Tulane Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence (THRCE) 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 United States

Date of event

14 March 2019 


** From 9:00am till 3:00pm: A Tulane WKD Health Screening: Event screenings include blood pressure & BMI Measurements. Participating groups are Tulane Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence (THRCE), the Departments of Physiology & Medicine, and the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. This event is open to the public. DATE: March 14 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLACE: Lobby at the Tulane University Hospital & Clinic ADDRESS: 1415 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 For more information, please contact Nina R. Majid: email ~ htnctr@tulane.edu/phone ~ 504-988-3703 ** From 4:00pm till 5:00pm A special WKD THRCE Seminar will be held. The speaker will be the honorable Dr. Kieth C. Ferdinand. Biography of WKD Speaker, Keith C. Ferdinand, MD: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, was a Telluride Scholar at Cornell University, before beginning his medical career with a BA in biology from the University of New Orleans. He then went on to earn an MD from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, an internship at the US Public Health Hospital in New Orleans, an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at LSU Medical Center and a cardiology fellowship at Howard University Hospital, Washington,D.C. After years of doing clinical work, research and teaching at Xavier University, LSU, Baylor College of Medicine, and Emory University, Dr. Ferdinand returned to New Orleans as a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Ferdinand has been heavily involved in many national organizations concerned with public health, including the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), of which he was the former Chair and Chief Science Officer, the American Society of Hypertension, of which he was a board member, and the Healthy Heart Community Prevention Program, a cardiovascular risk program targeting African American and other high-risk populations. He is past president and board member of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and the New Orleans Division of the American Heart Association (AHA). He is the immediate-past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, which provides the leadership and encouragement for collaboration among over 65 organizations. He was Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Clinical Professor in the Cardiology Division at Emory University and Medical Director at Heartbeats Life Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Ferdinand focuses largely on cardiac risk factor evaluation and control, especially hypertension and hyperlipidemia, including communities of racial and ethnic minorities. He has had over 100 manuscripts published and has a strong media presence. His passion for patient-care is highlighted in his commitment to non-profit work and community service. In 2015 he was inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists. Dr. Ferdinand is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, a Diplomat certified in the subspecialty of nuclear cardiology, and an American Society of Hypertension–certified specialist in clinical hypertension. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the AHA, the American Society of Hypertension, and the National Lipid Association, and Medical Director at Heartbeats Life Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received the AHA’s Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award and the Association of Black Cardiologists’ Walter M. Booker Community Service Award. Dr. Ferdinand was Editor-in-Chief of Educational Review Manual in Cardiovascular Disease, co-author of Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond, and co-editor of Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities. He has produced the talk shows “Health Issues 2000” and “You and Your Health.

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