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Dr. Katie Berlacher is a board-certified cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, specializing in general adult cardiac care with a particular focus on female cardiology. She was appointed to the University of Pittsburgh medical school in 2012 after focusing her training on women’s health and medical education, earning her master’s degree in medical education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. Previously, she got her undergraduate degree. in Women’s Studies at Duke University and completed medical school at Ohio State University. Currently at UPMC, she is the Associate Chief of Cardiology for Education, Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Director of the Magee Women’s Heart Program, and Professor of numerous courses in the medical school. She is an active member of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. Nationally, she chairs the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Lifelong Learning and Monitoring Committee, serves as President and Governor of the ACC Pennsylvania State Chapter. Dr. Berlacher has extensive experience in pregnancy and heart disease, preventative care, non-invasive imaging, management of valvular disease, coronary and vascular disease, dyslipidemia, and other areas of cardiology general. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured across the country on various topics in cardiology as well as medical education.
Dr. Berlacher lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and two stepchildren. She is a fitness enthusiast and can regularly be found boxing, cycling, running or doing yoga in her free time. She adheres to a vegetarian diet and enjoys exploring the foodie community and playing with recipes in the kitchen.