci Housten, RN, MS
Johns Hopkins University
Amy Kimber, RN, APNP
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Edward Kirkpatrick, DO
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Charlie Lee, MMSc, MPAS, PA-C
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Juliana Liu, RN, MSN, ANP-C
Stanford University
Srinivas Murali, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
Harold Palevsky, MD
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Abby Poms, RRT
E Squared Trials and Registries, Inc.
Ivan Robbins, MD
Vanderbilt University
Robert Schilz, DO, PhD
Case Western Reserve
Oksana Shlobin, MD
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Tim Williamson, MD
University of Kansas Hospital
Delphine Yung, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Dianne Zwicke, MD
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Olivia Onyeador
Program Manager, PHCC
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting