Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology (AHFTC) Fellows

Joyce Njoroge, MD

Joyce N. Njoroge, MD obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology from Dartmouth College. She earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH and completed her internal medicine residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. Joyce's clinical and research interests are in inherited cardiomyopathies and healthcare disparities particularly with peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Anubodh "Sunny" Varshney, MD

Dr. Anubodh Sunny Varshney is an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellow at Stanford University. He earned a degree in biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and his MD from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He engages in outcomes and epidemiology research related to cardiogenic shock, mechanical circulatory support, and the interface of drug and device therapies in patients with heart failure. Sunny also has experience advising multiple medical technology start-ups and currently serves as a Clinical Advisor at Broadview Ventures. After fellowship training, he plans to pursue a career as a clinical advanced heart failure cardiologist, outcomes researcher, and venture advisor. He intends to combine insights from clinical care and outcomes research to identify persistent unmet medical needs, define benchmark outcomes that next generation technologies should improve upon, and identify target populations for early-stage studies of novel drug and device therapies for patients with heart failure.”

Brian Wayda, MD, MPH

Brian is originally from Pennsylvania and completed his bachelor’s, MPH, and MD training at Yale University. While in medical school, he studied cardiovascular health disparities under the mentorship of Dr. Harlan Krumholz. During his internal medicine residency at Columbia University, his research focused on disparities in heart transplant access and outcomes. He moved on to Stanford for general cardiology fellowship, where he further developed an interest in the “big-picture” questions around heart transplant allocation and policy. Under the mentorship of Dr. Kiran Khush, his current research applies mathematical models and cost-effectiveness analyses to inform heart donor and recipient selection. Prior to his medical training, he worked in sub-Saharan Africa for two years with the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative.