Outcomes Matter

The Temple Heart Transplantation Program performs above the expected national average, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients’ 5-tier outcome assessment system. 

Doctors & Care Team

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

René J. Alvarez, Jr., MD

Vice Chief, Cardiology and Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Program, Temple University Hospital
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Assistant Dean for Minority Faculty, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation

Daniel L. Dries, MD, MPH, FACC

Associate Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Program, and Director, Inherited Cardiomyopathy Program, Temple University Hospital
Professor, Medicine, and Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation

Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD

Laura H. Carnell Professor, Medicine
Professor, Physiology
Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation

Eman A. Hamad, MD

Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, and Associate Program Director, Heart Failure & Transplant Fellowship, Temple University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation

Lynn R. Punnoose, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation
Cardiovascular Surgery

Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery and William Maul Measey Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Surgical Director, Heart & Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Temple University Hospital
Co-Surgical Director, Temple Heart & Vascular Institute
Specialties
Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Eros Leotta, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
Cardiovascular Surgery
Pulmonary Hypertension & Right Heart Failure

Paul Forfia, MD

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Imaging

Andrew Chen, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
General Cardiology
Cardiovascular Imaging

Martin G. Keane, MD, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, and Director, Echocardiography Research/Quantitative Echo, Temple University Hospital
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
General Cardiology
Cardiovascular Imaging

John Panidis, MD

Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
General Cardiology
Cardiovascular Imaging

Pravin V. Patil, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Disease Training Program, Temple University Hospital
Specialties
General Cardiology
Cardiovascular Imaging

Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FACC, FASE

Professor, Medicine
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Specialties
General Cardiology
Cardiovascular Imaging