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. The majority of funding for TCTMD is derived from unrestricted sponsorships and grants from medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Gary S. Mintz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, is a renowned expert in the area of cardiovascular imaging and has extensive experience in both interventional cardiology and cardiac ultrasound. He joined the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in 1991 as Director of the Coronary Ultrasound Program, which has studied over 30,000 patients using intravascular ultrasound and has made fundamental observations about the pathology, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of coronary atherosclerosis, catheter-based interventions, and restenosis.
Stephanie Gutch is Director of TCTMD/Digital. Stephanie joined CRF in 2008 as Content Coordinator for TCTMD. Prior to joining TCTMD, she was the web editor for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a seven-hospital system based in Memphis, TN. Stephanie studied Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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.
Yael L. Maxwell is Senior Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Senior Medical Editor/Writer for the Editorial Services department of CRF. She served as the inaugural media fellow for the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College from 2015 to 2016. 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 Senior Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Senior Medical Editor/Writer, Academic Content 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.
Michael O’Riordan is Senior Editorial Journalist at TCTMD. He completed his undergraduate degrees at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, and his graduate degree in journalism at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, specializing in medical reporting. Prior to joining TCTMD in 2015, he was a senior journalist with theheart.org and Medscape Cardiology, both from WebMD. He was a member of theheart.org team that won the Online News Association Journalism Award (Specialty Site) in 2010 and the Gold Medal for Best Website from the Association of Healthcare Publication Editors in 2013.
Ashley Lyles is the 2017 recipient of the Jason Kahn Fellowship in Medical Journalism. She is currently a graduate student in New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) and a recent graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned a degree in professional writing and took premedical courses. She intends to one day have a career as a medical doctor and as a medical journalist. Her work has taken her to Honduras and Cambodia and has appeared in outlets like the New York Times Daily 360, PBS NewsHour, and the Huffington Post.
Content and Marketing Staff
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.
Yulieth Plata is Manager, Content & Operations of 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 Colombia.
Abigail Zolotarsky is Digital Marketing Associate at TCTMD. She completed her undergraduate degree in English at New York University's College of Arts and Sciences with additional focus in both computer science and child-adolescent psychology. Her studies have taken her abroad to China, where she studied mobile app design at New York University Shanghai. Prior to joining TCTMD, she managed digital marketing and user experience design initiatives for a number of lifestyle and tech start-ups based in New York City.
Jason R. Kahn, the former News Editor of TCTMD, worked at CRF for 11 years until his death in 2014 at age 45. In his tenure, Kahn transformed the cardiology news coverage of TCTMD from a single-person operation into a vibrant editorial team. He received an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and an MA in Journalism from NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. The Jason Kahn Fellowship in Medical Journalism, established in Jason’s memory, is given each year to an aspiring medical journalist who works with, and is mentored by, the TCTMD staff. Recipients include Nicole Lou (2015), Michael H. Wilson (2016), and Ashley Lyles (2017).