The American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Clinical Cardiology has selected Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH as the winner of the 2016 AHA Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award! This award, initiated by the Women in Cardiology Committee, was designed to recognize individuals who have an outstanding record of effectively mentoring women cardiologists and to underscore the importance of mentoring in the professional development of women.
The award will be presented later this week at the annual Clinical Cardiology Council Dinner and Business Meeting at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016 in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Albert is professor of Medicine in Residence and director of the CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR DiseasE [NURTURE] at the University of California, San Francisco, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine.
Dr. Albert is a general cardiologist with expertise in preventive cardiovascular medicine as well as managing the most critically ill cardiovascular patients with a range of conditions including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and vulnerable populations with heart disease such as women and racial/ethnic minorities. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester and trained in internal medicine at Columbia University, New York, where she served as chief medical resident and instructor in Medicine. Dr. Albert then completed her cardiovascular clinical and research fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as well as a Masters in Public Health degree with concentrations in Epidemiology and Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Albert's research is focused on the overarching theme of "the biology of adversity," a non-traditional area in cardiovascular research where data are sparse. Dr. Albert’s research requires highly collaborative networks and seeks to understand and develop novel solutions related to poor educational, quality of life and cardiovascular health outcomes across the lifespan. View Dr. Albert's full profile here
Congratulations Dr. Albert!