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-CHAIR
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-CHAIR
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
Session 2

Dr. Ahmad is an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Anne Carol Goldberg, MD, FACP, FAHA, FNLA
PANELIST
Session 7

Anne Carol Goldberg, MD, FACP, FAHA, FNLA is an endocrinologist and lipid specialist. Dr. Goldberg received her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College/Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, and her medical degree from the University of Maryland.

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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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Lisa C. Hudgins, MD
PANELIST
Session 7

Lisa C. Hudgins, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Pediatric Director of The Rogosin Institute Comprehensive Lipid Control Center.

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Cyd Isleib
PANELIST
Session 4

Cyd Isleib is an individual with high Lp(a).

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Laney K. Jones, PharmD, MPH
SPEAKER
Session 6

Laney K. Jones, PharmD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Genomic Medicine Institute at Geisinger.

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John J. P. Kastelein, MD, PhD, FESC
FEATURED SPEAKER
Session 7

John J.P. Kastelein is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam, where he holds the Strategic Chair of Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease.

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Amit V. Khera, MD, MSC
FEATURED SPEAKER
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
SPEAKER
Session 6

Dr. Lane-Fall is the founding Co-director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation and David E. Longnecker 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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Brian S. Mittman, PhD
SPEAKER
Session 6

Brian S. Mittman, PhD is a Senior Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation with additional affiliations at the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Ralph Muller
PANELIST
Session 3

Ralph Muller is Executive Chairman of Seminal Health Fund (Philadelphia), National Advisor to Manatt, and Senior Fellow at LDI of Penn Medicine and Wharton (University of Pennsylvania). He is the retired chief executive officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, where he served from 2003-2019.

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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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Frederick Raal, MBBCh, FRCP
PANELIST
Session 7

Professor Raal is currently Professor and Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as Director of the Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Kate Robinson
PANELIST
Session 5

Kate Robinson is an individual with FH. Her husband and 3 children also have FH - two of which have HoFH. FH does not affect an individual, it affects an entire family.

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Eric Sijbrands, MD, PhD
FEATURED SPEAKER
Session 8

Dr. Eric Sijbrands is a professor of vascular medicine at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has been investigating cardiovascular genetics for 25 years with a focus on familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

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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
PANELIST
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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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

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Daniel J. Rader, MD
CO-CHAIR & STEERING COMMITTEE

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Katherine A. Wilemon
CO-HOST & STEERING COMMITTEE

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