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GW Experts Available to Comment on Heart Health – February is American Heart Month

WASHINGTON (Feb. 6, 2013) –Did you know: In the United States, one in four women die from heart disease; Women are six times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer; Coronary heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. George Washington University (GW) experts are available to comment on heart health related stories.

Below is a list of GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences heart health experts available. Please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121 to set up interviews. 

CARDIOLOGY

Richard J. Katz, MD

Director, Division of Cardiology; Bloedorn Professor of Cardiology

Brian G. Choi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jannet Lewis, MD

Professor of Medicine; Director of Echocardiography; Director, Women’s Heart Center

Ramesh Mazhari, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Marco Mercader, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jonathan Reiner, MD

Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories

Scott Shapiro, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Services

Allen Solomon, MD

Professor of Medicine

Cynthia Tracy, MD

Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Cardiology; Director of Electrophysiology

P. Jacob Varghese, MD

Professor of Medicine; Director, Coronary Care Unit

Allan Wasserman, MD

Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine; Chairman, Department of Medicine

William Weglicki, MD

Professor of Medicine and of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology