Dr. Shelley Hankins, medical director of the Transplant and VAD program, specializes in heart failure and heart transplant care. She helped to establish the Center for Advanced Heart Failure Care at Hahnemann University Hospital in 2005. Dr. Hankins is the director of the Mechanical Assistance Destination and Heart Transplant programs. She has developed a care plan using ventricular assist devices in those patients who are not candidates for transplant surgery.
Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Cardiology - Tulane University, (1997-1998); Heart Failure - Columbia
Presbyterian Medical Center, (1998-1999); Cardiology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1999-2001)
Memberships: Board of Directors of the American Heart Association Southeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate
Awards and Honors: Walter Croll Medical Scholarship Clinical Honors, (1991-1993); Walter Croll Medical Scholarship (1989-1993); National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholarship, Deans List, Outstanding College Student of America, Samuel Bronfman Foundation Scholarship (1984-1988)