C. Noel Bairey Merz is director of the Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, where she is a professor of medicine.
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, holds the Women's Guild Endowed Chair in Women's Health, and is Director of the Women's Heart Center and the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, where she is a Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Bairey Merz's research interests include women and heart disease, mental stress and heart disease, the role of exercise and stress management in reversing disease, and the role of nutrition in heart disease. Currently, she is chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored WISE (Women's Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation) initiative.
Her work is supported by the Streisand Foundation.
“Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies [for heart disease], which had been developed in men, by men, for men weren't working so well for women.”
“Because women don't look like men, they don't look like that male-pattern heart disease that we've spent the last 50 years understanding … they're not recognized for their heart disease.”
“As we have watched women conquer breast cancer through the breast cancer campaign, this is what we need to do now with heart.”
“Unfolding the secrets of female physiology … is going to help men and women.”