Speaker Profile

M.D., M.P.P., Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Honigberg is a general and preventive cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center and Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He is also an affiliated scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he conducts research using large cohorts, human genetics, and imaging, with a focus on understanding sex-specific cardiovascular disease risk factors in women. He has advanced the understanding of the genetics of hypertensive pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and described novel cardiovascular disease associations with premature age of menopause (covered by the New York Times). Dr. Honigberg is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and echocardiography and is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is the recipient of the Roman DeSanctis Clinical Scholar Award from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Investigator Award from the Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum.

Precision Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women
Recent work has identified that premature age of menopause in women represents a risk factor for clonal hematopoiesis, an asymptomatic hematologic condition associated with accelerated cardiovascular disease.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track Co-Chairs:
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
Kathryn G. Schubert, Society for Women's Health Research

Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health:

  • Intro to Women's Health
    - Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
  • US Regulatory/Personalized Medicine and Women's Health
    Session Chair: Kathryn G. Schubert, SWHR
  • Reproductive Health
    - Marcelle Cedars, UCSF
    - Linda G. Griffith, MIT
    - Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, UCSF
  • Pregnancy
    Session Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
    - Virginia D. Winn, Stanford
    - Ananth Karumanchi, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    - Liang Liang, Stanford
    - Mira Moufarrej, Stanford University
  • Biological Sex Differences in Disease + Inclusion of Women in Clinical Research/Innovation
    - Rhonda Voskuhl, UCLA
  • Cardiovascular Health
    - Nisha Parikh, UCSF
    - Michael Honigberg, Massachusetts General Hospital
    - Jennifer Ann Tremmel, Stanford
  • Bone Health/Osteoporosis & Menopause
    Session Chair: Risa Kagan, UCSF
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford
    - Ann Garnier, Lisa Health
  • Showcase
    - Nathan D. Price, Onegevity
    - Maneesh Jain, MirVie
    - Kevin P. Rosenblatt, NX Prenatal
    - Ripudaman Singh, ARCEDI Biotech
    - Michelle Perugini, Presagen