Biography: Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH

Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Section Head, General Cardiology, Prevention and Imaging
  • Division of Cardiovascular Disease
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Section Head of General Cardiology, Prevention, and Imaging in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. She also serves as Medical Director of the Coronary Care Unit and the University Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Most of her research has focused on secondary prevention of coronary artery disease with an emphasis on lipid-lowering therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and heart disease in women. She is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association and is a past president of the National Lipid Association.