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Our Team

The Women’s Heart Program offers a unique multi-disciplinary approach to patient care that includes a team of highly skilled practitioners from many fields, including a female cardiologist, nurse practitioners, dieticians, exercise physiologists, and stress management coordinators.  Together, we provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment to patients.

Claire S. Duvernoy, M.D.

Claire S. Duvernoy, M.D. is Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine, and Director of the Cardiovascular Center’s Women’s Heart Program.  She is also acting chief of the Cardiology section at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Dr. Duvernoy’s research includes cardiovascular and coronary heart disease in women, and the role of medical and lifestyle interventions in prevention.  She serves as principal investigator for on-going clinical trials exploring the role of hormone therapy and hormone alternatives in postmenopausal women.

Dr. Duvernoy attended the University of Michigan Medical School and finished her internship and residency in internal medicine there.  She completed a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Michigan, and later was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.

Dr. Duvernoy has been published in several prominent medical journals, including Journal of Women’s Health, Clinical Cardiology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Future Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.  Her peer-reviewed publications have explored myocardial blood flow in women, and gender differences in myocardial blood flow dynamics.

Dr. Duvernoy serves as a council member in the state chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and has directed the chapter’s annual meetings on several occasions.  She also serves in a leadership role in the ACC nationally.  She was voted one of southeastern Michigan’s “Top Docs” 2005, and has also been named one of America’s Best Doctors.