Who We Are
The Foundation of the National Lipid Association is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing education and resources to help patients and their families manage and overcome lipid-related health problems that may put them at risk for a heart attack or stroke. We aim to translate scientific and medical progress into effective evidence-based guidance for optimal patient care.
To improve the welfare of patients and families affected by cholesterol and triglyceride problems.
Informed and healthy communities empowered through awareness, education, advocacy, and equality.
The Foundation of the National Lipid Association is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2008 to serve as an education and research organization in the field of clinical lipidology.
The now national Foundation was established from the former Florida Lipid Foundation, whose founder, Paul Ziajka, MD, PhD, FNLA, created a Florida entity to serve the needs of the community of lipid specialists.
The Foundation of the NLA, with our leadership consisting of not only lipid specialists, but cardiologists, endocrinologists, diabetologists, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians, aims to translate scientific and medical progress into the efficient comprehension of management standards and guide clinicians in advancing medical care for their patients.
Board of Directors
James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACP, FNYAM, FASPC, FNLA
New York University
New York, NY
Ann M. Liebeskind, MD, FAAP, FNLA
Mobile Health Team Lipids Clinic
Don P. Wilson, MD, FNLA
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Fort Worth, TX
Lori A. Alexander, MSHS, RD, CCRC, CLS, FNLA
Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FACP, FNLA
Washington University Medical School
St. Louis, MO
At-Large Board of Directors
LYNNE T. BRAUN, PHD, CNP, FAHA, FAANP, FPCNA, FNLA, FAAN
Rush University Rush Heart Center for Women
Matthew K. Ito, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
MARLYS L. KOSCHINSKY, PHD, FNLA
Robarts Research Institute
Alan S. Brown, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC
Advocate Aurora Health
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA
Hospital University of Pennsylvania
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS, FNLA
University of Pennsylvania Health System – Retired
West Chester, PA
Michael H. Davidson, MD, FNLA
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Robert A. Wild, MD, MPH, PhD, FNLA, NCMP
Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
James M. Falko, MD, FNLA
University of Colorado
Paul E. Ziajka, MD, PhD, FNLA
Florida Lipid Institute
Winter Park, FL
Linda C. Hemphill, MD, FNLA
Massachusetts General Hospital
KEITH C. FERdinand, MD, FNLA
New Orleans, LA
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