Heart & Vascular Institute

Advanced Heart Failure Program Doctors and Care Team

Temple’s Advanced Heart Failure Program is home to some of the nation’s most recognized heart specialists, from advanced heart failure cardiologists to cardiovascular imaging specialists and cardiovascular surgeons.

Our commitment to providing best-in-class heart failure treatment extends well beyond the hospital to encompass each patient’s full range of unique needs. Each step of the patient’s journey — from pre-surgical evaluation to surgery and transition home — is carefully managed by our experienced heart failure nurses and nurse practitioners.

Your Care Team

Temple’s heart failure team includes:
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Request an appointment with a heart specialist or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.

Advanced Heart Failure Specialists

Cardiovascular Surgeons

Interventional Cardiologists

Cardiovascular Imaging Specialists

Support Staff

Advanced Heart Failure

Bahiyra Shaw

Lead Administrative Specialist

Sara Fontana, MSN, RN

Heart Failure Coordinator

Adelie Hagy, BSN, RN

Heart Failure Coordinator

Jamie Hamilton, BSN, RN

Heart Failure Coordinator

Sarah Williams, BSN, RN, CHFN, PCCN-K

Heart Failure Nurse Navigator

Linda Ruppert DNP, CRNP, AACC, CHFN

Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner

Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Tamara Boucher PA-C, CCTC

Clinical Manager of Heart Transplant and MCS Services

Kyle Curtis, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, CCTC

Heart Transplant Coordinator

Nietra Morant, BSN, RN, CCTC

Heart Transplant Coordinator

Andrea Lindley, BSN, RN

Heart Transplant Coordinator

Patrice Schneider, CRNP, CHFN

Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Carla Cleary, MSN, RN, CEN

Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Brittany Reaves

Heart & VAD Transplant Support Coordinator