TCTMD is the most comprehensive on-line resource in interventional cardiology and provides indepth coverage of the percutaneous treatment of cardiovascular disease. Since its launch at TCT 2000, TCTMD has provided clinicians and industry professionals myriad ways to keep up-to-date in the ever-evolving field, including news and data from conferences hosted around the world as well as information about the latest devices and drugs used in the daily practice of cardiovascular medicine.
TCTMD is produced and administered by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). CRF's mission is to strive to improve the quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease. The organization's goal is to advance the development and use of safe and effective minimally invasive cardiovascular treatments. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.crf.org.
Subscription to TCTMD is free through completion of a registration form found at www.tctmd.com/register.aspx. The majority of funding for TCTMD is derived from unrestricted sponsorships and grants from medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Gary S. Mintz, MD serves as Medical Director and Editor-in-Chief of TCTMD. He is also the Chief Medical Officer at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Dr. Mintz is a pioneer and a recognized authority in the field of intravascular ultrasound.
Previously, Dr. Mintz served as the Director of the Coronary Ultrasound Program and of the Cardiovascular Training and Education Center at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. His prior university employment included Professor of Medicine (Likoff Cardiovascular Institute) and Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Hahnemann University. His responsibilities at Hahnemann University included Director of the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Director of the Coronary Care Unit, Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program, senior attending physician, and senior interventional cardiologist.
Dr. Mintz completed medical school, internship and residency, and his cardiology fellowship at Hahnemann Medical College and Hahnemann University Hospital.
Joshua D. Hartman is Managing Editor of TCTMD and Director of the Web Sites Department at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). Josh has been responsible for managing TCTMD for several years and has been with the web site since its inception in 2000 first as an employee of Clinsights, Inc. and then Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPD). Josh helped design and develop the web site leading up to its launch at the TCT conference in September 2000. Once launched, Josh’s responsibilities focused on content development and management. In October 2005, Josh became Managing Editor of TCTMD and Director of the Online Marketing & Education Department at PPD with overall responsibility for the staff and business including all aspects of sales, marketing, product development and content management.
Prior to working at Clinsights and PPD, Josh was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting in the Integrated Health Group. There he assisted payers (insurance companies, employers and the federal government) and providers (physicians, hospitals, and academic medical centers) in developing programs to provide strategic planning on medical specialty programs and centers of excellence. Josh also in the New York City Emergency Medical Services system providing advanced life support through New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Josh received his undergraduate degrees from New York University and received his emergency medical certification through St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York City – Manhattan Campus.
Content, Editorial and Marketing Staff
Stephanie Gutch is Content Manager of TCTMD. Prior to joining TCTMD, she was the web editor for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a seven-hospital system based in Memphis, TN. Stephanie is reponsible for the collection and uploading of all content on TCTMD. She earned a BS in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Jason Kahn is News Editor of TCTMD and Manager of Academic Content in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). Jason brings with him over 15 years of medical editorial experience. He began his career writing for Clinical Laboratory News, a publication for clinical chemists, before moving to the Medical Tribune, where he advanced from daily reporter to Editor in Chief. After five years at Med Trib, Jason helped found a medical web site, Oncology.com, serving as Editor in Chief. Before coming to CRF, Jason served as Managing Editor for a group of physician web sites in different subspecialties ranging from anesthesiology to rheumatology. He received his undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Michigan and his Masters in Journalism from NYU’s Science and Environmental Reporting Program.
Caitlin E. Cox is Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Medical Writer and Editor in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Caitlin began her career in the sciences as a research technician at Tufts University’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. She earned her Master’s in Journalism from NYU’s Science and Environmental Reporting Program in 2005. Since then, she has written for a variety of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor and MAMM, and has worked in communications at NYU Medical Center. Just prior to arriving at CRF, she spent a year as a freelance medical journalist in New Delhi, India.
Kim Dalton is Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Medical Writer and Editor in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He developed an understanding of a variety of medical fields working as a writer and/or editor at health-related publications including Self, Longevity, Health Monitor, and Oncology.com. He has a special interest in molecular biology and genetics.
Yael L. Maxwell is Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Medical Writer and Editor in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Yael spent two years managing all research-related communications at the Lymphoma Research Foundation. She has also worked in the editorial department of the PBS-affiliate science documentary show NOVA, the public affairs office of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. and contributed to Genewatch, the monthly publication of the Council for Responsible Genetics. Yael studied environmental science and journalism at Boston University.
L.A. McKeown is Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Medical Writer and Editor in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Laura has over 20 years of experience as a clinical and consumer medical writer working for many publications, websites and organizations including Medical Tribune, WebMD, MSNBC, Reuters Health, the American Lung Association, the North American Menopause Society and New York Medical College. In addition, she has extensive experience in medical education, including serving as Managing Editor of a series of patient education videos under former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD. She earned a BS in Journalism and Mass Media from Rutgers University.
Adam Saunders is the e-marketing and customer service coordinator for TCTMD. Adam is responsible for all markeitng and customer service related issues relevant to TCTMD.
Scott Wallick is Senior Copy Editor in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Scott received a Bachelor's in English/Technical Writing and Editing from the University of Texas in 2001. He then served as an English Language Teacher Trainer with the Peace Corps in Nepal from 2002 to 2004. After returning to the United States, Scott was an associate editor for the English Language Teaching Division at Oxford University Press in New York before coming to the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in 2007.