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Women's Heart Center

Comprehensive heart care for women through every stage of their lives.

Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD, MS - Director
Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD, MS - Director

The Women's Heart Center is dedicated to the advanced treatment and prevention of heart disease in women throughout their lives.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States and causes more deaths than breast cancer, cervical cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease combined. At the Women's Heart Center, our focus is on the specific ways that heart disease manifests in women, and how factors such as pregnancy and menopause may complicate heart health. Our team provides the highest level of medical care while advancing research in the field and educating women and health providers about the novel aspects of cardiovascular disease in women.

Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease

The good news about heart disease in women is that 90% of it can be prevented. At the Women's Heart Center, it is part of our mission to educate women about heart disease and help them make heart healthy lifestyle choices. We provide heart disease risk assessment and comprehensive preventative care for women who are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Comprehensive Heart Care Through Every Stage of Life

At the Center, patients are cared for by an expert team of doctors and health care providers with a depth of experience in the fields that affect women's cardiovascular health. Among our treatments and services are:

  • Heart disease risk assessment and preventative care
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure management
  • Heart monitoring for palpitations and stroke work-up
  • Stress testing and echocardiography
  • Management of pregnancy-related heart disease
  • Preconception and IVF cardiac risk assessment
  • Pre-surgical cardiac evaluation
  • Cardiac consultation for valve and heart disease
  • Heart transplant services

Cardiac Obstetric Service

We work closely with the Mothers Center, which provides comprehensive, coordinated care for pregnant women with illnesses or medical complications. Together, the team at the Mothers Center has safely delivered hundreds of cardiac patients with congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, cardiac transplant, and pulmonary hypertension.


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Make An Appointment

Columbia University Irving Medical Center 
Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD, MS: 212-305-5371
Jennifer Haythe, MD: 212-305-7912
Nisha B. Jhalani, MD: 212-305-7060
Julie J. Ramos, MD: 212-326-8532
Philip Green, MD (Interventional Cardiology): 212-305-7060
Eliza C. Miller, MD (Neurology-Stroke Care): 212-305-1710
Daniel S. O'Connor, MD, PhD (Cardio-Oncology): 212-342-3820
Gregg F. Rosner, MD (Cardio-Oncology): 212-342-3820
Elaine Y. Wan, MD, (Cardiac Electrophysiology): 212-342-1775

Midtown 51 W. 51st Street 
Sonia Tolani, MD: 212-326-8921
Julie J. Ramos, MD: 212-326-8532

Hudson Valley
Ainat Beniaminovitz, MD, FACC: 845-368-0100
Mona Kinkhabwala, MD, FACC: 845-368-0100
Sherrita Bhagan-Bruno, MD, FACC: 845-368-0100

Betty Li, MD: 914-725-2010
Monica Reynolds, MD: 914-428-6000
Philip Green, MD (Interventional Cardiology): 212-305-7060