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Susan Cheng, MD

Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women's Cardiovascular Health and Population Science

Director, Cardiovascular Population Sciences

Director, Public Health Research

Susan Cheng, MD

Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women's Cardiovascular Health and Population Science

Director, Cardiovascular Population Sciences

Director, Public Health Research

  • IM/Cardiology

Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH is the Erika J. Glazer Chair in Cardiovascular Health and Population Science, director of Cardiovascular Population Sciences, and director of Public Health Research in the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center and Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Cheng is a cardiologist, echocardiographer, and clinician-scientist who leads research programs aimed at uncovering the drivers of cardiovascular aging in women and men. She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard College, a medical degree from McMaster University, master's of medical science from MIT, and master’s of public health from Harvard. Dr. Cheng completed Osler internal medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and cardiology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she then served as cardiology faculty and associate director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory. She is co-director of the Framingham Heart Study Echocardiography Laboratory and co-director of the international Bioactive LipidsNet Working Group. Dr. Cheng has served on the editorial boards of major cardiovascular and imaging journals as well as on leadership committees for the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. She has chaired and contributed to American Heart Association scientific statements on research methods, heart disease statistics, and the cardiovascular care of older adults. Dr. Cheng has authored over 170 publications and her work has been recognized with multiple awards and supported by the continuous finding from the NIH.

  • Undergraduate: Harvard College, 1998
  • Medical School: McMaster University Medical School, 2003
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2006
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2009
  • Master's: Harvard School of Public Health, 2012

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