The High Risk Pregnancy conference in San Antonio, Texas, is a unique meeting bringing together cardiologists, maternal fetal-medicine specialists, and obstetric providers involved in caring for the pregnant patient with heart disease. Currently, cardiovascular disease is one of the highest causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. It is also a time when interdisciplinary management between primary care providers, obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, nurses, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and cardiologists is critical. This CME program is designed to help all providers to better recognize, counsel, and refer women with cardiovascular conditions before pregnancy; and for all providers who encounter pregnant women with cardiovascular disease to better manage them for safer outcomes.  CME, CNE and Ethics credit will be available. 






The Charles Conrad Brown and Anna Sahm Brown Distinguished Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease




Lauren  Javernick, MD 

OB/GYN Resident  

UT Health San Antonio 

San Antonio, TX 

Allison Moreno, BSN, RNC-OB  

Maternal OB Nurse, Maternal Transport “Stork One” Team Leader  

University Health System 

San Antonio, TX

  Gabriel Moreno BSN, RN  

Medical Critical Care Nurse  
San Antonio, TX 

S. Michelle Ogunwole, MD 

General Internal Medicine Research Fellow  

Department of Medicine  

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  

Baltimore, MD 

Patricia M. Witcher, MSN, RNC-OB

Clinical Outcomes Manager, Women’s Services 

Northside Hospital 

Atlanta, GA 


Katherine W. Arendt, MD

Division Chair and Associate Practice Chair Department of Anesthesiology 

Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship 

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology  

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine 

Rochester, MN 

Dennis M. McNamara, MD 

Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh 

Director, Heart Failure/ Transplantation Program 

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Pittsburgh, PA 

Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH  

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Baylor College of Medicine 

Houston, TX 

Immediate Past President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 


Dianne L. Zwicke, MD, FACP, FCCP, FACC  

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic 

Staff Physician, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinics 

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center 

Milwaukee, WI 


Allen S. Anderson, MD, FACC, FAHA 

Professor of Medicine 

Chief, Janey & Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology 

Co-Director, Heart and Vascular Institute 

Janey Briscoe Distinguished University Chair in Cardiovascular Research 

UT Health San Antonio  

San Antonio, TX 

Angela R. Boyd, MD, PhD 

Maternal Fetal Medicine 

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  

UT Health San Antonio 

San Antonio, TX 

L. Paulina Cardenas, MD, FASA 

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology 

UT Health San Antonio 

San Antonio, TX 

Sarah M. Page-Ramsey, MD 

Professor, Residency Program Director 

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  

UT Health San Antonio 

San Antonio, TX 

Rachel W. Vandermeer, MD 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 

Division of General Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine 

UT Health San Antonio 

San Antonio, TX 



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