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Health Professionals

Expert Panel Members

Chair

Aram V. Chobanian, M.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Executive Committee

George L. Bakris, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Henry R. Black, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

William C. Cushman, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Lee A. Green, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Joseph L. Izzo, Jr., M.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY

Daniel W. Jones, M.D.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Barry J. Materson, M.D., M.B.A.
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Suzanne Oparil, M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Jackson T. Wright, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Executive Secretary

Edward J. Roccella, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee

Claude Lenfant, M.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

George L. Bakris, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Henry R. Black, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Vicki Burt, Sc.M., R.N.
National Center for Health Statistics
Hyattsville, MD

Barry L. Carter, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Jerome D. Cohen, M.D.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Pamela J. Colman, D.P.M.
American Podiatric Medical Association
Bethesda, MD

William C. Cushman, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Memphis, TN

Mark J. Cziraky, Pharm.D., F.A.H.A.
Health Core, Inc.
Newark, DE

John J. Davis, P.A.-C.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Memphis, TN

Keith Copelin Ferdinand, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Heartbeats Life Center
New Orleans, LA

Ray W. Gifford, Jr., M.D., M.S.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fountain Hills, AZ

Michael Glick, D.M.D.
New Jersey Dental School
Newark, NJ

Lee A. Green, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Stephen Havas, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Thomas H. Hostetter, M.D.
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Bethesda, MD

Joseph L. Izzo, Jr., M.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY

Daniel W. Jones, M.D.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Lynn Kirby, R.N., N.P., C.O.H.N.
Sanofi-Synthelabo Research
Malvern, PA

Kathryn M. Kolasa, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Stuart Linas, M.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

William M. Manger, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University Medical Center
New York, NY

Edwin C. Marshall, O.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Indiana University School of Optometry
Bloomington, IN

Barry J. Materson, M.D., M.B.A.
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Jay Merchant, M.H.A.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Washington, DC

Nancy Houston Miller, R.N., B.S.N.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Marvin Moser, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Scarsdale, NY

William A. Nickey, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Suzanne Oparil, M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Otelio S. Randall, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

James W. Reed, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Edward J. Roccella, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Lee Shaughnessy
National Stroke Association
Englewood, CO

Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

David B. Snyder, R.Ph., D.D.S.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, MD

James R. Sowers, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY

Leonard M. Steiner, M.S., O.D.
Eye Group
Oakhurst, NJ

Ronald Stout, M.D., M.P.H.
Procter and Gamble
Mason, OH

Rita D. Strickland, Ed.D., R.N.
New York Institute of Technology
Springfield Gardens, NY

Carlos Vallbona, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Howard S. Weiss, M.D., M.P.H.
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington Hospital Center
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC

Jack P. Whisnant, M.D.
Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN

Laurie Willshire, M.P.H., R.N.
American Red Cross
Falls Church, VA

Gerald J. Wilson, M.A., M.B.A.
Citizens for Public Action on Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, Inc.
Potomac, MD

Mary Winston, Ed.D., R.D.
American Heart Association
Dallas, TX

Jackson T. Wright, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Additional Contributors

Jan N. Basile, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Veterans Administration Hospital
Charleston, SC

James I. Cleeman, M.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Darla E. Danford, M.P.H, D.Sc.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Richard A. Dart, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P., F.A.H.A.
Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, WI

Karen A. Donato, S.M., R.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Mark E. Dunlap, M.D.
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Brent M. Egan, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

William J. Elliott, M.D., Ph.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Bonita E. Falkner, M.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

John M. Flack, M.D., M.P.H.
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

David Lee Gordon, M.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Philip B. Gorelik, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL

Mary M. Hand, M.S.P.H., R.N
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Linda A. Hershey, M.D., Ph.D.
VA WNY Healthcare System
Buffalo, NY

Norman M. Kaplan, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Dallas, TX

Daniel Levy, M.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Framingham, MA

James W. Lohr, M.D.
VA WNY Healthcare System and SUNY Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Vasilios Papademetriou, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Washington, DC

Thomas G. Pickering, M.D., D.Phil.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Ileana L. Piņa, M.D., F.A.C.C.
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

L. Michael Prisant, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Clive Rosendorff, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Virend K. Somers, M.D., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation
Rochester, MN

Ray Townsend, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

Humberto Vidaillet, M.D.
Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, WI

Donald G. Vidt, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

William White, M.D.
The University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT

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