Hi, I am Dr. Heather Shenkman and I’m a board certified interventional cardiologist. I’m originally from Michigan and attended Albany Medical College in New York, where I completed a combined degree, six year program and graduated at the age of 23. I did my residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in internal medicine before completing my cardiology fellowship at the University of Rochester in New York and my interventional cardiology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
I have wanted to be a doctor since I was child and was drawn to cardiology in particular because heart disease is a number one cause of death around the world and so much of it is avoidable and treatable. While I am trained to perform complex heart surgeries, I prefer to help patients promote heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. My passion is to help people to improve their quality of life through a preventative care approach.
As an interventional cardiologist, I have a strong appreciation for and understanding of the benefit that a healthy lifestyle provides for cardiovascular conditions. You can promote cardiovascular health and avoid many heart conditions from returning by incorporating a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management and natural healing into your daily lives.
In cardiology, there is clearly a role for medications but I saw a greater need for a more holistic approach to accompany standard medical care. Western medicine focuses on the symptoms and there is a bigger picture with cardiology. My strong desire to help others prevent heart disease and a more holistic approach to health care is what drives my journey through medicine and brought me to partner with 1MD.
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Seeing people take control of their lives, working to promote their own health and happiness is the most rewarding part of my work. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, a holistic approach to heart health can improve the lives of millions. With the 1MD heart suite collection of superior natural treatments, your heart will have everything it needs.
Dr. Heather Shenkman
Interventional Cardiologist & 1MD Scientific Advisory Board Member