Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville (United States of America)
Lynne Warner Stevenson has been Director of Cardiomyopathy at UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and currently Vanderbilt University. She has contributed to over 30 guidelines for HF, transplantation, rhythm devices, and advanced decision-making. She has served on the FDA cardio-renal panel, Circulation and Circulation Heart Failure, and now as associate editor for JACC. She has played leadership roles in NHLBI-sponsored studies such as ESCAPE, REMATCH and the HF Network Trials, and as a designer of INTERMACS and NCDR ICD registries. Her academic work has focused on HF physiologic profiles and trajectories, patient-centered outcomes and decision-making. She co-chaired the recent ACC pathway for HF hospitalization and the ACC forum on patient-reported outcomes. Strong commitments for her are training to sustain the patient-clinician relationship, re-defining HF with and without congestion, and seeking clarity from evidence to guide personalized care for quality and length of life.