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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. 

Clinical Trials May Offer Hope for Patients with Heart Failure

The Temple Heart & Vascular Institute enrolls numerous patients in clinical trials each year. Learn more about the heart failure related clinical trials that are currently offered at Temple.

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
Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Program/MCS Fellowship Director, Temple University Hospital
Professor, Medicine, 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

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
Cardiovascular Surgery

Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery and William Maul Measey Chair, 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
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

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