Katie Edwards, PhD

Katie Edwards, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Edwards’ interest in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) developed while working in the Women’s Heart Health Clinic with Stanford cardiologist Jennifer Tremmel, MD, who routinely prescribes psychological evaluation for patients who have experienced a SCAD.  Through working with numerous survivors of SCAD, Dr. Edwards has come to appreciate the unique psychological challenges of this disease and is committed to improving psychosocial treatment options for SCAD patients nationwide.

Dr. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Houston and Stanford University.  She completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center, specializing in Behavioral Medicine.  She is a cognitive behavioral therapist with experience in mindfulness-based interventions, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and training in biofeedback.

Advisory Board

David Adlam, MD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Cardiovascular Research Centre at Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK

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Esther Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Arteriopathy Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

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Leonard N. Girardi, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Associate Attending Surgeon, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Malissa Wood, MD

Co-director, MGH Heart Center Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Fellowship in Women’s Cardiovascular Disease; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD

Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Santhi Ganesh, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Human Genetics — University of Michigan

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Sarah Berga, MD

Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Executive Director of Women’s Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

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Uri Elkayam, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology) Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

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