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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

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 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.

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 Digital Marketing Associate 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.


Editorial Staff

Jason Kahn is News Editor-emeritus 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 Senior Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Senior 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.

Meghann Lucy is Copy Editor and Editorial Assistant of TCTMD and the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.  She is currently  Senior Editor for the online publication, Zeteo: The Journal for Interdisciplinary Writing, where she predominantly works in acquisitions,  content editing, and copy editing. Meghann spent just over two years working in the healthcare industry and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Wyoming and Masters in Liberal Studies: American Studies from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in 2013. 

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.

Todd Neale is Senior Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Senior Medical Writer and Editor in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. 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-and-a-half years before joining CRF. He received a B.S. in biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.A. in journalism from the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting program at New York University.