Dr. Van-Khue Ton is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of Temporary Circulatory Support program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Originally from Vietnam, she obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an M.D. at Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital, cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and advanced heart failure-transplant fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Ton's clinical and research interests focus on improving exercise tolerance and quality of life for patients with left ventricular assist devices. She is the incoming Digital Editor for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Dr. Ryan Tedford is a Professor of Medicine and the Chief of Heart Failure at the Medical University of South Carolina. He serves as medical director of the adult heart transplant program and director of the advanced heart failure and transplant fellowship. He received his MD degree from the UT Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency, cardiology fellowship, and advanced heart failure and transplant training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Tedford has published over 125 peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, reviews, editorials and book chapters. His research efforts are focused on hemodynamic assessment of right ventricular function and its interaction with the pulmonary circulation and left heart. He is a section editor for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and serves on the editorial board for Circulation: Heart Failure, CHEST and JACC: Heart Failure.