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A diverse leadership team empowers a group with many talents, ideas and resources.

Board of Directors

Executive Director
Chairman of the Board
Immediate Past President, Executive Consultant
Board Member
Board Member
Senior Lecturer
Board Certified cardiologist

Board of Directors

Dr. Susan Dent


Dr. Dent attended McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She subsequently completed a post graduate research fellowship year in clinical trials at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) in Kingston.

Dr. Daniel Lenihan, MD

Immediate Past President, Executive Consultant

Dr Lenihan has been active in cardio-oncology and heart failure for over 20 years. The main focus of these efforts have included hemodynamic assessments, angiogenic growth factor response, novel cardiac biomarkers as well as optimal methods to prevent or detect heart failure at the earliest stage possible in patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

Steve Casselli

Executive Director

Steve’s background is in nonprofit leadership. He served as the Director of Admissions for a small graduate school in Philadelphia and then as the Senior Minister of a local church for twenty years in Tampa, Florida. There he met the Chairman of the ICOS Board, Dr. Eric Harrison who introduced him to the work.

Anita Arnold, MD, MBA

Director of Cardio-Oncology

Dr. Arnold graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984. She also completed her MBA at George Washington University in 2012. Anita is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Florida State University and the Director of Cardio-Oncology.

Michael Fradley, MD

Director of Cardio-Oncology

Dr. Fradley is an attending cardiologist/electrophysiologist and Medical Director, Penn Cardio-Oncology Program and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease as well as Internal Medicine.

Dr. Eric Harrison MD

Chairman of the Board

Dr Harrison curates a high resolution three dimensional heart imaging database (coronary computed tomography angiogram or CCTA) of 5,000 cases and created the Sherlock Program for predicting cardiac prognosis based on plaque morphology, composition, and function to predict cardiac events.

Teresa López-Fernández, MD

Non-invasive Cardiologist
Cardio-Oncology Unit and Cardiac Imaging Unit
La Paz University Hospital: Madrid, Spain

La Paz University Hospital: Madrid, Spain

“Senior Consultant Cardiologist at La Paz University Hospital (IdiPAz Research Institute,Madrid, Spain). She leads the Cardio-Oncology Unit at La Paz University Hospital. ” Her clinical and research focuses clinical organization of multidisciplinary cardio-oncology teams, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases in cancer patients and advanced cardiac imaging.

Dr. Alexander Lyon MA BM BCh PhD FRCP FHFA

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Alexander Lyon is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital. His clinical interests are in the field of heart failure, cardio-oncology including chemotherapy cardiomyopathy and the cardiovascular complications of modern cancer therapies, Takotsubo syndrome and the effects of major stresses of the heart, and the development of novel therapeutics including gene therapy for chronic heart failure.

Joseph R. Carver, MD, FACC

Board Certified cardiologist

Joseph R. Carver, MD, FACC is a Board Certified cardiologist. He is the Founding Editor of the American Journal of Managed Care and was a Senior Corporate Medical Director at Aetna U.S. Healthcare from 1992-2001 where he was responsible for new program development and directed the National Medical Excellence Program.

Executive Advisory Committee

Dr. Alexander Lyon MD, PhD
President- British Cardio Oncology Society, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London, Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital
Dr. Sebastian Szmit MD, PhD
Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education (CMKP), Department of Pulmonary Circulation, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology, President ICOS-Poland
Cafer Zorkun MD
Cardiologist at Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Chair, CardioOncology Project Group of Turkish Society of Cardiology, President ICOS Turkey
Zaza Iakobishvili, MD, PhD
Director of Community Cardiology Department in Tel Aviv, President ICOS Israel
Teresa López Fernández MD
Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid. Spain, President ICOS Spain
Trishun ( Dr Y.T. Singh) MD
President Cardio Oncology Society of South Africa
Dr. Andrés José Daniele MD
President – Asociación de Cardio-Oncología de la República Argentina, President – Chapter Argentina of International CardiOncology Society.
Dr. Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar MD
Associate Professor Department of cardiopneumology, Instituto do Coracao (Incor),President ICOS Brazil
Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley MD, PhD, FRCPC
Medical Oncologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, President
Chief Medical Officer of GenesisCare – Cardiology, President ICOS Australia
Dr Li Ling Tan, MD.
National University Heart Centre, Singapore
Sergey Kozhukhov, MD, PhD
Head of Clinical Pharmacology Department & CardioOncology Center National Scientific Center “M.D.Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology” Kyiv, Ukraine
Juliana Salas Segura Cardiologist and President of Costa Rican CardioOncology
Comission, CardioOncology coordinator- Hospital San Juan de Dios
Geeta Gulati, President IC-OS Nordic Countries
Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway
DR. FELIPE F. GARZA GARCÍA, President of IC-OS Mexico
President, MD, Cardiología y Hemodinamia, Cardio-Oncología, Medicina Interna
FACC, FRCP, FESC, FHFA, FECVI, FICMS Cardiol, President of International Cardio-Oncology Society Iraq, Senior Consultant Cardiologist & Medical Educationalist, Clinical Lead Cardio-Oncology.

Advocacy Advisory Committee

Joshua Mitchell, MD – Chair
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardio-Oncology Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine
Thomas I. Murtaugh, MD, MBA, FACC
Director, Cardio Oncology, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kerry Skurka RN BSN
Cardio-Oncology Nurse Navigator, Franciscan Health, Indianapolis Indiana
Carmen Bergom, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Radiation Oncology Medical College of Wisconsin
Kreena Dhiman
Patient Advocate
Rupal P. O’quinn MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Brijesh Patel, DO
Assistant Professor, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Susan Strong Director of Communications and Patient Engagement
Marta Blanco
Founder & President Sophia’s Hope
Susan Strong
Director of Communications & Patient Engagement, Heart Valve Voice- US

Global Cardio Oncology Summit (GCOS) Advisory Committee

Teresa Lopez

Michael Fradley

Alexander Lyon

Susan Dent

Daniel Lenihan

Christine Brezden-Masley

Joseph Carver

Anne Blaes

Stephen Casselli

Susannah Stanway

Sebastian Szmit

Scientific & Research Committee

Alexander Lyon, MD

Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, Imperial College London and Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital

Anju Nohria, MD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

Anne Blaes MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota

Charles Porter, MD

Cardio-Oncology and heart failure specialist, University of Kansas Medical Center

Daniela Cardinale, MD, PhD

Director, Cardioncology Unit Cardiology Division, European Institute of Oncology, Milan

Giuseppe Curigliano MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Milano

Joerg Herrmann, MD

Director of the cardio-oncology clinic, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Joseph Carver, MD

Bernard Fishman Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Joshua D. Mitchell, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardio-Oncology Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine

Giorgio Minotti, MD

Dean, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome

Michael Fradley, MD

Medical Director, Penn Cardio-Oncology Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rupal P. O'quinn MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dinesh Thavendiranathan MD, MSc, FRCP(c)

Cardiologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Director, Ted Rogers Program in Cardiotoxicity Prevention, Toronto General Hospital

Sarju Ganatra, MD

Cardio-Oncology/Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Lahey Hospital, Burlington, MA

Teresa López Fernández, MD

Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid. Spain

Jennifer Liu MD

Director of Cardiovascular Laboratories, Associate Professor of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Tomas Neilan M.D.

Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Iskra Pusic, MD, MSCI

Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Oncology, BMT and Leukemia Section

Susan Dent, MD

Medical oncologist at Duke Cancer Institute, Vice-President, International Cardio Oncology Society, Durham, NC, USA

Saro H. Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.

Pediatric Hematologist – Oncologist, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California, USA

Darryl P Leong, MBBS,MPH, M.Biostat, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Ana Barac, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology Georgetown University, Director MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardio-Oncology program, Washington, DC, USA

Aaron L Sverdlov, MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Associate Professor, Director of Heart Failure and co-Director Cardio-Oncology Program,University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Local Health District, Australia

Education & Training Advisory Committee

Anita Arnold, DO, FACC, FSCAI, MBA

Associate Professor of Medicine Florida State University, Cardio-Oncology Lee Health

Richard K. Cheng, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,  Adjunct Associate Professor,  Department of Radiology, Adjunct Member, Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium,Director,  UW/SCCA Cardio-oncology Program, Program Director,  Heart Failure Fellowship, Co-Director, UW/SCCA Amyloidosis Program,Member, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Clinical Trials Network, University of Washington Heart Institute

Kathleen W. Zhang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence, Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence, Washington University School of Medicine

Susan Dent, MD

medical oncologist at Duke Cancer Institute, Vice-President, International Cardio Oncology Society

Lauren A. Baldassarre, MD, FACC, FSCMR, FSCCT

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Yale School of Medicine,Cardio-Oncology Director,Cardiac MR/CT Cardiology Director

Jose A. Alvarez-Cardona, MD

Instructor, Cardio-Oncology,Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant,Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine

Carolina Silva, MD, PhD

University of Sao Paulo Medical School (USP), Cardiologist, Cancer Institute, USP, Cardio-oncology Fellowship Program Coordinator, USP

Sebastian Szmit, MD, PhD

Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education (CMKP), Department of Pulmonary Circulation, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology, President ICOS-Poland

Diego Sadler, MD FACC FACP

Section Head Cardio Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Florida

Joshua Mitchell, MD - Chair

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardio-Oncology Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine

Barry Trachtenberg, M.D. FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Advanced Heart Failure Cardiology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship, Director, Cardio-Oncology and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program, Heart Failure Chair, Texas Chapter ACC


Director Cardio Oncology, Co-Director Heart Failure and Anticoagulation, Franciscan Health, Indianapolis

Lavanya Kondapalli, MD

UCHealth Heart and Vascular Center – Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Carrie Geisberg Lenneman MD, MSCI

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS, MBA, FACC, FRCP, FRS (Med)

Professor of internal medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Vlad Zaha, MD, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Arjun Ghosh, MBBS MRCP (UK) MRCP (Cardiology) MSc PhD FHEA

Consultant Cardiologist at UCLH and Barts Heart Centre

Daniel Addison, MDAssistant Professor Of Medicine Co-Director

Cardio-Oncology Program The Ohio State University