About Our Amyloidosis Program

Our Amyloidosis Program offers fast and comprehensive evaluation for patients with amyloidosis. The center brings together a team of experts from different specialties including hematology, cardiology, nephrology, and neurology to focus their attention on the diagnosis and treatment of amyloidosis.


Our staff works together with each patient individually to create a treatment that best suits your needs—from medications, lifestyle modification, chemotherapy, or, if necessary, transplantation.

Services

  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Counseling
  • Skin, heart, kidney, and bone marrow biopsies
  • Advanced imaging with cardiac MRI and strain echocardiography
  • Advanced tissue staining and analysis
  • Genetic testing

Innovative Treatment Options

  • Targeted pharmacotherapy including chemotherapy
  • Transplantation of peripheral stems cells, heart, kidney, or liver
  • Participation in research clinical trials (including transthyretin familial and senile amyloidosis)

Contact Us

For more information, call or email us:
Email: amyloidosis@hci.utah.edu
Phone: 801-213-5723

Physicians

Josephine D. Abraham, MD, MPH, FASN

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Josephine Abraham MD, MPH is a nephrologist at the University of Utah School of Medicine. In 1981, she began her undergraduate and medical training at the University of Madras, India which she completed in 1987. After training briefly in the United Kingdom and completing a Masters in Public Health at the University of Utah, she went on to finish h... Read More

Specialties:

Nephrology & Hypertension, Amyloidosis, Dialysis, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Therapeutic Apheresis, Vasculitis

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 1, Onco-nephrology
801-213-4266
University Hospital
Hypertension Clinic, Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676
University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
801-585-6320

Tibor Kovacsovics, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Dr. Kovacsovics brings to the University of Utah extensive expertise in the clinical management of patients with hematologic malignancies, particularly acute leukemias. In his role at the University of Utah, Dr. Kovacsovics will serve as the Medical Director for the Inpatient Service of the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies. In hi... Read More

Specialties:

Hematology/BMT

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 2C/BMT, Blood and Marrow Transplant
801-585-2626
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Hematology Clinic
801-585-2626

Jose Nativi-Nicolau, MD

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Nativi-Nicolau is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and is the Cardiovascular Director of the Amyloidosis Program at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He received his medical degree from University of Panama. Dr. Nativi-Nicolau completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Drexel University Colleg... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Cardiac Mechanical Support, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

Billings Clinic 800-332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center 208-367-4278
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
801-587-2199
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
801-585-3693
Veterans Administration Medical Center 801-584-1235

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, is Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair for Research at the University of Utah, where he also serves as Chief of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine and director of the Jack H. Petajan EMG Laboratory and the Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Mayo Medical School. He c... Read More

Marci Berry, RN

Marci Berry, RN

As the Patient Care Coordinator for the Heart Failure and Cardiac Amyloidosis clinics, with extensive experience in physical therapy, orthopedics, nephrology, and dialysis, Marci Berry looks forward to learning about the progression and treatment of amyloidosis, and enjoys following the research being done to help patients suffering from its effects.

Specialties:

Cardiac Amyloidosis Patient Care Coordinator

Lynette Evans, APRN, BSN

Lynette Evans, APRN, FNP-BC is an ANCC board certified family nurse practitioner working primarily with heart failure and transplant patients at the University of Utah Medical Center. In addition to managing complications related to heart failure, she is involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of other cardiac pathologies. Lynette is ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

University Hospital
Interventional Cardiology
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
801-585-5122
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
801-585-3693

Jacob Fetzer, PA-C

Jake Fetzer PA-C, MPAS is a board certified Physician Assistant working primarily with heart failure and transplant patients at the University of Utah Medical Center. In addition to managing complications related to heart failure, he is involved in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of other cardiac pathologies. He has enjoyed living in Utah the... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Physician Assistant, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

University Hospital
Interventional Cardiology
University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
801-585-5122
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
801-585-3693

Jill Stratford Waldron, MS, APRN

Jill Stratford Waldron, graduated from the University of Utah, with her Masters of Science in Nursing, and a Masters Certificate in gerontology. She is a board certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) and gerontologist, with over 15 years of experience in cardiology and 5+ years in teaching undergraduate nursing students. She previously... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Geriatrics, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Locations:

University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
801-585-5122
University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
801-585-3693

Locations

University Campus
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
801-585-7676
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
2000 Circle of Hope Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
801-587-7000
or
800-824-2073

Patient Experience