Summit Advisory Group Members and Bios

Chol summit Navar headshotAnn Marie Navar, MD, PhD

Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University and cardiovascular disease prevention researcher at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Her research seeks to improve treatment strategies for hypertension and cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular disease. She has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including NEJM, JAMA, JACC, and Circulation.

Chol summit Bauman headshotMary Ann Bauman, MD

Mary Ann Bauman, MD is a board-certified, primary-care internist who practiced for 25 years at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City. Prior to that, she spent nine years in a variety of clinical, teaching, and administrative roles on medical school faculties.

While at INTEGRIS, Dr. Bauman served as an officer of INTEGRIS Physician Services from 1997 until 2012 and was actively involved in negotiating fee-for-service and pay-for-performance contracts.

Chol summit Eckel headshotRobert Eckel, MD

Robert Eckel, MD is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and currently the Charles A. Boettcher II Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus, and Director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Dr. Eckel’s research focuses on how metabolic diseases such as diabetes relate to cardiovascular disease to gather data for more favorable diagnostics and therapeutics to follow. Dr. Eckel has mentored over 50 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, many of whom are in full-time academic positions today.

Chol summit Daniels headshotStephen Daniels, MD, PhD, FAHA

Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD, FAHA held numerous academic and clinical appointments at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital before joining the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2006 as Professor and the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Daniels is also Pediatrician-in-Chief and L. Joseph Butterfield Chair in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

His studies focus on better understanding the causes of blood pressure elevation and cholesterol abnormalities in children and adolescents, with interest in the role that obesity may play in these health issues.

Chol summit Bittner headshotVera Bittner, MD, MSPH

Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Section Head of General Cardiology, Prevention, and Imaging in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. She also serves as Medical Director of the Coronary Care Unit and the University Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Most of her research has focused on secondary prevention of coronary artery disease with an emphasis on lipid-lowering therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and heart disease in women.

Chol summit Daviglus headshotMartha Daviglus, MD, PhD, FAHA

Martha Daviglus, MD, PhD, FAHA is the Edmund Foley Professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute for Minority Health Research, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is a bilingual and bicultural physician/epidemiologist of Hispanic origin (Bolivian) and the founding Director of the UIC Institute for Minority Health Research.

She has received numerous grants and awards including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1995.