Icilma V. Fergus, MD, Presents Grand Rounds on November 10th

Icilma V. Fergus, MD, Presents Grand Rounds on November 10th

New York, NY (November 8, 2017) – Icilma V. Fergus, MD, will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s November Grand Rounds. Her presentation, titled “Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Management for the High Risk Population,” will provide learners with an understanding and overview of cardiovascular disease topics relevant to an urban community with high CV morbidity and mortality, knowledge of new technology and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, and bring awareness of new approaches for cardiovascular care including Precision Medicine, access and cardio metabolic contributors.

Icilma V. Fergus, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiovascular Disparities at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Prior to starting her role at Mount Sinai, she served as Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Harlem Hospital Center for three years. She is a Barnard and SUNY Downstate graduate. She completed her residency and served as chief resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Fergus completed her cardiology fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Fergus has authored numerous articles related to heart disease in peer-reviewed journals including her contribution to the book entitled “Cardiovascular Disease in Ethnic Minorities.”  Her current clinical and research interests involve cardiovascular disparities, hypertension, heart failure and heart disease in women. She has been an investigator in several clinical trials. Dr. Fergus is an active member of many professional memberships, including the American Society of Hypertension, the American Heart Association where she sits on the Founder’s Affiliate board, the American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists where she is the immediate past president. She also served a number of years on the ABC board including two years as secretary; Chair of Community Programs for six years. She is a prominent educator in the local community where she works including board member of the Community Advisory board of Touro College. Dr. Fergus is the founder and director of the series of Healthy Hearts Series, which is composed of three programs – “Harlem Healthy Hearts (HHH), Montserrat Healthy Hearts (MHH) and Programme Ultima Femme ( PUF). These programs focus on addressing lifestyle motivation for cardiac prevention as well as education, demonstration and screening to promote optimal health management of cardiovascular risk factors and chronic conditions that may lead to heart disease. There have been over 3000 encounters with participants. She has embarked on several medical mission visits to the island of Montserrat providing much needed cardiovascular care.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency in Kingston, NY.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, November 10th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30am.

Grand Rounds are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month.