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Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres '82 named Physician of the Year

Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres '82, MD, senior vice president of Northwell Health's Center for Equity of Care and chief diversity and inclusion officer, has been named the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2022 Physician of the Year

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Dr. Mieres studied Natural Science at Bennington College before obtaining her MD at Boston University. She has been a cardiologist for nearly 30 years and is also a professor of cardiology, award-winning author, documentary producer, storyteller and an internationally known advocate for women's heart health and diversity in health care. 

At Bennington, Mieres was honored with the 2020 Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award, recognizing how her innovative and inspirational leadership is advancing civic and cultural life and improving the lives of others.

She has been a dedicated volunteer for the American Heart Association for more than 20 years, a national spokesperson for Go Red for Women, and has served on the national Board of Directors and a wide variety of committees. She was honored as the 2022 Physician of the Year during the AHA's annual National Volunteer Awards virtual ceremony, which is now available for public viewing.