16. HF part 5: Heart Transplantation 101 with Dr. JoAnn Lindenfeld
Vanderbilt fellows, Richa Gupta and Jessica Huston, interview past HFSA president Dr. JoAnn Lindenfeld, Director of Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Section at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute about the nuts and bolts of cardiac transplantation. Topics discussed include organ allocation, recipient selection, high risk donors, short and long term complications, and what non-transplant physicians should know about immunosuppressive medications.
Dr. JoAnn Lindenfeld, is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Section at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute. She is the past president of the Heart Failure Society of America and serves on editorial boards of numerous journals including JACC, JACC Heart Failure and JHLT. She is also a member of the AHA/ACC/HFSA heart failure guideline writing committee and was previously chair of the HFSA practice guidelines for the 2006 and 2010 guidelines. In addition to this she’s been an investigator in multiple large-scale clinical trials including the COAPT trial and has served on numerous steering committees, end point committees and data and safety monitoring committees. She is the author of a more than 300 original papers, reviews, and book chapters in the field of heart failure and heart transplantation.