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Chair and Co-Chair

Timothy J. Gardner, MD (Chair) Christiana Care Health System
Patrick T. O’Gara, MD (Co-Chair) Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Clinical Centers — Principal Investigators and Lead Coordinators

Baylor Research InstituteMichael Mack, MD
William Ryan, MD
Robert Smith, MD
Tracine Adame, RN, CRC
Cleveland Clinic FoundationBruce Lytle, MD
Mark Gillinov, MD
Kathy Sankovic, RN, CCRP
Duke University Peter Smith, MD
Stacey Welsh, RN
East Carolina Heart Institute T. Bruce Ferguson, MD
Malissa J. Harris, RN, BSN
Hôpital Laval de QuébecPierre Voisine, MD
Mario Senechal, MD
Gladys Dussault
Montefiore Einstein Heart Center Robert Michler, MD
Roger Swayze, RN, BSN, MBA
Montreal Heart Institute Louis Perrault, MD
Michel Carrier, MD
Sophie Robichaud, RT
NIH Heart Center at Suburban HospitalKeith Horvath, MD
Philip Corcoran, MD
Mandy Murphy, RN, CCRC
University of PennsylvaniaMichael A. Acker, MD
Joseph Y. Woo, MD
Mary Lou Mayer, RN, CRC
University of Southern CaliforniaMichael Bowdish, MD
Vaughn A. Starnes, MD
Becky Lopez, RN
University of Virginia Irving L. Kron, MD
Karen Johnston, MD
Sandra G. Burks, RN

Affiliate/Ancillary Sites

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, CHUMNicolas Noiseux, MD
Louis-Mathieu Stevens, MD
Ignacio Prieto, MD
Fadi Basile, MD
Joannie Dionne
Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de MontréalPierre Pagé, MD
Carole Sirois
Inova Fairfax HospitalAlan M. Speir, MD
Minh Dang, Clinical Research Associate
Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreGideon-Nehemia Cohen, MD
Reena Karkhanis, MBBS, DA
The Ohio State University Medical Center Chittor Sai-Sudhakar, MBBS
Ayseha Hasan, MD
Asia McDavid
WellStar Kennestone HospitalWilliam A. Cooper, MD
George Kramer, MD
Tauri Harden, RN, BSN

Satellite Sites

Baystate Medical Center John Rousou, MD
Barbara Burkott, RN, BSN, CCRP
Brigham and Women’s HospitalFrederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD
Anju Nohria, MD
Debra Conboy, RN
Christiana CareRay Blackwell, MD
Andrea M. Squire
Columbia University Michael Argenziano, MD
Lyn Goldsmith, MA, RN, BSN, CCRC
Emory University John Puskas, MD
Vinod Thourani, MD
Alexis Neill, RN, MSN
Lankenau Medical CenterScott Goldman, MD
Susan Herring, RN, BSN, M.Ed.
Mission HospitalMark A. Groh, MD
Claudine Cuento, BSN, RN, CCRC
Mount Sinai Hospital, NYDavid Adams, MD
Robin Varghese
St Michael’s Hospital TorontoDavid Latter, MD
Randi Feder-Elituv
Toronto General Hospital Terrence Yau, MD
Lisa Garrard
University of AlbertaJohn C. Mullen, MD, MSc
Emily Kuurstra
University of ChicagoValluvan Jeevanandam, MD
Elizabeth Johnson
University of MarylandJames S. Gammie, MD
Dana Beach, RN
University of MichiganSteven Bolling, MD
Cathie Bloem, MPH, RN
Washington UniversityRalph J. Damiano Jr., MD
Tracey Guthrie, RN
Yale New HavenAbeel Mangi, MD
Lynn Wilson

Collaborating Network

Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network

Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research (InCHOIR)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1077
New York, NY 10029 USA
Main Number: 212-659-9567
Fax: 212-423-2998

DCC Leadership

  • Annetine C. Gelijns, PhD
  • Michael K. Parides, PhD
  • Deborah D. Ascheim, MD
  • Alan J. Moskowitz, MD
  • Ellen Moquete, RN, BSN
  • Eric A. Rose, MD
  • Emilia Bagiella, PhD
  • Mary Ann Kral, PA-C, MS

DCC Administrative Support

  • Melissa Chase, MPA
  • Milerva Santos, BS

DCC Trial Coordination

  • Seth Goldfarb
  • Janine Lynch, MPH
  • Kathleen McDonald, BA
  • Paula Williams, MS

Regulatory and Monitoring

  • Karen O’Sullivan, MPH
  • James Foo, MAS
  • Kinjal Kadackia, PA-C
  • Cassandra Pineda, MPH
  • Andrea Ratner, RN
  • Gabriela Sanchez-Bravo, BA
  • Deborah Williams, BSN, MPH

DCC Biostatistics and Data Management

  • Helena Chang, MS
  • Lopa Gupta, MPH
  • Katherine Kirkwood, MS
  • Jessica Overbey, MS
  • Michael Weglinski, MBA

DCC Informatics

  • Ron Levitan, DipCompSci
  • Edlira Kumbarce, MS
  • Xia (Terry) Ye, BS

National Institutes of Health

NHLBI

  • Marissa Miller, DVM, MPH (Program Director)
  • Albert Lee, PhD (Deputy Program Director)
  • Wendy Taddei-Peters, PhD (Clinical Trials Specialist)
  • David J. Gordon, MD, PhD (Clinical Trials Specialist)
  • Nancy Geller, PhD (Biostatistician)
  • Neal Jeffries, PhD (Biostatistician)
  • Amy Connolly (Grants Management)

NINDS

  • Claudia Moy, PhD

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  • Ilana Kogan Gombos, PhD
  • Jennifer Ralph