Faculty

Faculty List for the 20/20/20 annual Sarasota Cardiology Congress
As of May 3rd, 2019

20th Annual National Sarasota Congress for
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Update 2020:
Time to Focus on Early Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Optimal Diagnosis and Management of Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Diseases

Friday, February 7th, 2020     12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 8th, 2020   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 9th, 2020   8:00 AM - Noon
Held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida

CME Accredited Program

The 20th Annual Congress in the year 2020

Hosted by 20 renowned Professors of Cardiology

 

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
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.

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

Vice President International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Professor of Medicine,
Director, Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
University of Minnesota Medical School,
Cardiovascular Division, Minneapolis, MN
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

Anthony DeMaria, MD, FACC
Program Co-Director

Vice President International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
(ISCVDP)

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, U.C. San Diego, CA
President American College of Cardiology1989-1990
Editor in Chief of American Journal of Cardiology 2002-2014
San Diego, California

Juan Aranda, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine

Chief of Cardiology
University of Florida
Gainesville ,Florida

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

Andrew E. Epstein, MD, FAHA, FACC ,FHRS
Professor of Medicine

Electrophysiology Section, Cardiovascular Division University of Pennsylvania Chief, Cardiology Section,
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

John M. Fontaine, MD, MBA, FHRS, FACC
Professor and Director Arrhythmia Services
Drexel University College of Medicine
President Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas Kelly, MD, FACS
Secretary/Treasurer International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Cardiovascular Surgeon
Sarasota Memorial Hospitalz
Sarasota, Florida

Stephan Kopecky, MD, FACC
Asst. Secretary International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease Mayo Clinic
Past Presisent of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)
Rochester, Minnesota

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 Cardiology
Atlanta, Georgia

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
Governor Florida Chapter American College of Cardiology (ACC)
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

Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology.
Director of Emorty Heart Disease Prevention Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor of Global Health Hubert Deparmtnet of Global Health Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael Valentine, MD, MACC
Immediate Past President American College of Cardiology
Stroobants Cardiovascular Center
Lynchburg, Virginia

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

Vice President International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine
President Society of Geriatric Cardiology1994-1995
AHA Chair, Task Force, Heart Education for Women1990-1999
Past Chief of Cardiology Grady Memorial Hospital
Consultant, Emory Heart & Vascular Center
Atlanta, Georgia

International Faculty:

Fausto Pinto, MD, FESC
Board Member International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP]

Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology and Dean Medical School Lisbon, Portugal
President Elect World Heart Federation
Past President European Soc. of Cardiology
Lisbon, Portugal

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, FRS, FACE
Board Member International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)

Imperial College London, Heart Science Center
Harefield, Middlesex, 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