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NHLBI Celebrates Women Scientists, March 2018

Ileana Piña, MD, MPH


Dr. Piña is a Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and the Associate Chief for Academic Affairs at the Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. She also serves as advisor to the Food and Drug Administrations’ (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health and their section of Epidemiology. At Montefiore, Dr. Piña is an attending physician who also oversees clinical trials. Some of her studies have upturned preconceived notions about women in the medical community and she strives to get more women into clinical trials. Her research interests include transition of care in heart failure patients, and the role of natriuretic peptide-guided management for patients hospitalized for heart failure, biomarkers of myocardial stress and fibrosis in chronic heart failure, and the clinical implications of chronic heart failure phenotypes. In 2017, Dr. Piña received the Wenger Award for Excellence in Research, which honors those who make extraordinary contributions to the advancement of women’s heart health in underserved communities. She is the author/co-author of more than 100 publications.

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