Natalie Bello

Natalie Bello, M.D., M.P.H

Victoria and Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

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Natalie Bello is a clinician scientist at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center where she practices cardiology with a specialty in multimodality imaging. She received her BS from Cornell University, her MD from University of Rochester, and a MPH degree from Harvard University. Dr. Bello is the director of research for the Columbia Women’s Heart Center and her broad scholarly interest is elucidating gender differences in cardiovascular health and disease.

Dr. Bello’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms through which hypertensive disorders of pregnancy such as preeclampsia impact future cardiovascular risk in women. She is an expert in the measurement of blood pressure during pregnancy, and has been invited to present her findings at numerous national and international scientific meetings. She is currently examining the acceptability and implementation of blood pressure self-measurement during pregnancy as a strategy to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality amongst English and Spanish speaking women in Northern Manhattan.

Dr. Bello has been awarded research funding from the American College of Cardiology, National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the Katz Foundation. Her research has been published in leading journals including Circulation Heart Failure, European Journal of Heart Failure, Hypertension, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.