Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD
Director, Women's Heart Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases
Mayo Clinic and College of Medicine
About The Expert
Dr. Mulvagh is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic and College of Medicine, and immediate past Director of the Women’s Heart Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. She is currently Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Dalhousie University, and Nova Scotia Health Authority, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a clinical cardiologist focused on heart disease in women and noninvasive cardiovascular imaging, including contrast, stress, and myocardial perfusion echocardiography. She is an internationally recognized educator and speaker on cardiovascular imaging and women’s cardiovascular issues.
She earned her doctorate in medicine, graduating magna cum laude, from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. She completed her internship at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, residency in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, and fellowship in cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has practiced emergency and internal medicine in Ontario, Canada, and was a visiting scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center, and Clinical Instructor for the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, prior to arriving at Mayo Clinic in 1990.
Dr. Mulvagh is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Echocardiography and chaired and participated in numerous committees including the American Society of Echocardiography Task Force for Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast, Committee on Live Programs, Research Awards Committee, Nominations Committee, Industry Roundtable, Public Relations Task Force, and NASA Scientific Working Group and Peer Review sessions.
Dr. Mulvagh has moderated and chaired many scientific sessions for the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American Heart Association. She was the medical chair for the First Inaugural Go Red for Women American Heart Association Luncheon in Rochester, MN, and served on the Mayo Women's Health Executive Subcommittee. Her publications include over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and invited articles and book chapters addressing investigative frontiers in echocardiography and women and heart disease.