The California chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has named Karol Watson, MD, PhD as 2017 Elliott Rappaport Cardiologist of the Year.
Dr. Watson, a 20+ year member of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), commented on her award:
“As I reflect on my career, I realize the mentorship, friendship and career guidance I received from many ABC members was instrumental in guiding me. I credit my career-long association with the ABC as one of the keys to my success. Thank you ABC and my many mentors and friends.”
Dr. Watson is an attending cardiologist and a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is Director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center, the UCLA-Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, Co-Director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, and Director of the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Watson is a principal investigator for several large National Institutes of Health research studies including the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study and the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association.
Congratulations Dr. Watson!