Invited Key Opinion Leaders
(In alphabetical order)



Arthur Agatston, M.D.
Founder of South Beach Diet, Director of Wellness at Baptist Hospital and Professor of Medicine at University of Miami, FL

Juan Badimon, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director, Atherothrombosis Research Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Sameer Bansilal, M.D.
Assistant Professor Medicine, Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Daniel Berman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine at UCLA, Director of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Marcio Bittencourt, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.,
Professor of Medicine, University of So Paulo, Sn Paulo, Brazil

Michael Blaha, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Clinical Research, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Mathew Budoff, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Director of Preventive Cardiology, UCLA Harbor, Los Angeles, CA

Adolfo Correa, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer, Jackson Heart Study, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS

Rahul Deo, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Axel C. P. Diederichsen, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Raimund Erbel, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology and Director of West German Heart Centre, University Essen, Germany

Erling Falk, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital (Skejby), Aarhus, Denmark

Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair of Preventive Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Zahi Fayad, M.D.
Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology), Director of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Steve Feinstein, M.D.
Professor, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Oscar Franco, M.D., Ph.D.
of Preventive Medicine, PI Cardiovascular Epidemiology Group, Director of ErasmusAGE, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Philip Greenland, M.D.,
Professor of Cardiology, Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Center for Population Health Sciences, Chicago, IL

Khawar Gul, M.D.
Consultant Cardiologist, SHAPE Volunteer, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Lompoc, CA

Craig J. Hartley, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus Cardiovascular Sciences and Bioengineering, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Robert Harrington, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Harvey Hecht, M.D.,
Director of Cardiac CT Imaging Laboratory, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Howard Hodis, M.D.
Director of Atherosclerosis Research, Keck School of Medicine USC, Los Angeles, CA

Borja Ibez, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) & Cardiologist, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Karl-Heinz Jckel, Ph.D.
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Ioannis Kakadiaris, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Amit Khera, M.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Preventive Cardiology Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Stanley Kleis, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Robert Kloner, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cardiovascular Research, Huntington Medical Research Institute, Pasadena, California

Wolfgang Koenig, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Univeristy of Ulm Medical School, Ulm, Germany

Harry de Koning, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Screening Evaluation, School of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tatiana Kuznetsova, M.D.
Professor and Director, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Daniel Levy, M.D.
Director of Framingham Heart Study, and Intramural Investigator, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

Jes Linddholt, DMSci., Ph.D.
Elitary Research Centre of Individualised Medicine in Arterial Diseases, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Amir-Abbas Mahabadi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiology, West German Heart Centre, University Essen, Germany

Ken Mahaffey, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

David Maron, M.D.
Professor and Director, Preventive Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Roxana Mehran, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Clinical Trials, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Ralph Metcalfe, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Susanne Moebus, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Biologist & Epidemiologist, Head of the Centre for Urban Epidemiology, University Essen, Germany

Martin Mortensen, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Arhus, Denmark

James Muller, M.D.
Former Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Morteza Naghavi, M.D.
Founder and Executive Chairman of the SHAPE Task Force, President of MEDITEX, Houston, TX

Tasneem Z. Naqvi, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Director of Echocardiography, College of Medicine, May Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Jagat Narula, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Global Affairs, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York, NY

Khurram Nasir, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, High-risk Cardiovascular Disease Clinic, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, Florida

Christopher J. ODonnell, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Human Genomics Branch, NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda, MD

Matthijs Oudkerk, M.D.
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Paolo Raggi, M.D.
Director, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Ulla Roggenbuck, Ph.D.
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Germany

James HF Rudd, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, UK

P.K. Shah, M.D.
Professor and Director, Atherosclerosis Research Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Henrik Sillesen, M.D.
Professor and Head of Dept. of Vascular Surgery, Rigs Hospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Robert Superko, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and President at Cholesterol, Genetics, and Heart Disease Institute, Carmel, CA

Brenda Garrett Superko, C.V.R.N.
Board Member of SHAPE. Assistant Director Cholesterol, Genetics, and Heart Disease Institute, Carmel, CA

Hiro Tanaka, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Jun Tao, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Department of Hypertension and Vascular Disease, Director Institute of Geriatrics Research, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Ahmed Tawakol, M.D.
Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Herman A. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Pierre-Jean Touboul, M.D.
Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, AP-HP Bichat University Hospital, Neurology and Stroke Center, Paris, France

Thomas J. Wang, M.D.
Director of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Heart Institute, Nashville, TN

Nathan Wong, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program, University of California, Irvine, CA

JoAnne Zawitoski, J.D.
Chairwoman, SHAPE, Principal, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes LLC, Attorneys at Law, Baltimore, MD

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