Katherine Lietz, MD, PhD
Dr. Lietz is one of the nation’s leading experts in the treatment of advanced heart failure, heart transplantation and implantation of mechanical pumps to assist failing hearts, the left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD). She has particular interest in clinical research focusing on heart failure and cardiac replacement therapies. Throughout her career Dr. Lietz has lectured extensively at national and international conferences and published numerous book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals. She has also been a principal investigator on a number of industry sponsored clinical research trials.
Dr. Lietz received an MD and PhD in transplantation immunology from Medical University of Warsaw in Poland. Her subspecialty training included fellowships in cardiovascular medicine, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the University of Minnesota and Georgetown University, and a research fellowship in heart transplantation immunology at Columbia University.
Dr. Lietz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation. She is a member of many professional societies, including International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Heart Failure Society of America and American College of Cardiology.
Medical University of Warsaw
Eastern Virginia Medical School, University of Oklahoma
University of Minnesota, Georgetown University, Columbia University