AHA Fellows and International Fellows


Class of 2019

The American Heart Association welcomes Fellows and International Fellows elected in 2019. This honor recognizes members for their scientific and professional accomplishments, and volunteer leadership and service.

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

  • Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Bernd Walter Böttiger, MD, FAHA
  • Gaurav Choudhary, MD, FAHA
  • Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • David Seder, MD, FAHA
  • Willard W. Sharp, MD, PhD, FAHA

Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  • Hong Chen, PhD, FAHA
  • Y. Eugene Chen, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Scott M. Gordon, PhD, FAHA
  • Gregory A. Graf, PhD, FAHA
  • Ion S. Jovin, MD, ScD, FAHA
  • Yu Kataoka, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Wei Ling Lau, MD, FAHA
  • Thorsten Leucker, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Keith Neeves, PhD, FAHA
  • Katey J. Rayner, PhD, FAHA
  • Scott W. Shurmur, MD, FAHA
  • Qiaozhu Su, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Elizabeth Tarling, PhD, FAHA
  • Maki Tsujita, PhD, FAHA
  • Tomas Vaisar, PhD, FAHA
  • Luis Villacorta, PhD, FAHA
  • Tetsu Watanabe, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Xue Qiao Zhao, MD, FAHA

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

  • Antonio Abbate, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Ruhul Abid, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Marina Cerrone, MD, FAHA
  • Katarzyna A. Cieslik, PhD, MSc, FAHA
  • Derek J. Dosdall, PhD, FAHA
  • Craig A. Emter, PhD, FAHA
  • Ender A. Finol, PhD, FAHA
  • David A. Ford, PhD, FAHA
  • Jun Fujita, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Takayuki Fujita, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Mary G. Garry, PhD, FAHA
  • Ravi Goyal, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Rebekah L. Gundry, PhD, MSFS, FAHA
  • Thomas Hund, PhD, FAHA
  • Djamel Lebeche, PhD, FAHA
  • Zongjin Li, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Yu Liu, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Kamal D. Mehta, MPhil, PhD, FAHA
  • Manuel F. Navedo, PhD, FAHA
  • Suresh Selvaraj Palaniyandi, PhD, FAHA
  • Peter P. Rainer, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Crystal M. Ripplinger, PhD, FAHA
  • Wolfgang Rottbauer, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Iain Scott, PhD, FAHA
  • Kristin Stanford, PhD, FAHA
  • Karen L. Sweazea, PhD, FAHA
  • Chinmay M. Trivedi, MBBS, PhD, FAHA
  • Shizuka Uchida, PhD, FAHA
  • Niels Voigt, MD, FAHA
  • Lei Yang, PhD, FAHA
  • Shinsuke Yuasa, MD, PhD, FAHA

Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

  • Amrut V. Ambardekar, MD, FAHA
  • Rishi Arora, MD, FAHA
  • Renee P. Bullock-Palmer, MD, FAHA
  • William Cornwell, MD, FAHA
  • Bruno R. Cotter, MD, FAHA
  • Katherine E. Di Palo, PharmD, FAHA
  • Peter Eckman, MD, FAHA
  • Islam Y. Elgendy, MD, FAHA
  • Anthony M. Fletcher, MD, FAHA
  • Michael C. Giudici, MD, FAHA
  • Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Thomas A. Holly, MD, FAHA
  • Jacob Jentzer, MD, FAHA
  • Elizabeth S. Kaufman, MD, FAHA
  • Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Suma H. Konety, MD, MS, FAHA
  • Dai-Trang Le, MD, FAHA
  • Gina P. Lundberg, MD, FAHA
  • Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Duy T. Nguyen, MD, MA, FAHA
  • Ali M. Oto, MD, FAHA
  • David Parra, PharmD, FAHA
  • Rod Passman, MD, MSCE, FAHA
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Timir K. Paul, MD, PhD, MPH, FAHA
  • Patrick J. Reddy, MD, FAHA
  • Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FAHA
  • Damodhar P. Suresh, MD, FAHA
  • Dragos Vinereanu, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Hirad Yarmohammadi, MD, MPH, FAHA

Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI)

  • Micaela Iantorno, MD MHSc, FAHA
  • Sabee Molloi, PhD, FAHA
  • Karen G. Ordovas, MD, MAS, FAHA
  • Andreas Schuster, MBBS, MD, PhD, MBA, FAHA
  • Akhilesh K. Sista, MD, FAHA

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

  • Edward P. Chen, MD, FAHA
  • Wei Dong Gao, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Jochen Steppan, MD, FAHA
  • Louise Sun, MD, SM, FAHA
  • Duminda N. Wijeysundera, MD, PhD, FAHA

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Kyungeh An, PhD, RN, FAHA
  • Yvonne Commodore-mensah, PhD, RN, FAHA
  • Ashley B. Elks, BSN, RN, PCCN, FAHA
  • Gwen Fosse, RN, BSN, MSA, FAHA
  • Lucinda J. Graven, PhD, MSN, APRN, FAHA
  • Jacinthe Leclerc, RN, PhD, FAHA
  • Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA
  • Soohyun Nam, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAHA
  • Gianluca Pucciarelli, RN, MSN, PhD, FAHA
  • Signe Stelling Risom, RN, MSc, PhD, FAHA
  • Leonie L. Rose Bovino, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FAHA
  • MinKyoung Song, PhD, RN, FAHA
  • Anna Stromberg, RN, PhD, FAHA
  • Pat A. Zrelak, PhD, RN, NEA-bc, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA

Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI)

  • Siddique A. Abbasi, MD, MSc, FAHA
  • Brooke Aggarwal, EdD, MS, FAHA
  • Shozab S. Ali, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Matthew J. Feinstein, MD, MSc, FAHA
  • Antonio B. Fernandez, MD, FAHA
  • Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Bernhard Haring, MD, MSc, MPH, FAHA
  • Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD, FAHA
  • Joshua J. Joseph, MD, FAHA
  • Joel Kaufman, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Silvia Koton, PhD, MOccH, RN, FAHA
  • Tene T. Lewis, PhD, FAHA
  • Lenny Lopez, MD, MPH, Mdiv, FAHA
  • Manan Pareek, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • John Sampalis, BSc, BA, MSc, PhD, FAHA
  • Amil Shah, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Tanya M. Spruill, PhD, FAHA
  • Melanie B. Turner, MPH, FAHA
  • Jenifer Voeks, PhD, FAHA
  • Janet Wei, MD, FAHA
  • Clinton B. Wright, MD, MS, FAHA
  • Vanessa Xanthakis, PhD, FAHA, FAHA
  • Bing Yu, MB, PhD, MS, FAHA

Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

  • Andrew P. Landstrom, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Honghuang Lin, PhD, FAHA
  • Anna P. Pilbrow, PhD, FAHA
  • Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD, FAHA

Council on Hypertension (HTN)

  • Vinicia C. Biancardi, MSc, PhD, FAHA
  • Ghassan Bkaily, PhD, FAHA
  • Denise C. Cornelius, PhD, FAHA
  • Lisa de las Fuentes, MD, MS, FAHA
  • Sergey I. Dikalov, PhD, FAHA
  • Nelson Dinamarco Ludovico, MD, MSc, PhD, FAHA
  • Paula Einhorn, MD, MS, FAHA
  • Alfonso Eirin, MD, FAHA
  • Fan Fan, MD, MS, FAHA
  • Alan Hinderliter, MD, FAHA
  • Samir G. Mallat, MD, FAHA
  • Kazutaka Namba, MD, FAHA
  • Shigeru Shibata, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Robert E. Widdop, PhD, FAHA
  • Frederique Yiannikouris, PhD, FAHA

Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD)

  • Carmen De Miguel, PhD, MS, FAHA
  • Michael Hultstrom, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Bellamkonda K. Kishore, MD, PhD, MBA, FAHA
  • Mykola Mamenko, PhD, FAHA
  • Oleh Pochynyuk, PhD, FAHA
  • Nirupama Ramkumar, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Matthew A. Sparks, MD, FAHA
  • Susan M. Wall, MD, FAHA

Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health (LCH)

  • Kelley P. Gabriel, PhD, MS, FAHA
  • Stacey L. Gorniak, PhD, FAHA
  • Corinna Koebnick, MSc, PhD, FAHA
  • Elisabeth L. Sattler, PhD, RPh, FAHA
  • Sachin A. Shah, PharmD FAHA
  • Fatima C. Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAHA
  • Shu Wang, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Connie M. Weaver, PhD, FAHA
  • Howard S. Weintraub, MD, FAHA

Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

  • Wobo Bekwelem, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Marc P. Bonaca, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Scott M. Damrauer, MD, FAHA
  • Connie Hess, MD, MHS, FAHA
  • Daniella Kadian-Dodov, MD, FAHA
  • Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, FAHA
  • Ryan J. Mays, PhD, MPH, FAHA
  • Kim G. Smolderen, MSc, PhD, FAHA

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR)

  • Suzanne V. Arnold, MD, MHA, FAHA
  • Justin M. Bachmann, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Stacie Daugherty, MD, MSPH, FAHA
  • Adam D. DeVore, MD, MHS, FAHA
  • Shannon M. Dunlay, MD, MS, FAHA
  • Zubin J. Eapen, MD, MHS, FAHA
  • Jennifer Hornung Garvin, PhD, MBA, CCS. CTR, CPHQ, FAHA
  • Jay Giri, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • James Langabeer, PhD, EdD, EMT, MBA, FAHA
  • Steven Manoukian, MD, FAHA
  • Emily C. OBrien, PhD, FAHA
  • Matthew R. Reynolds, MD, MSc, FAHA
  • Bimal R. Shah, MD, MBA, FAHA
  • Rashmee Shah, MD, FAHA
  • supriya shore, MD, MSCS, FAHA
  • Khung Keong Yeo, MBBS, FAHA
  • Zugui Zhang, PhD, FAHA

Stroke Council

  • Mary P. Amatangelo , DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA
  • Rohan Arora, MD, FAHA
  • Andrew D. Barreto, MD, MS, FAHA
  • Dawn K. Beland, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, ACNS-BC, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA
  • Jill I. Cameron, PhD, FAHA
  • Neeraj Chaudhary, MD, FAHA
  • Carmen M. Cirstea, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Kunjan R. Dave, PhD, MSc, BSc, FAHA
  • Dar Dowlatshahi, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Kadir Erkmen, MD, FAHA
  • Susan Fuhrman, MS, MSN, RN-BC, CCNS, APNP, FAHA
  • Richard L. Harvey, MD, FAHA
  • Nabeel A. Herial, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Janet L. Hundley, APRN, CNRN, CCNS, ANVP-BC, FAHA
  • Ashutosh P. Jadhav, MD, FAHA
  • Glen C. Jickling, MD, MSc, FAHA
  • David M. Kent, MD, CM, MS, FAHA
  • Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Shumei Man, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DMSc, FAHA
  • Alireza Noorian, MD, FAHA
  • Santiago Ortega Gutierrez, MD, MSc, FAHA
  • Annemarei (Anna) Ranta, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Steven Rudolph, MD, FAHA
  • Amrou Sarraj, MD, FAHA
  • Sarah Y. Song, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Dandan Sun, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Salina P. Waddy, MD, FAHA
  • Steven J. Warach, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • David B. Wheeler, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Charles R. Wira, MD, FAHA
  • George K.C. Wong, MBChB, MD, FAHA
  • Ona Wu, PhD, MSc, FAHA
  • Shadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA
  • Wei Yang, PhD, FAHA

Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

  • Andrea Beaton, MD, FAHA
  • Daniel A. Cox, DO, FAHA
  • Pei-Ni Jone, MD, FAHA
  • Kimberly Y. Lin, MD, FAHA
  • Leo Lopez, MD, FAHA
  • Shabnam Peyvandi, MD, MAS, FAHA
  • Elif Seda Selamet Tierney, MD, FAHA
  • Isao Shiraishi, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • CDR Jennifer L. Wiltz, MD, MPH FAHA