The Team 

Our LVAD Decision Aid was made through the collaboration of an interdiciplinary team and is funded through the generous support of The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Feel free to learn more about us. 

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, PhD
Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, PhD

Asso Professor Baylor College of Medicine

Kristin Kostick, PhD
Kristin Kostick, PhD

Research Assoc Baylor College of Medicine

Robert Volk, PhD
Robert Volk, PhD

Professor MD Anderson

Jerry Estep, MD
Jerry Estep, MD

Head of Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic

Charles Minard, PhD
Charles Minard, PhD

Asst Professor Baylor College of Medicine

Brenda
Brenda

PCORI LVAD Patient Partner

Mary
Mary

PCORI LVAD Patient Partner

Kenneth
Kenneth

PCORI LVAD Patient Partner

Matthias Loebe, MD, PhD
Matthias Loebe, MD, PhD

Surgical Dir Miami Transplant Inst

Mandeep Mehra, MD
Mandeep Mehra, MD

Dir, Heart and Vascular Center, Brigham and Women's

Douglas Horstmanshof, MD
Douglas Horstmanshof, MD

Dir of Heart Failure, INTEGRIS

Barry Trachtenberg, MD
Barry Trachtenberg, MD

Director, MCS Support Program, Houston Methodist

Andrew Civitello, MD
Andrew Civitello, MD

Director Heart Transplant Program, Baylor St. Luke's

Jonathan Grinstein, MD
Jonathan Grinstein, MD

Dir of MCS, UChicago

Nasir Sulemanjee, MD
Nasir Sulemanjee, MD

Adv Heart Failure, Aurora St. Luke's

Ulrich Jorde, MD
Ulrich Jorde, MD

Head of Heart Failure, Montefiore

Lauren Schoen
Lauren Schoen

Research Coordinator, Baylor College of Medicine

Jennifer Ng
Jennifer Ng

Research Assistant, Baylor College of Medicine

Former Team Members
  • Estevan Delgado, MA

  • Courtenay Bruce, JD, MA, CPHQ

  • Sheryl McCurdy, PhD

  • Lidija Wilhelms, BA

  • Holland Kaplan, MD

  • Mackenzie Nettlow