Learn more about the importance of taking care of our hearts.
With COVID-19 ever-present in our thoughts, we have invited key presenters to provide us with valuable information about the impact that COVID can have on our Heart Health: from the effects on those with known heart issues, the potential risks to previously healthy individuals, to how the stress of living in a pandemic can affect our health, and what we can do about it. A diverse panel of speakers and doctors will share real life experiences, valuable information about cardiac care, and real answers about COVID.
Join us for a Free Lunch Hour Chat on March 10th at 12:00 Central Standard Time to learn more, ask questions, and invest some time in self-care as we discuss these important topics.
Meet the Panelists
Dr. Michael Smith
Professor, Physiology & Anatomy | UNT Health Science Center
Pre-Clinical Curriculum Director, TCOM
Michael Smith, PhD, a cardiovascular physiologist by training, is a Professor at UNT Health Science Center who serves as the Pre-Clinical Curriculum Director for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Director of Multi-Disciplinary Programs. He has published over 120 scientific papers and book chapters on many aspects of cardiovascular physiology as it relates to health and disease including exercise training benefits, and disease mechanisms associated with cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure and sleep apnea.
Dr. Kimberly Wilson
Chief Cardiology Fellow
Cardiovascular Medicine at Medical City Fort Worth
Kimberly studied Chemical Engineering with a minor in Bioengineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon graduation, she worked with Motorola’s Sensor Products Division, and eventually returned to academia. She obtained her Masters in Bioengineering from Arizona State University, and during that time she experienced her first glimpse of a career in medicine. Kimberly returned to Texas to attend Medical School at the University of North Texas – Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Medical City Fort Worth (MCFW). Thereafter, she was accepted into the MCFW Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and was chosen to be the 2020-2021 Chief Cardiology Fellow. Upon graduating, she will pursue additional training in Interventional Cardiology at St. Luke’s University Hospital located in Bethlehem, PA. Kimberly is eager to begin practice, and she looks forward to exploring the bridge that unites interventional and preventive cardiology as well as investigating the ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities that are well-established in cardiovascular disease. Clinical Interest: Interventional Cardiology; Research Interests: Cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology.
Dr. Harlen Jones
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Immunology and Genetics at UNTHSC
Dr. Harlan P Jones received his doctorate degree in 2001 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in biomedical sciences. In 2004, Dr. Jones spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Emory School of Medicine in psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Jones is currently an Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics at UNTHSC focusing on the basic immunological mechanisms of disease at the intersections of neuroendocrine, genetic and microbial systems. Dr. Jones has authored or co-authored over 45 peer-review papers in these areas. Dr. Jones also holds administrative positions including: Director, UNTHSC Center for Diversity and International Programs and Associate Director of the Texas Center for Health Disparities.
Dr. Andrew Miller
Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants
Dr. Miller joined the Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants family in 2019. He is originally from Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Tufts University, cum laude, and the Medical College of Virginia (VCU School of Medicine). He trained in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Miller then completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health in Denver, CO which is consistently ranked as the top pulmonary hospital in the country. He has published multiple book chapters and peer review publications. Dr. Miller is on staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital – Fort Worth and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth and focuses his practice in critical care (managing intensive care units), general pulmonary medicine, as well as interstitial and granulomatous lung disease. Dr. Miller loves dogs and is an avid tennis player.
- Premedical: Tufts University, Medford, BA, cum laude, 2003
- Medical: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, M.D., 2012
- Internship and Residency: Northwell Health/Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, 2015
- Chief Medical Resident: Northwell Health/Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, 2016
- Fellowship: University of Colorado Hospital/National Jewish Health, Denver, 2019
- American Board of Internal Medicine, 2015
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2018
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2019
- Baylor All Saints Medical Center
- Harris Methodist Fort Worth
- Kindred Fort Worth
Dr Miller is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American College of Physicians
- American College of Chest Physicians
- American Thoracic Society
- Tarrant County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association
Dr. Antonio Flores
Hospitalist at BSA Health System, Amarillo, Texas
Dr. Antonio Flores is a board certified Family Physician from Victoria, TX. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) in Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, and currently practices as a Hospitalist in Amarillo, Texas while also working part time as both an Emergency Room Physician. During medical school, he was selected as Student Doctor of the Year and was recently selected as a Top Doctor in Amarillo. His interests include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Inpatient Care, and Emergency Medicine. Other interests include Research, music performance, fitness and health, and culinary practice.
Hon. Monica Emmons Ewing
Attorney, Professor, Author, Judge
Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Ethics Advisor
Monica Emmons Ewing is a successful attorney, professor, author, and judge. She has been a legal powerhouse with extensive experience in trial practice, academic and judicial areas in the Atlanta, GA region for over 30 years. She is also an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and ethics advisor for the various organizations she is affiliated with.
Prior to her current roles as a judge in multiple municipal courtrooms in Atlanta, Monica had a private practice focused on multi-media law, with clients spanning various entertainment and athletic professions. In addition to successfully serving her many clients, she also spent many years as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University teaching legal courses for the College of Law and the School of Music.
As a certified Arbitrator and Mediator, Monica has the unique ability to listen to, and quickly analyze, all aspects of a conflict. Her experience, legal knowledge, and ethical compass effectively resolve most conflicts with amicable solutions. She has been on a life-long journey to satisfy her incredible thirst to learn and expand her knowledge of various fields of law, ethical behavior, and cultural norms. To this end, Monica is currently a 2019 candidate for an Ethical Leadership Master of Arts degree from Claremont Lincoln University.
In addition to being very active in her multiple judicial roles, Monica is a published author, member of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities, board member of the South Fulton Bar Association and serves on the advisory board for the True Colors Theater Company in Atlanta. As an entrepreneur, she developed a line of skincare products, owned and operated foodservice, retail, and women’s wellness businesses.
Monica, an honors college and Dean’s List scholar, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University and her Juris Doctorate from Emory University of Law.