Education

Fellowship
Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006
Residency
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
Degree
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians,Surgeons, 1999

Medical Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002

Gender

Female

State License

A73443
  • About Me

    About Me

    Tamara Horwich, MD, MS is an attending cardiologist and Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine / Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Horwich is Medical Director of UCLA’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, including the Dr. Dean Ornish Comprehensive Lifestyle Program for Reversing Heart Disease, and also is Co- Director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center and Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program at UCLA.

    Dr. Horwich’s clinical interests include treating and preventing heart disease in women, cardiac rehabilitation, treating patients with heart failure, and performing and interpreting echocardiograms. Dr. Horwich’s main research interests include studying obesity, body composition and cardiovascular disease, as well as risk factors and novel therapies for patients with heart disease, with a focus on women. She has been a grant recipient from the National Institutes of Health, the Heart Failure Society of America, as well as the Iris Cantor Women’s Center at UCLA. Dr. Horwich is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association and has helped draft national guidelines on management of heart failure. Furthermore, she is a frequent invited speaker and moderator at the scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Failure Society of America. Dr. Horwich received a BA in History from Brown University and an MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She then returned to her native Los Angeles to complete internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship training at UCLA, during which time she also attained a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research from UCLA.

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  • Locations

    Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    100 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite 630 East
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-825-9011
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
    Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002

    Education

    Fellowship
    Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
    Degree
    MD, Columbia University College of Physicians,Surgeons, 1999
  • Clinical Interests
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • General Cardiology
    • Heart Transplant Evaluation
    • Transthoracic Echocardiography
  • Research

    Research Interest

    Heart Failure; Cardiomyopathy; Obesity; Body Composition; Diabetes in Heart Failure; Outcomes; Women and Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Prevention

    Publications

    Selected Publications
    1. Chyu J, Tseng C, Horwich TB. Four Variable Risk Model in Men and Women with Heart Failure. Circulation – Heart Failure 2014; 7: 88-95.
    2. Ebong I, Watson KE, Goff DC, Bluemke DA, Srikanthan P, Horwich T, Bertoni AG. Age at Menopause and Incident Heart Failure: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Menopause - The Journal of The North American Menopause Society 2014 21:585-91.
    3. Loh J, Creaser J, Rourke DA, Livingston N, Harrison TK, Vandenbogaart E, Moriguchi J, Hamilton MA, Tseng C, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Temporal trends in treatment and outcomes for advanced heart failure patients presenting to a single university center between 1993 and 2010. Circulation – Heart Failure 2013; 6: 411 – 419.
    4. Yancy CW, Jessup M, Bozkurt B, Masoudi F, Butler J, McBride PE, Casey DE, McMurray JJ, Drazner MH, Mitchell JE, Fonarow GC, Peterson PN, Geraci SA, Horwich T, Januzzi JL, Johnson MR, Kasper EK, Levy WC, Riegel B, Sam F, Stevenson LW, Tang W, Tsai EJ, Wilkoff BL. 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation / American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;62:e147–239.
    5. Clark AL, Chyu J, Horwich TB. The Obesity Paradox in Men and Women with Systolic Heart Failure: Sex Specific? Am J Cardiol 2011; 110: 77-82.
    6. Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Glucose, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Diabetes: Relationship to Incidence of Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010; 55: 283-293.
    7. Horwich TB, Broderick S, Chen L, et al. The Relationship Between Body Mass Index, Exercise Training, and Outcomes in Chronic Systolic Heart Failure. Am J Card 2011; 108: 1754-9.
    8. Horwich TB, Fonarow GC. Measures of Obesity and Outcomes Following Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 2008; 118: 469-71.
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