Education

Fellowship
Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995
Residency
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992
Residency
Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1990
Internship
Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1988
Degree
MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987

Gender

Female

State License

G65765
  • About Me

    About Me

    Preferred Name: Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz

    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL TITLES

    • Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Cardiology
    • Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA

    BIO

    Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In addition to patient care, she is actively involved with medical education and research. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz holds a professorship in the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA.

    She serves as a cardiovascular consultant to the Los Angeles Zoo as a member of its Medical Advisory Board and is Chair of the Zoobiquity Conference, a national educational program that facilitates interdisciplinary discussions between physicians, veterinarians and others in the health professions.

    In 2012, Dr. Natterson-Horowitz co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. Zoobiquity was named Discover MagazineÆs Best Book of 2012, The China Times Best Foreign Translation of 2013, and a Finalist in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science Books 2012. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Nature, Scientific American, and New Scientist, among others.

    Dr. Natterson-Horowitz completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard College and received a MasterÆs degree from Harvard University. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

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  • Education

    Education

    Fellowship
    Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992
    Residency
    Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1990
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1988
    Degree
    MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987
  • Clinical Interests
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cholesterol
    • Congenital Adult
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • General Cardiology
    • Heart
    • Heart Valve Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Ischemia (Heart)
    • Syncope
    • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Research

    Research Interest

    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Intersection Between Human and Veterinary Medicine
    • Interventional Echocardiography
    • Transesophageal Echocardiography
    • Stress and Heart Disease
    • Depression and Myocardial Infarction
    • Emotional Stress and Sudden Death

    Technical Research Interest:

    I develop interdisciplinary programs that bring together the fields of veterinary medicine, human medicine, evolutionary and wildlife biology to explore the potential for a species-spanning approach to health. The potential for comparative clinical medicine and evolutionary medicine to yield new approaches and novel hypotheses for important health challenges is only now emerging. Some of the initiatives I have developed to expand the interface between these related but too often disconnected fields have included:

    • Conferences bringing physicians and veterinarians together to discuss the shared diseases of different species
    • Medical school course on comparative clinical medicine
    • Novel research initiative pairing UCLA medical students with UC Davis veterinary students to explore important health concerns relevant to both humans and animals
    • Evolutionary Medicine Month at UCLA - “Darwin on Rounds” Project
    • Develop undergraduate, graduate and medical school curriculum in evolutionary medicine

    Publications

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