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Heart-Healthy Living consults teams of experts about the stories we publish—including our very own advisory board. Find out more about the experts below.

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Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Director of nuclear cardiology and associate professor of clinical medicine at New York University. She's also the Heart-Healthy Living Q&A expert and a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association.

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Brent Bauer, M.D. : Director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, as well as an associate professor of medicine, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He’s also certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

David J. Driscoll, M.D.: Professor of pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Dupuis, M.D.: Clinical Director of the Women’s Health Group and BU Medical Group at Quincy Medical Center with Boston University School of Medicine. She’s also a member of the Women’s Health Unit and General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center.

Joshua M. Hare, M.D.: Professor of medicine, chief of the cardiology division, and director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Anne Carol Goldberg, M.D., FACP, FAHA: Associate professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, metabolism, and lipid research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She has also been president of the National Lipid Association and is a member of the American Heart Association.

Nieca Goldberg, M.D.: Cardiologist with Total Heart Care in New York City. She is also clinical associate professor of medicine and medical director of NYU Women’s Heart Program, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign, and the former chief of women’s cardiac care at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D.: For more than a decade, she has specialized in wellness and preventive medicine. A professor at Texas Christian University, she is the author of The Sonoma Diet and The Sonoma Diet Cookbook (Meredith Books, 2006).

Sharonne Hayes, M.D., FACC : Associate professor of medicine and cardiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, where she developed the Women’s Heart Clinic. She is also a member of the Heart-Healthy Living® magazine advisory board.

Daniel W. Jones, M.D., FAHA: American Heart Association president and spokesman. He is also vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

David L. Katz, M.D.: Director and cofounder of the Yale Prevention Research Center. He's also associate professor, adjunct, of public health at the Yale University School of Medicine, founder and director of the Integrative Medicine Center, and medical contributor to ABC News.

Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D., FACC, FAHA: Director of nuclear cardiology and associate professor of clinical medicine at New York University. She's also the Heart-Healthy Living Q&A expert and a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association.

Dean Ornish, M.D.: Founder, president, and director of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California. He's also clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and author of five best-selling books, including New York Times' best-seller Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease (Ivy Books, 1995).

Pamela Peeke, M.D., MPH, FACP : Internationally renowned physician, scientist, expert, and author in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress, and fitness. She's also the medical director of The National Women's Health Resource Center in Red Bank, New Jersey and Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health TV.

David Z. Prince, M.D.: Director of the cardiac recovery program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He is board certified in internal medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation. He's also Heart Healthy Online's cardiac rehab expert.

Bethany Thayer, M.S., R.D.: Spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. She's also a manager of wellness strategies and programming in the center for health promotion at Henry Ford Health System.

Clyde Yancy, M.D. FACC, FAHA, FACP: Medical director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute. He's also Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center.

Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D.: Adjunct Professor at NYU. She's also a nutrition consultant, and author of The Portion Teller Plan (Broadway, 2005).


Elizabeth Burt, R.D.: After graduating from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Dietetics and a minor in Food Science, she began her career as a clinical dietitian, working with several hospitals and clinics in the Des Moines area. She is now a nutrition specialist in the Meredith Corp. Test Kitchen, where she contributes recipes and articles to Heart-Healthy Living magazine. Read her story on whole grains >

Raeanne Sarazen, R.D.: Based in Chicago, Raeanne is a contributor to Heart-Healthy Living, a food writer, a chef, and a registered dietitian. She has worked in the culinary and nutrition field for more than 20 years. Her writing and recipes appear in Cooking Light, Better Homes and Gardens special interest magazines, Chicago Tribune magazine, Chicago Tribune Good Eating section, and the Wall Street Journal. Read her story on barley >

Donna Shields, M.S., R.D., C.P.T.: The former Army medical officer received her B.S. in Food & Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island, her M.S. in Nutrition Communications from Boston University, and is now an NCSF-certified personal trainer. She's taught nutrition to students and professional chefs at the Culinary Institute of America, and is the author of the Caribbean Light Cookbook (Broadway, 1998) . Read her story on making sense of cholesterol tests >

Denise Webb, Ph.D., R.D.: Denise is a freelance writer, editor, and industry consultant, based in Austin. She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Parade, Shape, and Fitness, and is a former columnist for Prevention magazine as well as the co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! (Atria, 2004) . Read her story on how to lose weight in two steps >

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