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Matters of the heart

January 17, 2012
Posted In: Features, Headlines

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum has devoted her career to matters of the heart. The 1994 ATSU-KCOM graduate grew up performing and even taught ballroom and jazz dancing while in medical school. No stranger to limelight, she seemed the perfect fit for an interview on medical training with CBS News her very first week as a medical intern in New York. That initial television appearance has led to a vibrant, on-camera medical career.

On any given day, Dr. Steinbaum does media interviews and makes appearances for national news networks, magazines, and health publications and websites. She was cited as an expert source on women’s heart disease on “Inside Edition” after Ellen DeGeneres had a heart scare in late September. Dr. Steinbaum recently finished her book “It’s Not in Your Head, It’s in Your Heart” and plans to co-host a talk-show with Brenda Strong, narrator of “Desperate Housewives.”

Dr. Steinbaum is not only an attending cardiologist and director of Women & Heart Disease of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lenox Hospital in New York City, but also the face for women’s heart health nationwide. She is the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association and co-chairs its “Go Red for Women” campaign in New York City with celebrity Star Jones.

A native of Livingston, N.J., Dr. Steinbaum attended ATSU-KCOM after earning her undergraduate degree at Tuft University in Medford, Mass. Her experiences in Kirksville, she says, changed her for the better. “If I did not go to Kirksville, I would not be the person I am today. Every single one of my classmates showed me the life they had and shared with me what it felt like to be them,” she said. “I think it was so important for my growth as a person to see what life was like outside of New York and New Jersey.”

Watch news reels and television interviews with Dr. Steinbaum online at

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