The Source for Interventional
News and Education
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. A firewall is strictly enforced such that news and content are produced independently from sponsored educational materials.
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 the founder of TCTMD and Executive Director of the Center for Education 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.
Shelley Wood is
Managing Editor of TCTMD and the Editorial Director at CRF. She did her undergraduate
degree at McGill University and the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and
her graduate degree in journalism at the University of British Columbia,
specializing in medical reporting. Before joining CRF in 2015, Shelley was
Managing Editor at theheart.org and Senior Director, Global News for Medscape.
Her work has won the National Institute for Heath Care Management's excellence
in print journalism prize, the Online News Award for best specialty site
journalism, two prizes from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards and Gold from
the Association of Healthcare Publication Editors Awards.
Caitlin E. Cox is
news editor of TCTMD and manager of academic content for the Editorial Services
department of CRF. After earning a BS in Biology at the University of Georgia,
she did 2 years of bench research on HDL cholesterol at Tufts University.
She earned her MA in Journalism from New York University’s Science, Health, and
Environmental Reporting Program in 2005. Since then, she has written for a
variety of publications, including The
Christian Science Monitor, Natural History Magazine, and MAMM, and worked in communications at
NYU Langone Medical Center. Just prior to arriving at CRF in 2008, she spent
over a year as a freelance medical journalist in New Delhi, India.
Nicole Lou is the
inaugural recipient of the Jason Kahn Fellowship in Medical Journalism, which
was created in honor of TCTMD’s former news editor. She earned her
BA in Biology and Spanish from Williams College in 2013 and will obtain her MA
in Journalism this year from New York University's Science, Health, and
Environmental Reporting Program. She worked for Audubon Magazine as an editorial intern before her arrival at CRF.
She has also written for a variety of publications, including The Atlantic and Scienceline, where she
serves as the life sciences/health editor.
Yael L. Maxwell is
senior associate news editor of TCTMD and senior medical editor/writer for the
Editorial Services department of CRF. She is currently serving as the media
fellow for the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College. Prior
to working for CRF, Yael spent 2 years managing all research-related
communications at the Lymphoma Research Foundation. She has also worked for the
Editorial department of the PBS-affiliated science documentary series NOVA and the public affairs office of
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and she has contributed to Genewatch, the monthly publication of the Council
for Responsible Genetics. Her work has been published in mental_floss,
Refinery29, and ScienceNOW. Yael studied Environmental Science and Journalism
at Boston University.
L.A. McKeown is associate
news editor of TCTMD and a consultant for the Editorial Services department of CRF.
Laura has over 20 years of experience as a clinical and consumer medical writer
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 US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD. She earned a BS in
Journalism and Mass Media from Rutgers University.
Todd Neale is senior
associate news editor of TCTMD and senior medical editor/writer for the
Editorial Services department of CRF. He got his start in journalism at Audubon Magazine and made a stop in
publishing before heading to MedPage Today, where he worked with a focus on
cardiology for more than 6 years before joining CRF. He received a BS in Biology
from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MA in Journalism from the
Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University.
Content and Marketing Staff Stephanie Gutch is Senior Manager of Content and Operations of TCTMD. Stephanie has over 8 years of experience working for organizations in the medical and education sectors. Prior to joining TCTMD, she was the web editor for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a seven-hospital system based in Memphis, TN. She earned a BS in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Steven Stavrou is Manager, Business Development for TCTMD and is responsible for TCTMD's online marketing initiatives. Steven began in the medical research field, conducting research at NYU in Mass Spectrometry and at Binghamton University in Neuropsychology. He spent 4 years managing a portfolio of websites related to lifestyle, travel, and entrepreneurship. Steven received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Biological Anthropology and Communications from Binghamton University. He also received an MBA in Marketing and Global Management from Babson College where he studied digital marketing and healthcare innovation in emerging markets.
Plata is Content
Management Associate for TCTMD. Yulieth
has worked for digital and news departments for the last seven years writing
and editing news stories, launching new websites and implementing CMS
platforms. Prior to CRF, she worked for Univision where she managed news,
sports, entertainment, health and lifestyle web content. She also oversaw live
content for the 2014 World Cup across all platforms. Yulieth holds a degree in
Communications and Journalism from the University Pontificia Bolivariana in