Women in Cardiology

Women in Cardiology group

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville values and embraces diverse perspectives and backgrounds in the clinical and academic environment fostering the next generation of women leaders in cardiology.

Our training program provides women fellows with opportunities to strengthen their professional support system and leadership through advanced training with a multidisciplinary team approach, networking events, professional development, advocacy, and mentorship.

We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment to support faculty, fellows, and staff with their personal and professional growth and development.

The University of Louisville is recognized for its inclusive culture for mothers and young families ensuring wellness and work-life balance, a competitive benefits package including paid parental leave, and resources like a women's center, fitness programs, a childcare center, a women's call room, and a lactation center.

Testimonials from our exceptional women leaders


Mrinali ShettyMrinali Shetty, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Advanced Imaging and Prevention

"As a proud faculty member of the University of Louisville Cardiology Fellowship Program, I am thrilled to endorse our program’s dedication to advancing women’s heart health. We prioritize cultivating an inclusive environment, tailored to the career goals of each individual fellow.

"Recognizing the significance of women role models in cardiology, we actively promote diverse perspectives among our faculty and fellows. Joining our program means becoming part of a community committed to setting new standards in cardiovascular medicine through personalized patient care and cutting-edge research."


Shengnan ZhengShengnan Zheng, M.D.
Chief Fellow 2023-2024, General Cardiology Fellowship

"Within the University of Louisville's Cardiology Program, as a female Chief Fellow, I've had the privilege of witnessing our faculty's unwavering dedication first-hand advocating for our women fellows. These exceptional professionals invest personal time to mentor, guide, and support our cardiology trainees ensuring top-quality education and training. Their tireless efforts contribute significantly to our program’s success. Moreover, the family-like environment fosters open communication, creating a close-knit community where collaboration and genuine care thrive.

"Together, we navigate the complexities of cardiology, celebrating victories and learning from setbacks as a supportive team. I am incredibly grateful to be part of such a supportive and nurturing environment. The camaraderie in our program is palpable, and the faculty and staff's unwavering commitment to our growth and well-being is truly inspiring. Each day, I wake up excited to contribute to this remarkable program, knowing I am surrounded by colleagues with the same passion and drive. It’s more than a workplace; it’s a second family, and I couldn’t be happier to be here."

Women in Cardiology group on stairs