Director of Heart Disease Prevention Center , Katz Professor , Professor of Global Health
Emory Univ. SOM ; Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC is the Founder of The Heart Disease Prevention Center at Emory. He is currently the Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health. He serves as the the Executive Director of the CDC / CMS Million Hearts Initiative Dr. Sperling served as the President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology from 2014-2016, and served on the writing committee of the 2018 Cholesterol Guideline.
He founded (in 2004) and directs the first and only LDL apheresis program in the state of Georgia, and is the PI for The National FH Registry site at Emory. He has authored over 350 manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. He was co-editor of the American College of Cardiology’s Diabetes Self Assessment Program, was a member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention Committee, and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the American College of Cardiology’s Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Working group. He also served on the ACC’s Population Health Policy and Health Promotions committee. He currently sits on the Research and Publications committee of the National Diabetes Collaborative Registry, and is Chair of the World Heart Federation Roadmap for Prevention of CVD among people with diabetes. He was a member of the steering committee and moderator for the Inaugural U.S. Familial Hypercholesterolemia Summit in September 2013. Dr. Sperling is the Director of the ESCAPE CV Prevention meeting, now in its 19th year. He was a visiting Professor on the faculty of the Imperial College of London (National Heart & Lung Institute) working with current World Heart Federation President, David Wood, and has delivered invited presentations on every continent except for Antarctica.