2015 CMHC - Chairpersons & Distinguished Faculty


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

Robert H. Eckel, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
  • Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Emeritus
  • Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Aurora, CO

George L. Bakris, MD

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

Distinguished Faculty

Bertram Pitt, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
  • University of Michigan School of Medicine
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Martin Abrahamson, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Boston, MA

Rajiv Agarwal, MD

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

Seth J. Baum, FASPC, MD**

  • Immediate Past-President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  • Excel Medical Clinical Trials, LLC
  • Founder, Chief Medical Officer
  • Clinical Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Science
  • Department of Integrated Medical Sciences
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Women’s Preventive Cardiology
  • Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute
  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Boca Raton, FL

Harold E. Bays, MD

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

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

Lawrence Blonde, MD

  • Director, Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit
  • Frank Riddick Diabetes Institute
  • Department of Endocrinology
  • Ochsner Medical Center
  • New Orleans, LA

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

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

Roger S. Blumenthal, MD

  • The Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology
  • Director
  • The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
  • Baltimore, MD

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

Elaine K. Cochran, CRNP

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch
  • Bethesda, MD

Allan J. Collins, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota
  • Director
  • Chronic Disease Research Group
  • Minneapolis, MN

Michael H. Davidson, MD*

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

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

Andrea Dunaif, MD

  • Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Molecular Medicine
  • Chief of the J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • New York, NY

John Eikelboom, MBBS, MSc

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Medicine
  • McMaster University
  • Hamilton, Ontario

Daniel Einhorn, MD

  • Medical Director, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of California San Diego
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Diabetes
  • President, Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
  • La Jolla, CA

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, FACC, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
  • New Orleans, LA

Jeffrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD

  • Professor, Rockefeller University
  • Senior Investigator
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • New York, NY

Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

  • Associate Research Scientist
  • Department of Learning Health Sciences
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Abhimanyu Garg, MD

  • Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Henry N. Ginsberg, MD

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

Jennifer B. Green, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Division of Endocrinology
  • Chief, Endocrine Section
  • Durham VA Medical Center
  • Durham, NC

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Texas Medical School
  • Medical Director, UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance
  • Houston, TX

Jay D. Horton, MD

  • Dr. Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Chair
    in Obesity and Diabetes
  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
  • Chief of Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

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

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

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

Sekar Kathiresan, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Preventive Cardiology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Samuel Klein, MD

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

Michael J. Koren, MD

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

A. Michael Lincoff, MD

  • Dir., C5Research
  • Dir., Center for Clinical Research
  • Vice Chairman, Clinical Research,
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
  • Vice Chairman, Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Prof. of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

R. Preston Mason, MBA, PhD

  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • President, Elucida Research
  • Boston, MA

Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc

  • Professor of Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • Dallas, TX

Michael Miller, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Public Health
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Baltimore, MD

Patrick M. Moriarty, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Kansas University Medical Center
  • Director of Clinical Pharmacology
  • The University of Kansas Health System
  • Kansas City, KS

Anne L. Peters, MD

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

Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

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

Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Perelman School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Matthew C. Riddle, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology,
    Diabetes, & Clinical Nutrition
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Portland, OR

Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH

  • Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Medicine
  • Director, Prevention Intervention Center
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • College of Public Health
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA

Robert Rosenson, MD

  • Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
  • Director, Cardiometabolics Unit
  • Mount Sinai Heart
  • New York, NY

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

Frank M. Sacks, MD

  • Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Nutrition Department, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Channing Division of Network Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Vinaya Simha, MBBS, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Rochester, MN

Dwanna Swan, Ph.D.

  • Lipodystrophy Patient Advocate

Howard S. Weintraub, MD*

  • Treasurer, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Director
  • Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • New York, NY

Matthew R. Weir, MD

  • Professor and Director
  • Division of Nephrology
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Howard A. Wolpert, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Physician
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Boston, MA

Carol Wysham, MD

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