Scientific Advisory Council

The mission of the Scientific Advisory Council is to provide medical and scientific leadership and guidance to help advance the mission of WomenHeart by proactively facilitating the development of new knowledge about heart disease in women, actively disseminating knowledge about heart disease in women to medical and public audiences, and advocating and raising awareness about heart disease in women.


Eileen Hsich, M.D. - Chair

Associate Medical Director for Heart Transplant
Cleveland Clinic

Theresa M. Beckie, Ph.D., RN, FAHA

Professor, College of Nursing & Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
University of South Florida

Susan Bennett, M.D., FACC

Consulting Cardiologist
MedStar Cardiology Associates, LLC
MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Rachel Bond, MD, FACC

System Director for Women's Heart Health
Dignity Health, Arizona

Nieca Goldberg, M.D.

Director, NYU Women’s Heart Program
Clinical Associate, Professor of Medicine
Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health

Martha Gulati, M.D., MS, FACC, FAHA

Director of Preventive Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute
Associate Director, Barbra Streisand's Women's Heart Center

Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D., FACC, FAHA

Professor, Cardiovascular Diseases
Founder, Women’s Heart Clinic
Mayo Clinic

Alexandra Lansky, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Heart and Vascular Clinical Research Program
Yale University School of Medicine
Honorary Reader, University College London

Alanna Morris, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Emory University School of Medicine

Jeanne Poole, M.D.

Professor, Medicine
Director, Arrhythmia Service and Electrophysiology Laboratory
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Harmony Reynolds, MD

Director, Sarah Ross Soter Center for Women's Cardiovascular Research
NYC Langone

Stacey E. Rosen, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA

Associate Professor of Cardiology
Vice President of Women’s Health
The Katz Institute for Women’s Health
Northwell Health

Amparo Villablanca, M.D.

Frances Lazda Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program
University of California, Davis

Annabelle Santos Volgman, M.D., FACC, FAHA

McMullan-Eybel Chair of Excellence in Clinical Cardiology
Professor of Medicine, Rush College of Medicine
Medical Director, Rush Heart Center for Women
Rush University Medical Center

Mary Norine Walsh, M.D.

Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana

Karol E. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., FACC

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program

Nanette Kass Wenger, M.D., MACC, MACP, FAHA

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emeritus
Emory University School of Medicine
Consultant Emory Heart and Vascular Center

Susan Wood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
The George Washington University
Milken Institute School of Public Health

Emeritus Members

Phyllis Greenberger, MSW

President and Chief Executive Officer
Society for Women's Health Research

Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D.

Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
Department of Nutritional Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University

C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., FACC, FAHA

Director, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
Professor of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FASNC

Professor of Cardiology & Population Health
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
SVP, Office of Community & Public Health
Northwell Health

Jean M. Nappi, B.S., Pharm. D., FCCP, BCPS

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Rita Redberg, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor of Medicine
University of California at San Francisco

Tracy L. Stevens, M.D., FACC

Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Medical Director, Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute