Dr. Sam Fillingane, DO is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at William Carey University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Hattiesburg, MS. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is a board-certified Family Practitioner who practiced in Jackson, Mississippi for nearly twenty years before joining the staff of WCUCOM. Dr. Fillingane has been highly interested and involved in cardiovascular risk reduction for many years. He has taught numerous medical courses around the country related to improving our approach to cardiovascular disease issues including speaking to LOMA on a number of previous occasions. Dr. Fillingane hosted the nationally televised program - “Straight To The Heart” - that aired on My Family TV Network, The Retro Network, and The Comcast National TV Network with 52 episodes devoted to help patients better understand cardiovascular disease.