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Nanette K. Wenger

Nanette K. Wenger

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Wenger is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine. She is a Consultant to the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Wenger received the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from Hunter College (1993), and the Physician of the Year Award of the American Heart Association (1998). In 1999, Dr. Wenger received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association and its Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award. She was chosen by Atlanta Women in Law and Medicine for Shining Star Award recognizing her distinguished career in cardiology and women’s health issues. At the Emory University 2004 Commencement, Dr. Wenger received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award of the University and the Evangeline Papageorge Alumni Teaching Award of the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenger was selected to deliver the 2004 Laennec Lecture of the American Heart Association. In 2006, Dr. Wenger received the Hatter Award, international recognition for the advancement of cardiovascular science. The Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology presented Dr. Wenger its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. She was selected Georgia Woman of the Year for 2010. In 2011, Dr. Wenger was selected to deliver the James B. Herrick lecture by the American Heart Association for her outstanding achievement in clinical cardiology. She was elected a member of Emory’s 175 History makers during Emory’s first 175 years. Dr. Wenger has authored or coauthored over 1500 scientific and review articles and book chapters. Dr. Wenger chaired the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Conference on Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women. She chaired the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Rehabilitation after Cardiovascular Disease, and co-chaired the Guideline Panel on Cardiac Rehabilitation for the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research is a Past President of the Society of Geriatric Cardiology and was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology for more than 15 years.

Research Interest

Coronary heart disease in women, Geriatric cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and clinical cardiology.