We're pleased to introduce you to Dr. Brian Kornblatt of Savannah, who is serving his first year on the American Heart Association's Georgia Advocacy Committee. As a board certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Kornblatt brings a high level of professional expertise to our policy work.
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Occupation: Emergency Physician
Length of time volunteering for the American Heart Association: Just started!
Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. What’s yours? I want to live a very active lifestyle. My passions include golf, archery, fly fishing and traveling to remote places to do these activities.
Many people choose to volunteer for the American Heart Association because they’ve been impacted by heart disease or stroke. Do you have a personal connection to our nation’s No. 1 and 5 killers? Nothing personal. Only a professional one that includes 34 years of taking care of people with devastating illnesses. Life is so sudden.
What interests you about advocating for policies that help create healthier communities and protect heart disease and stroke patients? Professionally, my main interests are fitness and nutrition education as prevention tools to heart disease. I am an older athlete, so my focus is shifting to the baby boomer generation.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Anything outdoors and on the water.
What does your perfect day look like? It starts at 4:00 AM, early September in the Colorado Mountains. Horses are saddled and I head up into the back country for about a one hour ride. The sun is rising over the mountains and the elk are bugling all over the valley. And then the great elk chase begins. Bow in hand, I head up into the quiet valleys that funnel into the canyon I have ridden up. And I find a peace that come only with the knowledge that I have prepared well for this day.