Full Name
Betsy Nabel, MD
ModeX Therapeutics
Speaker Bio
Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Nabel is a cardiologist and the current Chair of the Advisory Board and previous Executive Vice President of Strategy at ModeX Therapeutics, an OPKO Health company in Miami, FL. Prior to this role, she served as President of Brigham Health and its Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Director of the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and Chief of Cardiology, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan.

At the NHLBI, one of her signature advocacy efforts was the Red Dress Heart Truth campaign, which raises heart awareness in women through unprecedented industry partnerships. An accomplished physician-scientist, Nabel’s work on the molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases produced 17 patents, >250 scientific publications, and two start-up companies. Building on her lifelong commitment to improving health through science, from 2015-18, Nabel was the first Chief Health and Medical Advisor to the National Football League, where she provided strategic input to the NFL’s medical, health and scientific efforts. Her honors include the Distinguished Bostonian Award, the Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association, and eleven honorary doctorates, among others. Dr. Nabel is an elected member of the American Academy of the Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. She serves on the boards of Medtronic, Moderna, Lyell, Accolade, the Lasker Foundation and South Florida PBS.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Nabel attended Weill Cornell Medical College and completed her internal medicine and cardiology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is married to Dr. Gary Nabel, a research physician-scientist, who co-founded ModeX Therapeutics. They have three children, all of whom are pursuing careers in medicine.
Betsy Nabel, MD