Biography: Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
  • Clinical Prof of Medicine, Central Michigan University
  • Director CVD Research and Academic Affairs
  • Regional and National Director of Heart Failure
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Detroit, MI

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA is a Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Cardiologist expert. She serves as an advisor/consultant to the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. In January 2019, Dr. Piña joined the faculty of Wayne State University as Professor of Medicine, and at the Detroit Medical Center, Heart Hospital as Director Cardiovascular Research and Academic Affairs and Regional and National Director of Heart Failure.

In 1999, Dr. Piña joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio as Professor of Medicine and became the Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation Section in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland. In 2009, she completed a VA Quality Fellowship Program at the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center. In January 2010, she earned her Master’s in Public Health from Case Western Reserve University. Dr.Piña is boarded in the ABIM Certification for Heart Failure and Transplantation.

Dr. Piña is internationally recognized for her research in rehabilitation and recovery of heart failure patients. She is the author of over 200 publications in print, a world-renowned speaker on this subject. She has been and is a recurrent presenter/speaker in the World Congress of Cardiology in Spain, Argentina, and Colombia. Dr. Piña is a member of the Get With the Guidelines Scientific Committee and Heart Failure workgroup, a national Spokesperson for Go Red for Women and was on the writing committee of the American Heart Association Guidelines for the Prevention of Heart Disease in Women, Breast Cancer and Heart Failure among other publications. She represents the American Heart Association at the Electronic Health Initiative (eHI) and on the Leadership Committee of the AHA Quality Council.

Since 1982, Dr. Piña has been an American Heart Association volunteer after she completed her Cardiology Fellowship in Miami. She currently serves as the immediate past Chair of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the AHA and now the Nominating Committee Chair. Involved in NIH DSMB Committees and with the ABIM for the Specialty Exam of Heart Failure/Transplant. She was the recipient of the Wenger Award for Heart Disease in Women in 2017.