Virtual Lunch and Learn Presentations

Series #1 - Women's Heart Health CME  (three-part series)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in women in the United States and the developed world. New research has identified novel risk factors specific to women such as pregnancy related heart conditions, or conditions more prominent in women such as rheumatologic autoimmune disorders, breast cancer treatment or mental health. While public health initiatives have increased awareness in these areas, there is still confusion among health care clinicians about risk assessment and best practice with regards to management of women with heart disease. A review of the most current evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women with a focus on the management of diseases as catered to the unique pathophysiology of women, will provide medical practitioners with a clear understanding of the best practice to ensure women are not just treated as “little men”.

Dr. Rachel Bond with intro text for video titled, "When Do I Need a Specialist? Referring to a Women’s Heart Health Program"

Medical Speaker

Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC is a board-certified attending cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education, and prevention. She is the Medical Director of Women’s Heart Health at Dignity Health, in Arizona. Dr. Bond is the Co-chair of the Women in Cardiology Committee, as well as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.  She most recently has been appointed to serve on the Women in Cardiology Section Leadership Council for the National Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Dr. Bond earned a bachelor of science degree from the seven-year accelerated medical program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned her medical doctorate from NYU School of Medicine. She completed her training in internal medicine at NYU School of Medicine and in cardiovascular disease at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. 

Dr. Bond is the author of several review papers referencing sex and gender differences and cardiovascular conditions that predominantly affect women, along with opinion pieces aimed at addressing health equity, reducing health disparities, and promoting the professional development of women and minorities in the health-science profession. She has a passion for advocacy of education and mentorship and has advised as an expert source through news and media outlets. Her clinical interests include heart-disease prevention, the non-invasive evaluation and treatment of heart disease, pregnancy-related heart conditions, and cardio-oncology and lipid disorders. Her research interests currently include the heart-mind connection and cardio-rheumatology.
 
Dr. Bond is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, and the American Heart Association, where she is a national spokesperson for the “Go Red for Women” campaign and sits on the board of directors. 

 

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