Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2023

Attendees introduce themselves during a coffee break at Hypertension 2022.

Announcing the 2023 Keynote Speaker

Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, FAHAHypertension 2023
Opening Keynote Lecture
Mario R. Capecchi, PhD

University of Utah School of Medicine
Distinguished Professor Human Genetic and Biology
Adjunct Professor Oncological Sciences
Winner, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Capecchi is known for his pioneering work on the development of gene targeting in mice. This technology allows creation of mutations in any desired gene, providing virtually complete freedom to manipulate the genome of living mice. His work has revolutionized the study of mammalian biology and is used to understand countless diseases by scientists worldwide. In 2007, he was recognized for this achievement with the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

His current research is directed at determining the molecular mechanism responsible for chronic anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Hypertension 2023 Executive Committee
R. Ariel Gomez, MD, FAHA
R. Ariel Gomez, MD, FAHA
University of Virginia
Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD
Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD, FAHA
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Wanpen Vongpatanasin, MD, FAHA
Wanpen Vongpatanasin, MD, FAHA
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, FAHA
Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, FAHA
University of South Florida
Thu Le, MD
Thu Le, MD, FAHA
University of Rochester
Program Committee Members

  • Curt Sigmund, PhD, FAHA (ex-officio)
  • Cameron McCarthy, PhD, FAHA (Liaison, Trainee Advocacy Committee)
  • Christopher Banek, PhD
  • David Ellison, MD
  • Yumei Feng, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Karen Griffin, MD, FAHA
  • Justin Grobe, PhD, FAHA
  • Eric Lazartigues, PhD, FAHA

  • Cameron McCarthy, PhD Liaison, Trainee Advocacy Committee
  • Gary Schwartz, MD
  • Richard Wainford, PhD
  • Stephanie Watts, PhD, FAHA
  • R Clinton Webb, PhD, FAHA
  • Camilla Wenceslau, PhD, MS, FAHA
  • Brandi Wynne, MS, PhD, FAHA

Clinical Practice/Clinical Science Program Subcommittee
Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC
Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC 
Cedars Sinai
Co- Chair

  • Marwah Abdalla, MD
  • George Bakris, MD
  • Nisha Bansal MD, MAS
  • Jan Basile, MD
  • Jennifer Brown, MD
  • Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP, FRCP, FRCPI, FAHA
  • John Dodson, MD, MPH
  • William Elliott, MD. PhD
  • Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA

  • Lama Ghazi, MD, PhD
  • Karen A. Griffin, M., FAHA, FASN, FACP
  • Alan L. Hinderliter, MD
  • Luke Laffin, MD
  • James M. Luther, MD, MSCI
  • Raj Padwal, MD
  • Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH, FAHA, FACE 
  • Benjamin M. Scirica, MD, MPH
  • Elaine Urbina, MD, MS
  • Brandi Wynne, PhD, FAHA
  • Eugene Yang, MD, FACC

Primary Care Track Program Subcommittee
Stephen P. Juraschek, MD, PhD, FAHA
Stephen P. Juraschek, MD, PhD, FAHA, AHSCP-CHS
Harvard Medical School
Valy Fontil, MD
Valy Fontil, MD
NYU Langone Health

  • Jan Basile, MD
  • Michael Bloch, MD
  • Shari Bolen, MD, MPH
  • Adam Bress, PharmD, MS
  • Alexander Chang, MD, MS
  • Jennifer Cluett, MD
  • Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PHD, MHS, RN
  • Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD, MS 
  • Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, FNLA, BCACP, CDCES, CLS

  • Brent Egan, MD
  • Naomi Fisher, MD
  • Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH
  • Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
  • Aisha Langford, MPH, PhD
  • Joshua Samuels, MD, MPH
  • Anthony Viera, MD
  • Hilary K. Wall, MPH 
  • Steven A Yarows, MD, FACP, FASH

Why You Should Attend Hypertension Scientific Sessions

Considered one of the most important medical meetings on this subject in the world, the conference includes oral and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted by clinical and basic researchers, followed by discussions led by leading authorities. With experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world.

This meeting also offers sessions specifically designed to benefit trainees and early career investigators, as well as Clinical Practice Clinical Science topics focused on applying clinical science to the clinician’s practice and Primary Care programming dedicated to practical advice for the Primary Care Provider (PCP) interested in clinical hypertension.


The American Heart Association is committed to supporting women and families in science and medicine, and will offer onsite childcare centers for all scientific conferences during conference and special activity hours.

Childcare is available for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years.

Get pricing, details and more information later this spring.

Hypertension 2023 logo

Promotional Toolkit

Planning to attend the upcoming Hypertension Scientific Sessions conference? Promote your participation with graphics, templates and more. There is something for everyone!



Contact: [email protected]
Phone: 1-508-743-8517
Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Conference & Media

Conference Contact: [email protected]
Phone: 1-888-242-2453 or 214-570-5935

Media Inquiries
American Heart Newsroom
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 214-706-1173


Contact: American Heart Association
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-888-242-2453

American Heart Association - We Heart our Members! Exclusive member discounts, education, resources, & events. Join or Renew

man holding tablet

Science News Delivered

  • Choose weekly synopses or news as it publishes
  • Choose topics outside your Council specialty