Foundation Adds Four Prominent Medical Experts in Marfan and Related Conditions to its Professional Advisory Board
The Marfan Foundation has announced the addition of four leading medical experts to its Professional Advisory Board (PAB): Adam Bitterman, DO, Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD, Gretchen MacCarrick, MS, CGC, and S. Chris Malaisrie, MD.
The Professional Advisory Board is comprised of leading healthcare providers in the areas of Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, VEDS, and related conditions who provide us with professional expertise and oversight of all medical information on the diagnosis and management of these conditions. Members of the PAB play an active role in the Foundation’s education activities, including Annual Conference, medical webinars, and medical guidelines. They are an invaluable resource to our Help & Resource Center, enabling us to answer complex questions we receive from our community. In addition, the PAB advises us on research opportunities and priorities. The PAB is currently chaired by Heidi Connolly, MD, Mayo Clinic.
The new PAB members are:
Gretchen MacCarrick, MS, CGC, is a genetic counselor on the Cardiovascular Connect Tissue Disorder Clinic Team at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Gretchen has been a frequent workshop leader at the Foundation’s Annual Conference and was honored with our Heart of the Matter Award in 2019. In addition, Gretchen is a co-founder and past president of the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation (now a division of The Marfan Foundation).
The Foundation is honored to have such an esteemed group of world-renowned medical professionals as part of our organization. The time and expertise they share with our community is priceless.
For a complete list of our Professional Advisory Board members, please click here.