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Mimi  Guarneri

Mimi Guarneri

Integrative Cardiologist & Author

Biography

Board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and holistic medicine, Dr. Guarneri is the founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Guarneri was an English literature major as an undergraduate at New York University. Her medical degree is from SUNY Medical Center in New York, where she graduated number one in her class. Dr. Guarneri served her internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center, where she later became chief medical resident. She served cardiology fellowships at both New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic. Read More >

Dr. Guarneri served as an attending in interventional cardiology at Scripps Clinic, where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where she uses state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs to aggressively diagnose, prevent, and treat cardiovascular disease. She is a fellow member of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American Medical Women’s Association, and a diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Guarneri was honored as the ARCS scientist of the year. Dr. Guarneri has authored several articles that have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Echocardiography and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Guarneri participated as a member of the writing committee for the American College of Cardiology Foundation Complementary Medicine Expert Consensus Document. This expert consensus statement on integrating complementary medicine into cardiovascular medicine was published in 2005.

She is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC Today and PBS’s To the Contrary and Full Focus. In her book Dr. Guarneri takes the reader on a journey of the heart – exploring the emotional heart, able to be crushed by loss; the intelligent heart, with a nervous system all its own; and the spiritual heart, which yearns for a higher purpose. With groundbreaking new research and unparalleled experience, Dr. Guarneri skillfully weaves the science and drama of the heart’s unfolding. Her work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine. Dr. Guarneri is regularly quoted in national publications such as Yoga Journal, Body+Soul, Trustee magazine, and WebMD.

She has been recognized for her national leadership in integrative medicine by the Bravewell Collaborative and now serves as chair of the Bravewell Clinical Network for integrative medicine. In 2008 Dr. Guarneri was honored by Project Concern International for her work in Southern India.

She currently serves on the international sub-committee for Direct-Relief International. Dr. Guarneri recently served on an advisory panel for the Institute of Medicine to explore the science and practice of integrative medicine for promoting the nation’s health. The summit’s findings were released February 25-27, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

The Heart Speaks: Are You Listening?

In this speech, Dr. Mimi Guarneri will explore the whole heart – the mental heart, affected by hostility, stress, and depression; the emotional heart, able to be crushed by loss; the intelligent heart, with a nervous system all its own; the spiritual heart, which yearns for a higher purpose; and the universal heart, which communicates with others.

Transforming Stress

Ninety to ninety-five percent of all healthcare visits are due to stress-related disorders. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and arrhythmia are just a few of the illnesses made worse by stress. Keynote speaker Dr. Guarneri will explore the role of stress in the manifestation of disease and teach you how to transform bad stress to good.

A Holistic Approach to Cardiovascular Disease in Women

In this fascinating keynote speech, Dr. Mimi Guarneri helps audiences understand the risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women, the science behind the mind-body connection, and the role of nutrition and supplements in disease prevention.

An Integrative Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

In this fascinating keynote speech, Dr. Mimi Guarneri helps audiences understand the role of emotions in health and illneess, the science behind the mind-body connection, and the role of nutrition and supplements in disease prevention.

Personalized, Predictive, Proactive Cardiology

This presentation will approach the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease from a personalized, predictive, proactive perspective. Uncoding the human genome has pioneered the way to an understanding of genetic risk. However, equally if not more important is the revolution in elucidating the epigenome. Understanding why genes turn on and off is paramount to disease treatment and prevention. This information will usher us into an era of medicine in which we truly have the opportunity to scientifically validate mind-body therapies, nutraceuticals, and the concept of food as information. Already in cardiology genetic testing is being utilized to determine medication dosages, potential side effects, and even the need for treatment. Diagnostic technology is allowing us to detect medical challenges long before they erupt into clinical disease. Tailoring programs of nutrition, nutraceuticals, and lifestyle change based on genetic susceptibility and epigentics is a paradigm shift for modern medicine.

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