The CRF Center for Education educates medical professionals and the public to improve patient outcomes.


  • Over 200 CME meetings conducted and more than 100,000 physicians and healthcare professionals trained worldwide
  • Continuously ACCME accredited since 1997
  • Over 50 meetings conducted annually

As part of our commitment to mentoring the next generation of researchers, CRF teaches and develops interventional cardiology fellows from all over the world. We provide comprehensive research training at CRF and expert clinical training at Columbia University Medical Center, where CRF is affiliated. Fellows return to their home countries to put what they have learned here into practice. Additionally, US Fellows, participating in accredited fellowship programs, are provided free registration to all CRF-sponsored programs

Joshua D. Hartman, MBA, Executive Director, CRF Center for Education (CED), joined CRF in May 2007. Prior to becoming Executive Director of the CED, he was Director, Educational Services & Strategic Relations and Managing Editor of TCTMD. Previously, Josh served as the Director of Online Marketing and Education at PPD, Inc. and Clinsights, Inc., and before that, a Senior Consultant in the Integrated Health Group at Deloitte Consulting. He helped found and develop the TCTMD web site in April 2000. Josh may be contacted at

Tricia Rawh, Director, Industry Relations, lead the sales and business development operations for the Center of Education division, including exhibits, sponsorships, satellite programs, and educational grant acquisitions. Tricia joined CRF in June 2008 as a Project Manager in the Creative and Marketing Services department before transitioning over to a program project management role in the Educational Services & Strategic Relations department. Prior to joining CRF, she was an Account Manager at Thomas Publishing Company LLC. Tricia may be contacted at

Jason Ware, Director, Meeting Planning, joined the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in June 2015. In this role he oversees the Meeting Planning function of CRF Center for Education. This includes managing a staff of meeting planners as well as working with vendors and internal resources to execute the meeting logistics for several meetings throughout the year, including the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Prior to joining CRF, he was the Director of Meetings and Exhibits for the American Heart Association. Jason may be contacted at

Colleen Whelan, Director, CME and Program Development, joined CRF in May 2000 in Academic Coordination. Prior to that, she was a Research Assistant in the Cath Lab at Cornell Medical College. Colleen can be contacted at

Shelley Wood is Managing Editor of TCTMD and the Editorial Director at CRF. She did her undergraduate degree at McGill University and the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and her graduate degree in journalism at the University of British Columbia, specializing in medical reporting. Before joining CRF in 2015, Shelley was Managing Editor at and Senior Director, Global News for Medscape. Her work has won the National Institute for Heath Care Management's excellence in print journalism prize, the Online News Award for best specialty site journalism, two prizes from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards and Gold from the Association of Healthcare Publication Editors Awards.

Stephanie Gutch, Director of TCTMD/Digital joined CRF in February of 2008 as Content Coordinator of Prior to joining TCTMD, she was the web editor for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Stephanie can be contacted at