Genetics on Ask the Experts–A Conversation Hosted by SCAD Alliance

In August, Ask the Experts covered SCAD and genetics. Our amazing volunteer panelists — Dr. Mark Lindsay, Dr. Amy Kontorovich, and Dr. Stan Henkin — were led by SCAD survivor and Board Member Rebecca Freeman. Access the recording through this link: SCAD and Genetics

SCAD Alliance is very grateful to our panel for contributing their time and expertise:

  • Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD — Dr. Lindsay is a member of the Cardiology Division faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is a member of the staff of the Cardiovascular Research Center at MGH investigating the genetic etiology and pathophysiology of human vascular disease focusing on gene discovery and the developmental underpinnings of vascular aneurysms and dissections. Dr. Lindsay serves on the SCAD Alliance Scientific Advisory Board. MGH is an iSCAD Registry site.
  • Amy Rosen Kontorovich, MD, PhD — Dr. Kontorovich is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Division of Cardiology and is the Medical Director of Adult Cardiovascular Genetics at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kontorovich’s clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and management of individuals with heritable cardiovascular conditions including vascular connective tissue disorders and aortopathies, cardiomyopathies, channelopathies and sudden cardiac death. Mount Sinai is an iSCAD Registry site.
  • Stanislav Henkin, MD, MPH – Dr. Henkin is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His areas of focus include anticoagulation, aneurysms, general cardiology, fibromuscular dysplasia, myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries, peripheral arterial disease, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, and venous thromboembolism. Dr. Henkin is principal investigator of the iSCAD Registry site at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

The entire series of recordings can be found on the SCAD Alliance YouTube channel. Please join Ask the Experts in September for SCAD in the Emergency Department.