Marla Mendelson, MD, FACC | USA
Dr. Mendelson, the Medical Director of the Northwestern Adult Congenital Heart Center and the Heart Disease in Pregnancy program of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health program of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute founded the Heart Disease and Pregnancy program and the Adult Congenital Heart program over 25 years ago. The Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program uniquely cares for women of all ages. For women with congenital heart disease, she provides preconception planning, contraceptive counseling, and care of women through pregnancy working closely with the woman’s obstetrician. She has lectured locally, nationally and internationally and directs courses regarding the care of these unique patient populations. She is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mendelson was recently appointed the co-director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern promoting sex and gender inclusion in research studies and clinical care to improve Women’s health.