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Elizabeth Klodas, MD FACC

Elizabeth Klodas is a board-certified Cardiologist, Author, Speaker, Founder of the Preventative Cardiology Clinic near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Step One Foods.

Dr. Klodas has dedicated her career to preventive cardiology. Trained at Mayo Clinic, the University of Toronto, and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Klodas is a nationally sought out speaker and has an active role at the American College of Cardiology. She has published dozens of scientific articles throughout her career, and she has also authored a book for patients, "Slay the Giant: The Power of Prevention in Defeating Heart Disease." She also served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the patient education effort of the American College of Cardiology.


EDUCATION

Accelerated Pre-Med Curriculum

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doctor of Medicine

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Faculty of Medicine

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

Comprehensive Medicine Internship
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Internal Medicine Residency
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Specific Interests: Non Invasive Cardiology

Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship
John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Specific Interests:  Echocardiography Research
Cardiac MRI Fellowship

Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES

  • Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Member, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Member, American Society of Echocardiography

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensee, Medical Council of Canada
  • Licensee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Licensee, Minnesota State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease) 
  • Testamur, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Diplomate, Certification Council of Nuclear Cardiology


EDUCATION

Accelerated Pre-Med Curriculum

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doctor of Medicine

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Faculty of Medicine

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

Comprehensive Medicine Internship
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Internal Medicine Residency
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Specific Interests: Non Invasive Cardiology

Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship
John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Specific Interests:  Echocardiography Research
Cardiac MRI Fellowship

Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES

  • Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Member, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Member, American Society of Echocardiography

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensee, Medical Council of Canada
  • Licensee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Licensee, Minnesota State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease) 
  • Testamur, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Diplomate, Certification Council of Nuclear Cardiology

Professional Positions

President, Preventive Cardiology Clinic, Edina, Minnesota

Founding Editor-in-Chief, www.cardiosmart.org

Contributing Medical Editor, WebMD

Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Step One Foods, Minneapolis Minnesota

PUBLISHED WORKS

BOOKS

Klodas E:  Slay the Giant:  The Power of Prevention in Defeating Heart Disease, American College of Cardiology, 2008.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Klodas E, Weiss JL:  Noninvasive approaches to the evaluation of left ventricular function; in: Lima JAC, ed: Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Cardiology, Martin Dunitz, London, 1998, pp1-23.

 

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Dong I, Klodas E: Healthcare Cost Implications of Utilizing a Dietary Intervention to Lower LDL Cholesterol: Proof of Concept Actuarial Analysis and Recommendations. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 Sep.
  2. Auseon AJ, O'Gara PT, Klodas E, Holmes DR Jr, Jackson MJ, Green JS, Konstam MA, Nishimura RA. The Essential Role of Educator Development: 10 Years of the ACC Emerging Faculty Program. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 May 
  3. Walsh MN, Bove AA, Cross RR, Ferdinand KC, Forman DE, Freeman AM, Hughes S, Klodas E, Koplan M, Lewis WR, MacDonnell B, May DC, Messer JV, Pressler SJ, Sanz ML, Spertus JA, Spinler SA, Teichholz LE, Wong JB, Byrd KD. ACCF 2012 health policy statement on patient-centered care in cardiovascular medicine: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Clinical Quality Committee.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jun 5.
  4. Klodas E. Unintended consequences of healthcare reform--patients beware. Am Heart Hosp J. 2010 Summer.
  5. Enriquez-Sarano M, Klodas E, Garratt KN, Basiley KR, Tajik AJ, Holmes DR Jr:  Secular trends in coronary atherosclerosis- analysis in patients with valvular regurgitationN Engl J Med 1996.

 See more published journal articles by Elizabeth Klodas, MD 

SELECTED NEWS PUBLICATIONS

This Cardiologist Created a Food Brand To Make Eating for Heart Health and Longevity Fuss-Free - Well+ Good, Aug 2021

Why A Cardiologist Became A ‘Food-As-Medicine’ Entrepreneur - Forbes.com, Jan 2020

One Cardiologist's Mission to Reduce Statin Use for Cholesterol - CNN.com, Jan 2019

Doctors Turning to Healthy Foods as Medicine - Chicago Tribune, Dec 2016

Cardiologist Building Better Snacks - Minneapolis Star Tribune, Mar 2014

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

BOOKS

Klodas E:  Slay the Giant:  The Power of Prevention in Defeating Heart Disease, American College of Cardiology, 2008.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Klodas E, Weiss JL:  Noninvasive approaches to the evaluation of left ventricular function; in: Lima JAC, ed: Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Cardiology, Martin Dunitz, London, 1998, pp1-23.

 

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Dong I, Klodas E: Healthcare Cost Implications of Utilizing a Dietary Intervention to Lower LDL Cholesterol: Proof of Concept Actuarial Analysis and Recommendations. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 Sep.
  2. Auseon AJ, O'Gara PT, Klodas E, Holmes DR Jr, Jackson MJ, Green JS, Konstam MA, Nishimura RA. The Essential Role of Educator Development: 10 Years of the ACC Emerging Faculty Program. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 May 
  3. Walsh MN, Bove AA, Cross RR, Ferdinand KC, Forman DE, Freeman AM, Hughes S, Klodas E, Koplan M, Lewis WR, MacDonnell B, May DC, Messer JV, Pressler SJ, Sanz ML, Spertus JA, Spinler SA, Teichholz LE, Wong JB, Byrd KD. ACCF 2012 health policy statement on patient-centered care in cardiovascular medicine: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Clinical Quality Committee.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jun 5.
  4. Klodas E. Unintended consequences of healthcare reform--patients beware. Am Heart Hosp J. 2010 Summer.
  5. Enriquez-Sarano M, Klodas E, Garratt KN, Basiley KR, Tajik AJ, Holmes DR Jr:  Secular trends in coronary atherosclerosis- analysis in patients with valvular regurgitationN Engl J Med 1996.

 See more published journal articles by Elizabeth Klodas, MD 

SELECTED NEWS PUBLICATIONS

This Cardiologist Created a Food Brand To Make Eating for Heart Health and Longevity Fuss-Free - Well+ Good, Aug 2021

Why A Cardiologist Became A ‘Food-As-Medicine’ Entrepreneur - Forbes.com, Jan 2020

One Cardiologist's Mission to Reduce Statin Use for Cholesterol - CNN.com, Jan 2019

Doctors Turning to Healthy Foods as Medicine - Chicago Tribune, Dec 2016

Cardiologist Building Better Snacks - Minneapolis Star Tribune, Mar 2014

 

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