Specialty in Women’s Heart Care

Expert heart care for women, by women

Three female cardiologists talking in a hospital hallway represent the expertise in women's heart care at Scripps.

Drs. Poulina Uddin, Christina Adams and Namee Kim, Cardiology, Scripps Clinic

Expert heart care for women, by women

Scripps Women’s Heart Center offers heart care specifically for women, by women. We’re dedicated to empowering women to take care of their hearts through education, lifestyle and, when needed, expert medical care. Our female cardiologists are experts in both cardiology and integrative/holistic medicine, and specialize in heart conditions specifically associated with women.

Specialized services for women

A healthy heart requires the right care. If you have never been to a cardiologist before and want to know more about your risk for heart disease, you may want to ask your primary care physician for a referral, or make an appointment with a Scripps Women’s Heart Center cardiologist to evaluate your heart health and learn how to lower your risk.


If you have already been diagnosed with a heart condition and need medical care or want a second opinion, we’re here for you. Our cardiologists provide comprehensive, compassionate evaluation and treatment of the conditions that most often affect women’s hearts.

The expertise of Scripps

The Scripps Women’s Heart Center brings together specialists in women’s heart disease, the most advanced technology and the nationally recognized expertise of Scripps.


Our women's heart team includes:



Our physicians are experts in cardiology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, bringing a unique and holistic approach to women's heart care that includes mind, body and spirit.


The center is located in the state-of-the-art Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, connected to the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla. Scripps Women’s Heart Center patients have access to the entire Scripps network of cardiology services and technologies.


U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Scripps the best in San Diego and one of the "Best Hospitals" in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery.

Clinical research

Until recently, heart care research tended to overlook gender differences. For the most part, researchers have focused on men’s hearts, or did not note the differences between men and women when reporting results. Scripps Women’s Heart Center will participate in research studies to track cardiovascular disease and risk factor progression among women and offer participation in clinical research trials when appropriate. Learn more about clinical trials for heart disease.