Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH
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Elected 2021

Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH is the Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Population Science and director of Public Health Research in the 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, medical degree from McMaster University, master's of medical science from MIT, and master’s of public health from Harvard. Dr. Cheng completed internal medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and cardiology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Cheng has served on the editorial boards of major cardiovascular journals as well as on leadership committees for the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. She has authored over 350 publications and her work has been recognized with multiple awards and supported by the continuous funding from the NIH.