Joan Briller, MD, FACC | USA
Joan E. Briller, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology) at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she directs the Women and Heart Program. She has had a long standing interest in women’s cardiac disease with a focus on heart disease during pregnancy. She is a participant in IPAC a multicenter NHLBI-funded study on the role of immune activation and myocardial recovery in peripartum cardiomyopathy which hopes to provide insight into this illness. As a member of the Illinois Maternal Mortality Committee, she has joined Illinois’ efforts to reduce maternal cardiovascular deaths which have emerged as a substantial cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. She has developed a curriculum for educating cardiology fellows and maternal fetal medicine fellows on management of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy presenting locally, regionally and internationally on this topic. She has served on advisory committees for the Sister to Sister Foundation and the Heart Truth Campaign. A Chicago spokesperson for the AHA, she frequently gives talks on the benefits of healthy lifestyle in preventing heart disease and celebrates more than a decade working on Chicago Go Red Activities. Dr. Briller is a proud recipient of the Women with Heart Award from the American Heart Association for her contributions to that organization for addressing cardiac issues in women.