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Scientific Committee 


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

Chair & Program Director, 

Heart in Diabetes
Medical Director & Principal Investigator,
The Metabolic Institute of America 
Tarzana, California

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Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD, MACE

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

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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

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

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

Alfred Health Clinic
Melbourne, Australia

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Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE  


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

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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

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Martha Gulati MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC

Editor-in-Chief, CardioSmart

Phoenix, Arizona

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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

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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

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Nikolaus Marx, MD, FESC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine / Cardiology
Head of the Department of

Internal Medicine I
University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Aachen, Germany

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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

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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

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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

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

Chair & Program Director, 

Heart in Diabetes

Professor of Medicine
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
University of Missouri-Kansas City

School of Medicine
Kansas City, Missouri

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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

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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

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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

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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


Stephen J. Greene, MD

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

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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

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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


Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD

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

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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

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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

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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

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Matthew R. Weir, MD

Professor and Chief

Division of Nephrology

Department of Medicine

University of Maryland

School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Executive Director
Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 
Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Medicine,

Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

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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

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

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Stefano Del Prato, MD

Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Medicine and Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

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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

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

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

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Richard E. Pratley, MD

Samuel E. Crockett

Chair in Diabetes Research
Medical Director,

AdventHealth Diabetes Institute
Senior Investigator and

Diabetes Program Lead, 

Translational Research Institute
Orlando, Florida

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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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