Heart Failure and Transplant Team

A group of doctors and providers sitting at a conference table.
Dr. Fred Tibayan (from left), surgery director of the advanced heart failure and transplant program, confers with cardiologists Dr. Luke Masha, Dr. Johannes Steiner and Dr. Nalini Colaco, and with nurse and heart transplant coordinator Heather Miller-Webb.

OHSU’s heart failure and transplant experts offer world-class care for this complex condition. All of our doctors completed fellowships in their fields, with three or more years of advanced training after their residencies. Many also hold additional certifications in their specialties.

You’ll benefit from:

  • The expertise of our director, Dr. Deborah Meyers, who joined OHSU in 2020. She has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the field.
  • A large staff of specialists in cardiology, surgery, implantable devices, heart transplants, nutrition, physical therapy and more.
  • Providers who work together to find the best combination of treatments for each individual patient.
  • Two teams — one for heart failure and one for advanced heart failure — to provide complete care for patients with any form of the disease.
  • Providers who are also faculty in the OHSU School of Medicine, educating the next generation of heart failure doctors.

Heart failure team

  • Amy Corcoran, B.S.N., RN, CHFN
  • Medea Denson, B.S.N., RN
  • Erin Knoll, M.S.N., RN, CHFN

  • Marie Weber, M.S.W.

  • Ashley Larkin, PT
  • Betsy Meiners, PT

Advanced heart failure; VAD and transplant team

  • Heather Miller-Webb, B.S.N., RN, CCTC
  • Lora Schrock, B.S.N., RN
  • Tonja Spencer, B.S.N., RN, M.P.H.

  • Joshua Montgomery, B.S.N., RN, CHFN
  • Amanda Thomas, B.S.N., RN, CHFN
  • Jennifer Worth B.S.N., RN
  • Katherine Callis, B.S.N., RN

  • Kaitlyn Jungblut, M.S.W.

  • Yvonne Clark
  • Lynelle Hawkins

  • Ashley Larkin, PT
  • Betsy Meiners, PT

  • Alyssa Rabon, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Jessie Dunn, PharmD., BCPS, BCCP

For patients

Call 503-494-1775 to:

  • Request an appointment
  • Seek a second opinion
  • Ask questions


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3303 S. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

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Meet Dr. Deborah Meyers

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Before becoming a heart failure specialist, the head of OHSU’s heart transplant program had a career in the fine arts. “People with life experience and diverse backgrounds are really important, because patients have diverse backgrounds,” she says.

‘I can’t believe how far I’ve come’

A 68-year-old was the first to receive a new heart through OHSU’s reactivated heart transplant program after a nationwide search for a new team.