Claudia Gidea is the Associate Director of Heart Transplant and LVAD Program at NYU, Langone Medical Center. She leads the advanced heart failure clinical research. Her extensive expertise in advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging instills a new perspective into the heart, dual organ transplantation, and LVAD programs at NYU. She directed the MCS Program at Newark Beth Israel between 2012-2017, when the mark of 1000 heart transplants was reached. Her previous positions include: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, as an Advanced Heart Failure, PHT and Imaging Cardiologist, and Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, as the Director of Heart Failure Program.