Dr. Martha Gulati Joins Banner - University Medicine and the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix

Marian Frank
Marian Frank
She's Set to Lead Cardiovascular Education and Clinical Care

Martha Gulati Head ShotMartha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, has been named the first Division Chief of Cardiology for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and Physician Executive Director for the Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute. In her dual role, Dr. Gulati will lead education activities in cardiovascular sciences for medical students, residents and fellows at the College and Banner Health; she will also lead clinical heart care as the director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Banner.

“Dr. Gulati will play a critical role in the development of the Heart Institute at Banner, bringing together the extensive cardiovascular services at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Heart Hospital,” said Steve Narang, MD, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

“We look forward Dr. Gulati’s leadership in providing coordinated, multi-disciplinary care to patients with the most complex heart disease,” added Julie Nunley, CEO, Banner Heart Hospital.

“The hiring of Dr. Gulati represents a huge step forward for our academic medical center, reflective of the highest quality of clinician-scientist, teacher and role model that we can recruit into our new academic environment,” said Stuart D. Flynn, MD, former Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. “We are thrilled to have her join us in Arizona.”

Dr. Gulati began her new role on Jan. 18, 2016.

About Dr. Gulati

Dr. Gulati most recently served as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Public Health in the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University. She was the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and the Section Director for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Preventive Cardiology at The Ohio State University. She is the author of the best-seller, “Saving Women’s Hearts”. Dr. Gulati is the Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Cardiology “CardioSmart”, the patient education and empowerment initiative.

Her exceptional commitment to the study of women and cardiac diseases has won her numerous awards and distinctions, including receiving the first CREDO (Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes) Award from the American College of Cardiology to honor her contributions to improve cardiovascular health for women. In 2012, she was awarded the National Red Dress Award for her efforts in raising awareness of heart disease in women and advancing research in this field.

Dr. Gulati is passionate about the study of women and heart disease and about the prevention of heart disease. She is the principal investigator of the St. James Women Take Heart Project, a study examining cardiac risk factors in women, which set new standards for women’s fitness levels and heart rate response to exercise in women. She also is a co-investigator on the Women Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) and previously served as a co-investigator on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).

She is a member of numerous advisory boards and societies, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. She has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Her research has been featured in hundreds of newspapers across the world, including The New York Times and USA Today. She has also been featured on Oprah, CBS National News, The Today Show, Canada AM and many others.

Dr. Gulati completed medical school at the University of Toronto, Canada. She completed her internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and is board certified in cardiovascular disease.


About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated more than 800 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,700 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.