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Our Expert Team – Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program

The UCLA Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program Faculty and Staff are specially trained in adult pulmonary vascular disease with a diversity of expertise in areas including acute and chronic thromboembolic disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, lung and heart-lung transplant, interventional radiology, and cardiothoracic surgery.

Pulmonary Vascular Medicine Specialists

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Richard N. Channick, MD

Richard N. Channick, MD

Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Director, Acute and Chronic Thromboembolic Disease Program
Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Rajan Saggar, MD

Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Associate Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Ariss Der Hovanessian, MD

Ariss Der Hovanessian, MD

Associate Medical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Jason Hong, MD, PhD

Jason Hong, MD, PhD

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

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Sonia Jasuja, MD

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

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Shelley M. Shapiro, MD

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Alexander E. Sherman, MD

Alexander E. Sherman, MD

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Pulmonary Vascular Disease Fellows

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Hana Bakalli, MD
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Jennifer Chang, MD
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Gilad Jaffe, MD

Nurse Practitioners

Shannon Salveson RN
Shannon Salveson, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Ai Jin Lee, RN, MSN, AGCNS-BC
Ai Jin Lee, RN, MSN, AGCNS-BC

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Marinella Manimbo, LVN

Associated Services

Interventional Radiology

John M. Moriarty, MD

John M. Moriarty, MD

Director, Venous Thromboembolism
Director, Interventional Innovation Program
Director, UCLA IVC Clinic
Co-Director, Vascular Ultrasound Service
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Richard J. Shemin, MD

Richard J. Shemin, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Co-Director, UCLA Cardiovascular Center
Robert and Kelly Day Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Joanna Macalalad, NP

Research Team

Lloyd Liang
Lloyd Liang
Clinical Research Project Manager
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Lynne Yoder, RN
Clinical Research Nurse
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Harold Te
Clinical Research Coordinator

Administrative Team

Wendy Aguilar
Wendy Aguilar
Patient Service Representative
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Estela Hernandez
Patient Service Representative
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Liliana Ruvalcaba
Patient Service Representative

Pharmacy Team

Valentina Alvadzhyan, PharmD, BCPS
Valentina Alvadzhyan, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
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Michael Hanna, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician