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New director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell, Lenox Hill

NEW YORK, NY —

Eugenia Gianos, MD, has been named director of Women's Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital and director of Cardiovascular Prevention for Northwell Health.

In this new position, Dr. Gianos will spearhead efforts to expand heart disease prevention education, research and community outreach initiatives throughout Northwell's sites on Long Island, New York City and Westchester County. In addition, she will collaborate with the leadership of the Northwell Women's Heart Health program to advance the health system's mission of providing top-notch cardiovascular care to the female population. Dr. Gianos's goal is to continue to improve preventive care in both inpatient and outpatient settings through innovative medical and lifestyle therapies.

Dr. Gianos is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, and certified in lipidology. Dr. Gianos comes to Lenox Hill from NYU Langone Health, where she held various clinical and administrative roles of progressive responsibility for the past 11 years. She most recently served as co-clinical director of the NYU Langone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, associate professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, and director of the NYU Preventive Cardiology fellowship program. In addition, she was an active member of the hospital's women's heart group.

Dr. Gianos is affiliated with numerous distinguished professional societies. She currently serves as secretary and board member of the Northeast chapter of the National Lipid Association and as content editor for the cholesterol section of CardioSmart, a patient education initiative of the American College of Cardiology. She is also part of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) national research organization, as well as an active member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Hellenic Medical Society of New York. In addition, she serves as reviewer for several esteemed clinical publications, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Journal of Women's Health, and American Heart Journal.

Throughout her career, Dr. Gianos has developed programs and conducted clinical research in the fields of preventive cardiology, behavioral health programs, cardiovascular risk assessment and risk-factor optimization. She served as principal investigator for the IMPACT trial, assessing the effect of a prevention consult and behavioral intervention in reducing cardiovascular risk in patients undergoing cardiovascular procedures. She also investigated various clinical questions through an IRB-approved registry used for determining the most significant cardiovascular risk factors in heart patients.

Dr. Gianos has authored, co-authored and peer-reviewed dozens of studies, abstracts, books and book chapters. She has been invited to lecture and present at various prestigious forums, including the American College of Cardiology, National Lipid Association and Hellenic Medical Society of New York. In 2016, she founded an innovative annual heart disease prevention symposium, "Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction," which boasted a record number of attendees for a cardiovascular CME course at NYU Langone for the past three years. She will continue offering this conference through Northwell Health during the spring season.

After earning an undergraduate degree in psychiatry from Barnard College at Columbia, Dr. Gianos earned her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as her fellowship in cardiology at Northwell's Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY. She began her career at Bellevue Hospital Center and Tisch Medical Center, where she won a teaching award during her first year as a cardiology attending.

To make an appointment with Dr. Gianos, please call 212-434-6160.

About Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan's Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of five "high performing" designations for its clinical performance in Cancer Care, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhillhospital.org.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

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