Heart University Training Curriculum

PHTS partnered with Heart University to create a training curriculum focusing on pediatric transplant. This curriculum includes 16 courses covering topics starting with the indication for transplant and pre-transplant evaluation to the surgical procedure and long-term management. This curriculum was assembled by 22 MDs and NP experts within the field of pediatric heart transplantation and provides an excellent foundation for understanding the current state of knowledge in pediatric heart transplants.

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Curriculum Topics

Pre-Transplant Evaluation: Indications and Contraindications
Scott Auerbach, MD
Children’s Hospital of Colorado, USA

Pre-Transplant Evaluation
Michael McCulloch, MD
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, USA
Carmel Bogle, MD
University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, USA

Pediatric Donor Heart Selection
Michael McCulloch, MD
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, USA
Dani Ramstack, RN
Primary Children’s Hospital, USA

Management of the Listed Patient
Lexi Barrett, MSN, CPNP-AC
Texas Children’s Hospital, USA
Steve Kindel, MD
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, USA

Heart Transplant – Surgical Perspective, Part 1
Jacob Miller, MD
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, USA
Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, USA

View Heart Transplant- Surgical Perspective, Part 2
Jacob Miller, MD
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, USA
Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, USA

Post-Operative Considerations
Dipankar Gupta, MD
University of Flordia, USA
Michael McCulloch, MD
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, USA

Basics of Transplant Immunology
Kriti Puri, MBBS
Texas Children’s Hospital, USA
Jacque Lamour, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Immunosuppression: Induction and Maintenance Therapy
Irene Lytrivi, MD
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, USA
Carol Wittlieb-Weber, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

Infectious Disease Concerns in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients
Bethany Wisotzkey, MD
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, USA
Neha Bansal, MD, FACC
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, USA
Heather Bastardi, cPNP, CCTC
Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

Heart Transplant Rejection
Renata Shih, MD
UF Health Shand’s Children’s Hospital, USA
Gonzalo Wallis, MD
Levine Children’s Hospital, USA

Antibody Medicated Rejection
Deepa Mokshagundam, MD
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, USA
Steve Zangwill, MD
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, USA

Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder
Bethany Wisotzkey, MD
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, USA
Sonya Kirmani, MD
University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Long Term Considerations in Pediatric Heart Transplant
Svetlana Shugh, MD
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, USA
Heather Bastardi, cPNP, CCTC
Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

Pediatric Cardiac Re-transplantation
Hugo Martinez, MD
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, USA
Kimberly Molina, MD
Primary Children’s Medical Center, USA