Dr. Superko is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He is currently the Executive Director at the Center for Genomics and Human Health at St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Principal Investigator of the “Firefighter Heart Disease Prevention Program”, which is being funded by the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC. He is Clinical Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, and has held various research and clinical positions at several institutions around the United States since completing his medical fellowship at the University of California at Davis in 1980. Dr. Superko was also a founder of Berkeley HeartLab in 1996.
Dr. Superko sits on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals including the Journal of Cardiovascular Risk and Preventative Cardiology. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in the area of lipid metabolism, exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation, and he has written a number of books including, “Before the Heart Attacks” published in 2003. Dr. Superko currently sits on committees at the American Heart Association, the Trans Catheter Therapeutics Scientific Advisory Committee, American Heart Association Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease Committee, and the Atlanta American Heart Association Board. He has appeared on many broadcast programs as an expert in the cardiovascular arena, most recently on a CNN health segment on cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Superko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Doctor of Medicine degree from State University of New York, Stony Brook. After completing his internship, residency, and a fellowship at the University of California at Davis, Dr. Superko became a Certified Program Director at the American College of Sports Medicine for programs involving graded exercise for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.