Stacey E. Rosen, MD, vice president for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell Health and professor of cardiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, was honored with the “Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award” at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 Scientific Session in Chicago on November 10.
Sponsored by the AHA’s Council on Clinical Cardiology, the Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award recognizes individuals who have an outstanding record of effectively mentoring female cardiologists and underscores the importance of mentoring in the professional development of women.
As a practicing cardiologist, Dr. Rosen previously served as chief of cardiology at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park, associate chair of cardiology at Northwell Health and director of LIJ’s Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. Dr. Rosen is Partners Council Professor of Women’s Health, a volunteer for the American Heart Association with leadership positions at the local, regional and national levels. She also serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.
“Dr. Rosen is an extremely strong leader and is an exceptional advocate for advancing our female fellows and faculty cardiologists,” Dr. Grines said. “She is the main powerhouse responsible for recruitment and retention of the 45 female cardiologists on our cardiovascular team,” noting, “She is personally engaged, passionate, committed and driven to help others succeed.
“On behalf of Northwell Health Departments of Cardiology, we congratulate Dr. Rosen in receiving this national honor focused on mentoring women in cardiology – her outstanding leadership and commitment to teaching and mentoring our female trainees and faculty are unparalleled.”
Dr. Grines said she was not alone in nominating Dr. Rosen. Many female cardiologists whom Dr. Rosen mentored attached comments to the nomination application. “Dr. Rosen remains extremely influential in their careers, and touched them on a deep personal level,” Dr. Grines said. “She has mentored over 50 female faculty and fellows, helping them to recognize and advance their strengths, supporting their emotional and professional growth while doing so with great compassion, enthusiasm and optimism.”
This year, Dr. Rosen co-authored the book Heart Smart for Women, Six S.T.E.P.S. in Six Weeks to Heart-Healthy Living, which empowers women of all ages with a comprehensive program for heart-healthy living.
Dr. Rosen is a graduate of the six-year medical program at Boston University School of Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association.