About Us

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Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), approximately 400,000 women in the U.S. suffer from heart attacks each year, and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke. Because men were the focus of cardiology research for many years, the important differences in the causes and outcomes of heart attack between women and men are still not entirely understood. The NYU Langone Medical Center’s Sarah Ross Soter Center for Women's Cardiovascular Research will focus its research on determining these specific risk differences in women, particularly with blocked and open arteries, such as the impact of stress and the involvement of platelets.

Sarah Ross Soter Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Research Team Members


judith hochman

Judith Hochman, MD
The Harold Snyder Family Professor of Cardiology
Associate director of the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
Director Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at NYU Langone

harmony reynolds

Harmony Reynolds, MD
The Saul J. Farber Associate Professor of Medicine in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center


Principal Investigators:

jeffrey berger

Jeffrey Berger, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery

tanya spruill

Tanya Spruill, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine


Training Director:

glenn fishman

Glenn Fishman, MD
William Goldring Professor of Medicine
Director, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
Vice Chair Research, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Department of Neuroscience and Physiology


Academic Partners:

nyu college of nursing

NYU College of Nursing

nieca goldberg

Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health
Led by its medical director, Nieca Goldberg, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine