Susmita Parashar, MD
Emory ClinicEmory Healthcare Network Physician
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- 2000 Started practicing
- 16 Years experience
- 1 OFFICE LOCATION
- 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
About Dr. Parashar
Susmita Parashar, MD, MPH, MS, FAHA, FACC is a Board certified cardiologist at the Emory Heart and Vascular Center and Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to joining as faculty in the Division of Cardiology, Dr Parashar was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Emory for 8 years. She applies her experience as a Board certified internist in providing a holistic care to patients. She was awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women's Health Award to recognize outstanding work in the area of women's health and cardiovascular disease and Emory Department of Medicine Early Career Faculty Research Award for Clinical Research.
Dr. Parashar completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta and Cardiology fellowship at Emory University. She completed her Master of Public Health and a Master of Science from Emory in 2005. She is Board Certified in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.
A passionate clinician-researcher and educator, she trains medical students, residents and cardiology fellows. In addition, she conducts clinical research. Dr Parashar's clinical and research focus is in preventive cardiology with a focus on women and cardiovascular diseases. Her research focuses on the role of psychological, behavioral and biological factors in explaining gender disparities in cardiovascular diseases. She is interested in studying how gender and race influence health, medical care and outcomes; what are the biological mechanisms influencing the development of diseases or disease outcomes; and what we can do in order to overcome disparities. She designs clinical studies in order to provide answers to these questions.
She has received several grants and awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the AHA to conduct research on women and heart disease. She has served as Emory principal investigator for large NIH funded clinical research for heart attack patients. She was also invited to participate as a co-investigator for the NIH funded Cardiovascular Health Study for older adults. She has presented her work in national and international scientific meetings, including the AHA Annual Session, AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, American College of Cardiology Annual Session, Society of General Internal Medicine and International Congress of Coronary Heart Disease.
Dr. Parashar has authored/coauthored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, including invited textbook chapters, manuscripts, abstracts and review articles. Her work has been published in such prestigious journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine and Circulation, and highlighted by the Nature and national media such as CNN, CBS and NPR news.
She believes in family-career balance and applies her experience as a mother of two young children and wife to her work.
My Clinical Interests
- cardiology - general
- cardiovascular disease
- preventive medicine