For over twenty years, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz has treated human patients at the UCLA Medical Center, developed imaging techniques and lectured to thousands of medical students, residents, fellows, colleagues, and community members. Currently, she is a cardiac consultant for the Los Angeles Zoo and a member of the Zoo’s Medical Advisory Board as well as Director of Imaging at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. Her outstanding rapport with students has won her numerous teaching awards and made her a popular professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she lectures about cardiovascular physiology, cardiovascular pharmacology, echocardiography, and bioengineering. Her writing has appeared in many scientific and medical publications.
Barbara is a member of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) Working Group entitled, “Infusing Evolutionary Thinking into Medical Education.” With Daniel Blumstein, Chair of the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, she created and curated Evolutionary Medicine Month at UCLA (summary here, in the Evolution and Medicine Review).
Barbara earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University and received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two dogs.