Chrisandra L. Shufelt, MD

Associate Director, Women's Heart Center

Associate Professor, Medicine

Assistant Professor, Medicine

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Chrisandra L. Shufelt, MD

Associate Director, Women's Heart Center

Associate Professor, Medicine

Assistant Professor, Medicine

  • General Internal Medicine

Contraception (Birth Control)

Heart Disease

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, is the associate director of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and director of the Women's Hormone and Menopause Program. She provides personalized menopause system treatment (hormone and non-hormone options), high-risk hormone counseling for women with or at risk for heart disease and cardiac risk assessments. Shufelt is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Endocrine Society, and the American Heart Association. She is a co-investigator on many studies at Cedars-Sinai, including those focusing on heart disease affecting small arteries in women. Her research interests are women and heart disease, menopause symptom management, and the study of the influence of hormones on heart disease. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the American Medical Association and has presented at both national and international conferences.

  • Medical School: University of Southern California School of Medicine, 2004
  • Residency: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, 2007
  • Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai, 2008

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  • North American Menopause Society New Investigator Award, 2010
  • Clinical Scholars Program, Senior Clinical Scholar, 2010-12

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  • Shufelt CL, Merz CN, Prentice RL, Pettinger MB, Rossouw JE, Aroda VR, Kaunitz AM, Lakshminarayan K, Martin LW, Phillips LS, et al. Hormone therapy dose, formulation, route of delivery, and risk of cardiovascular events in women: findings from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Menopause. 2014 Mar;21(3):260-266.
  • Shufelt C, Waldman T, Wang E, Bairey Merz CN. Female-Specific Factors for IHD: Across the Reproductive Lifespan. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2015
  • Shufelt CL, Johnson BD, Berga SL, Braunstein GD, Reis SE, Bittner V, Yang, Y, Pepine DJ, Sjaraf BL, Sopko G, Kelsey SF, Bairey Merz CN. Timing of hormone therapy, type of menopause, and coronary disease in women: data from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored Womens Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE). Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. Vol 18, No.9, pp. 943-950, 2011.
  • Shufelt CL, Bairey Merz CN, Yang YC, Kirschner J, Polk D, Stanczyk F, Paul-Labrador M, Braunstein GD. Red versus white wine as a nutritional aromatase inhibitor in premenopausal women: a pilot study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Mar;21(3):281-284.
  • Painovich JM, Shufelt C, Azziz R, Yang Y, Goodarzi MO, Braunstein GD, Karlan BY, Stewart PM, Bairey Merz CN. A pilot randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial of traditional acupuncture for vasomotor symptoms and mechanistic pathways of menopause. Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, January 2012 Vol.19, No 1, pp.54-61.
  • Shufelt C, Bretsky P, Johnson BD, Shaw LJ, Azziz R, Braunstein GD, Pepine CJ, Bittner V, Vido DA, Bairey Merz CN. DHEA-S Levels and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Post-Menopausal Women: Results from the NHLBI-Sponsored Womens Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2010 Aug 25: Vol. 95, (No. 11):4985-4992.

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