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Incorporating New Guidelines to Lower LDL-C and Reduce ASCVD Risk

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  • Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH

    Professor of Medicine
    Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology
    Tulane University School of Medicine
    Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
    New Orleans, LA

    Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH is Professor of Medicine and Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC and is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, certified in the subspecialty of nuclear cardiology, and a specialist in clinical hypertension.

    Dr. Ferdinand is past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and prior Chief Science Officer and Chair of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). He lectures nationally and internationally and conducted numerous trials in cardiovascular disease, lipids, and cardiometabolic risk, especially in racial/ethnic minorities. Dr Ferdinand’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Clinical Hypertension, American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, Clinical Lipidology, Cardiorenal Medicine, and Hypertension.

    In 2004, Dr. Ferdinand received the Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award of the American Heart Association. In 2010, he received an award from the Congressional Black Caucus Health Trust for Journalism, as well as the Charles Drew Award for Medical Excellence from the National Minority Quality Foundation. In 2015, Dr. Ferdinand was inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists. He was awarded the Wenger Award for Medical Leadership in 2017 by WomenHeart and also the 2017 ABC Spirit of the Heart Distinguished Leadership Award. Most recently, he was the 2019 Xavier University recipient of the Champion Award for health equity.

  • Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC, FAHA

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Atlanta, GA

    Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC, FAHA is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University and the Director of Women’s Translational Cardiovascular Research at the Emory Women’s Heart Center (EWHC). She is board-certified in cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

    She attended undergraduate school at Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in applied biology. She earned her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia, and completed both her internal medicine residency and a four-year cardiovascular fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Mehta completed an additional year of specialized fellowship training in women’s heart disease at Cedars-Sinai’s Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center.

    Dr. Mehta’s clinical interest is heart disease prevention, and behavioral approaches such as exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction for heart disease. Her research is NIH-funded and focuses on chest pain and microvascular dysfunction, and the role of mental stress in heart disease in women. She has presented her work at national cardiology meetings and has published more than 80 manuscripts in journals such as the Journal of American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, Circulation, and American Journal of Physiology. In addition to clinical care and research, she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in the Emory School of Medicine.

  • Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC

    System Director, Women's Heart Health
    Dignity Health, Arizona
    Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Disease
    Creighton University School of Medicine
    Chandler, AZ

    Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC is a board-certified attending cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education, and prevention. She is the system-wide Medical Director of Women’s Heart Health at Dignity Health, in Arizona. Dr. Bond is the Co-chair of the Women in Cardiology Committee, as well as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. She sits on the leadership council of the Women in Cardiology section of the American College of Cardiology nationally.

    Dr. Bond earned a bachelor of science degree from the seven-year accelerated medical program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned her medical doctorate from NYU School of Medicine. She completed her training in internal medicine at NYU School of Medicine and in cardiovascular disease at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York.

    Dr. Bond is the author of several review papers referencing sex and gender differences and cardiovascular conditions that predominantly affect women, along with opinion pieces aimed at addressing health equity, reducing health disparities, and promoting the professional development of women and minorities in the health-science profession. She has a passion for advocacy of education and mentorship and has advised as an expert source through news and media outlets. Her clinical interests include heart-disease prevention, the non-invasive evaluation and treatment of heart disease, pregnancy-related heart conditions, and cardio-oncology and lipid disorders. Her research interests currently include the heart-mind connection and cardio-rheumatology.

    Dr. Bond is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, and the American Heart Association, where she is a national spokesperson for the “Go Red for Women” campaign and sits on the board of directors.

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