2013 Chairpersons & Distinguished Faculty

Chairpersons

George L. Bakris, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Research
  • Chief, Section of Cardiology
  • Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
  • Houston, TX

Robert H. Eckel, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis
  • Director, T32 in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Director, Lipid Clinic, University Hospital
  • Aurora, CO

Jay S. Skyler, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, & Psychology
  • Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Deputy Director for Clinical & Academic Programs
  • Diabetes Research Institute
  • Miami, FL

Distinguished Faculty

Rajiv Agarwal, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine & VA Medical Center
  • Indianapolis, IN

Caroline M. Apovian, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Louis J. Aronne, MD

  • Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research
  • Medical Director
  • Center for Weight Management
    & Metabolic Clinical Research
  • Weill-Cornell Medical College

Harold E. Bays, MD

  • Medical Director/President
  • Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis
  • Research Center, Inc.
  • Louisville, KY

David S. H. Bell, MD

  • Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Program
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Weill-Cornell Medical College

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Executive Director
  • Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
  • Boston, MA

Thomas Blevins, MD

  • Chief of Endocrinology
  • Seton Hospital & St. David's Medical Center
  • Director
  • Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology

Eliot A. Brinton, MD

  • Director, Atherometabolic Research
  • Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research

Robert D. Brook, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • University of Michigan

Matthew J. Budoff, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Program Director & Director of Cardiac CT
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA

John B. Buse, MD, PhD

  • Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor
  • Chief, Division of Endocrinology
  • Director, Diabetes Care Center
  • Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Research
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Chapel Hill, NC

Sonia Caprio, MD

  • Professor
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Endocrinologist
  • Yale Medical Group

Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH

  • Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology
  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Robert J. Chilton, DO

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • University of Texas Health Science Center

William C. Cushman, MD

  • Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine
  • Univ., of Tennessee Health Science Ctr. in Memphis
  • Chief, Preventive Medicine Section
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. in Memphis

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Div. of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • A. C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research
  • Director, General Clinical Research Center
  • Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Memphis, TN

Paresh Dandona, MD

  • Founder, Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of WNY
  • Kaleida Health Chief of the Division of
    Endocrinology and Distinguished Professor of Medicine
  • State University of New York at Buffalo

P. Barton Duell, MD

  • Director, Lipid-Atherosclerosis Laboratory
  • Director, Lipid Disorders Clinic
  • Div., of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Clinical Nutrition
  • Oregon Health and Science University

Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD

  • The William and Sonja Connor
  • Chair of Preventive Cardiology
  • Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology
  • Knight Cardiovascular Institute
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Portland, OR

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • National Forum For Heart
  • Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • New Orleans, LA

Vivian Fonseca, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
  • Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
  • Chief, Section of Endocrinology
  • Tulane University Health Sciences Center

JoAnne M. Foody, MD

  • Medical Director
  • Cardiovascular Wellness Program
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Associate Professor
  • Harvard Medical School

Ken Fujioka, MD

  • Director, Nutrition and Metabolic Research
  • Director, Center for Weight Management
  • Department of Endocrinology
  • Scripps Clinic

W. Timothy Garvey, MD

  • Butterworth Professor and Chair
  • Department of Nutrition Science
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • GRECC Investigator & Staff Physician
  • Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • Director, UAB Diabetes Research Center
  • Birmingham, AL

J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH

  • Scientific Director
  • Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research
    and Information Center
  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Chief, Division of Aging
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Thomas D. Giles, MD

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Tulane University School of Medicine

Robert A. Harrington, MD

  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
  • Chairman of the Department of Medicine
    Stanford University
  • Stanford, CA

Irl B. Hirsch, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Medical Director
  • UWMC Diabetes Care Center
  • Seattle, WA

Terry A. Jacobson, MD

  • President, National Lipid Association
  • Professor of Medicine, Emory University Director
  • Office of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Co-Director, Lipid & CV Risk Reduction Program
  • Grady Health Systems
  • Atlanta, GA

Peter H. Jones, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX

C. Ronald Kahn, MD

  • Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Boston, MA

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Samuel Klein, MD

  • William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine
    and Nutritional Scienc
  • Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences
  • Director, Center for Human Nutrition
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Louis, MO

Mikhail Kosiborod, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Cardiologist
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

Robert Kushner, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Clinical Director
  • Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity
  • Medical Director
  • Center for Lifestyle Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

I-Min Lee, MD, ScD

  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor of Epidemiology
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Associate Epidemiologist
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Peter Libby, MD

  • Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Cardiovascular Specialist
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

David Ludwig, MD, PhD

  • Director
  • New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Director
  • Optimal Weight for Life Clinic
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Chief, Division of Nutrition &
    Preventive Medicine William Beaumont Hospital
  • Clinical Professor of Health Science
  • Oakland University
  • William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Consultant Cardiologist

Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Texas
  • Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Luigi Meneghini, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Director, Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center
  • Diabetes Research Institute
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Barbara Millen, DrPH, RD

  • President, Millennium Prevention, Inc
  • Director, Boston Nutrition Foundation, Inc.

Patrick M. Moriarty, MD

  • Director, Atherosclerosis/LDL-Apheresis Center
  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas City, KS

David A. Morrow, MD, MPH

  • Director, Levine Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Division, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group
  • Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

Sunder Mudaliar, MD

  • Staff Physician
  • VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego

David Nathan, MD, MPH

  • Director, Diabetes Center and Clinical Research Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

E. Magnus Ohman, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • The Kent and Siri Rawson Director
  • Duke Program for Advanced Coronary Disease
  • Associate Director, Duke Heart Center
  • Duke University Medical Center

Anne L. Peters, MD

  • Professor, Keck School of Medicine
  • Director, Clinical Diabetes Programs
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA

Jorge Plutzky, MD

  • Director
  • Vascular Disease Prevention Program/Lipid Clinic
  • Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Division
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Richard E. Pratley, MD

  • Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute
  • Senior Scientist, Translational Research Institute
    for Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Professor, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Winter Park, FL

Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • National Minority Quality Forum
  • Washington, DC

Daniel Rader, MD

  • Cooper-McClure Prof. of Medicine & Pharmacology
  • Chief
  • Division of Translational Medicine & Human Genetics
  • Perelman School of Medicine, Univ., of Pennsylvania
  • Associate Director
  • Penn's Institute for Translational Medicine & Therapeutics

Paul M. Ridker, MD

  • Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director
  • Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine

Francesco Rubino, MD

  • Professor and Chair
  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • King's College
  • London, UK

Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH

  • Chairman, TIMI Study Group
  • Lewis Dexter, MD Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Benjamin Scirica, MD, MPH

  • Attending Cardiologist
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Investigator, TIMI Study Group

Arya Sharma, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chair, Obesity Research and Management
  • University of Alberta
  • Clinical Co-Chair
  • Alberta Health Services Obesity Program

Daniel Simon, MD

  • Director, Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • Herman K. Hellerstein Prof. of Cardiovascular Research
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Steven Smith, MD

  • Scientific Director
  • Translational Research Institute
  • Professor
  • Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

Laurence S. Sperling, MD

  • Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Director, The Center for Heart Disease Prevention
  • Emory University School of Medicine

Evan A. Stein, MD, PhD

  • Director Emeritus
  • Metabolic & Atherosclerosis Research Center

Jean-Claude Tardif, MD

  • Director, Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre
  • Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal

Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD

  • Dir., Preventative Cardiology, CGH Medical Ctr
  • Prof., Clinical Family and Community Medicine
  • Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine
    Peoria, Illinois
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Michigan State Univ. College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • East Lansing, MI

Raymond Townsend, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Hypertension Program
  • University of Pennsylvania

Sotirios Tsimikas, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Vascular Medicine
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of California San Diego

Tracy Wang, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology
  • Duke University

Michael A. Weber, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine

William White, MD

  • Professor
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Calhoun Cardiology Center
  • University of Connecticut Health Center

Carol Wysham, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Washington-School of Medicine
  • Section Head, Rockwood Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Spokane, WA

Bernard Zinman, MD

  • Director, Leadership Sinai Center for Diabetes
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Toronto