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Martha Gulati, MD

Martha Gulati, MD

Director, Preventive Cardiology and Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Came to Ohio State from Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University

Winner of the Women’s Day 2012 National Red Dress Award

First recipient of the Heart of Women’s Health CREDO Award from the American College of Cardiology

Featured women’s heart expert by Women’s Day, USA Today, MSNBC.com, Family Circle, Fox News, The New York Times

Dr. Martha Gulati is a nationally renowned expert in women’s heart disease whose work at Ohio State is saving women’s hearts through prevention, education and specialized care.

Like Dr. Gulati, the world’s best and brightest physicians and researchers are coming to Ohio State to create a new model for health care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. We call it P4 Medicine.

What attracted me to Ohio State? Ohio State had the foresight to recognize the importance of a women’s cardiovascular health program and cardiovascular disease prevention program. Both are a passion of mine, and it was the perfect opportunity to build a pre-eminent program at an amazing hospital.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Ross Heart Hospital are undergoing a remarkable transformation to serve the future healthcare needs of the people of Ohio. The forward-thinking philosophy I discovered at the Medical Center – which seeks meaningful ways of combining clinical care and research – made Ohio State the only choice for me. My work is enhanced by the quality of the team I have been given the opportunity to work with. I truly feel that I’m a valued part of a university and city that have given me a true understanding of the word “community.”

How am I advancing personalized health care at Ohio State? At the Ross Heart Hospital, we recognize that every woman is unique. We tailor the care of every woman who comes to our Women’s Heart Center by identifying the genetic and lifestyle risks that predispose women to heart disease. By personalizing our care, we are better able to identify the best treatments for each woman, and also her best options for preventing heart disease.

Ohio State is taking on a new role in the community by working with organizations across Columbus and the state to optimize heart care and deliver it more efficiently and effectively. We make every effort to keep the lines of communication open between our teams, our patients and their referring physicians, and we ensure that our patients are intimately involved in every step of their treatment. I can tell that we are making great progress by the stories our patients share after coming to the Ross Heart Hospital for care, and the smooth transitions our patients are experiencing as they return to the care of their own doctors.

But for Ohio State... I would not have been given the opportunity to improve the heart health of Ohio’s women and to change heart outcomes for women everywhere.

I have been given the opportunity to build a world-class clinical program for women’s cardiovascular health and prevention at the Ross Heart Hospital, and to do research that will help us close the gender gap on how we care for hearts in this country. I am so grateful that Ohio State has chosen to be a leader in every aspect of woman’s health, and has invited me to be a part of it.

Ohio State’s reputation for excellence is drawing world-class talent to Columbus. We have attracted more than 215 experts in 2 years, and 87 percent of central Ohio’s Best Doctors are Ohio State faculty. Through their skill and dedication, we are delivering on our promise to improve people’s lives, and giving central Ohioans access to the very best care.