Enrolling Centers

The PAH Biobank Enrolling Centers are our primary contact with participants that consent to house their biological samples and data in the Biobank.  The Enrolling Centers are responsible for consenting participants, drawing blood, spinning of SST tubes, and same day shipping of blood tubes overnight for processing at the Biobank.  We wouldn't be able to build this resource to benefit the PAH research community without the tireless contributions of our Enrolling Centers!

If you are already an Enrolling Center, we've put together a list of resources for you below.

If your PH Center is interested in becoming an Enrolling Center for the PAH Biobank please contact us for more information!

Currently, there are 34 centers located around North America that enroll for the PAH Biobank.  Each center and the Primary Investigator are listed below:

Enrolling Center Center PI
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Russel Hirsch, MD
Houston Methodist Adaani Frost, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center R. James White, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Marc Simon, MD
University of Colorado Denver David Badesch, MD
Columbia University Erika Rosenzweig, MD
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Charles Burger, MD
Washington University in St. Louis Murali Chakinala, MD
University of Minnesota Thenappan Thenappan, MD
Intermountain Medical Center Greg Elliott, MD
Boston University School of Medicine Harrison Farber, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester Robert Frantz, MD
University of Cincinnati Jean Elwing, MD
Tufts-New England Medical Center Nicholas Hill, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado Dunbar Ivy, MD
Rhode Island Hospital James Klinger, MD
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Steven Nathan, MD
LA Biomed Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Ronald Oudiz, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Ivan Robbins, MD
Wayne State University Ghulam Saydain, MD
University Hospital of Cleveland Robert Schilz, DO, PhD
Duke University Medical Center Terry Fortin, MD
Spectrum Health Hospitals Jeffrey Wilt, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital Delphine Yung, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Eric Austin, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD
Ohio State University Nitin Bhatt, MD
Indiana University Tim Lahm, MD
University of Arizona Ankit Desai, MD
East Carolina University Zia Rehman, MD
Louisiana State University Health Robert Walter, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Fernando Torres, MD
Queen's University Stephen Archer, MD
Baylor Research Institute Sahil Bakshi, DO
Medical University of South Carolina Rahul Argula, MD
MedStar Health Research Institute Christopher Barnett, MD
Allegheny-Singer Research Institute Raymond Benza, MD


Enrolling Center Resources

PAH Biobank Enrollment Database

Enrollment and Sample Collection/Preparation

Shipping of samples

  • Please contact the PAH Biobank for overnight shipping instructions.
  • Samples are accepted for delivery Tuesday through Saturday (shipped Monday through Friday).
  • Samples must be shipped same day they are drawn using FedEx Priority Overnight.
  • If shipping for Saturday Delivery, please check the Saturday box on the FedEx form.
  • Please send shipping notifications for all samples sent to PAHBiobank@cchmc.org