About us

"The presence of LDL-cholesterol is an obligate for development of an atherosclerotic plaque."

Dr. Jack Pieniazek, physician at Conroe Family Medicine, P.A. is certified as a Clinical Lipid Specialist and has been awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL) in 2007.

Dr. Pieniazek joins just over 500 physicians from across the nation who have achieved this important credential. The ABCL certifies those physicians who have distinguished themselves amongst their colleagues and who have satisfied the credentialing and testing requirements established by the ABCL.

The American Board of Clinical Lipidology is an independent certifying organization offering the only certification program for physicians specializing in Clinical Lipidology.

ABCL mission is to assess and validate the specialized knowledge and advanced training required to practice in the dynamic and complex field of Clinical Lipidology.

Atherosclerotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, account for approximately one-third of all deaths in the U.S.

Lipid management with dietary, lifestyle, and pharmacologic modalities has been demonstrated to be one of the most effective strategies for the prospective treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Yet, the number of specialists with expertise in lipid management is inadequate to address this large population of patients.

The American Board of Clinical Lipidology was established to encourage professional growth in the practice of Lipidology, and to enhance physician practice behavior to improve the quality of patient care.

Our Mission

The mission of the National Lipid Association (NLA) is to enhance the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine.

Multidisciplinary membership based professional association

Education programs that focus on continuous growth and development

Social responsibility with respect to review and analysis of pending consumer issues and national medical policy

Cooperation with key organizations to achieve common goals

Public service focus to advance practice standards that emphasize positive patient outcomes