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​Our Heart Transplant Experts

The following experts are members of UPMC's multidisciplinary heart transplant team.

Heart Transplant Program Physicians

Gavin Hickey, MD

Gavin Hickey, MD
Cardiologist, Advanced Heart Failure​

Jonathan Holtz, MD

Jonathan Holtz, MD
Cardiologist, Advanced Heart Failure

Michael Mathier, MD

Michael Mathier, MD
Director, Section of Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension

Dennis McNamara, MD Dennis M. McNamara, MD

Director, Heart Failure Research Center

Brittany Palmer, MD Brittany Palmer, MD

​Cardiologist, Advanced Heart Failure

Ravi Ramani, MD

Ravi Ramani, MD
Director, UPMC Integrated Heart Failure Program


Marc Simon, MD

​Director, Heart Failure Research

Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program Surgeons

The following experts are members of the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Division of UPMC's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Arman Kilic, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Robert Kormos, MD

Robert Kormos, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Christopher Sciortino, MD

Christopher Sciortino, MD
Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Center​

Heart Transplant Program Pharmacist

Michael A. Shullo

Michael A. Shullo, Pharm.D
Associate Director, Cardiac Transplantation
Director of Pharmacotherapy, Artificial Heart Program


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