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David Badesch, MD

Dr. Badesch is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the University of Colorado Denver. Throughout his career he has truly been a strong and innovative leader, while remaining grounded in his passion for patients and dedication to the community. He has devoted his time to meaningful research, organizational leadership and initiatives to benefit patients and their care.

Having been heavily involved in the leadership structure of clinical trials, Dr. Badesch has played a remarkable role in the development of therapies for pulmonary hypertension. He has served on the Steering Committees for many of the major clinical trials for pulmonary hypertension. In addition to his dedication to evidence-based approaches to therapy, Dr. Badesch has an impressive history of offering his time and expertise to many organizations. Dr. Badesch has been and continues to be a to be a backbone in Pulmonary Hypertension Association's development of a strong medical community, serving as a member of PHA's governing body, the Scientific Leadership Council, from 1994 through 2006, when he became Chair. While he was Chair, he successfully increased the number of active committees, and ensured that the committees would include patient representatives. Today, Dr. Badesch continues to participate in the PHA as a distinguished advisor.