The American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology is honoring Roxana Mehran, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with the prestigious “Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award.” The award recognizes Dr. Mehran’s outstanding record of effectively mentoring women cardiologists and underscores the importance of mentoring in the professional development of women.
“As a physician in a field of medicine with low representation of women, I feel an imperative to support other women in cardiology,” Dr. Mehran says. “To be recognized for this work by my global peers is an exceptional honor.”
Dr. Mehran, who is also a Mount Sinai Professor in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Outcomes at Icahn Mount Sinai, is the first Mount Sinai cardiologist and the 26th in the United States to receive this honor. The award will be presented at the Council Dinner at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions on Saturday, November 5.
A world-renowned researcher, Dr. Mehran is devoted to helping women advance in the field of medicine. She is the co-founder of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions’ Women in Innovations Committee, a program dedicated to inclusion of women in clinical trials, education around women and heart disease, and creation of professional opportunities for women in interventional cardiology. Additionally, Dr. Mehran is the founder and President of Women as One, a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote talent in medicine by providing unique professional opportunities to women physicians.
Dr. Mehran leads The Lancet Women and Cardiovascular Disease Commission, which aims to fully understand and reduce the global burden of heart disease, the leading cause of death for women around the world. She has also been named as the Director of the Center for Women’s Heart Health at Mount Sinai, which aims to provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations for women with or at risk of cardiovascular disease, develop educational materials and clinical protocols, and advance specific research relevant to this field.
“It is my life’s calling to help women, whether at the professional or patient level. There is always more to do in this regard and I will continue to put my whole-hearted effort into this important cause, because we have only just begun,” adds Dr. Mehran.
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Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high “Honor Roll” status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Schools,” aligned with a U.S. News & World Report “Honor Roll” Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York City and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 30 globally; Newsweek also ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital highly in 11 specialties in “World’s Best Specialized Hospitals,” and in “America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers.”