The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program at Corewell Health (formerly Spectrum Health) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was founded in 2013 and recognized as an HCMA Center of Excellence in 2017.
- The multidisciplinary team includes:
- Dr. David Fermin – Program Director
- Dr. Jeff Decker – Cardiovascular Imaging
- Dr. Richard McNamara – Interventional Cardiology
- Lori Singer – Physician Assistant
- Jackie Sporte and Paula Droste – HCM Specialty Nurses
- Dr. Alfred Albano and Dr. Nagib Chalfoun – Cardiac Electrophysiologists
- Dr. Tomasz Timek – Cardiac surgeon
- Dr. Stanley Sedore – Pediatric Cardiologist
- Bethany Grysko – Genetic Counselor
- Doreen McGrath and Justin Joseff – Social Workers
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program at Corewell Health offers a “comprehensive patient-centered approach to diagnosis, education, and treatment, bringing our resources around our patients wherever possible. We facilitate family screening of HCM patients along with our pediatric cardiology clinic. Our echocardiography lab offers multiple regional locations to allow patients to remain in their community for much of their testing. Our approach has also evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic to include virtual visits with providers and our genetic counselor. Our more advanced services include cardiac MRI, heart catheterization and electrophysiology labs, as well as advanced heart failure therapies including heart transplant.”
Program Director Dr. David Fermin says, “Our clinic cares for 1028 HCM patients and their families. Our cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Timek, performed 14 septal myectomy surgeries last year, contributing to an increase in our patients’ quality of life. Excitingly, we participated in groundbreaking clinical trials for Mavacamten, including EXPLORER-HCM, MAVA-LTE and VALOR-HCM, enrolling several of our patients. We continue our involvement in clinical trials of both Mavacamten and Aficamten for patients with both obstructive and nonobstructive HCM.
We have enjoyed teaming with the HCMA to enhance the lives of those with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. “
The Corewell Health HCM Team recently participated in our BigHearted Warriors Unite Webinar Series. If you would like to watch this free education webinar, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo7U7jZUeIg&t=106s.
For more information on Corewell Health (formerly Spectrum Health) HCM Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan, please visit: https://4hcm.org/corewell/
For more information on all HCMA-recognized centers of excellence, please visit https://4hcm.org/center-of-excellence/.