Scientific Meetings Co-Chairs

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FNLA

President-Elect, National Lipid Association
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Research
Director, Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention
Professor of Medicine, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Integrative Physiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA

President, National Lipid Association
Director Clinical Lipidology
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Program Planners

Anne Carol Goldberg, MD, FACP, FNLA

Chief Science Officer, National Lipid Association
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research
Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Eugenia Gianos, MD, FNLA

System Director
Cardiovascular Prevention
Northwell Health
Women's Cardiovascular Program
Lenox Hill Hospital
Associate Professor of Cardiology
Hofstra School of Medicine
New York, NY

Nicole A. Ciffone, ANP-C, MS, CLS, FNLA

Owner, Lipid Specialist
Arizona Center for Advanced Lipidology
Tucson, AZ

Mary Katherine Cheeley, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA

Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA

Immediate Past President, National Lipid Association
President and Chief Scientist
Midwest Biomedical Research
Addison, IL
Adjunct Professor
Dean’s Eminent Scholar
Indiana University School of Public Health
Bloomington, IN

Jan L. McAlister, DNP, CLS, FNLA

President, Southeast Lipid Association
Piedmont Heart Institute
Director of Lipid Clinic
Atlanta, GA

Guy L. Mintz, MD, FNLA

Director of Cardiovascular Health & Lipidology
Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital
North Shore University Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Zucker School of Medicine
Manhasset, NY

Chima C. Nwizu, MD, FNLA

President, Southwest Lipid Association
Assistant Clinical Professor 
Department of Clinical Affairs
Rocky Vista University
Parker, CO

Geeta Sikand, RDN, MA, CLS, FNLA

President, Pacific Lipid Association
Director of Nutrition
Preventive Cardiology Program
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, CA

James A. Trippi, MD, FNLA

President, Midwest Lipid Association
Complex Cholesterol Center
Cardiometabolic Center
Ascension- St. Vincent Health
Indianapolis, IN


James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA

President, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine & NYU Center for CV Prevention
Director Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
New York, NY

Lauren Williams, MCN, RD, LD

Clinical Dietitian II
Baylor Scott and White
McLane Children’s Hospital
Temple, TX


Ira J. Goldberg, MD, FNLA

Director, Endocrinology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY

Michael S. Garshick, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dermatology
Director, Cardio-Rheumatology Program
Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
New York University Langone Health
New York, NY

Joshua W. Knowles, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine 
Stanford University
Chief Research Advisor
The Family Heart Foundation
Stanford, CA


Anandita Kulkarni, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Plano, TX

Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD

Scientist, Robarts Research Institute
Professor, Depart. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada

Carol F. Kirkpatrick, PhD, RDN, MPH, CLS, FNLA

Clinical Scientist
Midwest Biomedical Research
Addison, IL
Adjunct Faculty, Kasiska Division of Health Services
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


P. Barton Duell, MD, FNLA

Professor of Medicine
Director, Lipid-Atherosclerosis Laboratory
Director, Sterol Analysis Laboratory
Director, LDL Apheresis Unit
Center for Preventive Cardiology and Div. Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Harold E. Bays, MD, FNLA

Medical Director/President
Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Rachel M. Bond, MD

System Director, Women's Heart Health
Dignity Health Medical Group- Gilbert Cardiology
Gilbert, AZ 
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE

Melissa A. Chambers, DO

Pediatric Endocrinologist
Pheonix Children’s Endocrinology & Diabetes
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
Pheonix, AZ

Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSc

Director of Preventative Cardiology
Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair in Vascular Medicine
Mass General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Leigh Perreault, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Affiliate, Center for Global Health
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Colorado School of Public Health
Westminster, CO

Anum Saeed, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director of Heart and Vascular Analytics Program
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael D. Shapiro, DO, MCR, FNLA

Fred M. Parrish Professor of Cardiology and Molecular Medicine
Director, Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Section on Cardiovascular Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston Salem, NC

William R. Short, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Savitha Subramanian, MD

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Lipid Clinic
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Don P. Wilson, MD, FNLA

Pediatric CV Health and Risk Reduction
Prevention Program
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Fort Worth, TX


Calvin Yeang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA