2016 CMHC - Chairpersons & Distinguished Faculty

Boston 2016


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

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

George L. Bakris, MD

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

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

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

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

Javed Butler, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief of Cardiology
  • Stony Brook University
  • Stony Brook, NY

Michael H. Davidson, MD

  • Clinical Professor
  • Director of the Lipid Clinic
  • The University of Chicago
  • Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Stephen Devries, MD, FACC

  • Executive Director
  • Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology
  • Deerfield, IL

Michael Emmett, MD, MACP

  • Chairman of Internal Medicine
  • Ralph Tompsett Professor of Medicine
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Professor of Internal Medicine Texas A&M School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine UT Southwestern
  • Dallas, TX

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

Henry N. Ginsberg, MD

  • Irving Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research
  • Columbia University
  • New York, NY

Stephen Gottlieb, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Director, Clinical Research in Cardiology
  • University of Maryland
  • Baltimore, MD

Paul Gurny, MBA, MS

  • Managing Director
  • Essential Seminars for Physicians, LLC
  • Sparks, MD

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

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston, MA

David Joyce, MD, MBA

  • Director Educational Programs
  • Essential Seminars for Physicians, LLC
  • Sparks, MD

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

Michael J. Koren, MD

  • CEO and Director
  • Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
  • Encore Research Group
  • Jacksonville, FL

Peter Libby, MD

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

JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD

  • Director, Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Nashville, TN

Kenneth W. Mahaffey, MD

  • Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR)
  • Stanford, CA

Pamela B. Morris, MD

  • Director, Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
  • Co-Director, Women's Heart Care
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Charleston, SC

Paul M. Muntner, PhD

  • Professor and Vice Chair
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

Steven E. Nissen, MD, MACC

  • Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Suzanne Oparil, MD

  • Distinguished Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
  • Director, Vascular Biology & Hypertension Program
  • Division of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

Anne L. Peters, MD

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

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

  • Corporate Vice President
  • Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
  • San Diego, CA

Robert E. Ratner, MD

  • Chief Scientific and Medical Officer
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Alexandria, VA

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
  • Boston, MA

Julio Rosenstock, MD

  • Director, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Francesco Rubino, MD

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

Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH

  • TIMI Study Group
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Gregg W. Stone, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Columbia University
  • Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education
  • Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center
  • Co-Director of Medical Research and Education
  • The Cardiovascular Research Foundation
  • New York, NY

Robert D. Toto, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
  • Dallas, TX

James A. Underberg, MD

  • Lipidology & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • NYU Medical School & NYU Center for CV Prevention
  • Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
  • President-Elect National Lipid Association
  • New York, NY

Subodh Verma, MD, PhD, FRCSC

  • Cardiac Surgeon, St Michael’s Hospital
  • Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science
  • and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • University of Toronto
  • Canada Research Chair in Atherosclerosis

Jean-François Yale, MD, FRCPC

  • Professor of Endocrinology
  • McGill University Health Centre
  • McGill University
  • Montreal, Qc, Canada

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACP

  • Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Medical Social Sciences
  • Chief, Div. of Cardiology, Northwestern Univ.
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Assoc. Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Chicago, IL

Bernard Zinman, MD

  • Director, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes
  • Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Research
  • Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
  • Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Toronto, Ontario
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