Athena PoppasMD, FACC, FASE
Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, FASE is Chief of the Cardiology Division; Director of Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute for Rhode Island, Miriam, and Newport Hospitals; Professor of Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine and Vice President of the American College of Cardiology.
She specializes in echocardiography and in treating patients with valvular heart disease and heart disease during pregnancy. She has presented and published internationally on topics such as valvular heart disease, cardiovascular properties in pregnancy and the role of new technologies in echocardiography, among others.
Dr. Poppas is a fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography, where she served on committees, including ethics, nominating and scientific programs. She has also worked with the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology among others.
She received a Bachelor of Science from Brown University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Dr. Poppas completed her residencies in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Chicago Hospital.