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Continued Expertise in Women’s Care: APPs at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Participate in ACC’s Cardio-Obstetrics Conference

December 27, 2023

There is a growing need for the cardiovascular care team to better understand the impact of diagnosis and treatment on people of child-bearing age, resulting in an increased need in Cardio-Obstetrics physicians and advanced practice providers to help improve maternal outcomes.

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is proud to have a number of physicians who specialize in Cardio-Obstetrics including Kathryn Berlacher, MDMalamo Countouris, MDNatasha Wolfe, MD; and Agnes Koczo, MD. In addition to the team of physicians, UPMC Magee-Womens demonstrates excellence and commitment to maternal care with a dynamic group of advanced practice providers who are experts in the Cardio-Obstetrics space including Kimberly Bollinger, CRNP; Kristen Weber, CRNP; Robert Bauer, MSN, CRNP, AG-ACNP-BC; and Mary Lee, PA-C.

All of the APPs were speakers at the American College of Cardiology’s Cardio-Obstetrics conference, with Kimberly serving on the conference planning committee for an educational session titled “Cardio-Obstetrics Essentials: Team-Based Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy.” 

The interprofessional course focused on providing a basic to intermediate level of education on the evolving field of Cardio-Obstetrics including current recommendations for the evaluation, clinical management, treatment, and risk stratification of people with, or at risk for, cardiovascular disease during pregnancy.

You can view the presentation on the American College of Cardiology’s website.

Learn more about UPMC-Magee Womens Heart Center and view the list of services here.