HCM Academy

The Faculty

HCM Academy aims to improve clinician knowledge to identify, diagnose, treat, and manage HCM, leading to decreased hospitalization and mortality rates. The program has been created with leading HCM experts – our Steering Committee. Live webinars and on-demand courses are being delivered by global HCM specialists – our international program faculty.

 

Anjali Owens
Anjali Owens

Steering Committee


University of Pennsylvania Anjali Tiku Owens, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the founding Director of the Penn Familial Cardiomyopathy Program, Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy clinic and was appointed the Medical Director of the Penn […]

Martin Maron
Martin Maron

Steering Committee


Lahey Hospital, Burlington, Massachusetts Dr. Martin Maron is the Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts. His research interests are the diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy including the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in assessment of patients with HCM and novel drug therapy to modify the disease. Dr. Maron […]

Steve R. Ommen
Steve R. Ommen

Steering Committee


Mayo Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic Steve R. Ommen, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with special interest in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and valvular heart disease. His undergraduate degree is in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He graduated from Mayo Medical School (now Mayo Clinic School of Medicine) and obtained specialty training in internal medicine […]

Lisa Salberg
Lisa Salberg

Steering Committee


HCMA New Jersey Since Lisa founded HCMA in 1996 as a national resource and support center for families affected by HCM. Lisa has been course director for the Annual HCMA meeting which includes CME course and patient education for 12 consecutive years, co-authoring, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy for Patients, their Families, and Interested Physicians, first and second […]

Gabriella Captur
Gabriella Captur

Webinar Speakers


UCL & Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dr Gaby Captur is a consultant cardiologist in inherited cardiac conditions based at the Royal Free London and an associate professor at UCL's Institute of Cardiovascular Science. She is faculty board member of the the British Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) and leads the BSCMR Cardiomyopathy […]

Barry H. Greenberg
Barry H. Greenberg

Webinar Speakers


UC San Diego Health Barry H. Greenberg, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist and internationally recognized pioneer in the field of heart failure. He is Distinguished Professor and director of the Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program at UC San Diego Health. He completed a fellowship at UC San Francisco School of Medicine and a residency at […]

Jolien W Roos-Hesselink
Jolien W Roos-Hesselink

Webinar Speakers


Erasmus University Medical Center Jolien Roos-Hesselink is Professor of Cardiology at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is director of the Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Her clinical work and research involves adult congenital heart disease and heart disease in pregnancy. She has authored and co-authored over 500 scientific publications and mentored […]

Iacopo Olivotto
Iacopo Olivotto

Webinar Speakers


University of Florence Professor Olivotto has pursued a career in Emergency Medicine and subsequently in Cardiology at Careggi University Hospital in Florence, Italy, where he served as Head of the Cardiomyopathy Unit for over 10 years. He is currently Chief of Cardiology at Meyer Children Hospital in Florence. Over the last two decades, his main […]

Michelle Michels
Michelle Michels

Webinar Speakers


Erasmus University Medical Centre Michelle Michels was appointed associate professor in 2021 and is Head of the Center of Expertise for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam. She is a current member of the European Reference Network Guard Heart. Dr Michels completed her medical degree magna cum laude at the […]

Mark S. Link
Mark S. Link

Webinar Speakers


UT Southwestern Medical Center Mark S. Link, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology in the UT Southwestern Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Cardiology. After growing up in Sioux Falls, SD, and going to college at Dordt College in Iowa, Dr Link earned his medical degree at Tufts University School […]

Morten Kvistholm Jensen
Morten Kvistholm Jensen

Webinar Speakers


Aarhus University Dr. Morten Kvistholm Jensen MD, PhD is an associated professor at Department of clinical medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark and senior consultant at Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark Hospital. He has worked with inherited cardiovascular diseases in nearly 20 years, with a substantial research in the field of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies with subjects […]

Timothy Wong
Timothy Wong

Webinar Speakers


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Dr. Timothy C. Wong focuses his clinical cardiology practice on the intersection of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and advanced cardiac imaging.  He completed his medical education and residency at New York University School of Medicine, and his cardiology and advanced imaging fellowships at University of […]

Matthew Martinez
Matthew Martinez

Webinar Speakers


Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System Dr. Matthew Martinez is Associate Professor of Medicine.  He serves as director of Sports Cardiology and Director of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program at Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System in New Jersey.  He regularly presents on Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at national and international meetings and served as the American College […]

T. Jared Bunch
T. Jared Bunch

Webinar Speakers


University of Utah Health T. Jared Bunch, a native of Logan Utah, graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine with alpha omega alpha honors. He completed internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic and received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Department of Medicine, Resident Research Award, and Donald J. Feist Primary Care Clinic […]

Pablo Garcia-Pavia
Pablo Garcia-Pavia

Webinar Speakers


Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Dr García-Pavia is the Head of the Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Heart Failure Unit at the Department of Cardiology of Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain. The Inherited cardiac diseases Unit is designed as national (CSUR) and European (ERN) reference unit for inherited cardiovascular diseases . He is […]

Stefano Nistri
Stefano Nistri

Webinar Speakers


CMSR Veneto Medica Stefano Nistri, MD PhD, was born in Rome, took his Degree in Medicine at Florence University, and his Post Graduate in Cardiology at Padua University, under the Direction of Professor Sergio Dalla Volta. His main interests focus on the utilization of echocardiography in the assessment of valvular heart disease, on HCM, aortopathies, […]

Lubna Choudhury
Lubna Choudhury

Webinar Speakers


Northwestern University Lubna Choudhury, MB BCh, MD, MRCP (Ireland), FACC, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg school of Medicine, Chicago, IL. My research interest is in the relationship of clinical outcomes in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with their cardiac imaging findings and participating in research to find new treatments for HCM. My clinical interests include, the […]

Mark Zenker
Mark Zenker

Regional Educators


Ascension Saint Thomas Heart, Tennessee Dr. Zenker is a cardiologist with Ascension Saint Thomas Heart West in Nashville Tennessee. He is board certified in internal medicine, adult cardiology, American Society of echocardiography, and the American Society of nuclear cardiology. Dr. Zenker started a comprehensive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) clinic 7 years ago and serves as the […]

Norma Flores
Norma Flores

Regional Educators


MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Washington, DC Norma Velasco Flores is an Advanced Practice Provider at Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) Transitions Clinic, where she manages heart failure and ACS patients with the goal of reducing 30-day readmission rates. In addition to providing high-quality post-discharge care, her clinic served as a “gateway” in the […]