Pulmonary hypertension and COPD patient, Gary Bruce discusses how PH has impacted his life. Gary finds strength through his faith and through the freedom of the open road to cope with his rare disease diagnosis. Listen to “I’m Aware That I’m Rare: the phaware™ podcast” at www.phaware.global/podcast. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension at www.phaware.global. #phaware
R. James White, MD, PhD from University Rochester Medical Center talks about his fifteen year career treating pulmonary hypertension, the importance of PH awareness to the medical community and his gratitude to all patients who participate in clinical research studies. Listen to “I’m Aware That I’m Rare: the phaware™ podcast” at www.phaware.global/podcast. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension at www.phaware.global. #phaware
Dr. Mark Nicolls specializes in the treatment of lung transplant patients. He has practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine for more than 18 years. He discusses the importance of clinical trails including his work in the LIBERTY Phase 2 Study; the goal of which is to block LTB4 production as a novel and potentially disease modifying treatment for PAH. For more information about the LIBERTY Study, click here.
Dr. Steven Abman is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Heart Lung Center (PHLC) at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Abman founded and continues to serve as Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet), a multicenter clinical research and care group consisting of 10 leading PH centers from throughout North America, and initiated and led a joint American Heart Association/American Thoracic Society working group to establish the first joint guidelines for the care of children with pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Abman also serves on phaware’s Medical Advisory Board.
Dunbar Ivy, MD is currently the Section Head of Pediatric Cardiology and the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the University of Colorado. He has published over 100 medical articles, primarily focusing on pulmonary hypertension in children. He discusses the importance of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines, the work of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet.org) and how a PH Research app could change patient care.
Dr. Jeffrey Fineman is a pediatric critical care specialist, or intensivist, and the division chief of Critical Care at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco. He also is an investigator of the Cardiovascular Research Institute. His research has led to new therapies for pulmonary hypertension, including a drug called inhaled nitric oxide, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fineman's research has focused on diseases related to pulmonary circulation. In particular, he has been interested in the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension and heads a laboratory, funded by the National Institutes of Health, for these investigations.
Betty Lou “Wojo” is a retired school teacher who lost her husband Jerry and two children (Michael and Matthew) to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), a rare blood vessel disorder that affects people of all ages and causes high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that can lead to heart failure. Betty Lou discusses how she turned her sorrow into strength and why the Wojo family has established PH research grants in Jerry, Michael and Matthew’s names.
Danijela Pešić is the founder of PH Serbia. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension as a baby over 38 years ago. Danijela is dedicated to raising PH awareness across Serbia and Europe, on behalf of people living with the disease. She works tirelessly to ensure the availability of approved treatments and encourages research for new drugs and therapies. Listen to “I’m Aware That I’m Rare: the phaware™ podcast” at www.phaware.global/podcast. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension at www.phaware.global. #phaware
Kevin Lee Burger shares his story about being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, the importance of PH awareness and the reasons that led him to create an online support system to meet the needs of men diagnosed with this rare disease - The PH Men's PHight Club on facebook. Listen to “I’m Aware That I’m Rare: the phaware™ podcast” at www.phaware.global/podcast. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension at www.phaware.global. #phaware