Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, MASNC, FAHA
Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Northwell Health, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, USA
Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, is a professor of Cardiology and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell. As Senior Vice President of Northwell Health’s, Center for Equity of Care, she has oversight of and provides strategic guidance for Northwell’s diversity and health equity initiatives and serves as the health system’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Under Dr Mieres’ leadership Northwell Health has been recognized as a top Health system for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, most notably by Diversity Inc. as a “top 10” healthcare institution for a measurable commitment to health care justice. Northwell Health has been in the top 10 list for 9 consecutive years and recognized as number one in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
A graduate of Bennington College and Boston University School of Medicine; she is a Fellow of The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Master of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and served as the first female President of the ASNC in 2009.
Dr. Mieres’ clinical focus and research are centered on the elimination of health, gender and sex disparities and cardiovascular disease in women. She is member of Northwell’s Katz institute of Women’s Health steering committee and is a leading advocate for Women’s Cardiovascular Health, patient-centered healthcare and medical education reform. Dr Mieres has authored/co-authored over 65 scientific publications, including as lead author of the 2005 and 2014 AHA cardiac imaging guidelines for women.
A prolific communicator; Dr Mieres recently co-authored Heart Smarter for Women; Six weeks to a Healthier Heart (Advantage 2022) and Reigniting The Human Connection: A Pathway to Diversity Inclusion and HealthEquity (Forbes 2022). Following her Emmy- nominated documentary A Woman’s Heart, (2001); her creative ingenuity has evolved as an executive producer of a two-part documentary series Rx: The Quiet Revolution and Rx: Doctors of Tomorrow, (2015). She is an Executive producer of the award-winning women’s health documentary “MS. Diagnosed” which premiered at the Cinequest film festival on March 7, 2020. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 2022 ACC Distinguished Service Award and the 2022 AHA Physician of The Year Award.