Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS, NCMP

Associate Director, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
Director, Women's Hormone and Menopause Program

Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS, is Associate Director of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and director of the Women's Hormone and Menopause Program.

The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center is designed to help women reduce their chance of heart disease through a preventive approach, including state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic testing. Dr. Shufelt is a women's health expert. Her clinical interests focus on contraceptive and menopause hormone use with particular attention to assessing women with or at risk for heart disease. She directs the Women's Hormone and Menopause Program that provides personalized menopause system treatment (hormone and non-hormone options), high-risk hormone counseling for women with or at risk for heart disease and cardiac risk assessments.  She also treats resistant high blood pressure and complex blood cholesterol disorders.

Dr. Shufelt is board certified in internal medicine with advanced training in preventive cardiology and women's health. She is a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) certified menopause practitioner and member. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences and the National Lipid Association.

Dr. Shufelt is co-investigator on many studies at Cedars-Sinai, including those focusing on heart disease affecting small arteries in women. Her research interests are women and heart disease, menopause symptom management, and the study of the influence of hormones on heart disease. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the American Medical Association and has presented at both national and international conferences. She is a community speaker, providing the latest information about hormones and heart disease, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Shufelt earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). She completed her internal medicine residency in Santa Barbara at Cottage Hospital and a Women's Heart Disease and Health Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shufelt earned a master's degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from USC.
 

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