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HFA Young Committee

Representing those under 40 in the Heart Failure Association (HFA)

The HFA Young Committee works to:

Create an active and engaged community of young professionals who can further develop the HFA young community and the HFA in general. 

Develop and disseminate good-quality science and widely accessible education for healthcare professionals in training and those under the age of 40.

The 2022-2024 Committee

Our structure


Who is on the committee


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Dr. Antonio Cannata
Cardiologist at King's College London (UK)
Areas of interest: Big data, clinical trials, cardiomyopathies, inflammatory cardiomyopathies
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Committee Members
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Dr. Henrike Arfsten, PhD
Cardiology trainee at Medical University of Vienna (AT)
Areas of interest: Acute and chronic heart failure, clinical trials, circulating and imaging biomarkers, pharmacotherapy 
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Dr. Emanuele Bobbio
Cardiology consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg (SE)
Areas of interest: cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, advanced heart failure, heart transplantation 
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Dr. Alberto Esteban Fernandez Alberto, MD, Ph.D
Consultant cardiologist in the Heart Failure Unit of the Cardiology Department; Assistant professor at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio; Universidad Internacional de Valencia (ES)
Areas of interest: chronic heart failure, geriatric cardiology, epidemiology, clinical research
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Dr. Chris Kapelios
Cardiologist, Advanced HF and transplantation fellow at the University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Areas of interest: heart failure pharmacotherapy, advanced heart failure, heart transplant/MCS

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Dr. Sotiria Liori
Cardiologist at Attikon University Hospital, Athens (GR)
Areas of interest: cardiomyopathies, comorbidities, advanced heart failure and transplant 
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Dr. Cornelia Margineanu, MD.
Cardiology trainee at Institute of Emergency for Cardiovascular Diseases "C C Iliescu", Bucharest (RO)
Areas of interest: acute and chronic heart failure, ICCU, iron deficiency, valvular heart disease 
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Dr. Francesca Musella
Cardiology consultant at Santa Maria delle Grazie Hospital, Pozzuoli, Naples (IT) and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (SE)
Areas of interest: Advanced cardiovascular imaging and heart failure 
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Dr. Mateusz Sokolski, MD, PhD.
Cardiology intern at Wroclaw Medical University, Institute of Heart Diseases (PL)
Areas of interest: Intensive cardiac care, acute and advanced HF, COVID-19 and heart failure, heart transplant/MCS 
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Dr. Shirley Sze
Cardiology trainee at Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester (UK)
Areas of interest: chronic heart failure; comorbidities, frailty, malnutrition, sarcopaenia, cardiogeriatrics, clinical trials 
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Dr. Jozine Ter Maaten, MD, PhD.
Cardiology intern at University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (NL)
Areas of interest: acute and advanced heart failure, heart transplant/MCS 
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Dr. Daniela Tomasoni
Cardiologist at ASST Spedali Civili, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia (IT)
Areas of interest: cardiac amyloidosis, HFpEF, advanced HF, valvular heart disease 

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Dr. Han Naung Tun
Cardiologist and cardiovascular researcher at UVM Health, Larner College of Medicine's University of Vermont , Burlington, VT, (USA)
Areas of interest: acute and chronic heart failure (HFrEF, HFpEF), cardiomypathies, cardiac imaging in heart failure and VHDs and preventive cardiology 
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