Dr. Andersen's Background
Dr. Holly S. Andersen is the Director of Education and Outreach for The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center where she is additionally an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Attending Cardiologist. Dr Andersen is also the Scientific Advisor to the newly formed Women’s Heart Alliance.
Holly Andersen is a 1985 graduate of Dartmouth College where she was the Ernest T. Saeger Memorial Scholar. She graduated with Honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and awarded the Janet. M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award from the American Medical Women’s Association.
Dr. Andersen completed her internship, residency and fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center where she additionally served as the Chief Medical Resident. She is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Sports Medicine. She is past director of the Medical School’s cardiac pathophysiology course, and founded and chairs the David E. Rogers Memorial Research Award competition for the Medical House Staff. A Visiting Professorship for Integrative Medicine is endowed in her name at the Weill Cornell Medical College. She additionally serves on the Faculty Diversity in Medicine & Science Advisory Committee.
Castle Connolly and New York Magazine have selected Dr. Andersen as one of New York’s Best Doctors every year since 2010. She speaks extensively on preventive cardiology, cardiovascular disease in athletes and in women. Holly Andersen is a medical advisor to the Ladies’ Home Journal. She has been an on-air medical consultant to ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Evening News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Fox Television Network, The Fox News Channel, The British Broadcasting Company, and MTV.
Dr. Andersen serves on the Board of Trustees for Rockefeller University, the Board of Overseers for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and the Leadership Council of the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign.
Dr. Andersen is married to Douglas Hirsch. They live in New York City with their two children, Alison and Gregory.
- Medical School, 1989
- University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Rochester, NY