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Faculty Chair

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FAHA (chair)
Vice Chief of Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas



Zhaoping Li, Md, PHD (co-chair)
Professor of Medicine
Lynda and Stewart Resnick Endowed Chair in Human Nutrition Director, Center for Human Nutrition
Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California




Michael Joseph Blaha, MD, MPH

Director of Clinical Research Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Associate Professor of Medicine
John Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland


Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE

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


Barry A. Franklin, PHD, MAACVPR, FACSM, FAHA
Director, Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation
Beaumont Health
Royal Oak, Michigan
Professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Rochester, Michigan


Parag H. Joshi, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiology Grand Rounds UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Baltimore, Maryland


Norman E. Lepor, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of California, Los Angeles Co-Director Cardiovascular Imaging Westside Medical Imaging
Los Angeles, California


Edgar Lerma, MD, FACP, FASN, FPSN (Hon)
Clinical Professor of Medicine Section of Nephrology
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine/ Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn,


Catherine J. McNeal, MD
Director, Cardiac Rehab
Baylor Scott & White Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Temple, Texas


Mark E. Molitch, MD
Martha Leland Sherwin Professor of Endocrinology
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


Patrick Moriarity, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLA
Professor of Medicine
Atherosclerosis & Lipoprotein Apheresis Center/Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Internal Medicine University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, Kansas


Brandon Nathan, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Peter P. Toth, MD, PHD, FAHA, FESC, FACC
Director of Preventative Cardiology CGH Medical Center
Sterling, Illinois
Professor of Clinical Family and
Community Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, Illinois
Adjunct Associate Professor Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Kris Vijay, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP
Medical Director
Institute of Congestive Heart Failure Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Heart Institute
Phoenix, Arizona