Yale University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha)
MichelleKittleson,MD,PhD is Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, Director of Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation, and Director of Heart Failure Research at the Smidt Heart Institute.She graduated from Harvard College and received her medical degree from Yale University.She completed residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where she also received a PhD in Clinical Investigation.
She is on the Board of Directors for Cedars-Sinai, Co-Course Director for Smidt Heart Institute Cardiology Grand Rounds, and Co-chairof the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group Peer Review and Credentialing Committee.
Dr. Kittleson is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, on Guideline Writing Committees for the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and is the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Self-Assessment Program. Her essays have appeared in New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA Cardiologyand her poems have been published in JAMA and Annals of Internal Medicine.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, Clinical Faculty Teaching Award from the UCLA Department of Medicine, and the Jon A. Kobashigawa Faculty Teaching Award at Cedars-Sinai.