Professor of Medicine
Tulane School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. Ferdinand is Professor of Medicine, Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC and is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, certified in the subspecialty of nuclear cardiology, and a specialist in clinical hypertension .
Dr. Ferdinand is past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and prior Chief Science Officer and chair of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). He lectures nationally and internationally and conducted numerous trials in cardiovascular disease, lipids and cardiometabolic risk, especially in racial/ethnic minorities. Dr Ferdinand’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine,Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, Clinical Lipidology,Cardiorenal Medicine, and Hypertension.
In 2004, Dr. Ferdinand received the Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award of the American Heart Association. In 2010, he was awarded by the Congressional Black Caucus Health Trust for journalism, as well as the Charles Drew award for medical excellence from the National Minority Quality Foundation. In 2015, Dr. Ferdinand was inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists. He was awarded the Wenger Award for Medical Leadership in 2017 by WomenHeart and also the 2017ABC Spirit of the Heart Distinguished Leadership Award .Most recently, he was the 2019 Xavier University recipient of the Champion Award for health equity.
Saturday, October 26
1:40 PM – 2:10 PM