Biography: Margo Minissian, PhD, ACNP

Margo Minissian, PhD, ACNP
  • Nurse Scientist
  • Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Lipid Specialist
  • Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
  • Los Angeles, CA

Margo B. Minissian, PhD, ACNP is a Nurse Scientist, Cardiology Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Lipid Specialist at the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The center is designed to help women reduce their chances of heart disease through a preventive approach, including state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic testing.

Her primary research interests focus on cardiovascular prevention. Dr. Minissian is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to complete heart health screenings in ethnic minority women. She has partnered with local nursing organizations to complete this study which takes place in minority communities in Los Angeles. Her second NIH funded study was her doctoral project, “Is Spontaneous Preterm Delivery Associated with Clustering of Maternal Cardiovascular Risk Mark Ers and Impaired Vascular Function? The SPACE Study”. Dr. Minissian was also awarded the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Summer 2014 Pre-doctoral Fellowship, the American Nurses Foundation Nurse Scholar Fellowship and was the UCLA Dean’s Scholar Fellow and a UCLA Regents Scholar. Dr. Minissian is a published, principal investigator and co- investigator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with multiple peer reviewed publications.

Dr. Minissian has spoken at many professional organizations nation-wide discussing the epidemic of women and heart disease, Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and dyslipidemia complicated by statin myalgias. In addition, Dr. Minissian was co-author of the ACC/ AHA Secondary Prevention Guidelines in which she chaired the smoking cessation section. She has presented at the Puerto Rico, Minnesota, Montana, Kentucky, New York, Washington and California Chapters of the American College of Cardiology to name a few.