Carole A. Warnes, M.D., is a cardiologist in the Division of Structural Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine with a joint appointment in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Warnes joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 1987 and founded the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, which she directed for 27 years. She holds the academic rank of professor of medicine. She is recognized with the distinction of the Penske Foundation Professorship in Clinical Medicine in Honor of Ian D. Hay, M.D., Ph.D., and J. Eileen Hay, M.B., Ch.B.
Dr. Warnes completed her M.B., B.S. at Newcastle Upon Tyne Medical School in the United Kingdom and did her general medicine training in Newcastle. She was registrar in cardiology at both the London Chest Hospital and the National Heart Hospital in London. Dr. Warnes was visiting staff associate in cardiology at the National Institutes of Health and a British Heart Foundation research fellow at the National Heart Hospital. She received her postgraduate M.D. degree with commendation at Newcastle Upon Tyne Medical School. In 2005 she was made a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).