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WASHINGTON (Aug 04, 2015) -
Cardiologist Martha Gulati, M.D., M.S., FACC, has been named editor-in-chief of CardioSmart.org, the American College of Cardiology’s patient education and empowerment initiative to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.
Gulati is an associate professor of medicine and clinical public health in the division of cardiology at The Ohio State University. In addition, she serves as the Sarah Ross Soter chair in women’s cardiovascular health and the section director for women’s cardiovascular health and preventive cardiology at The Ohio State University. She has received numerous honors in the cardiovascular field, including the ACC’s first CREDO (Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes) award and the National Red Dress Award for her efforts in raising awareness of heart disease in women and advancing research in this field.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to head an initiative with such an important mission,” Gulati said. “Patient education is key to early recognition and prevention of heart disease, and as physicians, it is our duty to provide our patients with the tools they need to keep their hearts healthy. CardioSmart provides the platform for just that.”
Dr. Gulati brings experience as both an author and an editor to her position with CardioSmart, having written the best-selling book “Saving Women’s Hearts,” and publishing articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She has served on the editorial board for the American Heart Association Heart Insight Editorial Board and Woman’s Day Magazine: Heart Health Advisory Board and as a reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Gulati replaces JoAnne M. Foody, M.D., FACC, who has served as the editor-in-chief of CardioSmart since 2009. Gulati began her five-year term on August 1.
The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit acc.org.