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Advisory Board

Michael Crawford, MD, Chief of Clinical Cardiology UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, California

Dr. Michael Crawford, chief of clinical cardiology at UCSF Medical Center, specializes in treating coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and heart failure as well as congenital heart disease in adults and heart disease in athletes.

Crawford earned a medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. He trained in internal medicine at UCSF Medical Center and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, followed by cardiology training at the University of California, San Diego, where he joined the faculty. He was co-director of cardiology at the University of Texas in San Antonio and chief of cardiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Before returning to UCSF, Dr. Crawford was a consultant and vice chair of cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Crawford has served as chair of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association and as a board member of the American College of Cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Association of University Cardiologists and Western Association of Physicians.

Zubin J. Eapen, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina

He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Eapen completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in Cardiology at the Duke University School of Medicine.

As Director of Education IT innovations in the Department of Medicine, he leads the effort in continuing medical education. He is also the Director of the Duke Heart Failure Same-Day Access Clinic.

Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC, Professor of Medicine and Philip J. and Harriet L. Goodhart Chair in Cardiology, and the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Mt. Sinai’s Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and Marie-Joseé and Henry Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health. Associate Dean for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.

Dr. Narula completed cardiology, heart failure and transplantations, and nuclear cardiology fellowships at MGH and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Narula has more than 800 original research publications or presentations to his credit and more than 30 books or journal supplements edited.

Ira S. Nash, MD, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Northwell Health, New York, New York

Dr. Nash is responsible for overseeing Northwell Health Physician Partners, the nation’s sixth-largest physician group practice. As a member of the senior leadership team, he works with Northwell’s clinical and administrative leadership to position the medical group for continued success.

Previously, Dr. Nash held a number of senior positions with Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, including associate director of the Zena and Michael Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, and chief of internal medicine at the affiliated James J. Peters’ Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was named Mount Sinai’s chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs in 2009. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Nash was a full-time member of the academic staff of the Cardiac Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Nash completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College and received his medical degree from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School.

Eric Prystowsky, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular and Clinical Electrophysiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Prystowsky is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He trained in cardiology and clinical electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Prystowsky has also authored over 550 scientific manuscripts and abstracts on cardiac arrhythmias. He is past Chairman of the American Heart Association's Committee on Electrocardiography and Electrophysiology and was a member of the Executive Committee for the Council on Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Prystowsky is the immediate past president of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE). He is also on the editorial boards of 16 journals, including Circulation.

Daniel Shindler, MD, Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Dr. Daniel Shindler is a Professor of Medicine; Director, Echocardiography Laboratory; Director, Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Program; and Director, Cardiovascular Research Program at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Dr. Shindler has more than 30 years of experience with the use of echocardiography in an academic medical center. His textbook on Practical Bedside Echocardiography Cases: An Atlas for Mobile Devices, combines bedside physical diagnosis with echocardiography and was published by McGraw-Hill in 2014.