CMHC West

May 4-5, 2018

Wynn Las Vegas

Advancing Cardiometabolic Health from East to West

Chairpersons - West 2018

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
  • 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

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

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 - West 2018

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

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

JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD

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

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA

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

Distinguished Faculty - West 2018

Daniel H. Bessesen, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Chief of Endocrinology
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Interim Director
  • Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
  • Denver, CO

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

Alan Chait, MD

  • Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Brendan M. Everett, MD

  • Assistant Professor, HMS
  • Director, Impatient General Cardiology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Ken Fujioka, MD

  • Director of Center for Weight Management
  • Director of the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center
  • Scripps Clinic, Dept. of Diabetes and Endocrine
  • San Diego, CA

Yehuda Handelsman, MD

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

Ishwarlal Jialal, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Dean of Research
  • Professor of Physiology, Metabolism and Pathology
  • California Northstate University - College of Medicine
  • Elk Grove, CA

Steven Kahn, MB, ChB

  • Professor of Medicine
  • UW Medicine
  • Seattle, WA

Sangeeta R. Kashyap, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Cleveland, OH

Sanjay Kaul, MD, FACC, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA

Joshua W. Knowles, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • Stanford, CA

Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Co-director, The LifeCare Company
  • Menlo Park, CA

Ninh T. Nguyen, MD

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Chief, Division of GI Surgery
  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Orange, CA

Gurusher Panjrath, MD

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

Leigh Perreault, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Affiliate Center for Global Health
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology
  • Colorado School of Public Health
  • Aurora, CO

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

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

Paul Rosenblit, MD, PhD, FACE, FNLA

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

Jason R. Tregellas, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Aurora, CO

Sotirios Tsimikas, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Vascular Medicine
  • University of California San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC

  • Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
  • Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
  • Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program
  • UCLA
  • Redondo Beach, CA

Matthew R. Weir, MD

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