Editor Profile

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology Board

Dr. Watson is Director of the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, Codirector of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, and Director of the UCLA Cardiology Fellowship.  She was a coauthor of the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. Dr. Watson is a past Vice President for the Association of Black Cardiologists, an American Society of Hypertension Specialist in Hypertension, a founding board member and fellow of the National Lipid Association, and a member of the national advisory board for WomenHeart. Dr. Watson has authored more than 100 publications addressing subjects including heart disease prevention, vascular calcification, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and cardiovascular disease in black Americans. Dr. Watson has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology since 2015.


Consultant / Advisory board

Amarin; Amgen; Boehringer Ingelheim

Speaker's bureau

Boehringer Ingelheim

Editorial boards

Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine; Circulation Quality Outcomes; Circulation


Summaries by Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC