The Experts In
Women’s Heart Health

Jennifer H. Mieres, MD & Stacey E. Rosen, MD

Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, FAHA, MASNC

Jennifer Mieres Headshot

Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres is a leading expert in cardiovascular disease in women and patient-centered healthcare advocacy. She is currently Professor of Cardiology and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra /Northwell. She is a Senior Vice President of Northwell Health’s Center for Equity of Care, and provides strategic guidance for Northwell’s diversity and health equity initiatives and serves as the health system’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. She is also a member of the steering committee of Northwell’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health.

A graduate of Bennington College and Boston University School of Medicine, she is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and a Master of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and in 2009 she served as the first female president of the ASNC. Dr. Mieres is board certified in nuclear cardiology and has been actively involved in clinical cardiovascular research. She chaired the AHA’s 2005 and 2014 writing group on imaging in women and is the lead author of the AHA’s 2014 scientific publication on diagnostic testing for women.

She has authored and co-authored more than 70 scientific publications and has presented her research as distinguished invited faculty at over 100 National and International conferences.

Dr. Mieres is a National Spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red For Women movement and has served on the National board and chair of several national AHA committees. She has also served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for WomenHeart, the national coalition for women living with heart disease.

Dr. Mieres is routinely called upon by the media to comment on heart health, appearing on such programs as “20/20,” the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Today in New York,” “CBS Early Show,” CNN, “NBC Nightly News” and many others. As a producer of the PBS documentary “A Woman’s Heart,” (2003) she was nominated for an Emmy for best documentary in the Health Science category at the 46th Annual New York Emmy Awards. She was also a producer of the award-winning documentary “Ms. Diagnosed.” She was featured on the cover of the May 2008 issue of Black Enterprise magazine as one of America’s leading doctors and in 2009 and 2010, Dr. Mieres was listed as one of the best doctors in New York magazine.


Physician of the Year
American Heart Association, 2022

AHA Chairman’s Award
American Heart Association, 2014

Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award
American College of Cardiology, 2014

Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award
American Heart Association, 2011

Red Dress Award
Women’s Day, 2008

Outstanding Service as President
Long Island American Heart Association, 2005

William Groom Award
American Heart Association, 2005

Wenger Award for Healthcare
WomensHeart, 2004

Governor’s Award for Excellence
New York State, 2002

Stacey E. Rosen, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA

Stacey Rosen headshot

Stacey E. Rosen, MD is the senior vice president for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, the Partners Council Professor of Women’s Health and professor of cardiology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Rosen is a leading expert in the field of cardiovascular disease in women’s and oversees women’s health services at Northwell Health with a focus on the elimination of healthcare disparities through comprehensive clinical programs, gender-based research, community partnerships and education.

Dr. Rosen has been a practicing cardiologist for over 30 years and co-authored the new book, Heart Smarter for Women: Six Weeks to a Healthier Heart published in 2022. She also co-produced her first documentary titled “Ms.Diagnosed” which premiered at the Cinequest film festival in 2020.

A longtime volunteer for the American Heart Association (AHA), she has served in leadership roles at the local, regional and national level. In 2018, she received the AHA’s Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award and in 2021, she received the AHA’s Physician of the Year Award.

Dr. Rosen is a graduate of the six-year medical program at Boston University School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the AHA.

She is a recipient of numerous media, industry and healthcare awards and is regularly called upon by the media as an expert on women’s heart health.

Follow Dr. Rosen on Twitter @DrStaceyRosen


Physician of the Year
American Heart Association, 2021

Ann Gottlieb Award for Excellence in Teaching
North Shore-LIJ

Volunteer Service Award
American Heart Association

Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women
Long Island Business News, 2012

Cardiovascular Science Award
American Heart Association, 2011

Marissa Licata MS, RD, CDN

Marissa Licata MS, RD, CDN is a contributing author to Heart Smarter for Women: Six Weeks to a Healthier Heart and is the Lead Registered Dietitian for Katz Institute of Women’s Health at Northwell Health where she focuses on the nutritional care of women including cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal health and weight management. Driven by the pursuit to help others fulfill a healthy lifestyle and achieve nutritional wellness, Marissa has spent 22 years as a Registered Dietitian. Prior to joining Northwell Health, Marissa held notable roles in clinical nutrition serving as the Ambulatory Nutrition Manager at New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center and also as Clinical Nutrition Manager of the University of California, Davis Health System. Throughout her career she has been widely sought out by leading health care institutions for her deep knowledge and approach to evolving clinical nutrition practices.

Marissa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Food & Nutrition from Long Island University, C.W. Post. She also earned her Masters of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from New England College.