California Heart Center Foundation

Beverly Hills, CA   |  WWW.CALHEART.ORG

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE CALIFORNIA HEART CENTER FOUNDATION IS TO ADVANCE THE FIELD OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE THROUGH CLINICAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

JON KOBASHIGAWA MD

Main address

8670 Wilshire Blvd Ste 301

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

EIN

95-4772979

NTEE code info

Medical Specialty Research (H90)

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Program 1

THE MISSION OF THE CALIFORNIA HEART CENTER FOUNDATION IS TO ADVANCE THE FIELD OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE THROUGH CLINICAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES. OUR EFFORTS INCLUDE THE PURSUIT OF COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS WHICH PROMOTE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DISEASE PROGRESSION AND TEST THE EFFICACY OF NEW STRATEGIES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. AREAS OF RESEARCH CURRENTLY BEING PURSUED INCLUDE NON-INVASIVE METHODS TO DETECT ORGAN REJECTION, NOVEL IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS, IMMUNE MONITORING STRATEGIES, LONG-TERM COMPLICATIONS SUCH AS CARDIAC ALLOGRAFT VASCULOPATHY, (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O)(CONTINUATION FROM FORM 990, PAGE 2)NOVEL METHODS FOR ORGAN PROCUREMENT AND PRESERVATION, NEW MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT DEVICES AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO SUPPORTS IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA, WHICH ALLOW FOR THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AMONG LEADERS IN THE FIELD AND PROVIDE A FORUM FOR EXPERTS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHER PRACTITIONERS. THE ORGANIZATION RESOURCES ARE ALSO LEVERAGED TO SUPPORT A SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WITH AN INTEREST IN MEDICINE AND/OR ACADEMIC RESEARCH. FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED IN 2019: SCIENTIFIC FORUMS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:* "CUTTING EDGE OF TRANSPLANTATION (CEOT)" - FEBRUARY 21-23, 2019 (PHOENIX AZ)THIS CONFERENCE WAS ORGANIZED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANTATION, WITH CONTENT DEVELOPED AROUND THE THEMATIC FOCUS OF "NO SIZE FITS ALL: UNCOVERING THE POTENTIAL OF PERSONALIZED TRANSPLANTATION". DEDICATED HEART AND LUNG SESSIONS WERE DESIGNED, ORGANIZED AND CHAIRED BY DR. KOBASHIGAWA, WITH A FOCUS ON CUSTOMIZED IMMUNOSUPPRESSION AND BIOMARKERS FOR ORGAN REJECTION. THE INTERACTIVE SESSIONS ATTRACTED 100 PARTICIPANTS AND INCLUDED A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED EXPERT FACULTY, A MENTORED CASE STUDY SESSION FOR FELLOWS AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES.* "CONSENSUS CONFERENCE ON HEART/KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION" - SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2019 (BOSTON, MA)JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE AST THORACIC AND CRITICAL CARE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, THE KIDNEY PANCREAS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, AND CEDARS-SINAI SMIDT HEART INSTITUTE, THIS CONSENSUS CONFERENCE WAS HELD JUST PRIOR TO THE 2019 AMERICAN TRANSPLANT CONGRESS. DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR AN IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION AMONG THE LEADING EXPERTS IN THE FIELD, INCLUDING NEPHROLOGISTS, CARDIOLOGISTS, AND TRANSPLANT SURGEONS, THIS CONFERENCE SERVED AS A FIRST STEP IN DEVELOPING NEEDED GUIDELINES FOR THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CRITERIA FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION IN THE COMBINED HEART/KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CANDIDATE, EVALUATE THE CURRENT ALLOCATION OF KIDNEYS TO FOLLOW THE HEART FOR THE HEART/KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT AND RECOMMEND STANDARDIZED CARE FOR THE COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT OF HEART/KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS. A CONSENSUS STATEMENT IS CURRENTLY BEING DRAFTED, WITH PUBLICATION EXPECTED BY THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR.* CARDIAC AMYLOID CONSORTIA - INVESTIGATOR MEETINGS - MONDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2019 (NEW ORLEANS, LA) AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2019 (ORLANDO, FL)TWO BRAINSTORMING MEETINGS REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONSORTIUM TO SUPPORT A MULTI-CENTER AMYLOID REGISTRY WERE HELD IN TANDEM WITH THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HEART & LUNG TRANSPLANTATION IN THE SPRING OF THIS YEAR. BOTH MEETINGS WERE ORGANIZED BY DR. JIGNESH PATEL AND SPONSORED BY DR. JON KOBASHIGAWA. THE MEETINGS PROVIDED A FORUM FOR EXPERTS IN THIS RARE DISEASE TO DISCUSS AND DEVELOP A NEW CONSORTIUM TO PURSUE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH, INCLUDING THE INITIATION OF A MULTI-CENTER REGISTRY STUDY.* OPTIMAL CARE AND NEW THERAPIES IN ADVANCED HEART DISEASE (LAS VEGAS, NV) SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2019THIS 1-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCED HEART DISEASE TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2019 AT THE MGM GRAND HOTEL CONFERENCE CENTER IN LAS VEGAS. THE PROGRAM FEATURED PRESENTATIONS ON TOPICS RELATED TO THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE, TRANSPLANTATION, MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. THE PROGRAM WAS ATTENDED BY 40 PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING COMMUNITY CARDIOLOGISTS IN THE LOCAL AREA.* DSL/THOMAS D. GORDON VISITING PROFESSOR IN ADVANCED HEART DISEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA) SEPTEMBER 23RD-24TH, 2019THIS YEAR'S VISITING PROFESSOR WAS DR. SHARON HUNT. WITH A CAREER AT STANFORD SPANNING OVER FIFTY YEARS, DR. HUNT HAS WITNESSED THE HISTORY OF HEART TRANSPLANT SURGERY FROM THE VERY FIRST ONE IN THE US BY NORMAN SHUMWAY IN 1968, THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL MORATORIUM ON HEART TRANSPLANTS AND THE RECENT DECADES OF COMBINED HEART-LUNG TRANSPLANTS AND MECHANICAL ASSIST DEVICES. SHE IS A PAST PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION AND RECEIVED THEIR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN 2012. SHE IS ALSO A MASTER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. HER TWO-DAY VISIT INCLUDED A GRAND ROUNDS LECTURE, NOON CONFERENCE PRESENTATION AND CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS WITH CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS.* PRACTICUM IN MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT: MANAGING CARDIOGENIC SHOCK WITH SHORT TERM DEVICES (LOS ANGELES, CA) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2019 THIS 1-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT WAS DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH CEDARS-SINAI OFFICE OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TOOK PLACE ON OCTOBER 11TH, 2019. THE PROGRAM INCLUDED INTERACTIVE DIDACTIC PRESENTATIONS, CASE STUDIES, AND WET-LAB EXPERIENCES, UTILIZING THE CEDARS-SINAI SIMULATION CENTER. THE PROGRAM ALSO FEATURED 5 EXPERT GUEST FACULTY FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES PLUS 12 INTERNAL FACULTY. THE PROGRAM DREW 103 ATTENDEES INCLUDING PHYSICIANS, ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, AND TRANSPLANT COORDINATORS AND PROVIDED LEARNERS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT.* HEART TRANSPLANT VISITING SCIENTISTS: DURING THE LAST CALENDAR YEAR, DR. KOBASHIGAWA HOSTED AND MENTORED VISITING SCIENTISTS FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S., IN AN EFFORT TO FORGE RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS INTERNATIONALLY. VISITING SCIENTISTS SPEND UP TO ONE YEAR ON CAMPUS, DESIGNING AND COMPLETING RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR PUBLICATION AND PRESENTATION, UNDER HIS DIRECT SUPERVISION. IN THE LAST YEAR, THE FOLLOWING PHYSICIAN-INVESTIGATORS COMPLETED EXTENDED VISITS TO OUR PROGRAM:OSAMU SEGUCHI, MD (NATIONAL CEREBRAL & CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER, JAPAN)GUILLAUME COUTANCE, PHD (PARIS TRANSPLANT GROUP, FRANCE)JONG-CHAN YOUN, MD, PHD (SEOUL ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, KOREA)* HEART TRANSPLANT PRECEPTORSHIPS: THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE RECEIVE REQUESTS TO PROVIDE EXTENDED OBSERVATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO PHYSICIANS AND ADVANCE PRACTICE NURSES FROM VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS WITH AN INTEREST IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HEART TRANSPLANT AND MECHANICAL ASSIST DEVICE PATIENTS. IN THE LAST YEAR, WE HOSTED THE FOLLOWING VISITING PHYSICIANS:KIM JIN-JIN, MD (THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF KOREA, KOREA)CHOI HONG-MI, MD (HALLYM SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, KOREA)HONG JUNG-AE, MD (ASAN MEDICAL CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE)PRECEPTORSHIPS GENERALLY TAKE PLACE OVER THE COURSE OF A WEEK, DEPENDING ON THE FOCUS OF THE TRAINING. TRAINING INCLUDES PARTICIPATION IN IN-HOSPITAL ROUNDS, OUT-PATIENT CLINIC VISITS, SURGERY/DEVICE IMPLANTATION OBSERVATIONS, DIDACTIC LECTURES, CASE STUDIES, JOURNAL CLUBS AND RESEARCH MEETINGS.* SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS: UNDER THE SUPERVISION AND MENTORSHIP OF DR. JON KOBASHIGAWA, SUMMER HEART TRANSPLANT RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS HAVE BEEN OFFERED TO TEN STUDENTS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2019. THESE INTERNSHIPS PROVIDE STUDENTS AT ALL LEVELS OF TRAINING AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE CLINICAL RESEARCH PROCESS, INCLUDING MEDICAL LITERATURE REVIEW, STUDY DESIGN, CHART REVIEW/DATA COLLECTION, DATA ANALYSIS, AND ABSTRACT DEVELOPMENT AND SUBMISSION. COMPLETED ABSTRACTS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, A FORUM FOR JUNIOR INVESTIGATORS. THIS YEAR'S GROUP INCLUDES STUDENTS FROM:UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF MEDICINESACKLER UNIVERSITY TEL AVIV MEDICAL SCHOOLRUSH MEDICAL COLLEGEWESTERN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINECALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MORRO BAYUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELESUNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGOUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ* CURRENT TRENDS IN HEART TRANSPLANTATION: PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES"THIS PATIENT EDUCATION LECTURE BY DR. JON KOBASHIGAWA IS SCHEDULED TWICE A YEAR, COVERING CURRENT TRENDS IN HEART TRANSPLANTATION AND PROVIDING PATIENTS WITH AN OVERVIEW OF CUTTING-EDGE INNOVATIONS IN THE FIELD OF HEART TRANSPLANTATION. FORUMS WERE HELD ON JUNE 10TH, 2019 AND DECEMBER 11TH, 2019 AT THE MEDICAL CENTER AND ATTENDED BY POST-TRANSPLANT PATIENTS AS WELL AS PATIENTS ON THE WAITING LIST FOR TRANSPLANTATION.CLINICAL RESEARCH:THIS SECTION IS FORMATTED BY TITLE; PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI); STATUS; SPONSOR.

Expenses
$1,954,029
Revenue
$266,304

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