Dr. Hill earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, his master’s degree from Brown University and his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He completed his residency and served as chief resident in emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, joining the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as assistant chief of service. He became the medical director of the Emergency Acute Care Unit in 2001, was named clinical director for the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2005, became an associate professor in 2010 and was promoted to the role of vice chair of clinical affairs for the department in 2012.
Mr. Michael Brown is Founder & CEO of Gaia Advisors, an investment and business development company focused on companies in the sustainability and healthcare sectors. Michael also serves as Co-founder & CEO of AquaPao, an early-stage water purification company based on technology developed in the lab of Princeton University Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Rodney Priestley. Previously, he worked for four years as a consultant for Innova Capital Partners, where he worked on the commercial rollout of Turntide's smart motors for HVAC applications. Earlier in his career, he spent a decade as a Portfolio Manager for a family office and also worked for seven years as a Portfolio Manager/Partner at First New York Securities LLC, an investment firm, where he co-managed one of the largest portfolios at the company. Prior to that he worked in Equity Research at Morgan Stanley, covering the Internet and Software sector for lead analyst Mary Meeker, and as an Investment Banker at Bankers Trust in the Real Estate group. Michael graduated with honors from Princeton University.
Dr. Robert Ostfeld a cardiologist, is a Professor of Medicine, the Director of Preventive Cardiology, and the founder and Director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and his MD from Yale University School of Medicine. He then did his Medical Internship and Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his Cardiology Fellowship and Research Fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. During his Cardiology Fellowship, he earned a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Ostfeld’s research focus is on cardiovascular disease prevention through lifestyle modification and he publishes and speaks widely on this topic. Dr. Ostfeld earned the outstanding Full-Time Attending of the Year award at Montefiore for excellence in teaching medical residents, received the Program Director's Award for dedicated service on behalf of the Montefiore Einstein Cardiology Fellowship, and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical residents.