Congress Faculty 2023


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Faculty List for CardioSarasota, Florida 23/23/23

23nd Annual National Sarasota, Florida Congress for

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Optimal Treatment Update

Hosted by 23 of the Most Renowned National and International Professors

of Cardiology in February 2023

Faculty List:

Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, MS, FACP, FESC, FASPC, FASH, FSCCT, FAHA, FACC

Program Director

President, International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Fellow American Society of Preventive Cardiology

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Universities of Florida and South Florida

Golden Doctor Diploma University of Vienna Austria 2014

Past Member Board of Trustee American Society of Preventive Cardiology[ASPC]

Past Member Board of Trustees Association of Black Cardiologists [ABC]

Medical Director, Cardiovascular Health Assessment Center

President, Cardiovascular Center of Sarasota

Medical Director and Founder SMH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center 2007 - 2010

Sarasota, Florida

Michelle A. Albert, MD MPH, FACC, FAHA

President American Heart Association

Walter A. Haas-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in Cardiology and Professor in Medicine at
the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)

Admissions Dean and Director UCSF CeNter for the
StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR DiseasE (NURTURE Center)

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF)

Past President, Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc

Past President, Association of University Cardiologists

San Francisco, California

Matthew Budoff, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, UCLA

Endowed Chair of preventive Cardiology

Program director ,Division of Cardiology

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Los Angeles, California

Javed Butler, MD, MBBS, MPH, MBA

President, Baylor Scott and White Research Institute

Senior Vice President, Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas, Texas

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of Mississippi,

Jackson, Mississippi, Dallas, Texas

Richard Chazal, MD, MACC

Past President American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Institute - Lee Health

Fort Myers, Florida

Jay N. Cohn, MD, FACC, FAHA
Program Co-Director
Vice President, ISCVDP

Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Cardiology University of Minnesota
Director, Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
University of Minnesota Medical School
President American Society of Hypertension, 1990-1992
President International Society of Hypertension, 1996-1998
President Heart Failure Society of America, 1995-1998
President International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, 2008-2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jamie Conti, MD, FACC

Chairman Department of Medicine University of Florida
Past Chief of Cardiology University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Anthony DeMaria, MD, FACC
Program Co-Director
Vice President, ISCVDP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, U.C. San Diego, CA
Editor in Chief of American Journal of Cardiology 2002-2014
San Diego, California

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA
Board Member International Society for Cardiovascular
Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Past Chairman Board of Directors Association of Black Cardiologist (ABC)
Professor of Medicine Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Current President American College of Cardiology
Chair Ascension Health Cardiovascular Service Line
Indianapolis, Indiana

Robert Gillespie, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC

Director of Nuclear Imaging, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Past Chairman of the Board, Association of Black Cardiologists, ABC
San Diego, California

Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA

President Elect American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Director of Prevention and Associate Director of
the Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center Los Angeles, California

Thomas Kelly, MD, FACS
Secretary/Treasurer, ISCVDP

Cardiovascular Surgeon
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, Florida

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS

President, Heart Rhythm Society
Director Heart Rhythm Services Mayo Clinic Florida
Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida

Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, FACC
Board Member International Society for
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Morehouse School of Medicine
President Elect ABC Board of Trustees
Past President, Association of Black Cardiologists
Atlanta, Georgia

Manesh Patel, MD

Professor of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University
Chair of the OCEANIC-AF Executive Committee
Richard Sean Stack, M.D. Distinguished Professor
Durham, North Carolina

Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC, FAHA, FESC

Professor of Medicine, University of Florida
Chairman Vascular Biology Working Group
Past President American College of Cardiology
Gainesville, Florida

David Perloff, MD, FACC, FACP

Perloff Cardiovascular Care Fort Lauderdale, Florida
President - Florida Chapter American College of Cardiology
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Marc A. Pohl, MD

Consultant Staff, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cleveland Clinic
Past Head, Section of Clinical Hypertension and Nephrology
Past Director Center for Blood Pressure Disorders
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Jeffrey Sell, MD, FACS

Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery,
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System Sarasota, Florida

Sidney C. Smith, Jr,. MD, FAHA, FESC, FACP, MACC

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology UNC School of Medicine
Past President World Heart Federation
Past President American Heart Association
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Bola Sogade MD, FAAFP, FACOG

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
and Department of Family Medicine in the Physician Assistant Program,
Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA
Medical Director ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries
Robotic Surgeon
Forsyth GA

Felix Sogade, MD, FACC, FHRS

Georgia Arrhythmia Consultant Research Institute
Past Chairman of the Board, Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC)
Macon, Georgia

Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Director of Emory Heart Disease Prevention Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor of Global Health Hubert Department of Global Health Rollins School
of Public Health at Emory University
Executive Director, Million Hearts
Atlanta, Georgia

C Michael Valentine, MD MACC FAHA FSCAI

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
University of Virginia
Past President, American College of Cardiology

Nanette K. Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA
Program Co-Director
Vice President, ISCVDP

Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine
President Society of Geriatric Cardiology 1994-1995
Editor-in-Chief American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology for over 15 years
AHA Chair, Task Force, Heart Education for Women 1990-1999
Past Chief of Cardiology Grady Memorial Hospital
Consultant, Emory Heart & Vascular Center
Founding Consultant, Emory Women’s Heart Center
Atlanta, Georgia

International Faculty:

Sarah Moharem Elgamal, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Imaging Cardiologist
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Zlatko Fras, MD, FESC, FACC

Board Member International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)
Professor of Medicine Chairman,
Cardiology Department University of Ljubljana Medical School
President Slovenian Society of Cardiology
Past Chair European Congress for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe

Gamila Nasr, MD
Board Member, ISCVDP

Professor and Head of Cardiology Department Suez Canal University
General Secretary of Egyptian Society of Cardiology
President of the Working Group of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ismailia, Egypt

Fausto J. Pinto, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FEACVI, FSCAI, FASE
Board Member, ISCVDP

Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology and Dean, Lisbon School of Medicine,
University of Lisbon, Portugal
President World Heart Federation (WHF)
Past President European Soc. of Cardiology (ESC)
Lisbon, Portugal