Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease

The Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease offers the full scope of consultative and collaborative care for pulmonary hypertension (PH) and venous thromboembolism (VTE), including pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) surgery for patients with chronic thromboembolic PH.

Our center is based in 20 years of experience in treating all forms of pulmonary vascular disease, with dedicated focus on novel therapies, extensive research participation, and case management to educate patients and their caregivers.

Multi-Faceted Approach to Care and Research

The Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease takes a multi-faceted approach to care and research, including:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic testing of PH, VTE, and PTE
  • Research participation, novel therapies, and registry enrollment
  • Individualized treatment plans ranging from medication to surgery
  • Long-term care and support to assist patients and caregivers in managing their condition

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Our multidisciplinary team is composed of specialist physicians who collaborate with nurses, therapists, and pharmacists to treat, advise, and monitor patients.

We also work with fellow PH and VTE specialists in leading U.S. and international centers and pursue research in an extensive world-class program.

Faculty 

Terry Ann Fortin, MD
Co-director
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD
Co-director
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Talal Dahhan, MD, MSEd
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Kishan Parikh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Jordan Whitson, MD
Medical Instructor
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Yen-Rei "Andrea" Yu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Research Staff

Susana Almeida-Peters, BN, RN, CRNC Sr.
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator Sr-Lead

Samantha Womack, BS, MS, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator III

Nursing Staff

Aimee Babiera, RN, BSN
Nurse Clinician

Danielle Burkett, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant

Gina Campanile, RN, BSN
Nurse Clinician

Lisa Carver, RN, BSN
Nurse Clinician/CTEPH Coordinator

Administrative Staff

Nadalie Harris, Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

Office: (919) 684-6237 Fax: (919) 681-0339
Patient Appointments: (919) 620-5300
Mailing Address:
Box 102351
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710