Ferris, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, Lipid Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Dr. Ferris earned her doctorate in medicine from the State
University of New York at Downstate College of Medicine, and
completed her postdoctoral training at Columbia University
Medical Center in New York City, including a residency in
internal medicine, fellowship in cardiology, and research
fellowship in preventive cardiology. She also holds a Master of
Public Health Degree from Columbia.
Dr. Ferris was co-author of “Tracking Women’s Awareness of
Heart Disease: an American Heart Association National Study,” a
major driving force behind the development of the Association’s
“Go Red for Women” heart disease awareness campaign. She is also
the lead author of the article, “American Heart Association and
American Stroke Association National Survey of Stroke Risk
Awareness Among Women.” Dr. Ferris is a recipient of the Trudy
Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s
Health Award and the American College of Cardiology Career
Development Award in Women’s Cardiovascular Health.
Dr. Ferris is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society,
American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology,
Association of Black Cardiologists, and the National Medical
Association. She currently serves as a national spokesperson for
the American Heart Association.