Steering Committee


The Steering Committee is GenTAC’s main governing body and establishes the Registry’s scientific direction.

Steering Committee Chair
Kim Eagle, MD
University of Michigan
Cardiovascular Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Suite 2131
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5852
Phone: 734‐936‐5275


Principal Investigator - COR
Richard Devereux, MD
The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill
Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, Box 222
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-746-4655


Principal Investigator - JHU
Williams Ravekes, MD
Assistant Professor
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Department of Pediatrics - Cardiology
600 N. Wolfe Street, Brady 520
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-5987 or 410-614-4445


Principal Investigator - PEN
Reed E. Pyeritz, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Medical Genetics
Professor of Medicine & Genetics
Maloney 538
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: 215-662-4740


Principal Investigator - QMC
Ralph Shohet, MD
Professor of Medicine Director of Cardiovascular Research
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii
BSB-311H, 651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-692-1469


Principal Investigator - NIA
Nazli McDonnell, MD
Clinical Research Branch National Institute on Aging, NIH
Clinical Research Branch
3001 S. Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD 21225
Phone: 410-350-7370


Principal Investigator - PCore
Jennifer Habashi, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute of Genetic Medicine 733 N. Broadway
BRB 535
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-614-0729

Principal Investigator - ICore
Federico M. Asch, MD, FACC, FASE
Associate Director, Echocardiography Core Lab
100 Irving Street, NW
East Building, Room 5123
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-0223


Principal Investigator - UTH
Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD
President George H.W. Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Professor and Director, Div of Medical Genetics
Department of Internal Medicine
6431 Fannin, MSB 4.202
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-6725


Principal Investigator - BAY
Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical and Translational Research
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
One Baylor Plaza, BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-355-9942


Principal Investigator - OHS
Cheryl L. Maslen, PhD
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Associate Director, Heart Research Center
Director, NW Center for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Research
Oregon Health & Science University
Mail Code: CH14M
3303 SW Bond Street
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-2011


Project Officer - NHLBI
H. Eser Tolunay, PhD
Deputy Chief
Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Two Rockledge Center
Room 8120, MSC 7940
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-435-0560


Principal Investigator - RTI
Barbara Kroner, PhD, MPH
RTI International
6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 902
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-230-4674