2016 Chicago Regionals - Chairpersons and Distinguished Faculty

Chicago Regional 2016

George L. Bakris, MD

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

Lawrence Blonde, MD

  • Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, FACE
  • Director, Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit
  • Frank Riddick Diabetes Institute
  • Department of Endocrinology
  • Ochsner Medical Center
  • New Orleans, LA

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

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

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

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

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

M. Sue Kirkman, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Diabetes Care Center Clinical Trials Unit
  • Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Chapel Hill, NC
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