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SYMPOSIUM DIRECTORS



Michael Ozner, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Medical Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida
Biography   Dr. Ozner is one of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention. He is a well-known regional and national speaker in the field of preventive cardiology. Dr. Ozner has frequently appeared in the print, radio and television media including The New York Times, NPR radio and CBS News. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Humanitarian Award and has been elected to Top Cardiologists in America by the Consumer Council of America. Dr. Ozner is also the author of The Great American Heart Hoax and Heart Attack Proof. His most recent book, The Complete Mediterranean Diet, was released worldwide April 2014.


Theodore Feldman, M.D., FACC, FACP

Medical Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness, Baptist Health
Medical Director, Prevention and Community Health, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine

Miami, Florida

Biography   Dr. Feldman is extensively involved in clinical research and education in cardiovascular disease prevention. He serves as a Symposium Director for the International Symposium on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, one of the largest and most prestigious such meetings in the US. He also is Symposium Director of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Comprehensive Cardiovascular Symposium. Board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Feldman currently serves as Medical Director of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at South Miami Hospital and is a Medical Director for the Center for Prevention and Wellness at Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Feldman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as well as the Cardiology Clerkship director at FIU and an interviewer for the FIU HWCOM Admissions committee. Dr. Feldman is in private practice in South Miami and is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Heartwell LLP, a large single specialty cardiovascular practice closely affiliated with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.  


Arthur S. Agatston, M.D., FACC
Medical Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness
Baptist Health South Florida
Cardiologist, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Professor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Biography   Dr. Agatston’s work with Dr. Warren Janowitz resulted in the Agatston Score, a method of screening for coronary calcium as an indicator of atherosclerosis that is used at medical centers throughout the world and considered by most experts to be the best single predictor of a future heart attack. Known as the author of the internationally best-selling book, The South Beach Diet, his first nonacademic work, Dr. Agatston created his balanced approach to healthy eating to help his patients improve their blood chemistries and lose weight. Today, the South Beach Diet is the trusted choice of millions and there are more than 23 million copies of Dr. Agatston has published more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts in medical journals and is a frequent lecturer across the U.S. and around the world on diet, cardiac imaging, and the prevention of heart disease. In recognition of his contributions to cardiac prevention, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created the prestigious Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award in 2011, which is given annually to pioneers in cardiac prevention.


Khurram Nasir, M.D., MPH
Research Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness
Director, High-risk Cardiovascular Disease Clinic
Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Preventive Cardiology
Baltimore, Maryland
Biography   Dr. Nasir’s area of expertise lies in population health management, role of cardiovascular imaging for identification of high-risk individuals with a particular emphasis on innovative health care delivery based paradigms to improve patient outcomes and appropriate resource allocation. Dr. Nasir is a recipient of the NIH training award for cardiac imaging training program at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. Dr. Nasir has published more than 290 publications in his area of interest. He is an Associate Editor for the journal, “Atherosclerosis”, “Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes” and “Journal of American Cardiology: Cardiac Imaging” as well serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Cardiac CT. He is currently the chair of prevention council for the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention as well member of board of directors for Society for Cardiac CT (SCCT). He was awarded in 2013 for his contributions the “Johns Hopkins Distinguished Alumni Award”, which honors alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the University by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

PLANNING COMMITTEE



Harry Aldrich M.D.

Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Biography   Dr. Harry Aldrich specializes in diagnostic and preventive cardiology and is a graduate of Princeton University and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center and his fellowship in cardiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Aldrich is currently chairman of the Echocardiography Committee and has served as Chief of Cardiology, Vice Chairman of the Cardiovascular Service Line, and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee at South Miami Hospital. He serves on many other hospital committees and is board certified in cardiology.

 

James Benenati, M.D., FSCIR, FAHA

Medical Director, Peripheral Vascular Laboratory
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Program Director, ACGME- Accredited Fellowship Program in Interventional Radiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Diagnostic Radiologist Vascular & Interventional Radiologist
Baptist, Doctors, Homestead, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Biography   Dr. Benenati joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in 1990. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Indiana University Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Benenati is Past President of the Society of Interventional Radiology and served on the Executive Council of the Society of Interventional Radiology in a variety of positions including Annual Meeting Chairman. He is a past president of the Intersociety Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Dr. Benenati has participated in clinical research projects for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with endografts; stents in peripheral vascular disease; prevention of restenosis in the femoral and popliteal arteries and in carotid stenting trials. He has participated in national trials evaluating uterine embolization for the treatment of symptomatic fibroids and has organized national educational symposia regarding fibroid embolization. In addition to lecturing internationally, Dr. Benenati has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific article and abstracts that have been published in medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Radiology, Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology and Journal of Vascular Surgery. He has also edited medical textbooks dealing with different aspects of interventional radiology, and is active in educational activities for the SIR.

 

Ian del Conde Pozzi, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease, Vascular Medicine
Baptist, Doctors, Homestead and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Biography   Dr. del Conde Pozzi’s clinical expertise involves the study and treatment of diseases that affect the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems, including peripheral artery disease, carotid and renal artery disease, resistant hypertension, venous thromboembolic disease, venous insufficiency and less common vascular diseases, such as fibromuscular dysplasia, and vasculitis. Dr. del Conde Pozzi has focused his career on the study of thrombosis and vascular diseases. He has published widely in the field of cardiovascular diseases and is the author of several scientific articles and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at several international medical meetings.

 

Lisardo Garcia-Covarrubias, M.D., FACS

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Biography   Dr. Garcia-Covarrubias completed a cardiothoracic transplant fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center following a thoracic surgery residency and transplant fellowship at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was also chief administrative cardiothoracic resident. He came to Miami when a trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Previous to the fellowship, he had completed a residency in general surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. He also completed research and clinical fellowships in hyperbaric medicine. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has lectured and published more than 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His special interests include treating patients with end stage heart disease and mechanical circulatory support.

 

Marcus E. St. John M.D.

Cardiologist, Baptist, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Biography   Dr. St. John was born in Grenada and grew up in Barbados. He earned an undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University and holds a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, He completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to interventional cardiology, his interests include general and preventive cardiovascular medicine. He has lectured on women and heart disease throughout the Caribbean.


GUEST FACULTY




Kevin L. Billups, M.D.

Director, Integrative Men's Health Center and Men's Health and Vitality Program
Associate Professor, Urology and Medicine
Brady Urological Institute
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Baltimore, Maryland 
Biography   Dr. Billups’ area of clinical and research expertise involves the use of erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency as gender-specific markers for early detection and prevention of chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. He also has expertise in penile prosthetic surgery for men who do not respond to medical management. Dr. Billups is actively involved in creating a multidisciplinary men’s health program that addresses both traditional medical therapies and the social determinants of health to promote prevention and early stage management of the chronic medical diseases which are known to be major contributors to premature death and suffering among men.



Eliot Brinton, M.D.

Director, Metabolism Section, Cardiovascular Genetics Department
Associate Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Biography   Dr. Brinton, obtained his medical degree from the University of Utah, completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University, and received fellowship training in metabolism, endocrinology, and nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Brinton is currently the president of the Utah Atherosclerosis Society Endocrinology and a founding board member both of the National Lipid Association and of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology in the United States. He is Past- President of the Pacific Lipid Association, the western regional chapter of the National Lipid Association. Dr. Brinton is widely published in the field of lipoprotein metabolism, having published original research articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Circulation. He is assistant editor of the Journal of Obesity, has served as section editor of Current Opinion in Atherosclerosis and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy and Future Lipidology. He has held numerous leadership and advisory positions in scientific and governmental organizations and in the pharmaceutical industry



Ricardo C. Cury, M.D.
, FAHA, FSCCT
Director, Cardiac Imaging, Baptist Hospital of Miami and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Clinical Associate Professor in Radiology, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Biography    Prior to joining Baptist Health, Dr. Cury was on the medical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, serving as director of teleradiology and education of cardiac CT, director of clinical cardiac MRI and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. He has interpreted more than 10,000 coronary CT angiograms and more than 5,000 cardiac MR scans.
Dr. Cury received his medical degree from Santos School of Medical Sciences in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at MedImagem, Beneficencia Portuguesa Hospital, also in Sao Paolo. He completed a clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where he was on the clinical staff for four years. He is Board-certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Cury is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology and the American Heart Association. He is the founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and serves on its board of directors. Dr. Cury has written numerous journal articles, including more than 100 original scientific papers in major cardiology and radiology journals, and has lectured throughout the world on cardiac CT and MR.
 



Guilherme Dabus, M.D.

Medical Director, Fellowship Program
Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Baptist Health Neuroscience Center and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Interventional Neuroradiologist
Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Biography   Dr. Dabus has extensive expertise in the minimally invasive treatment of cerebrovascular diseases including cerebral aneurysms and stroke as well as in the interventional treatment of craniofacial vascular malformations. He has several national and international publications including peer-reviewed manuscripts, invited review articles and book chapters. Dr. Dabus is an active lecturer and serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals including Stroke, European Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuroimaging, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases and Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. Dr. Dabus also served as the Chair of the Outstanding Presentation Awards Committee (Michael J. Brothers Memorial Award) during the 2010 and 2012 American Society of Neuroradiology meetings as well as in committees at the RSNA and International Stroke Conference.



Ralph Damiano., M.D.

Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-chair, Heart & Vascular Center
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Biography    Dr. Damiano’s areas of clinical interest are cardiac surgery, arrthymia surgery, endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting, beating heart surgery, coronary artery revascularization, valve repair and replacement, arrhythmia surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, myocardial preservation, surgical electrophysiology, transmyocardial laser revascularization, TMR, HCM,



Wayne Franklin, M.D.

Director, Texas Adult Congenital Heart Program
Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Departments Pediatrics and Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas
Biography    Dr. Franklin founded the TACH Program in 2004 and he remains an active clinician, with clinical interests in a wide spectrum of congenital heart disease, such as tetralogy of Fallot, aortic valve disorders, single ventricle physiology, Fontan operations, atrio-ventricular canal defects, transposition of the great arteries, and pulmonary hypertension.  He is also an expert on cardiac disease in women. He is also an academic scholar, a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award, and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators. In addition, Dr. Franklin is a noted researcher in such topics as heart disease in pregnancy, tetralogy of Fallot, and heart failure in congenital heart disease.  He has been awarded multiple research grants, including most recently from the National Institutes of Health.  He is also a member of the international organization, the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology.



Fermin Garcia, M.D.

Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, Pennsylvania Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Biography   Dr. Garcia has a growing national reputation for his translational and patient-oriented research focused in the area of radiofrequency for the treatment of complex arrhythmias. Dr. Garcia’s knowledge and skills in electrophysiology has earned him the respect of colleagues. He has visiting professors follow him in the lab to learn different methods and techniques performing radiofrequency ablations. He travels around the nation and the world lecturing on the treatment of complex arrhythmias, focusing on atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.



Anthony Gonzalez, M.D.

Chief of Surgery and Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Baptist Hospital
Medical Director, South Miami Hospital’s Weight-loss Surgery Program
General Surgeon, Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Biography      Dr. Anthony M. Gonzalez graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine and went on to continue his surgical training at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Center. He is a board certified general surgeon with interest in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic and bariatric surgery. He has been involved in the care of bariatric patients since 1994. Dr. Gonzalez serves as medical director for The Living Hope Haiti Christian Mission. He travels several times a year to Haiti to perform pro bono surgeries. He also travels to Nicaragua and Costa Rica to perform similar work.



Sharonne Hayes, M.D., FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases
Founder, Women’s Heart Clinic
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Biography    Dr. Hayes is a nationally recognized educator and speaker on women’s health and cardiovascular issues and has been involved in developing numerous medical educational programs on women’s health topics for both medical professionals and the public.  She co-directed the long running and award winning continuing medical education program “Controversies in Women’s Health” and co-produced and hosted “Perspectives in Women’s Health”, Mayo Clinic’s continuing medical education live video-teleconference series from 1998 through 2006. In 2004, Dr. Hayes co-produced the Emmy-nominated PBS show, “Call to Action: Women and Heart Disease”. In 2011 she co-hosted and moderated In the Prime of Her Life — A Mayo Clinic Media Briefing on Women and Heart Disease held in February at the Paley Center for Media in New York City.  She has been a guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Charlie Rose Show, CNN Morning Show, Talk of the Nation, and the Dr. Oz Show among others, and has also done live medical reporting for a local ABC affiliate. She serves on the advisory board for Woman’s Day, Diabetic Living, and Women’s Health magazines, and previously wrote a regular column for Better Homes and Gardens’ Heart Healthy Living.



Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Vice-chair, Translational Research, Lerner Research Institute
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Biography    Dr. Hazen has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews and book chapters in the fields of atherosclerosis, oxidation and inflammation chemistry, and cardiovascular disease. He has received many honors and awards for his research work, which has contributed to new understandings of inflammation in cardiovascular disease and the development of new diagnostic and treatment tools. He is listed as a co-inventor on multiple patents for his work in identifying patients at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diagnosing asthma, and treating inflammation and associated complications. He has been principal investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health grants and research awards related to his specialty interests. He serves as reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals including Circulation, Analytical Biochemistry, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal of Lipid Research. Dr. Hazen is Associate Editor of the Journal of Lipid Research, and serves on the editorial board of Circulation, The Journal of Biological Chemistry and Free Radicals in Biology & Medicine.



Richard Isaacson, M.D.

Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic
Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program
Associate Professor of Neurology (Education)
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
Biography    Dr. Isaacson specializes exclusively in Alzheimer’s disease risk reduction and treatment, mild cognitive impairment due to AD and pre-clinical AD. His AD research focuses on nutrition and the implementation and longitudinal assessment of dietary interventions for AD management. He is the author of two best-selling books geared for patients and caregivers, Alzheimer’s Treatment Alzheimer’s Prevention: A Patient & Family Guide (2012 Edition) and most recently, The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Prevention & Treatment. His research in neurology and medical education has been presented at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.



Mariell Jessup M.D., FAHA, FACC, FESC

Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Heart and Vascular Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Biography    Dr. Jessup focus throughout her career has been on the optimal management of patients with heart failure, including the appropriate selection of patients for heart transplant or ventricular assist devices. She has been a member of the committee to revise ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure, published in 2001 and most recently in 2005. She was the Chair of the ACC/AHA Guidelines focused update for heart failure published in March, 2009. She is now the Vice-Chair of that same committee. Dr. Jessup served on the American Heart Association’s Council of Clinical Cardiology Program Committee, and was a member-at-large on the AHA annual meeting’s program committee. She served for two years as the Chair of the Committee for Scientific Sessions Program of the AHA. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the national AHA and became President of the American Heart Association in June of 2013. She completed a 4-year term as an ABIM representative for the Residency Review Committee-Internal Medicine of the ACGME, and a 6-year term on the ABIM’s Cardiovascular Board. Dr. Jessup is currently the Chair of ABIM’s Cardiovascular Specialty Board. She joined the inaugural Board of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant cardiology secondary subspecialty, and served as Chair from June 2012 to 2014. She served as the Co-chairman of the ISHLT’s Heart Failure Council, and served on the Board of Directors of the ISHLT for three years. She was a member of the Executive Council of the Heart Failure Society of America, and served as the secretary for the HFSA. She is on the Steering committee of the INTERMACs registry for ventricular assist devices. Dr. Jessup has published numerous articles as well as editorials, reviews, chapters and reports from committees on heart failure, as well as heart transplant.

 


Matthias Loebe, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, FCCP

Director, Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Support
Miami Transplant Institute/Jackson Memorial Hospital in affilitation with
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Biography     Over the past 25 years, Dr. Loebe has been instrumental in his field, developing groundbreaking cardiac surgery techniques in the U.S. and Germany. He has performed vital research on organ replacement and lung disease, and his work has led to the implementation of second-generation ventricular assist devices. He continues to do research in order to improve ICU care for cardiothoracic surgery patients, in addition to his work on cardiac disease. He has broadened the understanding of lung disease and how it relates to lung transplantation. An accomplished research scientist and medical educator, Loebe is the author of five textbooks, numerous book chapters and more than 200 journal articles.



William O'Neill, M.D.

Medical Director
Center for Structural Heart Disease

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan
Biography    Dr. O’Neill is an internationally recognized leader in interventional cardiology and research in new techniques to diagnose and treat heart disease. He pioneered the use of angioplasty for treatment of heart attacks, which is now the mainstay therapy throughout the world. He has been working on new catheter-based treatments of structural heart disease, and performed the first aortic valve replacement through a catheter in the U.S. in 2005. A leader in academic and teaching hospitals for nearly 30 years, and to date, an author of more than 300 hundred peer-reviewed articles and abstracts published in medical literature, Dr. O’Neill has written multiple book chapters, and edited one of the first textbooks in the field of interventional cardiologists. He was a founding member of the American Board of Internal Medicine interventional cardiology board, which certifies all interventional cardiologists. A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he was a resident, Dr. O’Neill completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospital.


Raul D. Santos, M.D.

Associate Professor of Cardiology
Director, Lipid Clinic Heart Institute (InCor)
Scientific Advisor, Preventive Medicine Center Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
São Paulo, Brazil
Biography    Dr. Santos, research interests include lipid metabolism, severe forms of genetic dyslipidemia, especially familial hypercholesterolemia and HDL deficiency, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and imaging in atherosclerosis especially detection of vascular calcification. Dr Santos collaborated in research studies with the Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory of the Tufts University in Boston, USA and the HJELT Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki in Finland. He has published more than 130 papers in peer-review journals like the Lancet, Atherosclerosis, ATVB, Circulation, Cardiovascular Research, The European Heart Journal, JACC, Journal of Lipid Research and Current Opinion of
 


James Underberg, M.D. M.S., FACPM, FACP, FASH, FNLA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
NYU Medical School and NYU Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Director, Bellevue Hospital Primary Care Lipid Management Clinic
New York, New York
Biography    Dr. Underberg’s clinical specialty is Clinical Lipidology. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified Specialist in Clinical Hypertension and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Underberg is president-elect of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association. He was also serves on the National Board of the National Lipid Association for the term 2011-2014. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, co-chairs the communication committee of the NLA and is the co-editor of the NLA quarterly newsletter Lipid Spin. Dr. Underberg also serves as the Co-Chair and faculty for the National Lipid Association Lipid Academy & Lipid University. He currently serves on the CME committee of the American Society of Hypertension.
Dr. Underberg graduated from Yale University with a BS and MS and from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. His internship and residency were completed at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. He has been elected a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Society of Vascular Medicine, the National Lipid Association and the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Hypertension. He is currently involved in several clinical trials in the areas of hypertension, lipids, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention. He sees patients both in a university based referral practice and in the Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic.



David Wolinsky M.D., FACC, FASNC

Section Head Nuclear Cardiology
Cleveland Clinic Florida
President, American Society Nuclear Cardiology
Weston, Florida
Biography    Dr. Wolinsky received his undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Columbia University. He carried out his postgraduate training and then spent seven years on staff at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City before joining Albany Associates in Cardiology in Albany, New York where he worked from 1989 through 2011. Dr. Wolinsky is a leader in nuclear cardiology. He is a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is a member of its Board of Directors and quality assurance committee. He is an active teacher and lectures at both regional and national meetings. Dr. Wolinsky is also involved in heart failure management. He was medical director of the heart failure program at St. Peter's Hospital prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Florida and he was responsible for nursing education in charge of the Heart Failure Quality Assurance program.



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