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Why LHJ loves her: We met Dr. Mieres at an American Heart Association event and loved her lively style, her focus on women's heart health, and her dedication to diversity.
Medical degree: Boston University School of Medicine.
Postdoctoral training: She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), and the American Heart Association (AHA), and is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology.
Bio: Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres is one of the world's experts and patient advocates in the fields of nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease in women. She's a founding member and immediate past president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC). She also has the distinction of being the first female president of ASNC. In June 2010 Dr. Mieres joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System as the chief diversity and inclusion officer and medical director of the Center for Learning and Innovation. She serves as the Health System's liaison for diversity initiatives to membership organizations, government entities and other health care organizations. Dr. Mieres continues her role as a clinical nuclear cardiologist and is also a member of the physician faculty of the North Shore-LIJ Health System as well as an associate professor of Medicine at Hofstra University School of Medicine. Previously Dr. Mieres served as an associate professor of medicine and the director of nuclear cardiology at the Leon H. Charney division of cardiology at New York University School of Medicine.
She is actively involved in clinical cardiovascular research. She chaired the AHA's writing group on imaging in women and is the lead author of the AHA's 2005 scientific publication on diagnostic testing for women. She is currently one of the lead investigators of a national study (The WOMEN Study: What is the Optimal Method for Ischemia Evaluation in WomeN?) to determine the optimal noninvasive test for women with suspected heart disease. She has presented her research papers on cardiovascular disease in women at national and international conferences and was one of the distinguished faculty invited to scientific sessions of the ACC, AHA, ASNC, and the International Conference of Nuclear Cardiology. She is an active volunteer for the AHA and is the chair of the AHA's 2010 national professional education committee and a member of the program committee for AHA scientific sessions (2009, 2010). She is very involved in community service and is a national spokesperson for the AHA's Go Red For Women movement. She also serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for WomenHeart: The national coalition for women living with heart disease.
Dr. Mieres is routinely called upon by the media to comment on heart health, appearing in national and local media outlets on such programs as 20/20, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and others. As a producer of the PBS documentary A Woman's Heart (2003), she was nominated for an Emmy for best documentary in the health science category at the 46th Annual New York Emmy Awards. In 2009 and 2010, Dr Mieres was featured in New York magazine as one of New York's leading doctors in cardiovascular disease. In 2008 Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas: A 5-Week Program for Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Dr. Mieres' first book, was published by St. Martin's Press.