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Michelle Kittleson MD, PhD

Michelle M. Kittleson MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Michelle Kittleson is Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai and Director of Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Smidt Heart Institute. She graduated from Harvard College and received her medical degree from Yale University. She completed residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where she also received a PhD in Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Kittleson is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, on writing committees for the 2022 ACC/AHA Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Guidelines and the 2022 ACC/AHA/HFSA HF Guidelines, Co Editor-in-Chief for the ACC Heart Failure Self-Assessment Program, and on the Board of Directors for the Heart Failure Society of America. Her essays have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA Cardiology and poems in JAMA and Annals of Internal Medicine. Her book, Mastering the Art of Patient Care, is available from Springer publishing.


Dr. Kittleson has no relevant disclosures.