Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, FACC, FAHA is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, where he was awarded the Weiss Prize for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. Dr. Blumenthal did his internal medicine and cardiology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then joined the cardiology faculty in 1992.
His principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of ischemic heart disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis, and the development of new strategies to optimize the management of cardiovascular disease risk factors. Dr. Blumenthal specializes in treating adults who are at higher risk for future cardiovascular events because of 1) a history of prior cardiovascular or peripheral arterial disease or 2) the presence of multiple coronary risk factors (e.g. hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, cigarette smoking, family history of cardiovascular disease, sedentary lifestyle, or overweight status).
Dr. Blumenthal was the principal developer of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, and he is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Johns Hopkins. He is a member of the official national spokesperson panel for the American Heart Association (AHA), and has co-written > 300 original research publications, state-of-the-art reviews, and editorials dealing with many aspects of coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis management.
An experienced writer, Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of the American Heart Journal, ACCEL, and The Journal of Cardiovascular CT. He is the Preventive Cardiology/Coronary Heart Disease section editor of Cardiology Today and is also an Associate editor of the AHA Learning Library on the website, myamericanheart.org. Dr. Blumenthal is also the medical editor of the annual Johns Hopkins White Paper on Prevention of Heart Attacks.
Dr. Blumenthal is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the AHA's Epidemiology & Prevention Council. He served for 4 years as chairman of the ACC's Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee. Previously, he was a member of the ACC task force dealing with selection of patients for atherosclerosis imaging, such as cardiac CT scanning and carotid ultrasound, in order to improve application of risk reduction strategies. He was a co-author of the 2006 AHA policy statement on use of cardiac CT and CT angiography.
He served as Chairman of the Vascular Disease, Hypertension, and Prevention Section of the 2006 ACC Scientific Sessions. He is the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award from the American Heart Association, Maryland Affiliate, for his commitment of time, support, and inspiration to the organization. He was selected as one of the country's Top Twenty Cardiologists by Men's Health Magazine in 2007. In 2010, he received the Levine Award for Outstanding mentorship of junior faculty, and fellows in the Johns Hopkins Dept.. of Medicine.Read less
Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP is the Founder and Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Emory Clinic and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Emory. He is currently Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Emory University School of Medicine. He was awarded The American College of Cardiology Harry B. Graf Career Development Award for Heart Disease Prevention and The American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology Scholarship for Physical Activity and Public Health in 2001.
Dr. Sperling is originally from New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Emory College where he was accepted into Emory University School of Medicine's Early Acceptance Program as a college sophomore. He graduated with his M.D. in 1989, and subsequently completed 8 additional years of training at Emory including a residency in internal medicine, chief resident year at Emory University Hospital, an NIH-supported research fellowship in molecular and vascular medicine, and a clinical fellowship in cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Sperling serves or has served as medical director for a number of unique programs at Emory including The HeartWise Risk Reduction Program, InterVent Atlanta, Staying Aloft, and has served as special consultant to The Centers for Disease Control. He founded (in 2004) and directs the first and only LDL apheresis program in the state of Georgia. He has been voted one of America's and Atlanta's Top Doctors and appeared often on local and national TV, newspaper, radio, and magazines. In 2011 he was chosen as one of 22 national dietary experts by U.S. News and World Report to evaluate and rank America's popular diets. He has received awards for excellence in both teaching (including 3 Golden Apple Awards and The Dean's Teaching Award) and mentorship. He was chosen by the Dean at Emory University School of Medicine to be among the first faculty society advisors for the school's new curriculum. He had served as Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training program at Emory for over a decade. He has been an investigator in a number of important clinical trials including JUPITER, COURAGE, and BARI-2D and has authored over 100 manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. He is co-editor of the American College of Cardiology's Diabetes Self Assessment Program.
Dr. Sperling has been a marathon runner having completed the New York, Prague, and Atlanta marathons. In 2010 he ran the original course from Marathon to Athens, Greece to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of this event. He lives in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta with his wife, Sidney, and 2 sons, Mathew and Daniel.Read less
Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, a graduate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology. He has directed the Cardiac Catheterization laboratories at both Boca Raton and North Ridge hospitals, where he also founded the Electrophysiology laboratories. Dr. Baum has worked extensively in Integrative Cardiology, directing the Harvard affiliated Mind/Body Medicine Institute, Boca Raton division, lecturing nationally to physicians and the lay public, and teaching a graduate level course in Integrative Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. In 2002, he founded VitalRemedyMD, a conservative, scientifically-based nutritional supplement company, and The Foundation for Preventive and Integrative Medicine, a non-profit entity devoted to charity, education and research in preventive medicine.
In 2005 Dr. Baum achieved board certification in Clinical Lipidology and in 2009 he was granted fellowship in the National Lipid Association. He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). Dr. Baum is a Founding Physician/Scientist Member of the Society for Cardiovascular CT and is board certified in Cardiovascular CT. He lectures internationally in the fields of Lipidology, CCTA, and Integrative Cardiology. Deeply involved in the field of Omega-3 fatty acids, Dr. Baum serves as treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), a 43 nation society of scientists and physicians. In July of 2011, Dr. Baum was appointed Director of Women's Preventive Cardiology at The Christine E. Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital. His responsibilities include both creating and overseeing this program. In March 2012 he was elected Secretary of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). Dr. Baum also sits on the American Heart Association's Council for Epidemiology and Prevention and is a peer reviewer for the journal Atherosclerosis. Dr. Baum has written numerous articles as well as two books, The Total Guide to a Healthy Heart, and Age Strong, Live Long; Lessons from my Patients. Dr. Baum has also been a guest on National Public Radio, Voice of America, CBN, Fox, and MSNBC. On faculty at FAU medical school and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Baum has a practice in Boca Raton, Florida that is devoted predominantly to Lipidology and Cardiovascular Prevention.Read less
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