UK Gill Heart Institute Announces New Director of Women’s Heart Health

UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute has named Dr. Gretchen Wells as its new director of Women’s Heart Health.

Wells comes from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she was most recently medical director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Inpatient Cardiology Services and directed the outpatient women’s cardiac program.

She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where she also completed a Ph.D. in medical genetics. Wells completed her residency and a clinical fellowship in cardiology at Wake Forest.

Her interests include heart failure mechanisms in women, neurocardiology and noninvasive cardiology.

As director of Women's Heart Health at the Gill, Dr. Wells looks to combine her knowledge of cardiovascular disease with continued research on conditions that affect both pregnant and post-menopausal women, particularly in the area of gender differences in the presentation of heart disease.

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