Women in Cardiology

International Women’s Day is a special time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This global action takes place on March 8th but is celebrated all month long. Here are a few women physicians who are making an outsized impact on the medical field.

Heidi Connolly, MD

Heidi Connolly, MDDr. Connolly is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN, and consultant in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic. Connolly started her journey after graduating from Hamline University and beginning her fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, where she later went on to do her residency. In addition to teaching, Dr. Connolly has been a longtime advocate for the Marfan and related disorders community. She established the Marfan Syndrome and Thoracic Aorta Clinic at Mayo Clinic and this past year was awarded the 2017 Antoine Marfan Award by the Marfan Foundation.

Erin D. Michos, M.D.

Erin D. Michos, M.D.A doctor who wears many hats, Dr. Erin D. Michos is a cardiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology with the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. Dr. Michos completed medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and then completed both her Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. In addition to being a cardiologist, Michos is active on social media where she shares the latest in medicine and tips on a healthier lifestyle. Along with using twitter to share information, Dr. Michos has authored or co-authored over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.


Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC

Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACCDr. Carole A. Warnes is a Cardiologist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic. She has received prestigious awards including Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education and Cardiovascular Division Outstanding Teacher in Physical Exam Skills. She is a professional member of the American College of Cardiology and serves as co-chair of the American Heart Association’s  Management of Pregnancy committee, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum Care for Women with (complex) Congenital Heart Disease Committee.

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACCDr. Walsh started her medical journey after receiving her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Southwestern followed by her fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Walsh is a strong advocate for Women’s health and an active member in her community. She is President of the ACC’s Indiana Chapter, is associate editor of HeartWatch, a publication of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiac Failure and as an editorial consultant for JACC: Heart Failure. Her work has garnered many awards including the Wenger Award for Medical Leadership in 2014. She was elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America annually since 2005. Dr. Walsh leverages the power of social media by using her Twitter account to advocate for women in cardiology.