Barbara Pisani, DO, is medical co-director of the Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Rush University Medical Center.
Pisani came to Rush from St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, where she was associate medical director of the Heart Transplant Program. Previous positions include interim director of the Cardiac Transplant and Advanced Heart Failure Program at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.
Pisani earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Westbury, N.Y. She completed an osteopathic internship at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., followed by a residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. While at St. Vincent's, she was selected as chief resident and subsequently served as critical care fellow. She completed her cardiology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia and advanced training in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the University of Utah.
Board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, Pisani is involved in clinical research on heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation.
She is a reviewer for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and serves on the United Network for Organ Sharing Thoracic Organ Regional Review Board. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American Society of Transplant Physicians and the Heart Failure Society of America.