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Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum
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Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is an attending cardiologist and the Director of Women and Heart Disease of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She has done fellowship training in both Preventive Cardiology and Cardiology, with a subspecialty in Prevention and Women and Heart disease. She attended the Kirsksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the founding school of the Osteopathy, whose philosophical approach to healing incorporates a more holistic approach, along with traditional medicine, and is one of 18 D.O.’s in her family. After receiving her post-doctoral degree, she trained at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology, receiving her M.D. board certification in both, and became a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. She was the Director of the Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Health, for cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle management at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York prior to joining Lenox Hill.

Her book, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart-Healthy Life- Reduce the Effects of Stress, Promote Heart Health, and Restore the Balance in Your Life, explains the importance of living from the heart to stay truly healthy, and will be released in January of 2013 through Penguin/Avery Publishers.

Dr. Steinbaum has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education, and prevention. She has lectured nationally on topics of coronary artery disease, Women and Heart Disease, natural and alternative ways of treating heart disease and the prevention of heart disease. She is often cited in magazines and newspapers and is regularly seen on network news health segments for ABC, NBC and CBS as a leading consultant in the field of women and heart disease, preventive cardiology and topics of lifestyle management. She has been featured on The Early Show, The Doctors, Good Morning America, The Dr. Steve Show, Inside Edition and 20/20. She has written on topics of cardiac prevention and nutrition has been quoted in many publications and magazines, such as Self, Glamour, More, Fitness, The Wall Street Journal and Family Circle.

Dr. Steinbaum is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, is the recent past Medical Director for the Young Professionals division of the American Heart Association and is a National Spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign. She is the recipient of the 2010 recipient of the American Heart Association: Young Heart Award for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, and also the 2012 Women of Heart Honoree in recognition of leadership in Women’s Heart Health for Go Red in Westchester and Fairfield counties in New York and Connecticut.

Her work and passions can be seen at Proudly, she is the mother of a son, who knows exactly where his heart is.

Entries by Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

The New Year With Your Old Self: Making It Stick

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 12:27 PM

By this time of the year, many of us have settled into the proclamation that we made at or just after 12 midnight on December 31st. Somehow, that 60-second changeover to the new year truly feels like a new beginning. It feels like we can reset the clock and start...

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Women, Can We Really Have it All?

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 11:26 AM

When I was 4 years old, I told my mother that I wanted to be a nurse. My father was a doctor, and I was surrounded by doctors in my family, but they were all men. I just assumed that I had to be a nurse. She looked me straight...

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From the Third Metric Straight to the Heart

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 6:04 PM

As some of you may know, I am a spokesperson for The Go Red for Women movement, spearheaded by the American Heart Association. This movement started 11 years ago, with its mission of educating and empowering women about their heart risks and heart health.

Each year around...

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Teaching Our Girls

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 2:48 PM

This past week, I was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, where I graduated 30 years ago. It was a surprise and an honor to be asked, especially because the message I am always trying to disseminate is one that is of...

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Birthdays, 9/11 and Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 10:58 AM

9/11 happened. Two days after my birthday. I was still a young doctor in training. I was eager and on my way. Then, tragedy. Not my personal tragedy, but such tragedy all around me that it felt horrifyingly personal. The following week was split between the hospital and consoling and...

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The Neglect of Women's Hearts: Time for the FDA to Step Up

(5) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 12:45 PM

When a man gets heart disease, he will most likely be treated quite differently than a woman, when she gets heart disease. Never mind that heart disease is the leading cause for both. There are vast and, in my opinion, tragic gender-based disparities when it comes to the treatment of...

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Nurture Yourself Inside and Out: The Food You Eat

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Every morning when you get up and look in the mirror, the person you see standing right in front of you is exactly who you are. Those new wrinkles, those new laugh lines, that sense of your mother's face developing beneath that youthful surface of your own -- that's you,...

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Dining in Disneyland: Not the Happiest Food on Earth

(6) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 1:50 PM

The sign says, "The Happiest Place on Earth," and I get it. You certainly get a happy vibe when you walk through the gates of Disneyland. The people are kind, patient, and completely accommodating. The grass could not be greener, the smiles and laughter more copious, or the rides more...

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Looking Back in Order to Move Forward: New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 1, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Are you getting ready to make the same old resolutions again? "Lose 10 pounds. (Or 20. Or 30.)" "Exercise every day." "Eat more vegetables." "Manage stress." "Be nicer." "Spend more time with family." "Get more organized." This is the time of year when we all think about the future, make...

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Keeping Your Heart and Brain Healthy: The Prevention of Heart Disease and Alzheimer's

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 1:29 PM

Part of the job of the physician is to inspire, educate and advise patients on health. We don't do this off the cuff, however. We don't base our recommendations on the latest magazine article or fitness fad. We base our recommendations on long-standing population-derived analytical trials evaluating the many lifestyle...

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Winning at Your Own Mommy War: The Battle of the Working Mother

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Nobody understands the concept of the balancing act like a working mother. Balancing is an everyday reality, but has only recently become part of the controversial conversation about the workplace. There are the classic "mommy wars," of course, between working mothers and those who choose to stay at home with...

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Accountability, Responsibility and Changing Your Life

(5) Comments | Posted August 10, 2013 | 9:23 AM

I have known some of my patients for years and years. I am no longer just their doctor and they are no longer just my patients. We have gotten to know each other. For example, when one of my patients explained that her mother was coming in from out of...

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The Weekend Warrior Phenomenon

(5) Comments | Posted June 15, 2013 | 11:30 AM

There is a group of people who, every year around this time, end up in either my office, or the orthopedist's office. They are "weekend warriors." These are the people who, in spite of doing no physical activity all fall, winter, and spring, run outdoors to play softball like they...

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Find Health by Rewriting Your Story

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 1:28 PM

Everyone has a story. Everyone has a behind-the-scenes tale about something they have had to overcome, something that has contributed to who that person is. Some stories are more dramatic than others, but we all have that thing -- maybe more than one thing, maybe many things --t hat has...

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Beyond the Breasts and Straight to the Heart

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 4:22 PM

It seems like this is the year of the woman. Stereotypes are shifting, at home and in the workforce. More women are being elected to political office, and women's voices are resonating in ways we have never heard before. Sheryl Sandberg boldly brought forward the truth about women in the...

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Life Expectancy for Women Declines: It's Our Wakeup Call

(8) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 4:47 PM

A few days ago, a startling story came out in the news media. One network reported it this way: "Female Life Span Decreasing: Some Possible Reasons for the Bizarre Trend." The statistics: Women 75 and under are dying at higher rates than in previous years, in the United...

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Living From the Heart: Demoting Your Brain as CEO

(4) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 1:00 AM

We all have a thought that can slip in and become our one worst enemy. Sometimes it's "I can't," and other times it's "I tried." Either way, these simple thoughts can sabotage our best intentions. I see the "I can't" and "I tried" people in my office often. They start...

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