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Scientific Committee 

Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, FAHA, MACE, Chair

Yehuda Handelsman, MD, Chair, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, FAHA, MACE

Medical Director & Principal Investigator

The Metabolic Institute of America Chair Scientific Advisory Board DCMi- Diabetes CardioRenal & Metabolism Institute

Chair & Program Director 8th HiD Tarzana, California

7th Heart in Diabetes Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD, MACE

Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD, MACE

Editor, the Journal of Diabetes
www.jdiabetes.com,
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

7th Heart in Diabetes Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA

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

7th Heart in Diabetes Mark E. Cooper, MB BS, PhD, FRACP, FAMS

Mark E. Cooper, MB BS, PhD, FRACP, FAMS

Head, Department of Diabetes
Central Clinical School
Monash University
Senior Endocrinologist,

Alfred Health Clinic
Melbourne, Australia

7th Heart in Diabetes Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE  

Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE  

President,

Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
Medical Director,

Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute 
Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology 
Past President, American College of Endocrinology (ACE)
Associate Editor, Journal of Diabetes
La Jolla, California

7th Heart in Diabetes Peter J. Grant, MD, FRCP, FMedSci

Peter J. Grant, MD, FRCP, FMedSci

Professor of Medicine and Diabetologist,
Honorary Consultant Physician,
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust,
Division of Cardiovascular &

Diabetes Research
University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom

7th Heart in Diabetes Martha Gulati MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC

Martha Gulati MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC

Editor-in-Chief, CardioSmart

Phoenix, Arizona

7th Heart in Diabetes Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE

Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Voluntary Faculty

University of Miami,

Miller School of Medicine

The Center for Diabetes & Endocrine Care Past President, AACE & ACE

Hollywood, Florida

7th Heart in Diabetes Norman E. Lepor, MD, FACC

Norman E. Lepor, MD, FACC

Clinical Professor of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Attending Cardiologist at the Smidt Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Director of Clinical Research

Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles Co-Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Westside Medical Imaging in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California

7th Heart in Diabetes Nikolaus Marx, MD, FESC, FAHA

Nikolaus Marx, MD, FESC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine / Cardiology
Head of the Department of

Internal Medicine I
University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Aachen, Germany

7th Heart in Diabetes Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology

Division of Cardiology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

7th Heart in Diabetes Kausik Ray, BSc(hons), MBChB, MD, MPhil (Cantab), FRCP (Lon), FRCP (Ed), FACC, FESC, FAHA

Kausik Ray, BSc(hons), MBChB, MD, MPhil (Cantab), FRCP (Lon), FRCP (Ed), FACC, FESC, FAHA

Professor of Public Health/

Consultant Cardiologist
Deputy Director of The Imperial Clinical Trials Unit Head of Commercial Trials
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Public Health,

Imperial College
Chief Clinical Officer and Head of Trials – Discover Now
NIHR ARC National Lead of Cardiovascular Disease
EAS President Elect
London, United Kingdom

7th Heart in Diabetes Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC

Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC

Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology
Director of the Emory Heart Disease Prevention Center
Professor of Global Health
Hubert Department of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health at

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair

Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair

Vice President of Research, Saint Luke’s Health System 
Executive Director, Cardiometabolic Center Alliance 
Director of Cardiometabolic Research and Co-Director of the Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence at  Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute 
Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri
Inaugural Recipient of the Ben McCallister, MD 
Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research at 
Saint Luke’s Health System. 

Chair & Program Director 8th HiD
Kansas City, Missouri

7th Heart in Diabetes Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP

Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP

President, Heart Failure Society of America
The Mary and Gordon Cain Chair,
W.A. “Tex” and Deborah Moncrief, Jr., Chair, Professor of Medicine,
Medical Care Line Executive,

DeBakey VA Medical Center,
Director,  Winters Center for

Heart Failure Research,
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute,
Vice-Chair of Medicine,

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

7th Heart in Diabetes David Cherney, CM, PhD, MD, FRCPC

David Cherney, CM, PhD, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor,

Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Banting & Best Diabetes Centre
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Platform
Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI)
Toronto, Canada

7th Heart in Diabetes Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD, BMS, MS, BS

Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD, BMS, MS, BS

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Diabetes Division
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)
Deputy Director, Texas Diabetes Institute
San Antonio, Texas

7th Heart in Diabetes Michael E. Farkouh, MD, FRCPC, MSc. FACC, FAHA

Michael E. Farkouh, MD, FRCPC, MSc. FACC, FAHA

Peter Munk Chair in

Multinational Clinical Trials
Director, Heart & Stroke Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence,

University of Toronto
Vice-Chair Research & Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7th Heart in Diabetes ​Stephen J. Greene, MD

Stephen J. Greene, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Duke Clinical Research Institute Duke University School of Medicine Durham, North Carolina

7th Hear in Diabetes Mansoor Husain, BSc, FRCPC, MD

Mansoor Husain, BSc, FRCPC, MD

Executive Director,

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Director, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute,

University Health Network
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute,

University Health Network
Toronto, Canada

7th Heart in Diabetes Mark Kearney, MBChB, MRCP, MD

Mark Kearney, MBChB, MRCP, MD

British Heart Foundation

Professor of Cardiovascular and

Diabetes Research
Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine
Dean of the School of Medicine
University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom

7th Heart in Diabetes Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD

Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD

Director of Research,
Division of Endocrinology,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, 
New York, New York

7th Heart in Diabetes Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc

Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc

Professor of Internal Medicine,

Division of Cardiology
Dallas Heart Ball Chair for Research on Heart Disease in Women
University of Texas

Southwestern Medical Center
Deputy Editor, Circulation
Dallas, Texas

7th Heart in Diabetes Neha J. Pagidipati, MD, MPH

Neha J. Pagidipati, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Director, Duke Cardiometabolic Prevention Program Associate Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship Associate Program Director, DCRI Research Fellowship Duke Clinical Research Institute Duke University Medical School Durham, North Carolina

7th Heart in Diabetes Peter Reaven, MD

Peter Reaven, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Arizona
Director, Diabetes Program
Carl T. Hayden VAMC (111E)
Research Professor
College of Health Solutions
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

7th Heart in Diabetes Matthew R. Weir, MD

Matthew R. Weir, MD

Professor and Chief

Division of Nephrology

Department of Medicine

University of Maryland

School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC

Director, Mount Sinai Heart

Dr. Valentin Fuster Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine

Mount Sinai Health System

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Accreditation Management Board, Chair American College of Cardiology

New York, New York

7th Heart in Diabetes Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA

Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine 
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology
Program Director, Director of Cardiac CT 
Lundquist Institute
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,

Division of Cardiology
Los Angeles, California

7th Heart in Diabetes Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACP, FACC, FAHA, MACOI, FASCAI 

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACP, FACC, FAHA, MACOI, FASCAI 

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
The University of Texas
Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

7th Heart in Diabetes Stefano Del Prato, MD

Stefano Del Prato, MD

Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Chief of the Section of Diabetes
University of Pisa, School of Medicine
Pisa, Italy

7th Heart in Diabetes Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

7th Heart in Diabetes George Grunberger, MD, FACP, MACE

George Grunberger, MD, FACP, MACE

Chairman, Grunberger Diabetes Institute
Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine and Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Professor, Internal Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Visiting Professor, Internal Medicine
First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Past President, AACE
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

7th Heart in Diabetes Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD

Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD

Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Clinical Chief,

Endocrinology and Medical Director
Yale Diabetes Center
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut

7th Heart in Diabetes Lawrence A. Leiter, MDCM, FRCPC, FACP, FACE, FAHA

Lawrence A. Leiter, MDCM, FRCPC, FACP, FACE, FAHA

Associate Scientist,

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Director, Lipid Clinic Associate 
Director, Clinical Nutrition and

Risk Factor Modification Centre
St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor,

Medicine and Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

7th Heart in Diabetes Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD h.c. mult.

Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD h.c. mult.

Professor of Medicine, 
Harvard Medical School and

Boston University School of Medicine
Chief of Endocrinology,

Diabetes and Metabolism
Boston VA Healthcare System
Director of Human Nutrition,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Editor-in-Chief, Metabolism,

Clinical & Experimental
Boston, Massachusetts

7th Heart in Diabetes Christian W. Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FASH, FAHA

Christian W. Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FASH, FAHA

Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California

7th Heart in Diabetes Richard E. Pratley, MD

Richard E. Pratley, MD

Samuel E. Crockett

Chair in Diabetes Research
Medical Director,

AdventHealth Diabetes Institute
Senior Investigator and

Diabetes Program Lead, 
AdventHealth

Translational Research Institute
Orlando, Florida

7th Heart in Diabetes Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine Director, Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland

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