Amparo Villablanca, MD
Dr Villablanca is a non-invasive cardiologist offering care for a wide spectrum of cardiovascular conditions in adults including coronary heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and valve disease. She has special expertise in heart disease in women as founder and Director of the first woman's heart program in the U.S. She has special interest in cardiovascular conditions more prevalent/ specific in women including autonomic dysfunction, ischemia with normal coronary arteries (INOCA), pregnancy associated cardiovascular disease including pre-eclampsia and peri-partum cardiomyopathy, and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). She also has expertise in all aspects of preventive cardiology. For more information please see https://health.ucdavis.edu/internalmedicine/cardio/women/.
Dr. Villablanca is a physician-scientist. Her translational research program focuses on understanding sex differences in the molecular and cellular determinants of cardiovascular disease, including the vascular determinants of dementia. She is also a leader in community-based participatory research, and has developed and assessed efficacy of heart disease prevention models for improving heart disease outcomes in women who are at high-risk for cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Villablanca is also a mentor, champion, and scholar for women in science careers and has published extensively in the field. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Dpt of Health and Human Services, and private Foundations. Her work has been profiled by the NIH as a 'woman scientist in action', https://womeninscience.nih.gov/women_scientists/villablanca.asp, and by UC Davis Women in STEM, https://www.ucdavis.edu/academics/women-stem/.