Chairpersons

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

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

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

JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD

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

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

Distinguished Faculty

Catherine Davis Ahmed, MBA

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

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*

  • President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology Medical
  • 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

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

Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA

  • The Mary and Gordon Cain and
  • W.A. “Tex” and Deborah Moncrief, Jr., Chair
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Care Line Executive, DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
  • Associate Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX

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 Center
  • Director, NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute
  • Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Research
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Chapel Hill, NC

James de Lemos, MD

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

Stephen Devries, MD, FACC

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

Andrea E. 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

James O. Hill, PhD

  • Professor
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Denver, CO

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

C. Ronald Kahn, MD

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

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APNBC, BCADM

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

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 Libby, MD

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

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

  • Senior Staff Physician, Division of Cardiology
  • Director, Women's Heart Center
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Detroit, MI

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

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
  • Emory University Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Atlanta, GA

Pamela B. Morris, MD

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

Gurusher Panjrath, MD

  • Director, Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
  • Assistant 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

Aldo J. Peixoto, MD

  • Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Associate Chair for Ambulatory Operations and Quality
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Chief, Section of Nephrology
  • Director, Yale Hypertension Center
  • New Haven, CT

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

  • 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

Pam Taub, MD, FACC

  • Associate 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

William B. White, MD

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

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 Unit
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA