Lynne Warner Stevenson


Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Director of Cardiomyopathy

Lynne Warner Stevenson has been Director of Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Programs at UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and currently is Director of Cardiomyopathy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has been an active member of AHA, ACC, ISHLT, and HFSA societies and contributed to 30 national guidelines relating to heart failure, transplantation, ventricular assist devices, arrhythmia devices, and decision-making in advanced heart failure. She has served as a member of the FDA cardio-renal panel and MEDCAC, and as an associate editor for Circulation, Circulation Heart Failure, and currently for JACC. She has played leadership roles in NHLBI-sponsored studies for strategies of medical and device therapies in advanced heart failure, such as ESCAPE, REMATCH, REVIVAL, and the Heart Failure Network Trials, was one of the designers of the INTERMACS and NCDR ICD registries, and collaborates in the CardioThoracic Surgery Network. Her academic work reflects multiple aspects of heart failure physiology, clinical assessment, patient-centered outcomes and shared decision making. She co-chaired the recent ACC pathway document for HF hospitalization and the ACC forum on incorporating patient-reported outcomes into practice. Strong commitments for her are re-defining heart failure with and without congestion, training clinicians to advance the science of personalized care, and seeking clarity in guidelines to encompass patient priorities for quality and length of life.

Nashville, United States