Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Keith C Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC
Professor of Medicine
Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology John W. Deming Department of Medicine Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA
Dr. Ferdinand is Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine and previously Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Xavier University, New Orleans and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Ferdinand received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He 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 a member of the Association of University Cardiologists, 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 has also served on the board of the American Society of Hypertension, the Southwest Lipid Association, International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, American Heart Association/American Medical Association Target BP Advisory Committee and presently on the board of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology.
He has conducted numerous trials in hypertension lipids, cardiometabolic risk, and cardiovascular disease especially in racial/ethnic minorities, with over 200 peer-reviewed publications and lectures nationally and internationally.
In 2004, Dr. Ferdinand received the Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award of the American Heart Association. Other awards include the Congressional Black Caucus Health Trust for journalism, the Charles Drew award for medical excellence from the National Minority Quality Foundation, the Wenger Award for Medical Leadership by WomenHeart and ABC Spirit of the Heart Distinguished Leadership Award and in the 2019 Xavier University Champion Award for health equity and AHA 2019 James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology.