Prof  Dr. Nanette Wenger | Strategic leadership | Best Researcher Award

Emory University School of Medicine, United States

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Nanette K. Wenger, born on September 3, 1930, in New York City, embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating summa cum laude from Hunter College, New York, in 1951. She pursued her medical education at Harvard Medical School, obtaining her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1954. Subsequently, she underwent postgraduate training, including an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and residency and chief residency in Cardiology at the same institution. In 1958, she became a Senior Assistant Resident at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and later a Fellow in Cardiology at Emory.

Professional Endeavors:

Her  professional journey includes various academic and clinical appointments, beginning with her role as an Instructor in Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Emory University School of Dentistry from 1959 to 1962. She held several positions at Grady Memorial Hospital, including Director of Cardiac Clinics and Director of the Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Laboratory. Over the years, she progressed through academic ranks, becoming a Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in 1971 and eventually assuming the title of Professor of Medicine Emeritus in 2011.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her research endeavors have covered a broad spectrum of cardiovascular topics. Her involvement in major trials and studies, such as the Coronary Drug Project (CDP), Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS), and numerous others, showcases her commitment to advancing the understanding of cardiovascular diseases and their management.

Accolades and Recognition:

Throughout her illustrious career, Her garnered numerous accolades and recognitions for her outstanding contributions to cardiology and medical education. Her leadership roles within professional organizations and her involvement in critical committees demonstrate the respect and trust she has earned from her peers.

Impact and Influence:

Her impact on the field of cardiology is immeasurable. Her extensive involvement in shaping guidelines, participating in major clinical trials, and advocating for cardiac rehabilitation has left a lasting mark on cardiovascular medicine. As a pioneer in women's cardiovascular health, she has played a crucial role in raising awareness and promoting gender-specific considerations in cardiology.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As a Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Her continues to contribute actively to research and clinical practice. Her ongoing involvement in research studies, as reflected in her current grant support, underscores her commitment to advancing knowledge in cardiovascular medicine. her legacy is one of leadership, mentorship, and a tireless dedication to improving patient care and outcomes in the field of cardiology. Her influence will undoubtedly continue to shape the future of cardiovascular medicine.

Notable Publications:

Effects of a patient-centered digital health intervention in patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation: the Smart HEART clinical trial
Harzand, A., Alrohaibani, A., Idris, M.Y., ...Zafari, A.M., Shah, A.J.
BMC Cardiovascular

Sex-specific disparities in patients undergoing isolated CABG
Dassanayake, M.T., Norton, E.L., Ward, A.F., Wenger, N.K.

Special issue on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: Sex and gender differences
Wenger, N.K.

2023 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes
Byrne, R.A., Rossello, X., Coughlan, J.J., ...Wenger, N.K., Ibanez, B.

The Intersectionality of Frailty and Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation
Wenger, N.K.

Chest Pain in Women: Gender- and Sex-based Differences in the Presentation and Diagnosis of Heart Disease
Sawan, M.A., Steinberg, R.S., Sayegh, M.N., ...Behbahani-Nejad, O., Wenger, N.K.

Redefining the Roles of Aspirin across the Spectrum of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Brown, M.T., Bortfeld, K.S., Sperling, L.S., Wenger, N.K.

Special Patient Populations: Women and Older Adults
Michos, E.D., Wenger, N.K.

Leadless Pacemakers: State of the Art and Selection of the Ideal Candidate
Blank, E.A., El-Chami, M.F., Wenger, N.K.

Managing Women’s Cardiovascular Diseases: It’s Everyone’s Job
de Oliveira, G.M.M., Wenger, N.K.


Nanette Wenger | Strategic leadership | Best Researcher Award

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