Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D.

Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D.

Biography

Jennifer is Senior Vice President, Community and Public Health and Chief Diversity Officer for the North Shore–LIJ Health System. Dr. Mieres oversees diversity-and-inclusion efforts for North Shore–LIJ’s 16 hospitals and the Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine. She also leads the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and is medical director of the Center for Learning and Innovation. She is a former faculty member at the New York University Langone Medical Center, where she was section Chief of Nuclear Cardiology. As a cardiologist, Dr. Mieres has dedicated her work to women and heart disease. She was lead author for the AHA’s imaging guidelines and is involved in clinical cardiovascular research in women. A tireless advocate for women’s health and heart-disease prevention, Mieres co-authored the critically-acclaimed book, Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas: A Five-Week Program for Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle (St. Martin’s Press) and in 2003 was nominated for an Emmy award, as a producer of the PBS documentary A Woman’s Heart. She was also the first female president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. In acknowledgement of her work as a patient and community advocate, Dr. Mieres was awarded the 2011 AHA’s Louis B. Russell, Jr., Memorial Award, and in 2014 with the Chairman’s Award in recognition of her outstanding service in addressing healthcare disparities and/or service to minority and underserved communities.