Co-Chairs and Co-Hosts
Joshua W. Knowles, MD, PhD
CO-CHAIR
Dr. Joshua W. Knowles is the Chief Research Advisor & Scientific Advisory Board Member of the FH Foundation. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and Program Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program.
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Daniel J. Rader, MD
CO-CHAIR
Dr. Daniel J. Rader is the Vice Chair & Scientific Advisory Board Member of the FH Foundation. He is also Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine and Chair of the Department of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
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Katherine A. Wilemon
CO-HOST
Katherine Wilemon is the Founder and CEO of the FH Foundation. She also co-leads the Cascade Screening Working Group of the National Academy of Medicine’s Genomics and Population Health Action Collaborative.
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Mary P. McGowan
CO-HOST
Dr. Mary P. McGowan is the Chief Medical Officer of the FH Foundation. She is also Co-Director of the Lipid Clinic at Dartmouth Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center.
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Keynotes
Robert A. Hegele, MD, FRCPC, FACP
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PIONEER AWARDEE
Session 1
Dr. Hegele, MD, is Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Western University, and director of the London Regional Genomics Centre at Robarts Research Institute.
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Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Session 3
Dr. Kevin Volpp is the Founders Presidential Distinguished Professor at the School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the Penn Roybal Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), 1 of 2 original NIH-funded Centers in Behavioral Economics and health.
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Speakers
Zahid Ahmad, MD
FEATURED SPEAKER & STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
Session 2
Dr. Ahmad is an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
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Barbara Harrison, MS, CGC
PANELIST
Session 2
Mrs. Barbara Harrison, MS, CGC is the Assistant Director for Community Outreach and Education for the HU Center for Sickle Cell Disease.
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Laney K. Jones, PharmD, MPH
PANELIST
Session 6
Laney K. Jones, PharmD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Genomic Medicine Institute at Geisinger.
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Amit V. Khera, MD, MSc
PANELIST
Session 5
Dr. Khera is a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Associate Director of the Precision Medicine Unit in the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine, Associate Director of the Program in Medical and Population Genetics and Merkin Institute Fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.
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Latrice Landry, MS, PhD, MSC
FEATURED SPEAKER
Session 2
Dr. Latrice Landry is a Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow at Partners’ Personalized Medicine and the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP
FEATURED SPEAKER
Session 6
Dr. Lane-Fall is the founding Co-director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation and Associate Professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Ruth McPherson, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP, FRCS
PANELIST
Session 1
Dr. McPherson directs the Lipid Clinic at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and is a leader in cardiovascular genetics, having led the discovery of the 9p21 genetic risk factor for heart disease in 2007
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Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, ML
FEATURED SPEAKER
Session 5
Dr. Musunuru is an associate professor of cardiovascular medicine and genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-founder of Verve Therapeutics.
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Kathy Thompson
PANELIST
Session 4
Kathy Thompson is a volunteer FH Foundation Advocate for Awareness.
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Sotirios (Sam) Tsimikas, MD
FEATURED SPEAKER
Session 4
Dr. Tsimikas is Professor of Medicine and Director of Vascular Medicine at the University of California San Diego.
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Chloe Villavaso, MN, APRN
PANLEIST
Session 2
Chloe D. Villavaso, MN, RN-BC, APRN, ACNS-BC, CMC, FPCNA is an individual with FH and a board-certified clinical nurse specialist.
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More to be announced soon!


Steering Committee
Zahid Ahmad, MD
FEATURED SPEAKER & STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
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Debra Duquette, MS, CGC
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
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Urh Groselj, MD, PhD
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
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Joshua W. Knowles, MD, PhD
CO-CHAIR & STEERING COMMITTEE
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Mary P. McGowan
CO-HOST & STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
FULL BIO
Daniel J. Rader, MD
CO-CHAIR & STEERING COMMITTEE
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Amy Sturm, MS, LGC
STEERING COMMITTEE
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Katherine A. Wilemon
CO-HOST & STEERING COMMITTEE
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