Chairpersons

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

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

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

George L. Bakris, MD

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

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

Pamela B. Morris, MD

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

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

Distinguished Faculty

Kim K. Birtcher, PharmD

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

Lawrence Blonde, MD

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

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

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine
  • University of Mississippi
  • Jackson, MS

William T. Cefalu, MD

  • Chief Scientific, Medical & Mission Officer
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Arlington, VA

Leslie Cho, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Shannon Christen, RD, CDE

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
  • Division of Cardiology – Cardiac & Vascular Prevention Program
  • PCSK9 Coordinator at UCHealth
  • University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Aurora, CO

Stephen Devries, MD, FACC

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

Daniel J. Drucker, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • University of Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

W. Timothy Garvey, MD

  • Butterworth Professor
  • Director, Diabetes Research Center
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

John E. Hall, PhD

  • Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair
  • Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jackson, MS

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

Edward S. Horton, MD

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

James L. Januzzi, MD

  • Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Hutter Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Cardiometabolic Trials, Baim Institute for Clinical Research
  • Boston, MA

Mariell Jessup, MD

  • Chief Science and Medical Officer
  • American Heart Association
  • Dallas, TX

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

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

Amit Khera, MD, MSc

  • Associate Director, Precision Medicine Unit, Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH
  • Associate Director, Cardiovascular Disease Initiative, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Cardiologist, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, MGH
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 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

Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, DSc

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

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

Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD

  • Director, Center for Genetic Medicine
  • Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

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

Patrick M. Moriarty, MD

  • Director, Atherosclerosis/LDL-Apheresis Center
  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas City, KS

Alanna A. Morris, MD

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

Martin G. Myers, Jr., MD, PhD

  • Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  • Director, Michigan Diabetes Research & Training Center
  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

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

Eric David Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

  • Fred Cobb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Durham, NC

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

  • Clinical Prof of Medicine, Central Michigan University
  • Director CVD Research and Academic Affairs
  • Regional and National Director of Heart Failure
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Detroit, MI

Julio Rosenstock, MD

  • Director, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Raymond R. Townsend, MD

  • Director, Hypertension Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Mintu P. Turakhia, MD, MAS

  • Associate Professor
  • Executive Director, Center for Digital Health
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Stanford, CA
  • Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Palo Alto, CA

Michael A. Weber, MD

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

Matthew R. Weir, MD

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

Holly Wyatt, MD

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
  • The Wellness Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
  • Associate Professor, CU School of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Aurora, CO

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