Benjamin Esque – Founder/CEO
18 years of Cardiovascular Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Leadership:
Johnson & Johnson, Edwards Lifesciences, Abiomed, Acutus Medical, and Kos Pharmaceuticals
Radha Krishnan – Chief Scientific Officer
Author of 35 Published Articles
30 Issued Patents
Cofounder and Head of Pharmaceutical Development (Seachaid Pharmaceuticals)
Lead Oral Insulin Program
Brian Kolski – Chief Medical Director
Interventional Cardiologist, FACC, FSCAI
Director of Structural Heart Disease: St. Joseph
Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology: St. Joseph
Professor of Medicine: Chapman University
Scientific Advisory Board
Eric Adler, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Heart Failure Cardiologist Director of Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Professor of Medicine: UCSD
Dan Bensimhon, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Cone Health Medical Group
Dan Bensimhon is an advanced heart failure cardiologist. Dr. Bensimhon is the Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure & Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Cone Health, a seven-hospital system in central NC.
Dr. Bensimhon is also the founder and CEO of Moonlighting Solutions and MLSTelehealth, a physician-staffing company that specializes in both inpatient and telehealth staffing needs.
Dr. Bensimhon’s research has been published 100 times in peer-reviewed journals.
Anu Lala-Trindade, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Fellowship
Director of Heart Failure Research
The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Department of Population Health Science and Statistics
Deputy Editor, Journal of Cardiac Failure - Official Journal of the HFSA
Greg Macaluso, MD, FACC
Gregory P. Macaluso, MD, a heart failure cardiologist, currently serves Heart Care Centers of Illinois as the Medical Director of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Cardiac Transplantation, and is the Program Director for the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Amir Kaki, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Heart Vascular Institute
Amir Kaki, MD, FACC, FSCAI is a world thought leader in complex coronary intervention, percutaneous hemodynamic support devices, and structural heart procedures.
Dr. Kaki has distinct clinical expertise in treating Acute Heart Failure and building systems of care.
A renowned researcher, Dr. Kaki's clinical research has been published 117 times in peer-reviewed journals.
Tom Waggoner, DO, FACC, FSCAI
Thomas E. Waggoner, DO, an interventional cardiologist, specializes in coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, and vascular disease.
He is a Medical Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program, Program Director for the New Structural Heart Disease Fellowship, and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program at TMC.
He is the principal investigator in multiple ongoing clinical research studies as a national physician proctor for many of the latest complex trans-catheter cardiac devices.
Tom Heywood, MD, FACC, FHFSA
In practice since 1987, J. Thomas Heywood, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in heart failure who has authored 80+ publications and lectured throughout the world on state-of-the-art cardiomyopathy treatments.
He supervises the delivery of heart failure services for all five Scripps Hospitals.