Faculty

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, Co-Director, UCLA Program in Preventative Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and a board-certified, full-time cardiologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr Watson received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, and her PhD in Physiology from UCLA. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiology at UCLA, and continued there as part of the UCLA Specialty Training and Academic Research program and as Chief Fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases at UCLA. Currently, Dr Watson is director of the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program at UCLA, Co-Director of the UCLA Program in Preventative Cardiology, and director of the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr Watson contributes nationally on a number of fronts as well. She is a Principal Investigator for several large NIH studies, and serves on NIH Data, Safety, and Monitoring Boards and Steering Committees. She also currently serves on the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. Dr Watson is a member of the writing group for the 2013 ACC AHA Cholesterol guidelines, the update commonly known as ATP 4. Dr Watson is past Vice President for the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC); and immediate past chairperson of the scientific advisory board for Womenheart, - the largest national organization for women living with heart disease. Dr Watson has received many honors including "America’s Top Physicians" designation from Black Enterprise magazine, a Super Doctors designation from "Tu Ciudad" and "Los Angeles" magazines, and in 2010 she was awarded a "Red Dress Award" from Women’s Day magazine. Dr Watson has been quoted in many papers, journals, and periodicals, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Woman’s Day, and Redbook magazines. She has appeared in interviews on Lifetime television, NBC News, and PBS, among others. Also, Dr Watson was one of the physician hosts of the TLC television series "Guardian Angels, MD," as well as an advisor to, and featured in the emmy award-winning PBS series "The Mysterious Human Heart." The American Society of Hypertension recognizes Dr Watson as a Specialist in Hypertension, she chairs the Cholesterol committee of the Association of Black Cardiologists, and serves on several committees and panels of the National Institutes of Health including serving on the NIH Expert Panel for the Integrated Clinical Guideline for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. She is currently chairperson of the national advisory board for WomenHeart (a national organization dedicated to women with heart disease), a former member of the advisory board for the California Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention program, and Chairperson of the FDA Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel. Dr Watson’s more than 100 publications and presentations have addressed many subjects including prevention of heart disease, vascular calcification, hormone replacement therapy, the metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and. cardiovascular disease in African Americans.


Recent & Upcoming Conference Sessions

South

South Annual Conference

Cardiology Prevention Guidelines: Pearls For Putting Them Into Practice

Friday, February 9, 2018

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

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Pri-Med® Baltimore | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Baltimore, MD

Regional Conference Baltimore

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Pri-Med® New York | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | New York, NY

Regional Conference New York

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Thursday, November 16, 2017

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Pri-Med® Raleigh | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Raleigh, NC

Pri-Med Raleigh

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Monday, November 6, 2017

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Pri-Med® Atlanta | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Atlanta, GA

Regional Conference Atlanta

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Pri-Med® Dearborn | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Dearborn, MI

Regional Conference Dearborn

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Monday, October 23, 2017

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Pri-Med® Midwest |Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Rosemont, IL

Midwest Annual Conference

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Thursday, October 12, 2017

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Pri-Med® Los Angeles | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Los Angeles, CA

Regional Conference Los Angeles

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Pri-Med® Philadelphia | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Philadelphia, PA

Regional Conference Philadelphia

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

East

East Annual Conference

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Friday, September 15, 2017

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Pri-Med® Phoenix | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Phoenix, AZ

Regional Conference Phoenix

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Pri-Med® Brooklyn | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Brooklyn, NY

Regional Conference Brooklyn

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Pri-Med® Long Beach | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Long Beach, CA

Regional Conference Long Beach

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Monday, July 24, 2017

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Pri-Med® Washington DC | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Washington, DC

Regional Conference Washington DC

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Pri-Med® Seattle | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Seattle, WA

Regional Conference Seattle

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Friday, June 30, 2017

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Pri-Med® Irving | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Irving, TX

Regional Conference Irving

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Pri-Med® Chicago | Continuing Medical Education (CME) | Chicago, IL

Regional Conference Chicago

The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease

Thursday, May 4, 2017

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM