Steering Committee

The ATS Early Career Investigator Award in Pulmonary Vascular Disease Steering Committee is comprised of leaders in the pulmonary hypertension field. ATS Early Career Investigator Award in Pulmonary Vascular Disease grants are awarded by the Steering Committee, who evaluate grant proposals based on scientific merit, originality, feasibility, mentorship, and applicability to the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. The Steering Committee reports to the ATS Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation.

Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, Program Chairman

  • Professor of Medicine, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension
  • LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Torrance, California
  • Bio

Harrison W. Farber, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Tufts School of Medicine
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bio

Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MD, MSc

  • Professor of Medicine-Cardiology
  • Medical Faculty Associates
  • Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
  • George Washington University Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Washington, DC
  • Bio

Elena Goncharova, PhD, ATSF

  • Professor and Director, Lung Center Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical and Sleep Medicine
  • University of California, Davis School of Medicine
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Bio

Evangelos D. Michelakis, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
  • Vice Chair (Research) - Department of Medicine
  • Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
  • University of Alberta
  • Canada Research Chair in Applied Molecular and Mitochondrial Medicine¬†
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Bio

Harold I. Palevsky, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
  • Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Bio

Richard M. Silver, MD

  • Distinguished University Professor
  • Director, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Bio

Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor of Medicine Health Services, Policy, and Practice
  • Associate Chief, Director of Research
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division at Brown University
  • Providence, RI
  • Bio

Jason X-J Yuan, MD, PhD

  • Professor and Director
  • Section of Physiology
  • Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA
  • Bio

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