Advisory Board

Scientific Advisors

George L. Bakris, MD, HonD, FASH, FASN, FAHA

Professor of Medicine and Director, Comprehensive Hypertension Center, University of Chicago Department of Medicine, Chicago, IL; Principal Investigator, PATH trial of ACEON® and amlodipine FDC; and Past President, American Society of Hypertension.


Jeffrey S. Borer, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, Radiology, and Surgery at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Chief of Cardiology and formerly Chairman of Medicine. He has served as Chairman of the CardioRenal Advisory Board and the President of the Heart Valve Society of America.


Henry R. Black, MD, MACP

Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City. He served as President of the American Society of Hypertension from May 2008 to May 2010, when he was inducted into the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Society of Hypertension. He was formerly Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College.


Bertrim Pitt, MD

Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, an honorific title he received in 2005. In 2012, Dr. Pitt received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America. He has received numerous other awards and honors, and is an officer in many medical societies and organizations.


Antonio Abbate, MD

Dr. Abbate joined the VCU Pauley Heart Center as Assistant Professor of Medicine. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine, and of Physiology and Biophysics in July 2013, and selected for the “James C. Roberts, Esquire” Professorship in Cardiology in October 2013 Division of Cardiology, Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Abbate has received many prestigious awards, including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and Young Investigator Awards and recognitions from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, and Italian Society of Cardiology.


Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA

Past President of the American College of Endocrinology, Past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Chair of the AACE Diabetes Scientific Committee, Chair and Program Director of the Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease; and Chair of the International Committee for Insulin Resistance.