Tara Lech, PharmD

Medical Advisory Board Co-Chair and Pharmacy Advisor
Dr. Lech is an Anticoagulation and Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and currently serves as the Thrombosis Program Manager at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA.  She completed her…
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Aviva Schwartz, MA

NATF Staff Co-Chair
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Aviva is the Director of Content and Education at NATF and oversees the writing, editing, and production of NATF’s patient and provider resources. She is the Managing Editor of NATF’s…
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Aaron Aday, MD, MS

Cardiovascular Medicine Advisor
Dr. Aday graduated from the Yale School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine, cardiology, and vascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a Master…
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Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS

Cardiovascular Medicine Advisor
Dr. Bikdeli is a clinician-investigator, with training in cardiology, advanced training in vascular medicine, and a particular interest in thrombotic disorders and antithrombotic therapy. After graduation from medical school, Dr.…
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Umberto Campia, MD, MS

Cardiovascular Medicine Advisor
Dr. Campia is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Previously, he was Section…
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Margaret Fang, MD, MPH

Hospital Medicine Advisor
Dr. Fang is a hospitalist and the Research Director of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Hospital Medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director of the…
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Jerrold Levy, MD

Critical Care Advisor
Dr. Levy is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Surgery (Cardiothoracic) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Miami,…
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Margo B. Minissian, PhD, ACNP, CLS, AACC, FAHA

Cardiovascular Nursing Advisor
Dr. Minissian is the Executive Director, Geri & Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute and the Simms/ Mann Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Nurse Education, Innovation, and Research. She is a Faculty Research…
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Brenda Shisslak

Patient Advisor
Brenda is currently the co-chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Marfan Foundation Board of Directors and co-Leader of the Ehlers-Danlos, Marfan and Related CTDs New England/MA Support Group. She…
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Alex Spyropoulos, MD

Internal Medicine Advisor
Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the…
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Allen Taylor, MD

Cardiovascular Medicine Advisor
Dr. Taylor is a board-certified cardiologist and clinical researcher, specializing in cardiovascular imaging and prevention. He is currently the Chairman of Cardiology at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and a…
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