Dr. Alan S. Brown has been the director of the Prevention Center/Lipid Clinic for Midwest Heart Specialists since its inception in 1985. He is a practicing interventional cardiologist as well as a preventative cardiologist. He was appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Loyola from 1993 until present. Dr. Brown is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Clinical Lipidology. He is currently the Director of the Division of Cardiology at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. Dr. Brown has served as Governor/President of the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and subsequently was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors for the American College of Cardiology in 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the National Lipid Association and the American College of Cardiology and also has been a member of the ACC's Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee, the Annual Scientific Program Committee, and served as a member of the ACC Board of Trustees from 2003 through 2006. He currently serves on the ACC Task Force for Appropriate Use Criteria. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Lipid Association , the NLA Foundation and is Past President of the Midwest Chapter of the National Lipid Association. Dr. Brown also was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology. Dr. Brown has authored numerous articles in the field of lipid management and prevention, as well as two book chapters. He also currently is the host of “Lipid Luminations”, a radio show on Reach MD radio, that focuses on Lipid topics through interviews with national thought leaders.