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Janet Wei, MD, FACC

Assistant Medical Director, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute

Co-Director, Stress Echocardiography Lab

Janet Wei, MD, FACC

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Janet Wei, MD, FACC

Assistant Medical Director, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute

Co-Director, Stress Echocardiography Lab

  • IM/Cardiology

Janet Wei, MD, FACC, FAHA is the Co-Director of the Stress Echocardiography Lab and Assistant Medical Director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Wei completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which was followed by advanced clinical and research training in women's heart disease as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 Trainee at the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center. Dr. Wei is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, as well as echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac computed tomography. Dr. Wei's clinical and research interests include cardiovascular disease in women, preventive cardiology, coronary vascular dysfunction, and advanced cardiovascular imaging. She is a co-investigator on several ongoing studies and clinical trials focusing on the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients with ischemia and no obstructive coronary arteries. Her research is NIH funded and includes the evaluation of coronary, carotid, and peripheral atherosclerosis using magnetic resonance imaging. She serves as a member of the American College of Cardiology Cardio-Obstetrics Work Group and the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review committee and works closely with obstetricians in the cardiovascular care of pregnant and postpartum women.

  • Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, 2007
  • Residency: Cedars-Sinai, 2010
  • Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai, 2013
  • Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai, 2015

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  • American College of Cardiology Emerging Faculty, 2016
  • American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, 2013
  • Eliot Corday, MD Outstanding Fellow of the Year Award, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Wei J, Mehta P, Johnson DB, Samuels B, Kar S, Anderson RD, Azarbal B, Petersen J, Sharaf B, Handberg E, Shufelt C, Sopko G, Lerman A, Shaw L, Kelsey S, Pepine CJ, Bairey Merz CN. Safety of Coronary Reactivity Testing in Women with No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: Results From the NHLBI-Sponsored WISE (Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) Study. JACC Interventions. 2012; 5:646-653. PMCID: PMC3417766.
  • Wei J, Bakir M, Darounian N, Li Q, Landes S, Mehta PK, Shufelt C, Handberg E, Kelsey SF, Sopko G, Pepine CJ, Petersen J, Berman DS, Thomson LE, Bairey Merz CN. Myocardial Scar is Prevalent and Associated with Subclinical Myocardial Dysfunction in Women with Suspected Ischemia but no Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: From the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation - Coronary Vascular Dysfunction Study. Circulation 2018 Feb 20;137(8):874-876. PMID 29459474.
  • Wei J, Cheng S, Merz CNB. Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Causing Cardiac Ischemia in Women. JAMA. 2019 Nov 18. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.15736. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31738820.

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