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Panelist: Nieca Goldberg, M.D.
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Cardiologist, Assistant Clinical Professor
New York University School of Medicine

Nieca Goldberg M.D., cardiologist, author of the award winning book "Women Are Not Small Men: Life Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease," recently started her own practice "Total Heart Care" in Manhattan. She is the former Chief of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Center at Lenox Hill Hospital and a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association. During her time at Lenox Hill, Dr. Goldberg founded the "Women's Heart Program," the only cardiac rehabilitation and prevention program for women in New York City. In addition, she holds the positions of Co-Medical Director of the 92nd Street Y Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Goldberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College and her medical doctor degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn. She completed her medical residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a cardiology fellowship at SUNY Downstate.

Dr. Goldberg's research and publications are concerned with exercise, exercise imaging and cardiovascular disease in women. Her work has been of considerable interest in the media. The New York Daily News, The New York Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fitness magazine, ABC-TV's Good Morning America, NBC-TV's Today Show, Nightly News, CBS-TV Early Show and WNBC-TV's News Channel 4 have featured interviews with her discussing women and heart disease. She serves on the Women's Day Editorial Advisory Board. In New York magazine's "Best Doctors" issue of 1999, Dr. Goldberg was the only woman in their top ten "Hall of Fame of Physicians." She returned to the "Best Doctors" list in 2000 and 2001. Her book Women Are Not Small Men: Life Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease has been awarded the Books for a Better life Award by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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