Dr. Heather Gornik

United States

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Heather Gornik, MD, is Co-Director of the Vascular Center at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. She is Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

A cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist, Dr. Gornik completed medical school at the University of Chicago. She went on to receive additional training in internal medicine, cardiology, and vascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston where she also served as chief medical resident.

Dr. Gornik is an expert in the care of complex vascular diseases, particularly fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). She currently serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America, and serves on the steering committee of the United States Registry for FMD. Dr. Gornik is also a nationally recognized expert in noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing and is a past president of the Vascular Testing Division of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Dr. Gornik has led the development of national guidelines related to the diagnosis and clinical care pathways for patients with vascular disease. She is a past president of the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) and serves as editor-in-chief of its official journal, Vascular Medicine.

In addition to her clinical and research work at University Hospitals, Dr. Gornik serves as Director of the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute Quality Network where she focuses on engaging individuals from multiple disciplines in process improvement activities across the health system’s cardiovascular service line.