Cores

HVI Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Innovation

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute’s Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Innovation (COIN) supports cardiology and cardiac surgery researchers by providing high-quality data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

CONTACT:   Yisi Wang, MPH |  HVIBiostatisticians@upmc.edu  | 412-802-6811  |  Website

Large Animal Imaging Core

CONTACT:   Catalin Toma, MD |  tomac@upmc.edu  | 412-647-0211

Translational Research Core Lab

The Translational Research Core Lab is responsible for sample processing/banking and peripheral biomarker analysis.

CONTACT:   Yingze Zhang, PhD  |  zhangy@upmc.edu  |  412-624-7225  |  TRCL Website

Tissue Biobanks

Blood, urine CONTACT:   Yingze Zhang, PhD  |  zhangy@upmc.edu  |  412-624-7225  |  Website Human Cardiac Tissue CONTACT:   Charles McTiernan, PhD  | mctiernanc@upmc.edu |  412-648-3016

Animal Phenotyping Facility

The Animal Phenotyping Facility offers the service of phenotype characterization of mice both in the public domain and unique non-commercial strains.

CONTACTS: Iain Scott, PhD | iain.scott@pitt.edu

Cell Processing Core

The Cell Processing Core was developed by Dr. Elena Goncharova to provide the VMI community with human-based in vitro gold standard models for basic and translational research in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

CONTACT:   Steve Chan, MD, PhD | chansy@pitt.edu | 412-383-5853  |  Website

Hypoxia Core

CONTACT:   Imad al Ghouleh, PhD | ima6@pitt.edu | 412-648-8474

Small Animal Hemodynamic Core

The Small Animal Hemodynamic Core specializes in acquisition and analysis of hemodynamic data obtained during survival and terminal studies of rat and murine models. Our team consists of surgeons, bioengineers, and technicians who have extensive experience with the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of such studies.

CONTACT:   Iain Scott, PhD | iain.scott@pitt.edu  |  Website

Small Animal Telemetry Core

CONTACT:   Adam Straub, PhD | astraub@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921

Myography Core

CONTACT:   Adam Straub, PhD | astraub@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921

Division of Cardiology Academic Offices

Scaife Hall, 5th Floor
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-647-3429 | email

Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI)

For Patients: 1-855-UPMC-HVI  (876-2484)
HeartAndVascular@upmc.edu  |  website

For Physicians: 1-866-884-8579  |  412-692-2400
MedCall: 412-647-7000  |  1-800-544-2500