Women's Cardiovascular Health

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CardioNerds Women's Cardiovascular Health
CardioNerds Women's Cardiovascular Health, updated 1.20.21

Meet our experts!

Martha Gulati, MD

Dr. Martha Gulati completed medical school at the University of Toronto, Canada and her internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. She previously served as the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and the section director for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Preventive Cardiology at Ohio State University. She currently serves as division chief of Cardiology for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. She is also editor-in-chief of ACC’s CardioSmart. 

Dr. Gulati has made incredible contributions to researching cardiovascular disease in women. She is the principal investigator of the St. James Women Take Heart Project, a co-investigator on the Women Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation (WISE); previously served as a co-investigator on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI); a member of numerous advisory boards and societies, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology; and has published articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). She is also the best-selling author of Saving Women’s Hearts!

Leslie Cho, MD from the Cleveland Clinic

Leslie Cho, MD

Dr. Leslie Cho is a professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine Case Western Reserve Medical School and serves as Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center. She is also Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cho received her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating cum laude. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and took her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center where she received the John Humphrey Award as Most Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident. Her clinical training continued when she accepted a fellowship in cardiology, followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology and peripheral disease, both from Cleveland Clinic.

Nanette Wenger, MD

Nanette Wenger, MD

Dr. Nanette Wenger is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenger received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1954 as one of their first female graduates followed by training at Mount Sinai Hospital where she was the first female to be chief resident in the cardiology department. She is among the first physicians to focus on heart disease in women with an expertise in cardiac rehabilitation and geriatric medicine.

Dr. Wenger has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association and its Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award, the James D. Bruce Memorial Award of the American College of Physicians for distinguished contributions in preventive medicine, the Gold Heart Award, the highest award of the American Heart Association, a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Inaugural Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women’s CV Disease Distinguished Award, American College of Cardiology. She chaired the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Conference on Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women, is a Past President of the Society of Geriatric Cardiology and is past Chair, Board of Directors of the Society for Women’s Health Research. Dr. Wenger serves on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals and is a sought-after lecturer for issues related to heart disease in women, heart disease in the elderly, cardiac rehabilitation, coronary prevention, and contemporary cardiac care. She is listed in Best Doctors in America.