138. Lifelong Advocacy for Women’s Cardiovascular Health with Dr. Sharonne Hayes and Dr. Nanette Wenger


CardioNerds Cardio-OB series co-chairs University of Texas Southwestern Cardiology Fellow,Dr. Sonia Shah (FIT, University of Texas Southwestern) and Dr. Natalie Stokes, (FIT, University of Pittsburgh) joinDr. Nanette Wenger, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine and a consultant to theEmory Heart and Vascular CenterandDr. Sharonne Hayes, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and founder of theWomen’s Heart Clinicat Mayo Clinic for an in depth discussion about lifelong advocacy for women’s cardiovascular health.

Audio editing byCardioNerds Academy Intern,Dr. Leticia Helms.

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Guest Profiles – Advocacy for Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Dr. Nanette Wenger

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,