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Regina Druz is a board-certified cardiologist, nationally recognized for her expertise in cardiac imaging and clinical research. A graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, Druz completed her residency in internal medicine and cardiovascular fellowship at the Weill Cornell University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital. Seeking to prevent and reverse heart disease, and not just merely treat the end-stages, Druz immersed herself in the practice of integrative and functional medicine. She developed the Fit in Your GENES™ functional medicine program that uses personalized genomics to reverse cardiac disease risk factors, such as inflammation and oxidative stress, and halt progression of endovascular damage through targeted lifestyle interventions.
Druz is also a passionate healthcare innovator, developing digital and mobile health solutions. She developed a patient-facing urgent symptom platform (iVisitMD) that allows patients to rapidly assess their symptoms and find care locally. Druz is combining her interests in functional medicine and technology by creating a telemedicine solution for holistic heart health. Currently, Druz serves as a Chief of Cardiology in a community hospital in Far Rockaway, New York. She maintains a private practice in integrative cardiology in Long Island, New York. She is a board member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and is an inaugural chairwoman of the American College of Cardiology Innovation Working Group. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine.