Sean Pinney, MD, FACC

Dr. Pinney is a native of St. Louis. He received his undergraduate and Medical degrees from Georgetown University. He completed Medicine residency at Deaconess Hospital and served as Chief Medical Resident for the newly merged Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He completed fellowships in Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology at Columbia University before joining the faculty there in the Division of Circulatory Physiology. In 2004, he was recruited to Mount Sinai Hospital where he directed the Heart Failure, LVAD and Heart Transplant Program. In 2015, he became system lead for Heart Failure & Transplantation for the Mount Sinai Health System.

Dr. Pinney’s research interests align with his clinical work in heart failure and transplantation. He has been PI on more than 25 NIH and industry-sponsored trials in the area of heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and pulmonary hypertension. His early work helped established the role of proliferation signal inhibitors for the prevention and management of cardiac allograft vasculopathy. He has been an active participant in the CTOT research trials and other clinical investigations of novel immunosuppressive medications. More recently he has studied the use of novel molecular diagnostics for rejection surveillance.

Dr. Pinney joined AST in 2008 and has served as a member of the Education and Conflict of Interest Committees. He has been a long-standing member of the TCC COP and served on its Executive Committee from 2015-17. He has had a recurring role as a faculty member for ATC and CEOT as well as a reviewer for AJT and AST journal club moderator.

Dr. Pinney has been an active member of UNOS having served two terms on the MPSC committee, the Thoracic Committee and member of the Ad Hoc System Performance Committee. He is Past-President of the New York Cardiothoracic Transplant Consortium and member of LiveOnNY’s Medical Advisory Board.

In addition to being a busy clinician, researcher and educator, Dr. Pinney is an avid runner who has completed 7 marathons including both New York and Boston.