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Mirvat Alasnag FACC, FACP, FRCP, FSCAI, FSCCT, FASE
Chair of the International Working Group of the ACC Women in Cardiology Committee, a member of the SCAI Board of Trustees and ACC Interventional Leadership Council

DR. ALASNAG was the first female interventional cardiologist in the Gulf region and
represents women on multiple committees.

She is currently the Chair of the International Working Group of the ACC Women in Cardiology Committee, a member of the SCAI Board of Trustees and ACC Interventional Leadership Council. She is also the chair of the Interventional Cardiology working group of the Tele-Cardiology Section of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth. She is a contributing editor & associate editor for several renowned international journals and societies including Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, ACCEL, Open Heart, Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, and PCROnline. She has served as a peer reviewer for several ACC Guideline Statements.
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Casey Albin, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dr Albin is a neurointensivist at Emory University. She is a passionate clinician educator and serves on the Editorial Board of Neurocritical Care Society’s ONCALL and the Digital Strategy Team for Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. She is a co-editor of the Acute Neurology Survival Guide and a frequent contributor to free, open access medical education blogs and podcasts.

Her research interest is in the development of novel teaching strategies through simulation and social media to improve the care of patients with neurologic emergencies, work that is supported by the American Academy of Neurology. Clinically her interest is on the treatment of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, acute ischemic stroke, and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
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Dr. Sophia Ambruso

Dr. Ambruso is a clinical nephrologist and assistant professor at the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center, Renal Division and University of Colorado School of Medicine; Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension.

She is the clinical and inpatient dialysis director and director of medical student and resident education within the renal division of the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center. Her main passions are patient care and medical education. In medical education, her goal is to create a safe environment for inquiry and intrigue with the personal mission of making nephrology exciting for her medical students and residents. In addition, Dr. Ambruso has specific interest in content delivery adaptation tailored to meet the needs of learners. Dr. Ambruso is also actively involved in medical education as it intersects with digital and social media and is passionate about the development of free and open access medical education (FOAMed). She is the creator and animator of the ABCKidney.com kidney physiology educational website. She is on the Executive Committee and is a faculty member for the Nephrology Social Media Collective internship. She is the Associate Editor of visual and social media for KI Reports and Chief editor of the KI Reports’ educational blog page KI Reports Community. She is the co-creator and cohost of the Kidney Essentials podcast, releasing quarterly podcasts discussing salient nephrologic topics tailored to medical students, residents and all nephrocurious practitioners. Finally, Dr. Ambruso is one of the 'filtrates' on Freely Filtered, a podcast that discusses recent NephJC articles.
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Dr. Sonia Anand
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Director of the Chanchlani Research Centre; Director of the Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program; Senior Scientist Population Health Research Institute; Canada Research Chair in Ethnic Diversity and Cardiovascular Disease; Heart and Stroke Chair in Population Health; Associate Chair of Equity and Diversity, Department of Medicine
Dr. Sonia Anand is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at McMaster University, is the Director of the Chanchlani Research Centre focused on Health Equity Research, and is a Senior Scientist at the Population Health Research Institute.
Dr. Anand received a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster in 1992, Internal Medicine Training at McMaster and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1996. After additional clinical training in thrombosis and in vascular medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Anand works as a vascular medicine specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University. Dr. Anand further received her Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster in 1996 and Ph.D. in Health Research Methodology at McMaster in 2002. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethnic Diversity and Cardiovascular Disease and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research. Her present research focuses upon the environmental and genetic determinants of vascular disease in populations of varying ancestral origin, women and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Anand has been awarded more than 46 million dollars in research funding in the last 10 years including two recent COVID-19 observational studies. Dr. Anand’s work is widely published amongst academic journals with over 415 scientific publications, and in 2019 she was inducted as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
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Fawaz Al-Mufti
Associate Chair of Neurology for Research Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology Assoc. Director of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship Neuroendovascular Surgery Attending and Medical Director of Neurocritical Care
Dr. Al-Mufti is one of the few triple-trained Neurologist, Neurointensivist, and Neuroendovascular Surgeons in the country. His research expertise is primarily in subarachnoid hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke. He strives to synergize his clinical training and research interests; to gain in depth understanding of devastating neurological diseases and to improve patient outcomes by applying early identification of novel treatment targets while enabling innovations in precision medicine. Dr. Al-Mufti is a member of the board of the Society of the Vascular and Interventional Neurology and member of the core executive committee of Mission Thrombectomy 2020, a non profit organization advocating for making mechanical thrombectomy available on a global level.Dr. Al-Mufti has over 100 research publications, abstracts, books chapters and has presented at numerous reputable scientific meetings. He is also a recipient of the prestigious CNS/AANS Cerebrovascular Fellow’s Award by the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons as well as having been recent listed within Marquis Who's Who in Medicine.
Working through wars for several years with Doctors without Borders afforded him the unique opportunity to treat a wide variety of patients under some of the direst situations. Few physicians are fortunate enough to have been exposed to this depth, breadth and sheer complexity of working under the stress of war. “I attribute my dedication to my patient's outcomes largely to my war experiences”.“A patient must be considered as a person first and foremost – and should be treated as if they were a family member” Dr. Al-Mufti is a firm believer in a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to patient care. He sees his role as being a combination of physician and educator and that patient education and joint decision-making with patients and families is paramount.
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Alessia Argirò

Alessia Argirò is a cardiologist and PhD student actually working in the Referral Center for Cardiomyopathies in Florence (Italy).

Her main areas of interest include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac amyloidosis and Anderson-Fabry disease. She actively collaborates in clinical research and clinical trials evaluating targeted treatments for inherited heart disease.
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Christos Argyropoulos MD, PhD, FASN

Christos Argyropoulos is Associate Professor of Nephrology and Section Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Nephrology, as well as Transplant Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His clinical interests include Diabetic Kidney Disease, Outreach Nephrology and his research interest involve the development of biomarkers for diabetic kidney disease, as well as scalable methods for analysis of big datasets. He is one of the clinical trialists of the Division of Nephrology and the Medical Lead for the Participant Clinical Interactions Unit of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Center at the University of New Mexico.
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Roopen Arya BMBCh MA PhD FRCP FRCPath
Roopen Arya is Professor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis at King’s College Hospital in London. He is also Clinical Director for Haematological Medicine at King’s and Director of King’s Thrombosis Centre.
He trained at Oxford and King’s. His main interests are venous thromboembolism, thrombophilia, and direct oral anticoagulants. He is passionate about thrombosis research and advancing safety and quality of care through innovative and patient-centric approaches to thrombosis care. He is Director of the National VTE Exemplar Centres Network in England.
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Hakeem Ayinde, MD, MS, FHRS

Dr. Ayinde earned his medical degree in 2008 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and completed his internal medicine residency at Howard University, Washington, D.C. He went on to complete a cardiovascular diseases fellowship at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Emory University, Atlanta. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Dr. Ayinde is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, and he also serves on its program committee. He is the Vice-Chair of the Internal Medicine section at the National Medical Association. He also mentors many young minority physicians through the Association of Black Cardiologists. Dr. Ayinde’s clinical expertise includes pacemakers (including leadless pacemakers), defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and complex ablations for supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia. He is a pioneer in conduction system pacing and fluoroless (no radiation) ablation techniques. His research interests include atrial fibrillation in athletes, device-detection of atrial fibrillation, and outcomes of atrial fibrillation ablation.
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Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine; Vascular and Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Vascular Medicine Fellowship; Frankel Cardiovascular Center; University of Michigan

Geoff Barnes is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist at the University of Michigan Health System. He completed his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (2003) followed by medical school at the University of Michigan (2007). 

He then completed a residency (2010), chief residency (2011) in internal medicine, cardiology fellowship (2014), vascular medicine fellowship (2014), and T32 research fellowship (2016) at the University of Michigan. His areas of research interest include anticoagulation, venous thromboembolism, implementation science, quality improvement and shared decision making. He currently co-directs the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI2) a six-centered BCBSM-sponsored anticoagulation quality improvement collaborative and registry (www.maqi2.org).
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Craig Beavers, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, BCCP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CACP

Craig Beavers, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, BCCP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CACP graduated in 2009 from the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky (R365). Dr. Beavers  is an assistant adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. 

He has worked as the cardiovascular clinical pharmacy coordinator at UK Healthcare. He has worked as adjunct faculty for Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and served as the director of cardiovascular services for the Hospital Corporation of America. He served as the postgraduate year two cardiology pharmacy residency program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Beavers currently serves as the co-chair of the clinical pharmacist workgroup of the American College of Cardiology and as a member of the Cardiovascular Team Council and Surviving Acute Myocardial Infarction Steering Committee. He is the first pharmacist to be a Cardiovascular Professional for the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and serves on its quality committee. He has served as the vice chair and chair of the ACCP Cardiology PRN Student and Resident Committee and currently serves as the PRN’s secretary/treasurer. He has published numerous papers, abstracts, and textbook chapters with a focus on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy with added qualifications in cardiology and is a certified anticoagulation care provider. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and an associate of the American College of Cardiology.
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Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School, Director of the Section of Vascular Medicine, and Director of the Cardiovascular Consultation Service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Joshua Beckman is a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School,
Director of the Section of Vascular Medicine, and Director of the Cardiovascular
Consultation Service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After earning his
MD from New York University School of Medicine, he completed medical
residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and
postgraduate fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and vascular medicine at
Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Beckman is the Director of the Section of Vascular Medicine within the Cardiovascular Division. Dr. Beckman is an award-winning educator and former cardiovascular disease fellowship director, having won the W. Procter Harvey Young Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology, Jess R. Young Outstanding Vascular Medicine Educator Award from the Society of Vascular Medicine, and the Outpatient Teacher Award from the VUMC Cardiovascular Fellows. Dr. Beckman's research focuses on the mechanisms that cause vascular dysfunction, susceptibility to atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease, and translating lab discoveries to human beings and is currently supported in this work by the NHLBI and as a Center Director for a Strategically Focused Research Network in Vascular Disease from the AHA. Dr. Beckman is the recent past Chair of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Council of the American Heart Association, past President for the Society for Vascular Medicine, and Chair-Elect of the ACC-AHA Joint Committee on Guidelines.
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Christie Ballantyne, MD
Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School, Director of the Section of Vascular Medicine, and Director of the Cardiovascular Consultation Service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Christie Ballantyne is an internationally-renowned expert on lipids, atherosclerosis and heart disease prevention. His research interest in the prevention of heart disease has led him to become an established investigator for the AHA and to receive continuous funding from the NIH since in 1988 in basic research of leukocyte-endothelial interactions, translational research in biomarkers and clinical trials.
Christie Ballantyne is an internationally-renowned expert on lipids, atherosclerosis and heart disease prevention. His research interest in the prevention of heart disease has led him to become an established investigator for the AHA and to receive continuous funding from the NIH since in 1988 in basic research of leukocyte-endothelial interactions, translational research in biomarkers and clinical trials.
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Sheila Bermejo

Sheila Bermejo is a clinical nephrologist who is currently working at Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Her expertise focuses in diabetic kidney disease, onconephrology and glomerular disease.

As a nephrologist, she completed her internship in Nephrology at Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain. During the last year of her internship, she was on an observership stay in 2016 in Center of Glomerular Disease at Columbia Universisty in NYC, USA. She developed his doctoral thesis focused in diabetic kidney disease and the role of kidney biopsy, entitled “CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN DIABETIC PATIENTS. THE ROLE OF KIDNEY BIOPSY”. The PhD dissertation was in September 2020 in Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). This PhD project was based in a multicenter Spanish study about a one of the largest cohort of biopsied diabetic patients. Furthermore, she completed a Master’s degree entitled “Online Master in Renal Pathology. Edition VI. 2021 - 2022” of Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid (Spain) at June 2022. This MSc is focused in majority of renal pathologies with a clinical and pathological point of view. She currently is working as a clinical nephrologist at Vall D’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, one of the biggest and most complex hospitals in Spain. She is in charge of the outpatients’ clinic and hospitalization. Furthermore, she is the clinical responsible of the native kidney biobank of this institution. Furthermore, she is the responsible on onconephrology unit in Nephrology department in this hospital. She is involved as a collaborator investigator in two scientific grants of ISCIII. She is involved in several clinical trials focused in diabetic kidney disease and glomerular disease. She published several original articles and reviews in journals with a relevant impact factor in the last years derived of her clinical research practice focused in diabetic kidney disease and onconephrology. Furthermore, recently she has been elected a member of the board of the Catalan Society of Nephrology as secretary.
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Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, FESC
Director of Mount Sinai Heart, Dr. Valentin Fuster Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System

Deepak L. Bhatt MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, FESC, is Director of Mount Sinai Heart and the Dr. Valentin Fuster Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System. After graduating as valedictorian from Boston Latin School, Dr. Bhatt obtained his science degree as a National Merit Scholar at MIT. He received his MD from Cornell and MPH from Harvard. He is working on his Executive MBA from Oxford. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and in cardiology at Cleveland Clinic. 

He completed fellowships in interventional cardiology and cerebral and peripheral vascular intervention and served as Chief Interventional Fellow at Cleveland Clinic, where he spent many years as an interventional cardiologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, and Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Coordinating Center. He then served as the Chief of Cardiology at VA Boston Healthcare System and subsequently as Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was a Senior Investigator in the TIMI Study Group and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Heart Letter. He became a full Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2012. He was selected by Brigham and Women’s Hospital as the 2014 Eugene Braunwald Scholar. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America from 2005 to 2020. He received the Research Mentor Award from Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine in 2016, the Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Cardiology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2017, ACC’s Distinguished Mentor Award in 2018, AHA’s Distinguished Scientist Award in 2019, NLA’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Award in 2021, and SCAI’s Master designation in 2022. Dr. Bhatt has authored or co-authored over 1900 publications and has been listed by the Web of Science Group as a Highly Cited Researcher from 2014 to 2022. He is the Editor of Cardiovascular Intervention: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and of Opie's Cardiovascular Drugs: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease. He is one of the co-Editors of Braunwald’s Heart Disease. He is Senior Associate Editor for News and Clinical Trials for ACC.org and the Editor of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. He was the PI for CHARISMA, CRESCENDO, COGENT, REDUCE-IT, SOLOIST, and SCORED and co-PI of the three CHAMPION trials, STAMPEDE, SAVOR-TIMI 53, SYMPLICITY HTN-3, THEMIS, THEMIS-PCI, and the REACH registry. In 2014, he was listed in the AHA/ASA top advances in heart disease and stroke research (for STAMPEDE and SYMPLICITY HTN-3); in 2018, REDUCE-IT was listed and also named the top cardiology trial by NEJM; in 2020 and again in 2021, SOLOIST and SCORED were listed by the AHA. He was the inaugural Chair of the AHA-GWTG Quality Oversight Committee and served as a Trustee of the ACC.
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Snehal H. Bhatt , PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the MCPHS University, and Clinical Pharmacist

Snehal H. Bhatt is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the MCPHS University, and Clinical Pharmacist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, MA. He teaches and practices in acute care cardiology, anticoagulation, clinical pharmacokinetics, and adult internal medicine. Dr. Bhatt is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) with Added Qualifications in Cardiology. His scholarly interests include inpatient anticoagulation for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis, anticoagulation reversal therapies, and the role of the pharmacists in the management of cardiovascular disease. 

Dr. Bhatt was awarded Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2017. As an active member of ASHP, Dr. Bhatt is currently a content matter expert and faculty member in ASHP’s BCPS recertification and preparatory course, a position he has held since 2015. He represented ASHP on the Joint Commission Technical Advisory Panel for National Patient Safety Goal 03.05.01-Reducing Harm from Anticoagulant Therapy: Update to Include Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs). He also served on the ASHP Council on Therapeutics for 4 years, serving as Chair in 2019. Dr. Bhatt is also actively involved in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) where his leadership roles include serving on the Cardiovascular Team (CVT) Council, and the CV Team Education Committee. He has previously served as the CV Team Steering Committee Chair for the Northeast Region. Locally for the Massachusetts ACC. He was awarded Associate of the ACC (AACC) in 2018.
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Alexander J. Blood, MD, MSc

Dr. Blood is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and clinical and implementation science researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the Accelerator of Clinical Transformation group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he acts as the Director of Medical Operations and Innovation. 

He is a primary investigator and co-primary investigator on several industry-funded grants, have designed and deployed research protocols, and published in remote healthcare delivery. This work was initially in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, however, it has been reaching further into the root causes of cardiometabolic disease in addressing hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. How to overcome barriers to the implementation of guideline-recommended care and establishing systems to identify, address, and continue to monitor appropriate patients for dietary, lifestyle, medical, and procedural therapy when clinically indicated are his research passions. Clinically, he completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and critical care and enjoy the acuity and variety of patients we care for in today’s modern cardiac intensive care unit.
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Bryan Boling
Bryan Boling is an Advanced Practice Provider in the Dept of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He splits his clinical time between the Neurocritical Care, Surgical Critical Care, and ECMO Services. In addition to his clinical duties, Bryan is the Co-Director of the Dept of Anesthesiology’s Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program, an innovative 1-year post graduate training program for newly graduated Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who want to practice in critical care medicine.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Bryan is a nationally known speaker, author, and podcaster, as well as a member of several committees and boards of national professional organizations including the Society for Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care Society, and the Association of Post-Graduate APRN Programs. Within SCCM, he currently serves as the Chair-elect of the Nursing Section’s Membership Committee and as a member of the Rapid Sequence Intubation Guideline Committee. In the past, he helped to develop the FCCS: Surgical curriculum and co-authored a chapter in the textbook. He is the senior editor of the textbook, Concepts in Surgical Critical Care, designed to provide a basic framework for the care of the critically ill surgical patient by advanced practice providers or non-surgeon physicians. Passionate about education, Bryan co-hosts the popular critical care education podcast, Critical Care Scenarios, providing clinical case-based education on a number of topics relevant to critical care medicine. He recently launched a multi-disciplinary critical care education website, Critical Care Notes (www.criticalcarenotes.com) where he shares articles related to the practice of critical care and to the education of the next generation of critical care professionals. However, his educational experience is not limited to the non-traditional, he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, teaching in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Bryan lives in Lexington, KY with his wife Sarah and two children, Caleb and Molly Kate. He spends his free time outdoors, hiking with his family and chasing their two dogs.
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Marc P. Bonaca, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Marc P. Bonaca, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist who serves as the executive director of CPC Clinical Research and Community Health, as well as Director of Vascular Research and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Dr. Bonaca earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his MPH at Harvard University. He served as a cardiovascular research fellow with the TIMI Study Group with the Cardiovascular Division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. After completion of his training, he joined the faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and became an investigator at the TIMI Study Group. He went on to serve as center director and clinical project principal investigator of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Center in the American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network in peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Bonaca’s research focus is on ischemic risk in patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease, risk prediction, and risk modification through the use of pharmacologic and biologic therapies. He has extensive experience in the design and conduct of large, multicenter randomized clinical trials, as well as analyses in registries and real-world datasets. His key areas of interest include patients with peripheral artery disease, polyvascular disease, and diabetes, with a focus on the breadth of risk including ischemic limb outcomes, microvascular complications, and major adverse cardiovascular events. In addition, he is actively investigating the cardiac, vascular, and thrombotic complications associated with novel oncologic therapies.
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Allison E Burnett PharmD, PhC, CACP
Antithrombosis Stewardship Pharmacist, University of New Mexico Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM

Allison received her pharmacy doctorate from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in 2003, then completed a general pharmacy practice residency at Boston Medical Center in 2004. She now serves as lead pharmacist of the Inpatient Antithrombosis Stewardship program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and as an associate adjunct clinical professor at the UNM College of Pharmacy. 

She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on anticoagulation, thrombosis and bleeding management and has presented on these same topics at numerous national and international conferences. She sits on the National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers and has the distinct honor of serving as the current president of the Anticoagulation Forum.
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F. Aaysha Cader, MBBS, MD, MRCP
Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh. MSc in Clinical Trials (part-time) candidate at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. World Heart Federation Emerging Leader
Dr Cader graduated top of her MBBS class with Honours from the University of Dhaka, and went on to complete MD in Cardiology and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians [MRCP (UK)]. Her primary interest is interventional cardiology.
She has research interests in acute coronary syndromes in LMIC, coronary interventions and sex disparities in CVD, and is a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader. She is Assistant Editor of the Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of European Heart Journal- Case Reports (AE and Social Media), BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, Minerva Cardiology & Angiology and ACCEL Audio Digest (correspondent). Dr Cader is a member of the AHA’s CLCD Leadership Committee, QCOR Early Career Committee and SCAI Women in Innovations Committee. She is a co-founder of Global Women in Cardiology (Global WIC) Early Careers, and is the International Society for Telemedicine and e-health (ISFTeH) Tele-cardiology Working group’s ambassador for Bangladesh.
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A. John Camm, M.D., F.Med.Sci., F.R.C.P. (London, Edinburgh and Glasgow), F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.H.R.A., F.H.R.S., F.B.H.R.S., C.St.J
St George’s, University of London, London, United Kingdom

John Camm is British Heart Foundation Professor of Clinical Cardiology (emeritus) at St George’s University of London, London, UK. His interests include cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention, and anticoagulation.

He is Editor of the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine and ESC CardioMed, Electrophysiology of the Heart, Clinical Cardiology and Evidence-Based Cardiology. He has written or edited more than 40 books, predominantly in the field of cardiac arrhythmology. He has authored or co- authored more than 1450 peer-reviewed papers, more than 350 book chapters, and in excess of 2500 accepted abstracts. He has given more than 2000 international lectures.
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Christopher P. Cannon, MD
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Cannon is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and senior physician in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He currently serves as Education Director in the Cardiovascular Innovation group. He has worked for 25 years as an investigator in the TIMI Study Group, then for 5 years with the Harvard Clinical Research Institute (now Baim Institute).

 

Dr. Marc Carrier, M.D., MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Marc Carrier, M.D., MSc, FRCPC, is Head of the Division of Hematology at The Ottawa Hospital, a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He holds a Tier 1 Research Chair in Venous Thromboembolism and Cancer from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Clara García Carro

Clara García Carro is a clinical nephrologist currently working at Nephrology Department of Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid (Spain).
As a nephrologist, and since she started her internship in Nephrology at Hospitall Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona (Spain), she has been always working in a tertiary hospital environment, being in charge of the outpatients clinic and hospitalization. She has been working in Clinical Nephrology but she also has experience as a transplant nephrologist since her career has been developed in hospitals with huge transplantation rates.

During her career as a Nephrology researcher, she has been focused on inflammation in different renal scenarios. As her PhD project, finished in 2019 at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and marked excellent cum laude, she studied the relationship between subclinical graft inflammation and transplantation outcomes (histologic changes, systemic inflammation and development of dnDSA). This project was an international research collaboration between Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and Oslo Riskhospitalet Hospital in Norway, where Dr García Carro was on a research stay in 2015. In addition to kidney transplantation, she is very interested in the role of inflammation in diabetic kidney disease and diabesity. She has been studying the role of new antidiabetic drugs in animal models and, at this moment, she is developing new projects about new pathways to decrease renal inflammation in diabetes kidney disease and diabetic kidney disease in renal allografts. Onconephrology has attracted her attention these last years. She is the leader of the Spanish national study about kidney pathology in patients with cancer, currently on going with the support of the Spanish Society of Nephrology. She has multiple published articles high impact journals about immuno-mediated nephritis and she is currently working in this field with different research groups in Europe and USA. Finally, it is interesting to mention her experience as researcher in REDinREN, the Spanish platform for renal research, where she was in charge of collaborative projects about glomerular diseases research and biobanking. She is part of JovSEN (Young Spanish Nephrologist Platform) board and, from July 2022, she collaborates with the American Society of Nephrology as a member of Kidney News editorial board.
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Brooks D. Cash, MD

Brooks D. Cash, MD is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he is also the Dan and Lillie Sterling Professor of Clinical Gastroenterology at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School and the Endowed Director of the Chao-Ertan Directorship at Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Medical Center. Dr. Cash has authored over 200 articles and book chapters on a wide variety of gastrointestinal topics.  

Dr. Michael Charlton
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Dr. Michael Charlton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He serves as Chief of Hepatology, Director of the Center for Liver Diseases and Medical Director of the Transplant Institute at the University of Chicago.
He is Past President of the International Liver Transplant Society. Dr. Charlton previously served as Director of Hepatology and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the Mayo Clinic. He has held editorial roles for leading journals, including, associate editor for Hepatology, Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, and Liver Transplantation, and was a founding Associate Editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has served as principal investigator on National Institutes of Health grants studying the pathophysiology of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, developing a widely used small animal model of NASH. He is a lead investigator for national and international clinical trials in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and viral hepatitis. He serves as a panel member and writer of AASLD Guidelines for the management of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and has also served as a panel member and writer of AASLD Guidelines for the management of HCV. Dr. Charlton has authored over 200 original papers.
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Alice Y.Y. Cheng, MD, FRCPC
Endocrinologist at Trillium Health Partners and Unity Health Toronto

Dr. Cheng is an Endocrinologist at Trillium Health Partners and Unity Health Toronto and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.  She has been involved with the development of the Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines since 2003 and served as Chair for the 2013 version.  Currently, she is the Chair of the Professional Section of Diabetes Canada and an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 

In recognition of her contribution, she has received the national Charles H. Best Award and the Gerald S. Wong Service Award from Diabetes Canada. She is also the creator of The Med Ed Pledge – an initiative to increase Diversity & Inclusion in continuing medical education (www.theMedEdPledge.com)
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Richard Choi, DO
Medical Director, Neurocritical Care Unit Christiana Care Health System

Dr. Choi is a neurointensivist and the Medical Director of the ChristianaCare Neurocritical Care Unit and the Transitional Neurological Unit in Newark, DE and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology for the Sidney Kimmel Medical School at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He is passionate about FOAMed in addition to Ethics in Neurocritical Care, and care of ICH and TBI patients.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master of Science from Drexel University’s College of Medicine. He then earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a neurology residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he also served as chief resident his final year. He completed a fellowship in neurocritical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Choi has served as site sub-PI for many multi-center trials including ESETT, ATACH-II, MIND and ARCADIA.
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Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, FACC, FSCAI is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine .

 

He is originally from Argentina and trained in interventional cardiology and clinical research at Duke University. Dr. Cohen is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. In 2011, he received the “Stop Heart Disease Researcher of the Year Award” by the Florida Heart Research Institute. The same year SCAI recognized Dr. Cohen as an “Emerging Leader” in interventional cardiology. He has chaired the AHA Acute Care Committee (2016-2018), is a member of the Writing Committee of the ACC/AHA Revascularization Guidelines, and the Chair of the Ischemic Heart Disease Council of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). His major clinical and research interests include transradial catheterization and intervention, high-risk PCI, transcatheter valve therapies and antithrombotic strategies in ACS and PCI. Dr. Cohen has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers.
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Jean M. Connors, MD
Medical Director, Hemostatic Antithrombotic Stewardship and Medical Director, Anticoagulation Management Services, Hematology Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jean M. Connors, MD is a hematology attending at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute; the Medical Director of the Anticoagulation Management Services, and the Hemostatic Antithrombotic Stewardship Program; and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

She received a medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boson, as well as fellowships in transfusion medicine and hematology & oncology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Connors is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and is a member of or holds a leadership role in many professional societies. She has participated in numerous clinical trials for patients with venous thrombosis and is currently the PI for a NIH/NHLBI antithrombotics trial in COVID-19 positive outpatients.
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Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACE, FACP, FACMQ, FAPCR

Ricardo Correa is the Associate Professor, Program Director for Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship and the Director for Diversity on GME for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He serves as staff clinician and researcher at Phoenix VAMC. Additionally, he is faculty for The Mayo SOM-Arizona and for Creighton SOM-Phoenix Campus.  He is an editor of Dynamed, Empower magazine, and outreach unit director of Endotext.org and Thyroid manager.

 

He completed his Medical School and master’s in education at The University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at I.C.G.E.S. in Panama City and his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami program. Then, he pursued his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with a particular focus on neuroendocrinology and adrenals at the NIH. He is now pursuing formal training in diversity and inclusion and medical education with the AAMC. He has been involved in organized medicine since medical school. He has taken an active leadership role in multiple national organizations.  Besides Endocrine, he has been involved with the local, regional and national organization in the area of medical education, leadership, and physician wellbeing. He practices clinical endocrinology, research and educational activities. He has been involved in multiple academic, scientific, and educational activities including article Consultant, Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, NBME., International Committee, member of the Committee on publications Ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors, Deputy Editor of International Archives of Medicine, Editorial board and peer reviewer of multiple journals and consultant for Latin-American science centers, including Bolivia and Panama national science department. At AACE Dr. Correa has occupied different positions from been the fellow-in-training board of director member to member and advisor of almost all the committees throughout the years. He was the chair of the young physician subcommittee and actual vice-chair of the CME committee, member of the clinical guidelines oversight committee, DEI committee and other committees and subcommittees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinologist (FACE). He is dedicated to the community and helps as the co-medical director for an underserved clinic in Phoenix, where he created the endo and diabetes clinic. He gives lectures and mentors many underrepresented minorities to become part of medicine. Due to all his career, Dr. Correa has been awarded several recognitions, including Presidential Leadership scholar, 100 Hispanic Inspiring Scientist, Medscape Rising Start, N.M.Q.F. 40 under 40, and many other prestigious national awards. “Our AACE has embraced diversity and inclusion as a full concept for the benefit of our patients, our members, our committees and our leadership. The practice of medicine and how physicians learn and interact have changed. Our AACE has done very well with the previous model of medicine but now has to adapt to the new changes. I am seeking election to the Board because I want to bring projects and programs that will foster this new vision and mission. I have the experienced to be involved in multiple organizations and understand how we can make changes for the benefit of everyone. I would like to bring that prior knowledge to AACE. Communications with members is a key issue. I will always try to connect to everyone and bring the different perspectives to the table when deliberating and making decision on behave of our AACE. I believe that “Together, we are AACE” expresses that we are a community, and it stimulates new members to join. Like any community, we have differences, but we fix our difference to achieve our goals when we come together as an organization.” I humbly ask your support for this nomination.
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Claire Davies
Claire Davies is the Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialist Pharmacist for Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Claire has had a keen interest in diabetes throughout her career and as a committee member of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Diabetes and Endocrinology Group is keen to advocate the role of pharmacists in improving the care of people living with diabetes as part of the wider multidisciplinary team. Claire supports work regionally across Primary and Secondary care through development of clinical guidelines and pathways across multiple clinical networks and specialities. Day to day Claire works a split role between emergency medicine and diabetes and endocrinology and has a real passion for getting medicines right at the front door for all patients admitted to hospital.
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Melanie Davies CBE, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCGP, FMedSci
Melanie Davies is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. She is based in the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester and is also the Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
Professor Davies’ research interests include the causes, screening, prevention, self-management and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. She is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator Emeritus and Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Davies is the Principal Investigator on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease and co-chair of EASD/ADA’s Consensus Report on T2DM Management. Professor Davies has published over 700 original articles and has over £60M of grant funding. She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year’s Honour’s List for services to diabetes research.
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Tejas Desai
Tejas Desai is a nephrologist in Charlotte, North Carolina. His interests include social media analytics for healthcare professionals, medical societies, and pharma companies.
He is an active medical researcher, having published over 40 first- or senior-authored original manuscripts in the nascent field of social media research. He continues to educate trainees through tweetorials and medical infographics. Finally, he is a computer coder and created NephTwitterArchive.com to help medical learners find quality scientific tweets from a sea of noise. You can learn more about him at his website: goo.gl/mfziXG.
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Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, FNLA, BCACP, CDCES, CLS

Dr. Dave Dixon is the Nancy L. and Ronald H. McFarlane Professor of Pharmacy and
Chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science at Virginia
Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. He is also a clinical pharmacy specialist
at VCU Health and affiliate faculty of the VCU Pauley Heart Center.

Dr. Dixon has over 15 years of experience as a clinical pharmacist and researcher in cardiometabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease prevention. His research interests include team- based care models to improve cardiovascular risk factor management and aspects related to the adoption and implementation of evidence-based guidelines into clinical practice. Dr. Dixon has published over 115 peer-reviewed publications and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. He is past president of the Southeast Lipid Association Chapter of the National Lipid Association and past president of the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Dixon earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed a PGY-1 Primary Care Pharmacy Residency with an emphasis in cardiovascular risk reduction at the Charles George VA Medical Center.
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Paul P Dobesh, PharmD, FAHA, FCCP, BCPS, BCCP
Professor, College of Pharmacy; Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science; University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha

Dr. Dobesh is responsible for teaching pharmacy and medical students as well as pharmacy and medical residents and lectures in the area of ischemic heart disease, antithrombotic therapy, and other cardiology and critical care topics. Dr. Dobesh has conducted research on antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy, focusing on real-world utilization and health-economics. He has also published book chapters and several manuscripts in this area.  

Dr. Dobesh is the Cardiology Section Coordinator in the Pharmacotherapy I course. He also co-coordinates the Pharmaceutical Care II course and teaches the physical assessment portion of the course. Dr. Dobesh serves as the primary preceptor for the Cardiology Clerkship, as well as for an elective clerkship in the nation of Belize.
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Professor Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD
Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway

Professor Thor Edvardsen is Head, Dept. of Cardiology at Oslo University Hospital in Norway and a professor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Oslo. Edvardsen is elected as the EACVI President 2018-20 and has been an elected Board member in EACVI since 2010.

He has more than 300 international scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, and more than 20 book chapters and books. Numerous of these articles are published in Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal and other prestigious journals in cardiology. Average impact factor pr article is 7.3 and Hirsch index is 55. He is active in clinical and experimental research in the area of myocardial function and has extensive knowledge of cardiac ultrasound, CMR, CT and hemodynamics.
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John Fanikos, R.Ph., MBA
Chief of Pharmacy Services Brigham and Women’s Hospital

John Fanikos, R.Ph., MBA, is Chief of Pharmacy Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts. He is responsible for the overall Pharmacy Department operations and its financial performance. Mr. Fanikos also serves as Adjunct Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCP). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and his Master of Business Administration degree at Northeastern University. He completed an ASHP-accredited residency at BWH.

Mr. Fanikos has served in a number of different roles at BWH, including investigational drug pharmacist, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy supervisor, clinical preceptor, and pharmacy administrator. While fulfilling these roles, he has worked with patients on orthopedic, oncology, cardiology, and general medicine units. He now manages a staff of over 300 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns that provide care across inpatient and ambulatory settings. As part of his research interests, he has worked closely with the BWH Thromboembolism Research Group for over 25 years. He has authored and co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters on medication use with a specific emphasis on optimizing medication utilization. His research focus has been identifying and avoiding the problems and pitfalls of medication use. Mr. Fanikos is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) panel that crafts guidelines for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic disease. He serves as the treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), a nonprofit organization that provides a platform for those interested in thrombotic disorders to enhance disease education, awareness, advocacy, research, and prevention. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hospital Quality Foundation (HQF). Like NATF, HQF is a 503C charitable organization, and it is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare by supporting the development and delivery of education related to medical practice. Mr. Fanikos is Past President of the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Both his father and brother are pharmacists, and graduates of MCP, which makes him aware of many of the issues challenging the medical professionals and college students today.
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Gregory J. Fermann, MD, FACEP, FHFSA

Gregory J. Fermann, MD, FACEP, FHFSA serves as Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He also serves as the Vice Chair of Research and the Director of the Clinical Trials Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fermann is an internationally recognized thought leader and researcher in acute cardiovascular emergencies, specifically acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, thrombosis, arrhythmias, and major hemorrhage related to anticoagulant use. He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Saint Louis University, his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati and his training in emergency medicine at the Maricopa Medical Center integrated program in Phoenix, Arizona.

He is a member of EMCREG International, a consortium of emergency cardiovascular researchers and educators and has been a frequent content contributor for EMCREG Med Ed On-the-go continuing education series. He serves as the University of Cincinnati Hub PI for the NHLBI/NINDS co-sponsored SIREN U01 research program and he is a member of the national steering committee of the AHA sponsored CHANGE AFIB program comparing dronedarone to usual care for first identified atrial fibrillation. He is author of over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts on acute cardiovascular emergencies. He remains an active clinical practice of emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, home of the first Emergency Medicine Training program. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and has received numerous awards for clinical research and leadership including the 2023 Ohio ACEP Chapter Award Physician Leadership.
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Dr Kevin Fernando, FRCGP FRCP Edin, FAcadMEd MSc Diabetes
GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre, GP with Specialist Interest in CVRM & Medical Education

Kevin is a part-time GP Partner working at North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh. Kevin is also Scottish lead of the Primary Care Diabetes Society, Content Advisor for WebMD Medscape Global & UK and a co-founder of GoggleDocs.

Kevin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) qualifications and has completed a Master’s degree in diabetes which he passed with distinction. Kevin has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also the Academy of Medical Educators for his work in diabetes and medical education.
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Ines Fonseca
Highly Specialised Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacist Manchester Royal Infirmary
Ines Fonseca is a Diabetes Specialist Pharmacist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust @MFTnhs - the largest NHS Trust in the UK. She has a special interest in diabetes emergencies, diabetes technology and CaReMe medicine.
Lucia Galan Davila MD PhD
Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid

Dr Galan is a neurologist specialist in neuromuscular diseases at Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Neuromuscular Unit.  She has worked in the neuromuscular diseases and neuropathology in Porto, Portugal and after that in Madrid. Her main passions are patient care and medical education. She is an expert in TTR amyloidosis and has actively participated in the creation of a multidisciplinary team for the care of patients with this disease. 

She has participated in several studies in this disease as well as in several international consensus meetings for the diagnosis, follow up, and care of this disease. .She is also very interested in rare diseases in general and is one of the members of Singulares rare disease research platform in Spain. As a medical educator, her main goal is to raise awareness in rare diseases, specially neurological rare disease. She has been part of the board of the Spanish Society of Neurology as well as a scientific advisor for the Medical College of Madrid. Recently she has been designed representative for the Spanish Society of Neurology in the neuropathy panel of the European Academy of Neurology
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Dr GIUSEPPE GALATI
M.D, M.M.SC in Heart Failure, FHFA Consultant Cardiologist Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies at Heart Failure Unit, Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, San Raffaele Hospital & Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.
Doctor Galati is responsible for the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies center in San Raffaele Hospital Milan, he has relevant expertise in all the aspects of Heart Failure: from diagnosis to physiopathology, biomarkers, prognosis, evaluation of congestion, management model to innovation, research and new therapies.
His expertise encompasses the full spectrum of cardiomyopathies: Hypertrophic, Dilated, Arrhythmogenic, Restrictive and Unclassified Cardiomyopathies (i.e. Takotsubo and Left Ventricular Non-Compaction). Special competence in histopathology and infiltrative diseases: cardiac amyloidosis and sarcoidosis. New strategies for management of advanced heart failure as well as expertise in the field of heart transplantation and new assist device are also topics of expertise - Fellow of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC - Member of the Study Group on Cardiomyopathies 2020-2022 of Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC - Member of the Study Group on Myocarditis 2018-2020 of Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC - Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow (HoT) representative and coordinator for Italy - Italian Federation of Cardiology (IFC) Young Ambassador for Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC - HFA of ESC: Certification of Competence in Heart Failure. Heart Failure Certification Exam 2016 - CERTIFICATE IN HEART FAILURE MANAGEMENT after Postgraduate Course In Heart Failure London. Organized by the Zurich Heart House and endorsed by the HF British Society & by the British Cardiovascular Society (2019-21) - SECOND LEVEL MEDICAL MASTER ON COMPETENCE IN HEART FAILURE 2017 - Organized by the University of Florence and by the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO), Italy - EACVI of ESC: Level 1 certification in CMR
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C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D.
CEO of the combined non-profit Baim and PERFUSE research institutes at Harvard Medical School

C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. is an interventional cardiologist, cardiovascular researcher & educator. He is the CEO of the combined non-profit Baim and PERFUSE research institutes at Harvard Medical School. The institutes have led over 1,000 studies, published 3,000 manuscripts in the peer review literature, and have led 60 FDA submissions from their network of 7,000 sites worldwide. In 2014, 2018 and 2019 Gibson was ranked as one of the world's most highly cited authors in all of science in the past decade by Thomson Reuters. His work has been cited over 107,000 times, and he has an H index of 118 and an i10- index of 469.

Dr. Gibson is a practicing interventional cardiologist who has held numerous leadership positions in medicine including positions as a Coronary Care Unit Director, a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Director, a Chief of Cardiology and as a Vice Chairman of Medicine at a hospital of over 1,000 physicians. Gibson has led phase 1-4 clinical trials, and cardiology megatrials of over 15,000 patients which eventuate in international approval of drugs like prasugrel, rivaroxaban, betrixaban and andexanet as well as devices such as one that alarms to alert a patient to heart attack. He is currently leading the randomized HEARTLINE trial of over 150,000 patients which is being conducted virtually at 1% of the cost of a traditional randomized trial. It is the largest randomized trial in cardiology history. For years, Gibson has been chosen as one of Boston's Top Doctors & U.S. News & World Report also lists Gibson as one of America's top doctors. As an innovator, Gibson invented measures of coronary blood flow that are widely used today (the TIMI frame count (cited 2,131 times), the TIMI myocardial perfusion grade (cited 1,089 times). Dr. Gibson obtained his BS, MS, and MD degrees at the University of Chicago where he was a Phi Beta Kappa and AOA graduate. He then went on to do his internship, residency and chief residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and his cardiology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center both at Harvard Medical School. Gibson founded WikiDoc.org and WikiPatient.org, widely viewed open source textbooks of medicine. He is Editor-In-Chief of >2,200 active contributors who have edited the content of over 100,000 chapters millions of times over the past 15 years. Gibson also founded www.clinicaltrialresults.org and has conducted >2,400 TV / video interviews. Gibson has over 440,000 followers on social media where he is a leading influencer, second only to Sanjay Gupta in some polls. Gibson is a member of the FDA’s cardiorenal panel.
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Dr Robert P. Giugliano
Dr Robert P. Giugliano is a Senior Investigator with the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, Staff Physician in the Cardiovascular Division at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
He graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Dartmouth College, and received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. Dr Giugliano completed his internship, residency and chief residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, USA, and then returned to Boston as a Cardiology Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. His research interests include novel lipid-lowering therapies, antithrombotic therapies for atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and the assessment of outcomes in patients with ACS. Dr Giugliano has authored more than 300 original articles and 200 reviews/editorials/book chapters. He is the Founding Scientific Advisor and Editor-in-Chief for MD Conference Express, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cardiology and Therapy, and serves on editorial boards for Circulation, The American Heart Journal, Clinical Cardiology, Cor et Vasa, Hospital Practice, Cardiovascular Therapeutics and Clinical Pathways in Cardiology. Dr Giugliano is the Principal TIMI Investigator for eleven clinical trials including the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial with edoxaban, and Executive Committee member of several additional trials including the IMPROVE-IT (ezetimibe) and FOURIER and VESALIUS-CV trials (evolocumab), and AZALEA-TIMI 71 (abelacimab) trials.
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Shaun Goodman MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FCCS
Associate Head, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital; Professor and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (Polo) Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Consultant, Canadian Heart Research Centre; Co-Director, Canadian VIGOUR Centre; Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

Dr. Shaun Goodman is a Staff Cardiologist and Associate Head in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at St. Michael’s Hospital.  He is a Professor and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (Polo) Chair in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 

He is a Consultant to the Canadian Heart Research Centre (CHRC). He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta and a Co-Director of the Canadian VIGOUR (Virtual Coordinating Centre for Global Collaborative Cardiovascular Research) Centre (CVC).
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Dr. Ilana Halperin

Dr. Ilana Halperin is a full time staff physician and assistant professor in the job description of Clinician in Quality and Innovation. Dr. Halperin has a BSc from McGill University, an MD from the University of Western Ontario; she completed internal medicine and endocrinology training at the University of Toronto and an MSc in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. 

She was an early adopter of digital tools and virtual care and during the pandemic she was named the physician lead for the digital and virtual health and recently promoted to Chief Medical Information Officer at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where she practices. She has a large Type 1 Diabetes practice with a special interest in young adults and pregnant women and has been recognized as a national expert in the application of diabetes technology to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
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Will Herrington, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP
Associate Professor, Renal Studies Group, MRC Population Health Research Unit, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Univ. of Oxford

Will Herrington is a clinician scientist based at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford and a practising Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Oxford Kidney Unit. He joined the Renal Studies Group as a Clinical Research Fellow and trained on landmark renal trials (SHARP3C and UKHARP3). In 2013, he was awarded an MD from the University of Cambridge for a thesis entitled ‘The effects of lowering LDL cholesterol on stroke in chronic kidney disease’.

He co-leads the EMPA-KIDNEY trial, which is testing the effects of empagliflozin 10mg versus placebo on cardiorenal outcomes in 6609 people with chronic kidney disease with and without diabetes. He also co-chairs the UK Kidney Association guideline working group responsible for recommendations on the use of SGLT-2 inhibitors in adults with kidney disease, and has chaired the UK Renal Trials Network since 2020. He also aims to better understand the key determinants of kidney disease development and progression using observations from large blood-based prospective cohorts across a wide range of different populations. He has a particular focus on adiposity and its related risk factors, and how these may interlink to also cause cardiovascular disease.
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Mellanie True Hills
Founder and CEO of the non-profit American Foundation for Women's Health and StopAfib.org

Mellanie True Hills is a heart disease survivor, heart health expert, patient advocate, award-winning author, and founder and CEO of the non-profit American Foundation for Women's Health and StopAfib.org, the world's foremost atrial fibrillation patient advocacy organization. As she shares her inspiring personal story of her brush with death in emergency heart surgery, and subsequent close call with a stroke due to an irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, she helps audiences take control of their own lives. 

Dr. Patrick Holmes MB BS, MSc, DipTher, MRCGP

Dr. Holmes has been a GP Partner at St. George’s Medical Practice, Darlington for 23 years. He is a local clinical commissioner for diabetes (Diabetes Clinical lead for Tees Valley CCG & Primary Care Diabetes Clinical Lead for the North-East ICS).

Trustee & committee member for the Primary Care Diabetes Society. Primary Care Diabetes NIHR Research lead for the North East. Associate Editor for Diabetic Medicine. He has also worked as a GPwSI in Diabetes for County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust. One of the authors of the UKKA Sodium-Glucose Co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) Inhibition in Adults with Kidney Disease Guideline. Clinical interests - adult type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease prevention & chronic kidney disease. Twitter: @drpatrickholmes
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Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP
Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; CGM Program Coordinator; Co-Director Center of Excellence for Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy; Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP is an Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Program Coordinator at the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute. Dr. Isaacs earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Philadelphia VA.

Dr. Isaacs holds board certifications in pharmacotherapy, ambulatory care, and advanced diabetes management. She serves on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Professional Practice Committee, the committee that updates the ADA Standards of Care. She is also a National Board Member of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). She advocates access and choice to the latest technologies and therapeutics for all people with diabetes and speaks on diabetes related topics nationally and internationally. Dr. Isaacs is a Fellow in ADCES and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). She was the ADCES Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year in 2020 and inducted into the SIUE Hall of Fame in 2022 for her far reaching contributions in diabetes care.
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Noah Ivers, MD, CCFP, PhD
Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Implementation of Evidence-based Practice; Adjunct Scientist, ICES

Noah Ivers is a family physician at Women's College Hospital, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, and innovation fellow at the Women's College Institute for Health System Solutions. 

He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He holds a Canada Research Chair in the Implementation of Evidence Based Practice. Noah's research focuses on the use of data to drive evidence-based, patient-centred improvements in healthcare. He has conducted multiple pragmatic randomized trials, systematic reviews, and qualitative work on health services and quality improvement interventions.
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Cynthia A. Jackevicius BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, BCCP, FCSHP, FAHA, FACCP, FCCS, FACC

Dr. Jackevicius is a Professor and Director of the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellowship in the College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences, an Associate Professor in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, a Senior Adjunct Scientist at ICES in Toronto, and a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at the VA GLA Healthcare System, where she is the Associate Director of the Cardiac Risk Reduction Clinic and the Heart Failure Consultation Clinic.

Dr. Jackevicius’ clinical expertise and research is focused primarily in patients with acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, dyslipidemia, and heart failure. Her research focuses on cardiovascular outcomes, publishing her work on medication adherence and cardiovascular medication use, policy and outcomes in high impact medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Circulation, among others. She also serves as an Associate Editor for Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Section Editor for Evidence-Based Practice for the Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice, Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She has taught critical appraisal and evidence-based practice skills to health professions students and health care professionals for over 20 years. She received her baccalaureate pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto, completed her PGY1 Residency at the Toronto General Hospital, a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Doctor of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University. Dr. Jackevicius is credentialed as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American Heart Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Canadian Cardiovascular Society and American College of Cardiology.
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Dr. Sanjit S. Jolly
Interventional Cardiology - Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences; Professor – McMaster University, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Dr. Jolly is an interventional cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences and a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
He has formal training in clinical trials with a M.Sc. in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. He was the principal investigator of the RIVAL trial, a randomized trial of 7021 patients comparing radial and femoral access for coronary intervention. He is also the principal investigator trial of the recently completed TOTAL trial, an international randomized trial (N=10,700) of thrombectomy during primary PCI. He has led FDA IDE devices trials in the US. He is currently the principal investigator of the CLEAR OASIS 9 trial that is examining colchicine and spironolactone in acute myocardial infarction (N=7000). He has obtained more than 30 million dollars in funding between industry and peer reviewed grants.
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Stefan James
Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Stefan James is Professor of Cardiology and Scientific Director of Uppsala Clinical Research Center at Uppsala University. He is a Senior Interventional Cardiologist at Uppsala University Hospital Sweden.
His research has been published in over 470 peer-reviewed cardiology journals, and he is an associate editor of Circulation and an editorial board member for the European Heart Journal, and American Heart Journal. Stefan James has served as PI on steering committees for numerous international trials in cardiology and has pioneered the concept of registry based randomized clinical trials. He has served as the chairman of the Swedish Coronary and Angioplasty registry of SWEDEHEART and the president of the Swedish Cardiac society. Stefan James has received numerous reseach prizes and awards. For several years, he has been named by Thomson Reuters as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’, ranking him among the top 1% most cited in clinical medicine.
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Sergio Emanuel Kaiser, M.D., MSc, PhD, FACC, FESC
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Rio de Janeiro State University

I am a clinical cardiologist and work as associate professor of Internal Medicine at Rio de Janeiro State University, where I coordinate the discipline of Clinical and Experimental Pathophysiology as well as our cardiometabolic unit. During my entire career I have been involved in continued medical education in my country, as well as abroad. I have always advocated for preventive cardiology, and my main interests in this field are obesity, Type 2 diabetes primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic heart disease. In addition, I also have a strong interest in heart failure.

In 1999 and over the ensuing seven years I worked for a large Brazilian health management organization, in charge of coordinating a managed care unit aimed at providing the best guideline directed medical treatment to patients at high cardiovascular risk and those living with type 2 diabetes. During that period, I led the first accreditation process of a Brazilian outpatient clinic by the Joint National Committee. In 2007, I decided to resign this job in order to pursue my PhD degree and move forward my academic affiliation. I have been involved in numerous positions with the Brazilian Society of Cardiology and the Rio de Janeiro Society of Cardiology. I am a member of the writing committee of the Brazilian guidelines on hypertension and on preventive cardiology. Over the past 15 years, I have held the position of principal investigator in several international randomized cardiovascular outcome clinical trials undertaken in Brazil. I am a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.
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Alok A. Khorana, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.S.C.O
Alok A. Khorana, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.S.C.O, is Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice-Chair for Academic Development of the Taussig Cancer Institute (part of Case Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Alok A. Khorana, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.S.C.O, is Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice-Chair for Academic Development of the Taussig Cancer Institute (part of Case Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. His clinical and translational research program focuses on predictive factors and drug development in cancer-associated thrombosis and gastrointestinal cancers and has been funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Hardis Family, the Porter Family Fund, VeloSano, the Cleveland Clinic Center for Excellence, the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, Stand Up To Cancer (Colorectal Cancer “Dream Team”) and the V Foundation. Dr. Khorana received his medical degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University’s Medical College in Baroda (now Vadodara, Gujarat), India. His postdoctoral training included a residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo in New York and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Rochester, New York. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and in 2018 was elected Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Khorana is Past Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel (CPGC), Chair of ASCO CPGC’s Pancreas Cancer Working Group, Co-Chair of ASCO CPGC’s Multisite Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the ASCO Guidelines Panel on Resectable Pancreas Cancer. He is currently Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the National Blood Clot Association. He was previously Chair of the ISTH Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy In 2019, Dr. Khorana was awarded the Cleveland Clinic’s Maria and Sam Miller Professional Excellence Award for Scientific Achievement in Clinical Research.
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Darae Ko, MD, MSc
Assistant Scientist II, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife; Attending Cardiologist, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Dr. Ko is a cardiologist and a researcher. She is dedicated to generating evidence for and implementation of safe and effective novel cardiovascular therapies in medically complex older adults.  She received her medical degree at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. 

Dr. Ko previously underwent post-doctoral training in atrial fibrillation epidemiology and anticoagulation science under the mentorships of Dr. Emelia Benjamin, MD, ScM at Framingham Heart Study and Dr. Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH, respectively. She was a previous recipient of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardioemtabolic Disorders and is currently funded by a K23 award from NHLBI. Dr. Ko aims to build a geriatric pharmacoepidemiology program to generate evidence, in a more timely manner, for high risk older population with AF.
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Mikhail Kosiborod, MD, FACC, FAHA
Kansas City, MO

 Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod is a cardiologist, the Vice President of Research at Saint Luke’s Health System, Executive Director of the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance, Director of Cardiometabolic Research and Co-Director of the Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Kosiborod received training in clinical research, epidemiology and health policy through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, as well as clinical training in cardiovascular medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Kosiborod is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cardiometabolic and cardiorenal syndromes, as well as quality of care and outcomes. Dr. Kosiborod has authored and co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, including scientific statements and position documents. Dr. Kosiborod is involved in the leadership of multiple clinical trials and multi-center registries, and is currently the principal investigator of several investigator-initiated, multicenter trials in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 
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Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FACP, FASN, FPSN (Hon)
Clinical Professor of Medicine with the Section of Nephrology at University of Illinois at Chicago

Edgar Lerma, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines. He completed Residency Training in Internal Medicine at UIC/Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and the Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Lerma is a Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Nephrology with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations; notable publications include Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension, Nephrology Secrets, and Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis. He has peer reviewed and served on editorial boards for numerous journals, and currently is Associate Editor for International Urology and Nephrology, Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism, and Journal of Clinical Lipidology. At present, he holds the rank of Clinical Professor of Medicine with the Section of Nephrology at University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves as the Educational Coordinator for Nephrology with UIC/Advocate Christ Medical Center. In recognition of his clinical work and expertise, Dr. Lerma has been elected to Fellowship of the American College of Physicians, Fellowship of the American Society of Nephrology, Fellowship of the American Heart Association/ Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, Fellowship of the American Society of Hypertension, Fellowship of the National Lipid Association, Fellowship of the National Kidney Foundation, and Fellowship of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. He has also been recognized for teaching and has been the recipient of “Subspecialty Teaching Attending Physician of the Year” in 2006 and “Physician Recognition Award for Excellence in Academics” in 2011 from UIC/Advocate Christ Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. Dr. Lerma’s research interests include CKD, hypertension, diabetic kidney disease, and bone and mineral disorders.
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Jerrold H Levy, MD, FAHA, FCCM
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Jerrold Levy is Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Surgery (Cardiothoracic) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Miami, where he was an intern in internal medicine, and undertook his residency in the Department of Anesthesiology of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he was also Chief Resident, and completed fellowships in both Respiratory ICU and Cardiac Anesthesiology.  He previously was Professor, Deputy Chair for Research, and Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Emory University.

His clinical and research interests include anticoagulation and its reversal, therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat coagulopathy and acute inflammatory responses in critically ill patients, clinical applications of recombinant and purified protein concentrates, and pharmacologic approaches to treat shock. His clinical practice involves managing critically ill patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction, shock, and extracorporeal circulation in the ICU. His current appointments include Chair of the Subcommittee on Perioperative and Critical Care Thrombosis and Hemostasis for the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Executive Editor of Anesthesiology, and consultant to the FDA‘s Biologic Products Advisory Committee. He is an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association and Society of Critical Care Medicine and has authored over 500 publications, including original research articles, reviews, chapters, and editorials with over 70,000 citations and an h-index of 88. He is also fluent in French and conversational in Spanish and Japanese.
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Jane A. Linderbaum, MS APRN, CNP, FACC, FPCNA

Jane Linderbaum is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and the Associate Medical Editor for AskMayoExpert (AME), a point-of-care, content-delivery tool that aids Mayo Clinic providers in making the right clinical decision, for the right patient, at the right time. Jane leads teams of expert collaboration and consensus-driven creation of Care Process Models (CPMs), and point-of care decision tools for busy clinicians.  Jane maintains an active practice in Cardiovascular Medicine, structural heart disease, with focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease.

Previously, Jane directed Mayo’s Cardiovascular Inpatient Operations, leading the initial development of cardiovascular team model care at Mayo Clinic, including NP/PAs and innovative interdisciplinary practice models.  Jane founded and directed the first Mayo CME Course for Advanced Practice Providers, Mayo Internal Medicine Review Course for NP/PAs, occurring annually since 1998. She was awarded the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator Award, in 2018. Jane as a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and was awarded the Distinguished Associate Award in 2014.  She was founding faculty in ACC’s Core Curriculum Course for the Cardiovascular NP/PAs. in Washington DC.  She is honored to participate in national guideline and competency authorship including ST-Elevation MI, Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and TAVR guidelines. Most recently, she co-chaired the ACC Clinical Competencies for NP/PAs in Cardiovascular Medicine, published in JACC, 2020.
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Evie Marcolini, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FCCM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dr. Marcolini earned her medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine, completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center and fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.  She is board certified in Emergency Medicine (ABMS) and Neurocritical Care (UCNS). She served as faculty at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and University of Maryland in Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, followed by faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine and Neurology at Yale, where she worked in Emergency Medicine, Surgical Critical Care and Neurocritical Care.  She is now faculty at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Emergency Medicine and Neurology and practices Emergency Medicine and Neurocritical Care. 

She is a past Chair of the Critical Care Section and member of the ACEP Academic Affairs Committee. She is a national and international speaker and educator and passionate about the role of the Emergency Physician in improving outcome for patients with acute neurologic illness and injury. She is active as a clinical ethics consultant at Dartmouth and teaches at the Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale University. She has been awarded the SCCM Grenvik Family Award in Ethics. Dr. Marcolini speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of Neurology, Emergency Medicine and Neurocritical Care. She is the Co-Chair of the Vietnamese Society for Emergency Medicine annual conference. She also teaches in the field of Wilderness Medicine. She is an advisory board member of the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), and a member of Board of Directors for American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
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Niels D. Martin, MD, FACS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Surgery; Vice Chair, Diversity Equity & Inclusion; Chief, Section of Surgical Critical Care; Director, Traumatology & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Programs; Department of Surgery; Perelman School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Martin is the Section Chief of Surgical Critical Care, Program Director for the Traumatology & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion, and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also the Medical Director of the Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  Dr. Martin is a board-certified Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery for both Surgery and Surgical Critical Carea Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Martin received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and hisMedical Doctor degree from Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson. He then completed a General Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University and a fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Martin has clinical, educational, and research interests that involve caring for injured and critically ill surgical patients. More specifically, he focuses on innovating clinical trials and outcomes research in clinical efficacy, quality, and safety. In these endeavors, he has served as primary investigator in numerous clinical trials and performed extensive retrospective outcomes work. He has partnered with many collaborators including outside institutions, foundations, and industry, and has been formally included in over 15 funded grants, many as primary investigator. Dr. Martin has presented his research work to numerous national & international organizations and published in a variety of prominent medical journals. Currently, he has over 85 peer-reviewed publications.
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Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM, FNCS
Director of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology Services for Westchester Medical Center Health System and Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery (pending) at New York Medical College

Previously, Dr. Mayer was Director of Neurocritical Care and Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.

Dr Mayer earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and completed, and he completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in critical care neurology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was a founding member and is past-president of the Neurocritical Care Society. Dr. Mayer has published more than 200 original research articles, books, 180 review articles, 340 abstracts, and written six books, including the most recent edition of Merritt’s Textbook of Neurology.
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Ahmad Masri, MD
Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at Oregon Health & Science University

Ahmad Masri is the Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at Oregon Health & Science University where he is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Masri obtained his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency training, followed by Cardiology fellowship, NIH-sponsored T32 imaging fellowship in cardiac imaging, and a post-graduate degree in Epidemiology and Statistics from the University of Pittsburgh. 

His research focuses on improving early recognition and phenotyping of left ventricular hypertrophy with a focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, amyloidosis and Anderson-Fabry disease. Dr. Masri also has an active translational and imaging research program, and oversees a large team of clinical researchers who are heavily involved in various clinical trials in the cardiomyopathy space.
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Taher Modarressi, MD
Taher Modarressi, MD is a cardiometabolic specialist at Hamilton Cardiology Associates in Hamilton, NJ. He completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by additional training in clinical lipidology and obesity medicine. He is board-certified in each discipline. His clinical interests lie in integrated, multidisciplinary approaches in cardiometabolic health, particularly as it applies to prevention and novel therapeutics.
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, FESC

 Dr. Mehran is Mount Sinai Professor in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Outcomes as well as Professor of Medicine (cardiology) and Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist and clinical research expert in the field of cardiovascular disease. A prolific researcher, she has served as principal investigator for numerous global studies, developed risk scores for bleeding and acute kidney injury, participates regularly in developing clinical guidelines, and has authored more than 900 peer-reviewed articles. She has been included in Clarivate Analytics: The most influential scientific minds as one of the highly cited researchers for several consecutive years. 

As a clinical trials expert in the field of interventional cardiology, Dr. Mehran specializes in multicenter, multinational clinical trials with complex data analyses and outcomes research. Her extensive research interests include mechanisms of neointima formation and restenosis, treatment and prevention of acute kidney injury in cardiac patients, gender and women’s-centered studies, and advancing pharmacologic and interventional treatments for acute coronary syndromes and acute myocardial infarction. Dr. Mehran possesses over 20 years of experience working with regulatory agencies to design and conduct clinical trials and help shape health policy and clinical standards and guidelines. She has served as the principal investigator (PI) or Co-PI for more than a dozen national and international multicenter randomized trials and is currently one of several lead investigators to collaborate with the FDA to develop standard definitions for clinical trials in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mehran has presented over 1,200 abstracts at national and international conferences including TCT, AHA, ACC, ESC, EuroPCR, and SCAI. She is frequently featured as a keynote speaker.
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Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FAHA, FACC, FASE, FASPC

Dr. Erin Michos is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with joint appointment in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Michos is an internationally known expert in Preventive Cardiology and Women’s Health, having authored >400 publications. Her research involves (1) Cardio-Obstetrics and women’s health; (2) coronary artery calcium, inflammation and other biomarkers; (3) lipids (4) cardio-metabolic disease; (5) diet and physical activity; and (6) vitamin D, calcium, and other supplements. She is the co-Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Editor for Circulation, member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Preventive Cardiology, and member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention Leadership Council. She is a co-investigator in several NIH studies including the MESA and ARIC cohorts. She is the Training Director for three American Heart Association Strategic Focused Research Networks and the recipient of 2 mentoring awards at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Michos completed medical school at Northwestern University, Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a Masters of Health Science degree at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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Dr Ahmed Mohsen, MD, MSc.

Consultant Cardiologist Lecturer of Cardiology-Cairo University. Author of "Tips and Tricks in Cardiology" book. Ambassador for Africa in the Tele-Cardiology Working Group-International Society for Telemedicine &eHealth (ISfTeH).

Nicholas Morris, M.D.
Associate Professor and Fellowship Director; Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology; Department of Neurology; Program in Trauma; University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Morris is a neuro-intensivist and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Program in Trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he serves as Program Director for the fellowship in neurocritical care, the Chair of the University of Maryland Medical Center Resuscitation Committee, and the Associate Director of the Shock Trauma Simulation Center. 

He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, followed by residency in neurology at Mass General-Brigham Neurology and fellowship in neurocritical care at NYP Columbia/Cornell. He holds a strong interest in using simulation to help teach and assess competency in emergency neurology and has received a Faculty Innovation in Education Award from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for work in this area. His other research interests include pain after subarachnoid hemorrhage and disparities in emergency neurology care delivery. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and five book chapters. He serves on the editorial board of Neurology and as a review editor in neurotrauma for Frontiers in Neurology. He has presented at conferences of the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology.
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Rohit Moudgil, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University; Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program; Director of Cardiology Education of the Internal Medicine Residency Program; Chair of Subspecialty Education in the Internal Medicine Residency Program; Director of Elective Students/Resident HVTI at Cleveland Clinic; Director of Consult Service in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Cardio-Oncology Center; Section of Clinical Cardiology; Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute; Cleveland Clinic

Rohit Moudgil, MD, PhD, is a cardiologist in the Section of Clinical Cardiology, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. His primary interest is in cardio-oncology. The cardio-oncology field emerged to ensure comprehensive medical care for cancer patients, with an emphasis on risk stratification, complication prevention, and cardiovascular health optimization, which may collectively dictate eligibility for and response to various cancer therapies, and thus, improve overall outcome and survival.

He has well over 100 published papers, abstracts, and book chapters. His recent accomplishments include Re-Designing CHADS2Vasc-Score to CCHA2DS2VASC score. He carried out an analysis that looked at patients with cancer and their risk of stroke after developing atrial fibrillation. He found that cancer portends an increased risk of stroke and designed a new risk-scoring system. Since then, the model has been validated in UK population. Currently, he is refining the model and, hopefully replacing the old CHADS2Vasc-Score. He is also a co-founder of the Global Cardio-Oncology Registry. Global collaboration in cardio-oncology (CO) is imperative to understand the prevalence of cancer therapy-related cardiovascular toxicity (CTR- CVT) in different risk groups, practice settings, and geographic locations. Furthermore, there is limited data on the socio-economic and racial/ethnic disparities that may influence access to care and outcomes. We assembled cardiologists and oncologists from academic and community settings to collaborate in the first Global Cardio-Oncology Registry (G-COR). I am one of the founders of the registry. International CO physicians and the US participated in the first global virtual meeting to assess the feasibility and structure of G-COR. Subsequently, a survey for site resources, demographics, and intention to participate was conducted. At the present time, he have 146 sites; 64 US sites from 26 states and 70 international sites from 5 continents participating in G-COR. This is the only registry in the world that is global in nature with continued membership. It is now officially endorsed by the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS)
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Associate Professor Denisa Muraru
University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Prof. Denisa Muraru is a cardiologist specialized in Imaging-Echocardiography at Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, San Luca Hospital (Milan) and Assoc. Professor at University of Milano-Bicocca. She graduated from University of Medicine in Bucharest (Romania) and received the PhD degree in 2013 from University of Padua (Italy). 

Her research interests are: valve disease, right heart imaging, cardiomyopathies, 3D echo and 2D/3D strain. She has co-authored >200 papers (H index 41) and 70 chapters. She is a regular invited speaker at ESC Congress, EuroEcho Imaging Congress and EACVI Teaching Courses, and co-Director of 3D Echo 360 meeting. She is member of EHJCVI and JASE Editorial Board, EHJCVI SoMe Editor, CASE and IMAGING Senior Associate Editor. She is Vice-President - Echocardiography in the EACVI Board 2022-2024, Deputy Chair of the EACVI Web & Communication Committee and Co-Chair of EACVI 2023 Scientific Program Committee.
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James Novak, MD PhD FASN FNKF FACP

James Novak, MD PhD FASN FNKF FACP is the Nephrology and Nephrology/Critical Care Training Program Director at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan; Professor of Clinical Medicine at Michigan State University; and Education Director for the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Self-Assessment Program (KSAP). He has received the Subspecialty Teaching Physician of the Year Award from the Internal Medicine house staff for 7 years as well as medical student teaching awards from Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University. 

Dr. Novak served as Associate Editor for Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease for 7 years and was a member of the ACGME Nephrology Milestones 2.0 Work Group and the Nephrology Social Media Collective internship. He has received the Hour Detroit "Top Docs" Award for clinical excellence annually since 2015. He has written questions and curricula for MKSAP, NephSAP, and KSAP, and his interests include medical education and renal physiology.
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Katelyn O'Brien, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM

Dr. Katelyn O'Brien is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Boston Medical Center - the largest health safety net hospital in New England. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 2014 and went on to complete her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at VA Boston Health Care System. 

She served as the president of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (MPhA) in 2019-2020. She is the co-lead for the pharmacy community of interest for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and is on the Massachusetts Coordinating Body for ADCES. She is the PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program coordinator at Boston Medical Center and serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students on rotations. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy, a certified diabetes care and education specialist, and board certified in advanced diabetes management. Her areas of interest for clinical practice and quality improvement are in type 2 diabetes management and education, using technology in type 2 diabetes, and improving evidence based prescribing practices for diabetes in primary care.
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Iacopo Olivotto

Prof. Iacopo Olivotto is Head of the Cardiology Unit at Meyer University Children Hospital and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florence, Italy. Over the last two decades, his main clinical and research interests have included various aspects of cardiomyopathies, with special focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Prof. Olivotto has been involved in drug development, design and execution of randomized studies in genetic cardiomyopathies. He has co-authored over 300 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Olivotto is a co-founder and board member of The Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry (Share), ICON (International CardiomyOpathy Network), and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Medical Association.
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Siddharth Patel, MD, MPH

Siddharth Patel, MD, MPH, is currently a senior fellow in cardiovascular medicine and critical care at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a research fellow with the TIMI Study Group. He received his medical degree from UT Southwestern medical school, an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and clinical training in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

His research interests include antithrombotic therapies, acute and chronic heart failure, and critical care cardiology. With the TIMI Study Group, he helps lead multiple clinical trials of novel anticoagulants and heart failure therapies.
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Fausto J Pinto MD, PhD

Professor Fausto Pinto received his MD and PhD from the Lisbon University Medical School and completed fellowships at Santa Maria University Hospital (Lisbon, Portugal), and Stanford University Medical School (CA, USA), where he was also Clinical Attending in the Echocardiography laboratory. He is Full Professor of Cardiology/Medicine alongside serving as the Head of the Cardiovascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital and President of the Cardiovascular Center of University of Lisbon (CCUL).  He was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (2015-22) as well as National Coordinator of the Medical Schools Council (2018-2020), President of the Executive Board of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (2019-21).

Professor Pinto was the President and founder of the European Association of Echocardiography (2003-2004), President of the European Society of Cardiology (2014-2016) and President of the World Heart Federation (2021-22), among many other positions in these societies. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (FEACVI), American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Society of Angiology (FASA) , Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) and the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and honorary member of several international societies and academies. Prof. Pinto has published over 700 papers. He was the Editor in Chief of the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology and is currently Consulting Editor and Member of the Advisory and Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed journals. Main areas of interest are global health, digital health, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, anticoagulation, and cardiovascular imaging, with particular interest in the use of ultrasound in cardiology and has pioneered the use of intravascular ultrasound in the study of graft atherosclerosis.
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Charles Victor Pollack, Jr., M.A., M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FACC, FESC, FCPP
Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Dr. Charles Pollack is a Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  He has long been active in teaching and clinical research and is an international leader in emergency medicine. He is the only physician to have received the American College of Emergency Physicians’ highest national awards in both teaching and research; he also received the national teaching award from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors.

Dr. Charles Pollack is a Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He has long been active in teaching and clinical research and is an international leader in emergency medicine. He is the only physician to have received the American College of Emergency Physicians’ highest national awards in both teaching and research; he also received the national teaching award from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. He is the only US emergency physician to be elected a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. His primary research interests are in the management of thrombosis, reversal of anticoagulation, and other aspects of critical care. From 2015-2019, Dr. Pollack served in multiple additional roles at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia: Associate Provost for Innovation in Education; Director, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions; Associate Dean for CME and Strategic Partner Alliances; and, Professor and Senior Advisor for Interdisciplinary Research and Clinical Trials, Department of Emergency Medicine. From 2001-2015, Dr. Pollack was Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. From 1992-2001, Dr. Pollack served in various positions in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, an urban, tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with the Medical College of the University of Arizona and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He was Research Director from 1994 to 2000, and he chaired the department from 1997 to 2001. From 2000 through mid-2001, Dr. Pollack was also Director of Emergency Medicine at Arizona Heart Hospital. Dr. Pollack graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in history and chemistry and with a master’s degree in the history of science and medicine. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Pollack earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Pollack has written more than 500 original research articles, chapters, and abstracts, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals and on the steering committees of multiple national and international studies. He is the principal investigator on multiple ongoing trials and studies. He is also a strong advocate for entrepreneurism and innovation in healthcare. He is a founding Board member of the Hospital Quality Foundation, a non-for-profit education and research organization dedicated to improvement in the quality of care provided to patients in the hospital and at transition back to the outpatient setting.
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Richard E. Pratley, MD
Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research, Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute

Dr. Richard Pratley serves as Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research, Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute, and Medical Director at the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute, in Orlando, Florida.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Pratley is an internationally recognized expert in diabetes and is board certified in internal medicine. 

He received his MD from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed fellowships in geriatric medicine and gerontology at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Institute on Aging. As a member of the American Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and The Obesity Society, Dr. Pratley continues his active involvement in the professional community. He is on the editorial board for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, has served as a member of the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, The Journal of Diabetes and its Complications and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and acts as an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals. Dr. Pratley regularly presents at national and international meetings, has conducted numerous research studies on the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, and has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles on diabetes and its complications. His current research interests include the prevention of diabetes, improving care for older persons with diabetes, developing new drugs to treat and prevent diabetes and its complications, and understanding the role of the fat cell in increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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Dr. Amar Puttanna

Amar Puttanna is a Diabetes and Endocrine Consultant in the West Midlands, UK and a founding member of ‘Goggledocs’ – a well-known medical education team from the UK.

He is particularly interested in education, having won teaching awards from the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and currently sits on the MRCP Part 1 examining board. In 2018 he received an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Royal College of Physicians for contribution to the profession. He is involved in writing guidelines including those on older adults with diabetes with the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) and guidelines/patient leaflets on diabetes and dementia. He sits on the editorial boards for the British Journal of Cardiology and Diabetic Medicine Journal and is part of a national advisory panel for care homes and diabetes and additionally involved in creating a nationwide education programme in this area. He has been an invited speaker to national and international conferences and is currently working with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) on their e-learning platform. Dr Puttanna's interests are in cardiovascular disease, diabetes management in older adults and translating research into clinical practice and is active on social media (@AmarPut). His work in cognitive impairment (DIADEM project) has won a Quality in Care award.
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Nataliya Pyslar, MD, FACC, FNLA
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Pyslar is a Founder and Director of Lipid Disorders Clinic and Cardiovascular Genetics at Cook County Health in Chicago, IL. She is a Faculty Attending Cardiologist and Board Certified Lipid Specialist with primary expertise in Lipid Metabolism Disorders, Atherosclerosis and Preventive Cardiology, providing care to the underserved communities of Cook County, IL. 

Dr. Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Rajagopal is an Associate Professor of Medicine with a secondary appointment in Biochemistry at the Duke University School of Medicine.

He co-directs the Duke Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, where he provides care to patients across the spectrum of pulmonary hypertension, including pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. As a physician-scientist, the major goal of his research is to discover and characterize basic receptor regulatory mechanisms whose dysfunction can contribute to signaling abnormalities observed in cardiovascular and inflammatory disease. His NIH-funded research group uses a wide array of pharmacological, biochemical and physiological experiments in research on receptors in the cardiovascular system, specifically those involved in PAH.
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Sunil V. Rao, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and the Section Chief of Cardiology at the Durham VA Medical Center

Dr. Rao is Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and the Section Chief of Cardiology at the Durham VA Medical Center. At the national level, Dr. Rao serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions, the interventional journal of the American Heart Association’s flagship Circulation family of journals.

He is the Vice President of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and serves on the program committees of the ACC Scientific Sessions, the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, and the SCAI Scientific Sessions. He was the chairman of the 2017 ACC-i2 Summit and was the chair of the SCAI 2019 Annual Scientific Session. In addition, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the ACC CathSAP 5 program and is currently the co-chair of the ACC Collaborative Management Pathway for Interventional Cardiology. His main research interests are pharmacological and interventional therapies for acute coronary syndromes, as well as bleeding and blood transfusion complications among patients with ischemic heart disease. Dr. Rao has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, and is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the seminal textbook on transradial procedures titled “Best Practices for Transradial Approach in Diagnostic Angiography and Intervention.”
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Brian Rifkin, MD
General and Interventional Nephrology; Hattiesburg Clinic, Hattiesburg MS

Brian Rifkin, MD, is a board-certified general and interventional nephrologist at the Hattiesburg Clinic in Hattiesburg, MS.

He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Nephrology at the William Carey University Medical School. Dr. Rifkin completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, completed a med/peds residency at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and completed a nephrology fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is a Board member of both the Mississippi Kidney Foundation and the Mississippi Diabetes Foundation.
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Professor L Elif Sade
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Professor of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Heart and Vascular Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA University of Baskent, Ankara, Turkey Vice-President, Chair Echo Section, EACVI Past President Working Group on Cardiac Imaging, Turkish Society of Cardiology.

Naveed Sattar
Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow

Naveed Sattar is Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow. He is interested in the prevention, causes and management of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes.

He has published over 1000 papers (with >100K citations), contributed to multiple trials both lifestyle and pharmacotherapy related, and also to relevant clinical guidelines. He has also experience in epidemiology and biomarkers.
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Hartzell V Schaff MD
Stuart W. Harrington Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Schaff is the Stuart W. Harrington Professor of Surgery and a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He received his medical degree from the University Of Oklahoma School of Medicine and trained in general and thoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

Dr. Schaff joined the staff at Mayo Clinic in 1980 and is consultant in cardiovascular surgery, Professor of Surgery in Mayo Medical School, and a member of the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Previous institutional leadership positions include Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular surgery and member of the executive committee of the Board of Governors. Dr. Schaff is a member of numerous major international societies, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for which he served on the council (2004 to 2013), was chair of the program committee (2003), and elected as President in 2012-2013. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of 11 journals including Circulation, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (associate editor for adult heart surgery), and Journal of the American College of Cardiology (associate editor for cardiac surgery).
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Diego Segura-Rodríguez

Doctor of Medicine (Cum Laude) from the University of Granada. Diego Segura-Rodríguez is a cardiologist specialized in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and multimodality cardiac imaging. His main areas of clinical and research interest include heart failure, cardio-renal metabolism, pulmonary hypertension, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, atrial fibrillation and preventive cardiology. He is member of the Editorial Board of the European Heart Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and Social Media editor. He has an extensive teaching activity in cardiovascular medicine, being involved in frequent lectures, seminars and scientific forums.

Cardiologist | PhD, San Cecilio University Hospital, Granada (Spain)
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Sanjiv J. Shah, MD, FAHA, FACC, FASE

Dr. Shah is the Stone Endowed Professor of Medicine and Director of Research for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shah is also Director of the Center for Deep Phenotyping and Precision Therapeutics in the Institute or Augmented Intelligence in Medicine at Northwestern University, and he is Director of the Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Dr. Shah’s research is focused on improving our understanding of the epidemiology, mechanisms, and treatment of HFpEF. Dr. Shah started the first dedicated HFpEF clinical program in the world at Northwestern University in 2007 and has been a leading enroller in clinical trials for HFpEF since that time. Dr. Shah’s research interests also include the study of acquired and genetic risk factors for abnormal cardiac mechanics, and novel machine learning techniques for improved classification and therapeutic targeting of heart failure syndromes. Dr. Shah’s research is currently funded by multiple U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants, and he is the principal investigator of the Data Translation Center for the large- scale multi-center NIH HeartShare Program. Dr. Shah is also a leading heart failure clinical trialists and has been overall principal investigator or steering committee member for > 35 clinical trials. Dr. Shah has published over 450 original papers, review articles, and editorials. He is the editor of a textbook entitled, “Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Practice”, and he was an Associate Editor for JAMA Cardiology from 2016-2021. He has also received several awards throughout his career, including the W. Proctor Harvey Teaching Award from the American College of Cardiology, the George Joost MD, teacher-of-the-year award from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Feigenbaum Lecturer/Award from the American Society of Echocardiography.
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Kevin Sheth, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery; Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Sheth is a founding Director of the Yale Center for Brain & Mind Health and the Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research for the departments of Neurology. and Neurosurgery. He leads prevention efforts in neurologically vulnerable populations and works towards advancing therapies for acute brain injury such as stroke and brain hemorrhage. In pioneering the development of new strategies to treat brain swelling, his work has changed the fundamental approach to brain injury in the ICU and spurred the creation of new technologies in drug delivery and neuroimaging.

Highly collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts from the lab have culminated in the first phase III trial to prevent brain swelling in stroke, the first phase III NIH funded prevention trial in brain hemorrhage, and the deployment of the first portable bedside MRI for brain injury in the world. His team at Yale has served as a national model for academic critical care neurology units. In recent years his group has also turned their attention to public health prevention efforts, focusing on cardiometabolic risk factors that can prevent decline in brain health resulting from stroke, dementia, and depression. He is currently a principal investigator for two NIH neuroscience networks, StrokeNet, and SIREN. He is a multi-PI for four additional RO1/UO1 awards from the NIH. Dr. Sheth has served as PI or co-PI for 8 multicenter clinical trials in stroke. He is a winner of the prestigious Robert Siekert Award from the American Heart Association (AHA), the Derek Denny Brown Award from the American Neurological Association and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Most recently, he was the recipient of the Stroke Research Mentorship Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Sheth is the author of over 300 publications.
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Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD, FRCPC, FESO
Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology); Marta and Owen Boris Chair in Stroke Research and Care; McMaster University; Director, Hemorrhagic Stroke Research Program and Scientist; Population Health Research Institute

Dr. Shoamanesh is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at McMaster University, where he holds the Marta and Owen Boris Chair in Stroke Research and Care, and the founding Director of the Hemorrhagic Stroke Research Program and a Scientist at the affiliated Population Health Research Institute.

His clinical trials program is working on establishing new treatments and standards of care that prevent stroke and reduce stroke-related disability. He leads several national and international multicentre randomized trials as PI/Co-PI, including the global main phase ENRICH-AF trial (NCT03950076) investigating optimal stroke prevention in intracranial hemorrhage survivors with atrial fibrillation and the phase 3 OCEANIC-STROKE trial (NCT05686070) investigating the novel direct factor XIa inhibitor (asundexian) for stroke prevention in patients with acute non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke/TIA. He is the founding chair of the Canadian HEmorrhagic Stroke trIals InitiatiVE (CoHESIVE; www2.phri.ca/cohesive/) and is lead author of the inaugural Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations on the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. He additionally serves on the leadership teams of several public and industry funded randomized trials in the fields of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Shoamanesh has published a large number of manuscripts in leading scientific journals and serves on the editorial boards of Stroke, International Journal of Stroke and Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. His contributions to stroke research and leadership in the field have been recognized by several prominent international organizations, such as the European Stroke Conference (2015 Young Investigator Award), American Heart/Stroke Association (2015 Globus, 2019 Siekert and 2019 Dudley White Awards), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (2019 Barnett Scholarship), American Academy of Neurology (2020 Pessin Prize), World Stroke Organization (2020 Future Stroke Leaders Program and 2023 World Stroke Congress Scientific Committee Co-Chair), and World Intracranial Hemorrhage Conference (2023 Co-Chair).
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Natalie Staplin, PhD
Associate Professor, Renal Studies Group, MRC Population Health Research Unit, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Univ. of Oxford

Natalie Staplin is a senior statistician based at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.

She has worked on several trials conducted by the Renal Studies Group (including EMPA-KIDNEY, 3C and UKHARP3). Her research interests also include conventional and genetic epidemiological analyses of patients with chronic kidney disease, using appropriate statistical methodology to identify risk factors associated with both cardiovascular events and renal disease progression.
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P. Gabriel Steg, MD, FESC, FACC
Chief, Department of Cardiology, Hôpital Bichat, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, in Paris, France.

Dr Steg received the silver medal of the European Society of Cardiology in 2011, the Joseph A Vita Award from the American Heart Association in 2019 and the Grand Prix Claude Bernard de la Ville de Paris in 2019.

Dr Sourabh Sharma
MBBS, MD, DNB Nephrology, FASN
Dr Sharma is consultant nephrology and transplant physician currently practicing in India. After earning his MBBS from SMS medical college, Jaipur, India, he completed his residency (MD Medicine) from Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi and DNB Nephrology training from prestigious Army hospital research & referral, Delhi.
He is social media team member of International Society of Nephrology WCN and European Renal Association. He is a mentor under ISN mentorship program of ISN. He is national representative (India) of ERA young nephrologists platform. His areas of interest are ABO incompatible kidney transplantation, cardiorenal syndrome and peritoneal dialysis.
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Deborah Siegal MD MSc FRCPC

Dr. Deborah Siegal MD MSc FRCPC is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Anticoagulant Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. She received MSc degrees in Pharmacology and Health Research Methodology.

Her primary research interests include (i) optimizing the acute management of anticoagulant-related bleeding and the role of anticoagulant reversal, (ii) developing an evidence-based strategy for restarting anticoagulants after bleeding, (iii), understanding patient and physician decision-making after anticoagulant-related bleeding, and (iv) management of anticoagulated patients who require urgent surgery. She holds peer-reviewed grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, CanVECTOR/Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, American Society of Hematology and Ontario Foundation for Innovation. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles including high-impact journals such the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Blood and Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
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Brett W Sperry, MD
Cardiology, Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology

Dr. Brett W. Sperry is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute with a subspecialty in Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Sperry completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed fellowship training in both Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular CT, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography. His clinical and research interests include heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, cardiomyopathies (such as cardiac amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), and nuclear imaging.
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Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, FACP, FCCP, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Professor – The Institute of Health System Science The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research System Director – Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services Northwell Health System

Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, NM. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Spyropoulos was Founder and former Medical Director of the Clinical Thrombosis Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and System Director of Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services for the multi hospital Northwell Health System in NY. 

He is also a Professor of the Institute for Health Systems Science as part of the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. He is co-chair of the Council on Leadership of Thrombosis at Northwell Health System. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Haemostasis, and the Royal College of Physicians, Canada. Dr. Spyropoulos has helped to develop protocols using low molecular weight heparin in outpatient-based treatment of venous thromboembolic disease, patient self-testing of warfarin, perioperative “bridging” for patients on chronic anticoagulation, medical inpatient and extended thromboprophylaxis, the use of anticoagulants for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, clinical use of the direct oral anticoagulants, including their use in special patient populations and periprocedural situations, and finally in COVID-19 coagulopathy. Dr. Spyropoulos has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on these issues. Dr. Spyropoulos’ research studies, articles, letters, and editorials have been published in nearly 300 peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Blood Advances, Circulation, Lancet Hematology, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Hematology, JAMA Internal Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Heart Association, Chest, Thrombosis Haemostasis, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Clinical Applied Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and Thrombosis Research. He also has edited multiple book chapters on the topic of antithrombotic therapy.
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Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, FAPSC
Professor of Medicine University of California San Diego School of Medicine Founding Director of the Step Family Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Pam R. Taub, MD is a board-certified cardiologist and founding director of the Step Family Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at UC San Diego. Dr. Taub was responsible for all aspects of creating the center, which provides a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for patients with established heart disease.
Her clinical practice focuses on preventive cardiology, lipidology, as well as women's cardiovascular health. She has extensive clinical trial experience and is active in clinical and translational research. Her research focuses on assessing the impact of behavioral, technological, and pharmacological interventions on cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Taub's is a federally funded researcher with funding from: the National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator on R01 grant), Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and American Heart Association. Dr. Taub is widely published (with over 100 publications) and has authored high impact publications in top peer-reviewed journals including Cell Metabolism and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that have made on impact on clinical practice. Dr. Taub holds multiple leadership positions in professional societies, serving as a fellow and board member for the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. She is a fellow and member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention of CV Disease Section Leadership Council. She also serves on American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (Women in Cardiology Committee).
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Ritu Thamman MD FACC FASE
Dr. Thamman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). She is the chair of the ASE’s Twitter Journal Club, Women in Echo, and Industry Round Table, a think tank for echocardiography and innovation. She is the co -chair of ACC’s collaboration with the Consumer Technology Association’s standards development process around virtual care for industry best practices. She is member of the ACC Women in Cardiology Leadership Council and founded the ACC PA chapter of Women in Cardiology.
Her research focuses on cardiovascular disease in women, mitral valve prolapse, mitral annular disjunction and innovative implementation tools for cardiovascular disease. She co-created #TelemedNow, a biweekly telemedicine discussion on Twitter, which teaches a myriad of telemedicine topics, with CME. Dr. Thamman is the Social Media Editor for Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography. She is also an Associate Editor at Minerva Cardiology and JACC Case Reports. Her writing and interpretation of scientific articles has led to her being a prominent social media figure for advocacy and education for cardiologists.
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Paul D. Thompson MD
Emeritus, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut; Professor of Medicine - Emeritus, University of Connecticut Medical School, Farmington, Connecticut; and a Staff Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Thompson has authored over 500 scientific articles on topics which include: the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors, the effects of exercise training on preventing and treating heart disease; the risk of cardiac events during exercise; the effects of statins on muscle function, and genetic factors affecting the exercise response. He is Co-Editior of Exercise and Sports Cardiology (202019), and Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms (2020) . He is a Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Carlo Nemesio Trinidad, MD, FPCP, FPSN

Carlo Trinidad is a clinical nephrologist and head of the Division of Nephrology as well as the Renal Care Center of the Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital in Pangasinan province, the Philippines.

He is a member of the Philippine Society of Nephrology’s Committee on Public Health and Preventive Nephrology. He is the creator of Hello Kidney, an social media resource page for lay education and content about kidney diseases.
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James A. Underberg, MS, MD, FACPM, FACP,FNLA
NYU Langone Health

Dr. Underberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at NYU Medical School and is a member of the executive committee of the Division of General Internal Medicine . His clinical focus is Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified Specialist in Clinical Hypertension , a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner. 

Dr. Underberg is the founder and President of the New York Preventive Cardiovascular Society.He is a fellow of the Society of Vascular Medicine and Biology. He graduated from Yale University with a BS and MS and from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. His internship and residency were completed at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. He is currently involved in several clinical trials in the areas of hypertension, lipids, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He sees patients both in a private referral practice and in the Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic. Dr. Underberg’s Clinical Practice was recently recognized by the American Heart Association Heart-Stroke Recognition Program for excellence in preventive cardiovascular medicine.
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Jean-Luc Vachiéry

Jean-Luc Vachiéry is Clinical Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases and heart Failure Clinic at the Hôpital Erasme, academic hospital of the Free University of Brussels Belgium. He received his board certification in Internal Medicine in 1992 and in Cardiology in 1995. Jean-Luc has authored several manuscripts on pulmonary vascular disorders (H- index 51) and is section editor for the Journal of heart and lung transplantation. Jean-Luc has focused on advanced cardiac and pulmonary vascular diseases since 1995. He created and leads the PH and HF Clinic at the Erasme Academic Hospital since 2008. Over the years, he has mentored many medical students for their thesis and supervised several PhDs in the field of PVD. 

Jean-Luc has been active in several scientific societies, with leadership positions. At the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), he chaired the Pulmonary Hypertension Council (2002 – 2005, 2018 -2020), and is a member of the interdisciplinary network on PVD. At the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), JL chaired the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function (2006 – 2008), was member of the Nucleus until 2020 and now member-at-large. He was a Task Force member and section editor of the European Guidelines on pulmonary Hypertension (2009, 2015 and 2022). Jean-Luc has also been involved in the World Symposium on PH as task force member in 2003 (Transplantation and atrial septostomy), co-chair of the PH due to heart and lung diseases task force in 2013 and was chair of the Task Force on PH due to left heart diseases in 2018. He is member of the scientific steering committee of the World Symposium on PH Association. Jean-Luc’s center is also founding member of the European Reference Network (ERN) – Lung, PH, where he is part of the Research and Guidelines subcommittee. Jean-Luc acts as expert for regulatory agencies and scientific organizations for matters related to medicines and care of PH.
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Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD MPH FACC
Cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)

Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD MPH FACC is a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). His research focuses on drug development, clinical trials, and implementation of cardio-renal-metabolic therapies. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Vaduganathan serves on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Heart Failure, JACC Heart Failure (Social Media / CME Editor), & JACC (FIT / Early Career Section Editor). He participates as an investigator and Clinical Endpoints Committee member for ongoing advanced-phase trials in HF and cardiometabolic medicine.

Dr. Alfonso Valle, MD, PhD
Dr. Alfonso Valle, MD, PhD, since 2013 is chief of Cardiology Service on Hospital Marina Salud Denia (Alicante), Spain. Cardiologist at Hospital La Salud (Valencia). Doctor of Medicine from the University of Valencia.
He is a member of the technology and information department of the Valencian and Spanish Society of Cardiology. He has numerous master's degrees in heart failure, cardiac imaging, and clinical management. He has more than 40 publications and books. His main interests are sports, social networks like Twitter, and new technologies applied to medicine.
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Dr. Harriette Van Spall
Dr. Harriette Van Spall completed her Doctor of Medicine degree and postgraduate clinical training at the University of Toronto, and subsequently earned a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University.
She is an Associate Professor of Medicine and cardiologist with a clinical focus in Heart Failure and Echocardiography at McMaster University. Dr. Van Spall is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation funded scientist who leads clinical trials in Heart Failure. She has won several research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals.
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Frederik H. Verbrugge M.D. Ph.D. M.Sc.
Cardiologist - Heart Failure | Intensive Care Physician

Frederik H. Verbrugge is a Cardiologist/Intensive Care physician with dedicated interest in heart failure, (exercise) hemodynamics & cardiorenal physiology. Prof. Dr. Verbrugge graduated as M.D. in 2010 (KU Leuven, Belgium), obtained his Ph.D. in 2015 (Hasselt University, Belgium) & received an M.Sc. in Clinical Trials in 2022 (Oxford University, UK). 

He is currently employed as Clinic Head/Clinical Professor at University Hospital Brussels/Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), where he cares for patients with heart failure & cardiac devices, attends the cardiac intensive care unit, and runs the exercise physiology lab. For his research, Prof. Dr. Verbrugge has an affiliation with the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases of the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, US). He currently serves as Deputy Editor for European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care and Editorial Consultant for JACC: Heart Failure.
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Tzu-Fei Wang, MD, MPH

Tzu-Fei Wang, MD, MPH is a hematologist and an associate professor in the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital and an associate scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her main areas of clinical and research interest include clinical research for the optimal prevention and treatment strategies for patients with cancer-associated thrombosis, drug-drug interactions with anticoagulants, and obesity-related thromboembolism.

She has received research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization. She was a co-chair of the Hemostasis and Malignancy Subcommittee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) from 2018 to 2022 and is currently the vice-chair of the ISTH Live Courses Subcommittee of the Education Committee.
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Jason Weatherald
Jason Weatherald is a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. He serves as Research Director for the Pulmonary Vascular Disease program at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Pulmonary Hypertension Registry steering committee and sits on the Medical Advisory Committee at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada.
Jason Weatherald is a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. He serves as Research Director for the Pulmonary Vascular Disease program at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Pulmonary Hypertension Registry steering committee and sits on the Medical Advisory Committee at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada. He is an Associate Editor at the European Respiratory Journal and is on the editorial board for the European Respiratory Journal and Respiratory Medicine journal. Dr. Weatherald completed his undergraduate education at McGill University, followed by an MD and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Alberta. He completed his Respiratory Medicine fellowship training at the University of Calgary. He then received an European Respiratory Society long-term research fellowship to study pulmonary vascular diseases under the supervision of Prof. Marc Humbert and Prof Olivier Sitbon in Paris, France from 2016-2017. He subsequently completed a Canadian Vascular Network-Bayer research fellowship to study pulmonary arterial wave intensity analysis in patients with pulmonary hypertension with Dr. John Tyberg in Calgary. He completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Trials from the University of London - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2019. His research involves risk assessment methods in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Currently, he holds research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, The Lung Association, and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Since 2016, he has authored over 75 publications and has an h-index of 19. He recently received the Todd Anderson Cardiovascular Research Award for outstanding contributions as an early career investigator and was recognized by Avenue Magazine as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in the city of Calgary.
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Patricia Wedge, RN, BSN, CCRC

Patricia Wedge, RN, BSN, CCRC is a heart failure nurse by training.  She has worked in the cardiovascular nursing space from 1996 to June 2022 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.  She also has 25+ years experience working in cardiovascular clinical trials.  She started out a study coordinator working on lipid trials at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, moved into the cardiovascular clinical research organization space, managing the clinical operations of the organization as the Vice President.  More recently she has joined Baim Institute for Clinical Research as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Trial Services where she oversees the organizations clinical trial operations including project management, clinical operations, data management, safety, CEC, DSMB, biostatistics, imaging core laboratory and legal services. 

Her role in monitoring trial execution, timelines and deliverables, compliance with regulatory requirements and quality of services provided is her primary focus. She is responsible for managing and maintaining client/sponsor relationships and well as building strategies for future opportunities. She is driven by the mission of participating in the development of new therapies for patients suffering from cardiovascular disease.
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Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES

Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes care and education specialist and the owner and clinical director of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC. She served as a director for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) board of directors and is an ADCES Fellow. Ms. Weiner served as conference chair for ADCES22 and was appointed to the Credentialing Taskforce for ADCES and the Certification Board of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists to examine and explore future credentialing for the interdisciplinary profession.

Ms. Weiner has authored peer reviewed journal articles as well as textbook chapters , is a columnist for an endocrinology newsmagazine, authored consumer diabetes books and serves on numerous advisory boards for diabetes and medical organizations. She earned her masters of science degree in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University in New York. Her practice focuses on person-centered and collaborative personalized care, with a specialty in nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management. Ms. Weiner’s interests include supporting diabetes self- management education, type 2 diabetes prevention, and nutritional management of diabetes and co- morbid conditions. She served as the 2015 ADCES Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the year and received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for leadership and service to dietetics professionals involved in diabetes care and the diabetes community.
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Jeffrey Weitz, MD, FRCPC, FRSC, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University; Executive Director of the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Weitz is Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University and Executive Director of the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Weitz focuses his clinical practice on patients with thrombotic disorders. His research spans the spectrum from basic studies in the biochemistry of blood coagulation and fibrinolysis to animal models of thrombosis and on to clinical trials of antithrombotic therapy. 

The breadth of his work is highlighted by his over 500 publications in journals as diverse as the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Circulation, Blood, Annals of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet, and 60 book chapters. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Weitz is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. By focusing on the basic mechanisms by which anticoagulants (blood thinners) and thrombolytic agents (clot digesting drugs) work, Dr. Weitz has opened new avenues of investigation. His demonstration that thrombin bound to fibrin is resistant to inactivation by available anticoagulants stimulated the development of new drugs, some of which are already being used in clinical practice. Dr. Weitz is involved in clinical trials examining optimal methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of clotting disorders. He also is an active participant in the education of medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, he coordinates a graduate course in medical sciences and his laboratory is a fertile training ground for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in medical sciences and bioengineering.
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Ronald Witteles, MD
Stanford University

Dr. Ronald Witteles is a cardiologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with Heart Failure. He has particular expertise in the treatment of Amyloidosis, Sarcoidosis, and cardiac complications of cancer therapy (sometimes called "CardioOncology"). He serves as Co-Director of the Stanford Amyloid Center, one of the world's leading centers for the care of patients with amyloidosis, and serves as Co-Director of the Stanford Multidisciplinary Sarcoidosis Program. He is an Associate Editor for JACC: CardioOncology, the world's leading journal dedicated to the field of CardioOncology. Dr. Witteles has published extensively in his areas of expertise, and has won many awards for his excellence in both patient care and education.

Dr. Witteles serves as Program Director for the Stanford Internal Medicine residency program -- directly supervising the training of more than 140 physicians each year. He was recognized by Stanford in 2020 with the award for 'Program Director of the Year'. He holds board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology.
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Shelley Zieroth, MD, FCCS, FHFSA (hon), FESC, FACC, FHFA, FRCPC
Cardiologist, St. Boniface Hospital Professor University of Manitoba President, Canadian Heart Failure Society Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
Dr. Shelley Zieroth joined the Section of Cardiology at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg in July 2006. She is currently a Professor in the College of Medicine, Max Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, as well as Director of the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinics. She is also Head of the Medical Heart Failure Program for Cardiac Sciences Manitoba.
Dr. Zieroth attended medical school at the University of Manitoba and went on to train in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the same centre. She completed her Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship, specializing in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant, at Toronto General Hospital. She is involved in several heart failure clinical trials as a PI, National Lead or Executive Committee member.  Her area of research examines the efficacy of new treatments including food derived bioactives, in heart failure.  She is the Immediate Past President of the Canadian Heart Failure Society and on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Primary Panels for both the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Guidelines. She serves as Co-Chair of Canada’s largest annual heart failure meeting, HF Update and Scientific Planning Committee Chair for the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Her current passion is working with national and provincial patient advocacy groups and primary care to operationalize hub and spoke models of heart failure care. Dr. Zieroth is actively engaged in Social Media and promotes #cardiotwitter for its rapid access to clinical trial data, publications and free on line access to medical education.  It is through this engagement Dr. Zieroth has become recognized as a global supporter and sponsor of women in medicine and cardiology.
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