Meet the Boston Heart Leadership Team

The Boston Heart leadership team is made up of accomplished medical, scientific and business leaders. Their combined experience and expertise drive our company towards its mission—enabling everyone to improve health and prevent disease.


Pat Noland, President

Pat Noland joined Boston Heart in April 2017 as President. Pat brings a wealth of leadership experience in laboratory sciences. He has proven success in developing and executing strategies for revenue and earnings growth as well as leadership, communication, people and organizational development. For the past 25 years, Pat has worked for various companies such as Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), StrataDx- Strata Pathology Services Inc., and Genetic Signatures Limited.

“With Pat’s vast experience in Laboratory Sciences, he is the perfect fit for the organization,” said Bob Gorman, Senior Vice President, Clinical Diagnostics, US-East Eurofins.

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Ernst J. Schaefer, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Schaefer is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of lipoprotein metabolism, and the diagnosis and management of lipoprotein disorders for the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease. He has made countless contributions to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is a member of the National Lipid Association’s (NLA) Board of Directors.

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Michael Dansinger, MD, Medical Director, Patient Wellness

Dr. Dansinger is a nationally recognized authority on dietary and lifestyle counseling for prevention and treatment of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and related conditions. In 2011, he joined the Boston Heart team as the Medical Director of Patient Wellness. He led development of our personalized wellness solution to complement the unique diagnostic insights provided by our approach to cardiovascular disease characterization and management. He works directly with healthcare providers and their patients by providing training and expertise in Nutritional Planning and Lifestyle Coaching solutions specific to a patient’s personal cardiovascular risk.

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