Vikas Saini, MD, FACC
President, Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Dr. Saini is President of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Research Associate in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, and Associate Physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Saini graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and did his medical residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was a Lown Fellow at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
Brian Bilchik, MD
Dr. Bilchik practices as a full-time non-invasive cardiologist at the Lown Cardiovascular Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Bilchik attended medical school at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and his cardiovascular training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Lown Cardiovascular Center.
Dr. Bilchik is a member of the Chronic and Cardiovascular Diseases Working Group of Harvard Institute of Global Health (HIGH) and vice-chair of the Regional and Global Partnership Implementation Group for the CDC's National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, a collaboration of national and international organizations working to implement a public health action plan to prevent heart attack and stroke in the US and around the world. He is also a member of the Oxford Health Alliance's Delphi study panel to identify the "Grand challenges in chronic non-communicable diseases."
Benn Grover, editor of ProCor and the Lown Forum, is a health communications specialist focused on creating tailored health education and prevention campaigns that promote behavior change at the individual and community levels. He has developed complex, tailored communication campaigns for a variety of audiences locally and internationally, such as Tanzanian community leaders, African public health university students, African American urban church-goers, long-haul commercial truck drivers in the Midwest, neonatal nurses, and mothers of pre-school aged children. Benn received his MA in Health Communication from Emerson College in a joint program with Tufts University, and prior to that he received his BA in English from UMass Boston. Prior to joining the Lown Foundation, Benn worked with local HIV/AIDS community organizations at the Boston Public Health Commission. Visit his website here.
Date Posted: 30 November 2009