Dr. Barnard established the Women's Cardiovascular Health Program in La Jolla, deriving from her passion for educating women on their greatest health threat. She is one of two cardiologists active in the UCSD Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program. She is nationally recognized as a Heart Failure expert and is actively involved in clinical research trials. She lectures to physicians, students and the general public on topics including Women's Cardiovascular Health, Heart Failure awareness, treatment and prevention, as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine practices in Cardiology.
Dr. Barnard has a strong interest in working with her patients toward a positive goal. Communication is an essential tool in her treatment of patients. She believes patients should receive information about their condition and be able to understand what it means. She says one of her strengths is her ability to translate "doctor-speak" into English.
Her outside interests includes gardening, camping, fishing, hiking, target shooting. She is an avid fan of several professional sports and appreciates a variety of music.
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