Thank you for visiting the THI Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health website! I am thrilled to be the Center's Director. Our goal is to have a significant impact on the human suffering and the escalating costs associated with heart disease in women and we're well on the road with research and programs under way. For the 43 million American women* and 600,000 Texas women living with some form of cardiovascular disease, and for the families and communities who depend on them, we can and we must.
A tall order? Yes, but we're uniquely situated to fill it.
THI is a leading heart research and education center with a long track record of life-saving discovery, and our physician-scientists are fully committed to making a difference. For 23 consecutive years we have been ranked among the top 10 heart centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Because our ground-breaking research programs are physician led, we can identify critical medical issues and translate discoveries into improved treatments much more quickly. In the case of better women's heart health, there's no time to waste.
Houston's population is among the most ethnically diverse, obese and un- and under-insured populations in the U.S., so it is particularly vulnerable to heart and vascular diseases, and half of Houston's residents are women. Research conducted and programs developed here will not only benefit a significant portion of our own population, they will be scalable and replicable throughout the region and will inform research and treatment throughout the world.
Our goal is to have a significant impact on the human suffering and the escalating costs associated with heart disease in women and we feel like we're already making a difference with research and programs under way.
Stephanie A. Coulter, MD (Director's Biography)
Director, Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health