Smidt Heart Institute Welcomes New Director of Preventive Cardiology

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Sept. 26, 2022) — Martha Gulati, MD, an knowledgeable in preventive cardiology and girls’s coronary heart illness, has joined the Smidt Heart Institute as director of Preventive Cardiology, affiliate director of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center and affiliate director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center within the Department of Cardiology.Gulati is well-known for her modern analysis and was lately named president of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, a nationwide group centered on averting coronary heart illness, at the moment the No. 1 killer worldwide and within the U.S.    “Martha is an modern researcher, passionate supplier and a change-maker within the area of girls’s coronary heart illness and preventive cardiology,” stated Christine Albert, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Cardiology within the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and the Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology. “In addition to her influence domestically at Cedars-Sinai, Martha and her staff will function a task mannequin for a future centered on heart problems prevention on the earliest intervention.”Gulati is the principal investigator of the St. James Women Take Heart Project, a research that examines cardiac threat elements in girls and units requirements for girls’s health ranges and coronary heart well being. Gulati is also a co-investigator on the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation, led by Noel Bairey Merz, MD, a pioneer within the area and director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center within the Smidt Heart Institute.  “Martha’s crucial work in girls’s coronary heart illness dovetails with the longstanding dedication of our staff to deal with disparities and gaps in cardiovascular care,” stated Bairey Merz, additionally a professor of Cardiology and the Women’s Guild Chair in Women’s Health. “We are desirous to amplify her sturdy efforts each by means of modern analysis and affected person care.”Gulati has printed dozens of articles in peer-reviewed publications, together with The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Among Gulati’s many awards: the American College of Cardiology’s Bernadine Healy Award, named for the primary girl director of the National Institutes of Health, and the Smidt Heart Institute’s Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Leadership Award.“I’m honored to now work alongside many of the internationally famend leaders in each subspeciality of cardiology, particularly Dr. Bairey Merz, who has been a colleague and mentor to me for nearly 20 years,” stated Gulati. “I’m additionally keen to construct packages to offer optimum main and secondary heart problems prevention, serving to sufferers scale back their threat for coronary heart illness and scale back recurrent cardiac occasions.”Gulati earned her medical diploma on the University of Toronto, Canada, and accomplished her internship, residency and cardiology fellowship on the University of Chicago. She later obtained a grasp’s in science of well being research for medical professionals from the University of Chicago.Prior to coming to Cedars-Sinai, Gulati was a professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiology on the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.Read extra from the Cedars-Sinai Blog: Matters of the Heart: Women’s Heart Health

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