Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 03, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

James Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACPM, FASH, FNLA Clinical Lipidology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine & NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
Treasurer, National Lipid Association

Dr. James Underberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He is the Director of the Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and internship and residency at NYU/Bellevue Medical Center.

Dr. Underberg's clinical interests focus on the clinical management of patients with lipids and lipoprotein disorders, hypertension management and cardiovascular disease prevention. He maintains an active clinical research program in these areas and has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of clinical lipidology, including the recently published National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia Part 2.

Dr. Underberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the National Lipid Association, and Past-President of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association. He is the current treasurer of the National Lipid Association and serves on the executive committee. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and is a board member of the Foundation of the National Lipid Association and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr Underberg also serves on the scientific advisory board of the FH Foundation.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the epidemiology of both heterozygous and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
  2. Describe the common causes of familial hypercholesterolemia
  3. Understand the overlap between genotype and phenotype in familial hypercholesterolemia
  4. Have better knowledge of the current diagnostic and treatment recommendations and guidelines for familial hypercholesterolemia

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of Cardiology (Department of Medicine)

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