Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FACP, FACC
Chief of Cardiology
Chief of Cardiovascular Research
Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD is an internationally-renowned expert on lipids, atherosclerosis and heart disease prevention. His research interest in the prevention of heart disease has led him to become an established investigator for the AHA and to receive continuous funding from the NIH since in 1988 in basic research of leukocyte-endothelial interactions, translational research in biomarkers and clinical trials.
With over 800 publications in the area of atherosclerosis, lipids and inflammation, Christie also serves on the Editorial Board for Circulation. Christie is the Chief of Cardiology and the Chief of Cardiovascular Research at Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently the Director for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention at Baylor College of Medicine.
He received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine with internal medicine residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and an AHA fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Institute for Molecular Genetics at Baylor.
Amy E. Levenson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
Amy E. Levenson, MD, is a Pediatric Oncology Specialist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and has over 14 years’ experience in the medical field. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Levenson is affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital.
Sarah de Ferranti, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of the Preventive Cardiology Clinic and Division Chief, Outpatient Cardiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Sarah de Ferranti, MD, MPH is a pediatric cardiologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Linda C. Hemphill, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of the LDL Apheresis Unit/Massachusetts General Hospital
Linda C. Hemphill, MD is Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the LDL Apheresis Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hemphill is an active clinical consultant in lipid management including high LDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, combined hyperlipidemia, elevated Lp(a) and metabolic syndrome.