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Come see me speakCMHC Spring 2023, Taming the Flames: Inflammation in Cardiometabolic Disease

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH

Detroit, Michigan

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH



Dr. Piña is professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, clinical professor of medicine at Central Michigan University, and adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University. She serves as senior fellow to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Dr. Piña is active in research on the transition of care in heart failure (HF) patients, the role of natriuretic peptide-guided management for patients hospitalized for HF, biomarkers of myocardial stress and fibrosis in chronic HF, and sex-differences in HF. She is actively involved in efforts to improve health care and outcomes for racial, ethnic, and gender minorities.

Education and Training

  • Master of Public Health, Case Western Reserve University, 2010
  • VA Quality Fellowship, Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center, 2009
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Internship, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, 1984
  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, University of Miami School of Medicine Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Health System, 1982
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, 1980
  • Internal Medicine Internship, University of Miami and Jackson Health System, 1977
  • Medical Degree, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 1976
  • Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, University of Miami, 1972

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American Heart Association (AHA), 1999-present
  • Laennec Master Clinician Award, AHA, 2020
  • Wenger Award for Excellence in Research, WomenHeart, 2017
  • Chairman's Award for volunteerism, AHA, 2013
  • Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1999-2006


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