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Our Experts at the HHT Center of Excellence of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh

Leadership

Chris Faber, MD

Christopher Faber, MD
Medical Director, Adult HHT

Dr. Faber is a pulmonologist with 20 years’ experience treating HHT patients. He is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Lung Center at Falk Clinic.

He's board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine.

Suneeta Madan-Kheterpal, MD

Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric HHT

Dr. Madan-Khetarpal spearheads the HHT program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

She is a clinical geneticist who maintains active interests in both patient care and research. Dr. Madan-Khetarpal sees patients of all ages with suspected genetic disorders. She       has a special interest in HHT management and research.

She's board-certified in clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, clinical molecular genetics, and medical biochemical genetics.

David Finegold, MD

David Finegold, MD
Translational Research Director

Dr. Finegold is a physician scientist. His career has focused on clinical and translational research in vascular biology.

He directed the biochemical genetics lab at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 1996 to 2013. He has also served as the director of the lysosomal disorders program.

Dr. Finegold is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, and biochemical genetics.

Beth Roman, PhD

Beth Roman, PhD
Basic Research Director

Dr. Roman has been engaged in HHT-related research since 2002. The goal of Dr. Roman’s research is to understand how the gene mutations in people with HHT affect the way cells process signals that cause blood vessel malformations.

This knowledge may allow us to design therapeutic strategies to correct the cells' mistakes in HHT patient and help ensure development of proper connections between arteries and veins.

Our Doctors

Cardiology 

Marc A. Simon, MD
Cardiology (Adult)

Shawn C West, MD, MSc
Cardiology (Pediatric)

Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics

Daniel Bellissimo, PhD
Clinical Genomics

Svetlana Yatsenko, MD
Cytogenetics

Dentistry/Oral surgery

Bernard Costello, DMD, MD
Dentistry/Oral surgery (Adult and Pediatric)

Dermatology

Douglas Kress, MD
Dermatology (Pediatric)

Diagnostic Service/Vascular 
Team

Andrew A McCormick, MD
Diagnostic Service/Vascular team (Pediatric)

Gastroenterology

Ken Fasanella, MD
Gastroenterology (Adult)

David Whitcomb, MD, PhD
Gastroenterology (Adult)

Leah Siebold, MD
Gastroenterology (Pediatric)

Hepatology

Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD
Hepatology (Adult)

Hematology

Roy Smith, MD
Hematology (Adult)

James D. Cooper, MD
Hematology (Pediatric) 

Maternal Fetal Medicine 

Katherine Himes, MD

Devereux Saller, MD

Medical Genetics

Jessica Sebastian, MS, CGC
Genetic Counseling

Interventional Radiology

Philip Orons, MD
Interventional Radiology (Adult)

Sabri Yilmaz, MD
Interventional Radiology (Pediatric)

Neurology

Dana D. Cummings, MD, PhD
Neurology (Pediatric) 

Otolaryngology 

Stella Lee, MD
Otolaryngology (Adult)

Amanda L Stapleton, MD
Otolaryngology (Pediatric)

Pulmonology

Geoffrey Kurland, MD
Pulmonary (Pediatric)

Our Staff 

Toni Opalko, RN
Program Coordinator

Melody Porter
Administrative Assistant

Our Researchers

Lance Davidson, PhD
Professor, Bioengineering

Andrew Hinck, PhD
Professor, Structural Biology