Icilma V. Fergus, MD was recently appointed Director of Cardiovascular Disparities at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Prior to that she served as Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Harlem Hospital Center beginning in April 2007 and Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology of New York Hospital Queens from 1999-2006. Her current academic appointment is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York. She is a Barnard and SUNY Downstate graduate. She completed her residency and Chief residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Fergus completed her cardiology fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fergus is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Dr Fergus has authored numerous articles related to heart disease and congestive heart failure in peer-reviewed journals and a co-author in the new book entitled “Cardiovascular Disease in Ethnic Minorities”. Her current research interests involve cardiovascular disparities, Hypertension and Diastolic Dysfunction as well as heart disease in women. She has been an investigator in several clinical trials including NHLBI sponsored trial evaluating acute ischemia in young women entitled “VIRGO” and DOH sponsored grant for Harlem Healthy Eating and Living.
Dr. Fergus is an active member of many professional memberships, including the American Society of Hypertension, American Society of Echocardiography, and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Fergus served on the board of the Association of Black Cardiologists for six years including two years as secretary and has been the Chair of Community Programs for the past three years. She is a prominent educator in the Harlem community and is a member of the Harlem Healthy Eating and Living Committee supported by the Harlem Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Fergus is also Mrs. Rowe mother of three and married to Robert Rowe. She enjoys decorating, gardening, reading and traveling. She is an active member of her own community in organizations such as Jack and Jill Incorporated– Rockland County Chapter. She has been featured in numerous articles and magazines including Essence, Heart and Soul and Girlfriends Magazines. She has also been a guest speaker on several radio and TV stations including the CNN’s Black in America part 1. Dr. Fergus continues to be very active in communities where health care disparities are present.
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