Featured Clinician: Carolina Gongora-Nieto, MD

gongora-nieto-carolinaMeet the Emory University Department of Medicine’s Featured Clinician, Carolina Gongora-Nieto, MD (Division of Cardiology).

Dr. Gongora-Nieto is originally from Bogota, Colombia and moved to Atlanta after finishing medical school. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in hypertension before training in internal medicine/cardiology at Emory. She has served on the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine since 2013.

Dr. Gongora-Nieto credits her deep interest in the physiologic and pathologic processes of the human body and the therapeutic strategies available for the treatment of these ailments for her motivation to enter into the speciality of women’s cardiovascular health. She has a special focus in pregnancy-related cardiovascular complications.

She notes that it is well recognized that women with a history of pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, and/or preeclampsia are at an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease. However, many of the women who develop pregnancy-related cardiovascular complications are not aware of this risk and therefore do not undergo appropriate cardiac screenings or aggressive cardiac-risk-factor modification later in life. Learn more about the Emory Women’s Heart Center.

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Emory Department of Medicine
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The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.