Dr. Kavita Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, the Chief of Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and the Director of the JHU Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) Program. Her clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiomyopathies involving left and right heart disease, treatment of advanced heart failure including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, and the diagnosis and management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Her research area of interest is heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), specifically clinical and molecular phenotyping of HFpEF, understanding pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, and identifying therapeutic targets. She is the PI many ongoing clinical trials in HFpEF and is the US National Leader of the PARAGLIDE, FINEARTS, and STEP-HFpEF / STEP-HFpEF DM trials in HFpEF. She has received funding support for her research from the American Heart Association and Amgen.