Dr. Sweitzer is Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is also Associate Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences. From 2014 – 2022 Dr. Sweitzer was director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of cardiology at the UA College of Medicine-Tucson. She is a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and clinical researcher who is nationally recognized for her leadership and experience in clinical trials. She has done extensive work on the physiology of heart failure with preserved systolic function, a disease that disproportionately affects older women. She has led and collaborated on numerous studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, and by industry and academic sponsors. Practicing team science, she has over 125 publications and an h-index of 51. She just completed a term as chair of Clinical Trials Review Committee of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of NIH. Since 2017, she has been editor in chief of the AHA journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Dr. Sweitzer earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and received her doctorate in physiology and her medical degree from the UW-Madison. She did her post-graduate training in medicine, cardiology and heart failure and transplant cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has received teaching awards all prior institutions where she has served on faculty, including Harvard Medical School, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Arizona.