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, 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

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

Senior Planning Committee

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

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
  • 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

Pamela B. Morris, MD

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

Distinguished Faculty

Catherine Davis Ahmed, MBA

  • Vice President, Policy and Outreach
  • The FH Foundation
  • Pasadena, CA

Aldo J. Peixoto, MD

  • Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
  • Vice Chair for Quality and Safety (Dept of Internal Medicine)
  • Clinical Chief (Section of Nephrology)
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • New Haven, CT

James de Lemos, MD

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

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APNBC, BCADM

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease
  • Detroit, MI

Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Cardio-oncology Program
  • Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Georgetown University
  • Washington, DC

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

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

Kim K. Birtcher, PharmD

  • Clinical Professor
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Houston, TX

Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Section Head, General Cardiology, Prevention and Imaging
  • Division of Cardiovascular Disease
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

Lawrence Blonde, MD

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

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

Robert Busch, MD*

  • Director of Clinical Research
  • Albany Medical College Faculty Practice: Community Endocrine Group
  • Albany, New York

John B. Buse, MD, PhD

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

Ronald D'Agostino, DO, FACC, FACP*

  • New York University School of Medicine
  • New York, NY

Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Disease Section
  • Cardiovascular Division
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Stephen Devries, MD, FACC

  • Executive Director
  • Nonprofit Gaples Institute
  • Deerfield, IL

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

Nieca Goldberg, MD

  • Medical Director, Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine NYU School of Medicine
  • New York, NY

Yehuda Handelsman, MD*

  • Medical Director and Principal Investigator
  • Metabolic Institute of America
  • Tarzana, CA

James O. Hill, PhD

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

Serge Jabbour, MD*

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Philadelphia, PA

C. Ronald Kahn, MD

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

Kate Kirley, MD, MS

  • Director of Chronic Disease Prevention
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago, IL

Robert F. Kushner, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Eldrin F. Lewis, MD, MPH

  • Director Cardiovascular Clerkships and STARS Research Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • BWH Clinical Endpoints Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

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

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, FAHA

  • Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine and the
  • Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Professor, Department of Epidemiology
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Boston, MA

Deirdre J. Mattina, MD

  • Cardiologist
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Vice Chief of Internal Medicine
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Margo Minissian, PhD, ACNP

  • Nurse Scientist
  • Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Lipid Specialist
  • Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
  • Los Angeles, CA

Alanna A. Morris, MD, MSc

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Atlanta, GA

Kim Newlin, NP, CNS, FAHA

  • Board Member, Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association
  • Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Manager
  • Sutter Health
  • Sacramento, CA

Gurusher S. Panjrath, MD, FACC, FAHA

  • Director, Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Washington DC

Mary-Elizabeth Patti, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Investigator/Adult Endocrinology
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Boston, MA

Milena Pavlova, MD

  • Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Medical Director, Faulkner EEG and Sleep Testing Center
  • Boston, MA

Anne L. Peters, MD

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

Jorge Plutzky, MD

  • Director, The Vascular Disease Prevention Program
  • Director, Preventive Cardiology
  • Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Boston, MA

Robert E. Ratner, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Washington, DC

Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH

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

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

Lance Sloan, MD, FACE, FASN

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - UTMB Galveston, TX
  • Medical Director of The Texas Institute for Kidney and Endocrine Disorders - Lufkin, TX
  • Medical Director of HC Polk Education Center - Lufkin, TX
  • Medical Director of SNG Dialysis - Lufkin, TX

Matthew D. Stryker, PharmD, BCACP, CLS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Albany Medical Center – Division of Community Endocrinology
  • Albany, New York

Pam Taub, MD, FACC

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • La Jolla, CA

Robert D. Toto, MD

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

Michael A. Weber, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine
  • Brooklyn, NY

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

Deborah J. Wexler, MD, MSc

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Clinical Chief, MGH Diabetes Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Janet Williams, MA

  • Senior Manager
  • Physician and Health System Engagement, Improving Health Outcomes
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago, IL

Michael Wong, JD

  • Executive Director Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
  • Perth Amboy, NJ

*Professional Medical Education (PME) presenter
**PME presenter and General Session/CME Symposium presenter