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Upcoming Webinar

“Ask a Heart Failure Specialist”

Date: Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 – 6:00-7:00 PM ET


Join us as we learn about DCM from a heart failure specialist and have an opportunity to ask questions during the Live Q&A.


  1. DCM Overview – No 2 patient paths are the same
  2. Is your cardiologist a DCM expert?
    • Questions to ask your cardiologist
    • How to find DCM specialists
  3. The genetics of DCM and the need to be genetically tested
  4. Live Q&A

Date: Wed., February 16, 2022

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM ET


Kathy Crispell, MD

Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist

 Dr. Crispell is a Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant specialist. She did her cardiovascular training at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. During that time she participated in research studying DCM in families, with Dr. Hershberger. She remained at OHSU as faculty until 2003 when she was recruited by Northwest Kaiser Permanente (KPNW). While there, she was the Chief of Cardiology, Director of Cardiovascular Services and Chief Medical Officer. During her time in these roles, Dr. Crispell started programs in Advanced Heart Failure and in Mechanical Cardiac Support.

Dr. Crispell retired from KPNW in 2015 but continued to work part-time at the Portland VA Medical Center, and at OHSU as an Adjunct Associate Professor caring for patients with Advanced Heart Failure and after transplant. Additionally, she has been a  volunteer physician in Myanmar and Ethiopia. Currently, she provides telemedicine Cardiovascular consultation to remote clinicians in Oregon and Washington and is a contributor to her local paper as a writer of health-related articles.

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