To provide extraordinary care for individuals with lipid disorders and for those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease
Lipoprotein Apheresis Program
Multidisciplinary team including endocrinologists, cardiologists, registered dieticians and nurses
Patients can see multiple providers on the same day
Offer state-of-the-art lifestyle and medical therapy for the treatment of lipid disorders and the prevention of cardiovascular disease
Monthly meetings to discuss complex cases and the latest research
We offer ongoing lipoprotein apheresis therapy to patients with poorly con-trolled and severely elevated LDL-cholesterol and Lipoprotein(a). The mul-tidisciplinary team includes specialized apheresis nurses and is supervised by Dr Cornier and the
inpatient cardiology team. The apheresis program at UCH is one of the biggest in the country offering this state-of-the-art treat-ment to close to twenty patients
We are recruiting participants for clinical trials of new lipid modifying therapies
Our providers are also involved in research studies in body weight regulation and metabolism
The lipid team give lectures on managing lipid disorders across disciplines on local, state, national and international stages.
The lipid clinic team meets monthly to review the latest research and clinical trials.
Drs Cornier and Saxon provide education on lipid disorders to the CUSOM medical school and physician assistant curriculum
The clinic dietician offers the latest education on nutrition to our patients.
We take a comprehensive, holistic approach to treating patients with lipid disorders. We see patients with complex, genetic lipid disorders but also care for those who are interested in prevention of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
Because the management of lipid disorders and cardiovascular risk is an area of medicine that is truly multidisciplinary, our clinic provides education to a range of healthcare professionals including medical students, medical residents, dietitians, physician assistants, and endocrinology and cardiology fellows.
I am a Cardiologist dedicated to Valvular heart disease and preventive cardiology. I have a particular interest in why lipids affect the progression of valve disease. A great, but not inclusive example is Lipoprotein(a) and aortic stenosis. As past president of the Pacific of the NLA, I have now moved up to the Executive committee and this year am serving as the Chair of the Membership Council.
The most exciting part of my job, is when a patient reaches their health and wellness goals! Our team approach to patient care and shared decision making allows for all members to provide support and care when it comes to heart health.