Ioana Dumitru, MD

Specialties
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Office
Address 3501 Johnson Street
Total Heart Center
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-7750
Fax: 954-276-0280

About Me

Medical Director, Adult Cardiac Transplant, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy 

I am a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist. I care for patients with complex cardiac conditions including heart failure, cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension, as well as cardiac transplant patients and patients supported by mechanical cardiac support.
 
The heart is the body’s engine and it is rewarding to be able to evaluate and treat heart conditions with the goal of giving patients and families back their confidence and quality of life.

I love working at Memorial Healthcare System because we put the patient first. I work with a multidisciplinary team that is able to meet all of the needs of our patients and provide compassionate, comprehensive care. We treat all of our patients like family.
 
I earned my medical degree from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. I then trained in internal medicine at St. Joseph Hospital/Northwestern Medical School in Chicago and completed two fellowships: one in cardiovascular disease at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and a second in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Washington University School of Medicine.
 
Prior to joining Memorial Healthcare System, I was the founder and medical director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. I am an active member of the Heart Failure Society of America, American College of Cardiology, and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant. I am actively involved in clinical research and love to teach. 

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Meet Dr. Dumitru

Education

Education
  • Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 1996
Residencies
  • Catholic Health Partners-St Joseph Hospital, 2000, Internal Medicine
Fellowships
  • University Of Nebraska Medical Center, 2003, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Washington University Mo, 2003, Cardiovascular Disease
Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
Languages
  • Romanian

Professional Highlights

Awards

  • Top Teacher of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2012, 2011
  • Bronze Award for NMC Heart Transplant Program, 2012
  • Cardiology Teaching Faculty of the Year, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2008
  • VA Special Contribution Award – VISN-23 CDM Collaborative, Omaha Heartbeats Team, 2008
  • Physician of Distinction for Specialty Care (Heart Failure), University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2007
  • Special Professional Achievement, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2007
  • Best Clinical Poster at Eighth Cardiovascular Clinical Research Symposium, 2004
  • Feinberg Prize for Excellence in Clinical Medicine and Humanitarian Attributes, 2000

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant

Research

  • “Inhaled Milrinone Use in Patients Receiving LVAD HeartMateII: A Pilot Study,” 2011
  • Primary site investigator, Multicenter clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of both aliskiren monotherapy and alikskiren/enalapril combination therapy when compared to enalapril monotherapy, on morbidity and mortality in patients with NYHA Class II-IV chronic heart failure, 2009
  • Grant consultant, “Health Behavior-Related Outcomes with Diaphragmatic Breathing Retraining in Heart Failure Patients,” 2009
  • Secondary investigator, “Detection of Significant Coronary Artery Disease in High-Risk Nephropathy Patients Utilizing Computer Tomography Angiography (CTA) and Real-Time Perfusion Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE with RTCE): Comparison with Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA) and Patient Outcome,” 2008
  • Co-investigator, “Factors Related to Disability in Activities of Daily Living in Persons with Heart Failure,” 2008-present

Presentations

  •  “Improvement in Severe Kidney Dysfunction after Implantation of Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2013
  • “Late Right Heart Failure after Left Ventricular Assist Device Transplantation: Clinical Predictors and Outcomes,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2013
  • “Combined Heart and Liver Transplantation Against Positive Crossmatch in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2013
  • “Late Right Heart Failure after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implementation: Clinical Predictors and Outcomes,” American College of Cardiology, 2013
  • “Improvement in Severe Kidney Dysfunction after Implantation of Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices,” American College of Cardiology, 2013
  • “Worsening Renal Function and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with ADHF Treated with Ultrafiltration,” Heart Failure Society of America, 2012
  • “Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease is Associated with Development of Heart Failure Early after Liver Transplantation,” Heart Failure Society of America, 2011
  • “Predictors of Worsening Renal Function in Patients with Decompensated Heart Failure Treated with Ultrafiltration,” Heart Failure Society of America, 2011
  • “Cannula Neointima Growth and Thrombi: Impact on LVAD Long-Term Function and Outcome,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2011
  • “Combined Heart and Kidney Transplantation Followed by Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Systemic AL Amyloidosis,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2011
  • “Predictors of Worsening Renal Function in Patients with Decompensated Heart Failure Treated with Ultrafiltration,” American College of Cardiology, 2011
  • “Impact of INTERMACS and Composite Preoperative Mortality Risk Score Stratification on Survival in Patients Receiving Heart Mate II LVAD as Bridge to Transplantation,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2010
  • “Allomap Use in Cardiac Transplantation: Single Center Experience,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2010
  • “Clot to the Heart: Are YOU to Blame? You Give LVADs a Bad Name,” International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2010
  • “The Mediating Role of Depression in Predictors of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) Modification (Disability) in Persons with Heart Failure,” Heart Failure Society of America, 2009

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