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Women's Night Out | Featured Speaker

Women's Night Out Featured Speaker ...

Kathy Magliato, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Magliato is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. She is currently the Director of Women’s Cardiac Services at Saint John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. Prior to joining Saint John’s Medical Center, Dr. Magliato was a heart/lung transplant surgeon and Director of the Mechanical Assist Device Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Magliato received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Union College in Schenectady, New York where she graduated with Cum Laude honors and serves on their Board of Trustees. After earning her medical degree with AOA honors from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Magliato completed 9 years of clinical training at Akron General Medical Center, the University of Michigan Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh. In 2006 she earned and Executive MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Business and received their Inspirational Alumni Award as part of the 75th anniversary of the school.

Dr Magliato is the Founder, CEO, CMO and Chairman of the Board of Cordex Systems Inc., a private medical device company that is developing a diagnostic cardiovascular medical device for which she holds the patent.

Dr. Magliato has a keen interest in promoting cardiac health for women and is the Immediate Past President of the Board of the Greater LA County American Heart Association. She is the first woman to ever hold this position in the history of this board. She was recently promoted to serve on the AHA’s largest affiliate board, the Western States Affiliate.

She has been highlighted by the media as an expert in heart disease and has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX news. Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, Dr. Oz and National Geographic Explorer have featured her in shows. Dr. Magliato’s memoir “HEART MATTERS” was published in February 2010 and received a starred review by Publisher’s Weekly and 4 star review in People Magazine. Optioned by Universal Studios, her memoir was made into the scripted medical drama on NBC called “Heartbeat”.

She resides in Pacific Palisades, California, with her husband, a liver transplant surgeon who is currently both the Director of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and their two sons ages 10 and 12.