Suzanne Steinbaum

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is a cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. Her passion began when she was told, “There is no such thing as women and heart disease,” while she was observing women patients being misdiagnosed and mistreated. She is director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at The Mount Sinai Hospital In New York City. Previously, she was director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Lenox Hill, also in New York City. Author of Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life, she has been awarded a New York Times Super Doctor and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Cardiovascular Disease and named to New York magazine’s prestigious Best Doctors list. Dr. Steinbaum is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and a national spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign and a chairperson of the Go Red for Women in New York City. She is on the New York City Board of the American Heart Association. Dr. Suzanne’s motto for life balance, success, healing and ultimate happiness is simply “living from the heart.” Learn more at her website at and on Facebook and Twitter.


Choosing a Cardiologist

Anyone with a family history of heart issues should see a cardiologist. In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, explains how to choose the right one.


Who Needs a Cardiologist?

Does everybody need a cardiologist? Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, author of her "Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life," lets you know!

Diet & Nutrition

Diet or Exercise?

People often wonder which is more important for their health—diet or exercise. In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, gives her expert opinion...

Women's Health

Pregnancy and Heart Health

In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, explains that pregnancy is the first metabolic stress test that many women face in life, so it can reveal issues.

At the Heart of It All

Maintaining You Through It All

You’ve had stressful times in the past. I am sure of that. And you made it through. Those hard times…


Move As If Your Health Depended Upon It!

In this video, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum explains her personal philosophy regarding exercise and why you should keep moving!


Denial Is Dangerous When It Comes to Your Health

In this video, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum explains how living in denial and ignoring heart disease is dangerous for your health.

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The Most Important Medical Tests Once You Start Menopause

Well, this has been fun. If you haven’t been on this menopausal journey with me, now is the time to…

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Headaches? Memory Loss? Blame Menopause!

Chances are, you value your brain more than just about any other part of you. It has gotten you this…


Are Stroke Symptoms Different for Women?

Women can have the same classic stroke symptoms as men, but they also have symptoms unique to them, including fainting and hiccups. Learn more.


What Are the Biggest Stroke Risks for Women?

Women have specific risk factors for stroke, including birth control, pregnancy, menopause, hormone therapy and certain kinds of migraines.

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What to Do When Menopause Won’t Let You Sleep

I have a confession: Sleeping is not my greatest skill. That is why I am writing this at 2 am.…

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Let’s Talk About Sex…and How to Feel Sexy Again

Let’s talk about sex. As a cardiologist addressing women’s health, sex is a part of overall wellness. Leading a heart-healthy…

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Sweating with Purpose

If you are going to get hot and sticky and sweaty, you might as well be doing it for a…

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The Truth about Menopause: Why Diet Matters

I think the hardest part of going through the process of menopause is that you just don’t feel like yourself.…

At the Heart of It All

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Menopause?

Considering that women comprise 50% of the population, and that we all experience (or are currently experiencing, or have already…


Little-Known Side Effects of Taking Statins

Bottom Line/HEALTH: About 20% of adults over 45 are taking a statin medication. But should they be…and are they all…

Sexual Wellness

2 Rules for Having Sex After a Heart Attack

Your spouse has had a heart attack. Does this mean your sex life is over? We bring you the bottom…

Women's Health

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Heart Attacks

Heart disease has historically been thought of as a man’s disease, but it turns out that it is the number-one…


Do I Need a Stent?

Your doctor tells you that you’ve got a blocked artery, and you need a stent stat. But do you really?…