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Congress Faculty

Faculty List for CardioSarasota, Florida 22/22/22

22nd Annual National Sarasota, Florida Congress for

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Optimal Treatment Update

Hosted by 22 of the Most Renowned National and International Professors

of Cardiology in February 2022

Faculty List:


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

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

Anthony DeMaria, MD, FACC

Program Co-Director

Vice President, 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

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 Cardiology1994-1995

Editor-in-Chief American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology for over 15 years

AHA Chair, Task Force, Heart Education for Women1990-1999

Past Chief of Cardiology Grady Memorial Hospital

Consultant, Emory Heart & Vascular Center

Founding Consultant, Emory Women’s Heart Center

Atlanta, Georgia

Arthur Agatston, MD

Professor of Medicine Florida International University

Past President Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)

Miami Beach, Florida

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA

Patrick H. Lehan Chair in Cardiovascular Research

Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, Mississippi

Melda Dolan, MD

Senior Director Head Medical Planning and Management

Cardiac Ultrasound

Saint Louis, Missouri

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

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

Eric E. Harrison, MD

CEO 501(c)3 Foundations:

The Eddie DeBartolo Society for Bridging Medical Silos, Inc.

The International Society of Cardio-Oncology, Inc

The Eddie DeBartolo International Cardio-Orthopaedics Society, Inc.

Professor of Cardiology, Morsani College of Medicine

Tampa, Florida

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC

President, American College of Cardiology

Director of Disease Management

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California

Associate Professor University of California, Irvine

Thomas Kelly, MD, FACS

Secretary/Treasurer, ISCVDP

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, Florida

Stephen Kopecky, MD, FACC

Asst. Secretary, ISCVDP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease Mayo Clinic

Past President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)

Rochester, Minnesota

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


Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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

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

International Faculty:

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


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

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, FRS, FACE

Board Member, ISCVDP

Imperial College London, Heart Science Center

Harefield, Middlesex, United Kingdom