Matt Granato, who assumed leadership of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) in January 2021, was born and raised in Argentina. He is the third president in the PHA’s 32-year history. Granato, 47, has over two decades of experience working for nonprofit and healthcare associations. Before coming to the PHA, he led the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, which focuses on high-risk pregnancies.
In his interview, titled “World PH Day: Recognising Past Progress and Advocating for More Advancements” Matt Granato describes the huge strides made in pulmonary hypertension care in past decades, also thanks to the work carried out by patient associations. He goes back on the history of the PHA and how it was founded, and describes the numerous activities it is involved in in the field sof education, advocacy and awareness. He also refers to the important work carried out by PHA Europe, the European Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
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Photo, from left: Vice President of Patient Engagement and Advocacy Katie Kroner, Colleen Brunetti, immediate past PHA Chair, PHA CEO Matt Granato.