Jessica M. Peña, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

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Personal Statement

I am a cardiologist specializing in the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease and management of cardiac risk factors. As a member of the multidisciplinary team at HeartHealth, I work with patients to identify their risk factors for heart disease and develop personalized strategies for lowering their risk of developing heart disease.  I have a particular clinical interest in heart disease in women and our comprehensive evaluation at HeartHealth takes into account the important social and biological differences between women and men that contribute to the development of heart disease.

Biographical Info

Dr. Peña earned her A.B. degree from Brown University in 1999. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2003 where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Honor Society and received the Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award and Joan Severino Prize in Internal Medicine. She also received a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2011.

She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine, where she also served as an Assistant Chief Resident. Dr. Peña completed a clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine as well as a research fellowship in the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She also completed a non-invasive cardiovascular imaging fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Peña was on staff at Montefiore Medical Center as an attending cardiologist (2012-2015) and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Peña is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and member of the American Heart Association and American Society of Echocardiography. Her clinical expertise is in general cardiology, cardiovascular disease prevention, heart disease in women, and echocardiography. Cardiovascular prevention has been the theme of her research.

Board Certifications
American Board of Clinical Lipidology
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
National Board of Echocardiography
Nuclear Cardiology
Clinical Expertise
Cardiovascular Disease
Abnormal Cardiovascular Stress Test
Abnormal Cardiovascular System Function Study
Cardiovascular Assessment
Cardiovascular Education
Cardiovascular Evaluation
Cardiovascular Function and Status Assessment
Cardiovascular Patient Education
  • M.P.H.
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • M.D.
    Cornell University Medical College
  • B.A.
    Brown University
  • Associate Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Medicine in Clinical Radiology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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Other Interest: 
Academic CME
Springer Publishing Company
Vindico Medical Education