Pamela Taub, MD, FACC
Cardiologist/ Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at UC San Diego, USA
Dr. Taub is the founding director of the Step Family Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health, which provides a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for patients with established heart disease. Dr. Taub is a board-certified cardiologist who focuses on general and preventive cardiology, as well as women's cardiovascular health. As a general cardiologist, she works with patients to diagnose and prevent heart disease, as well as manage conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary artery disease, or heart failure.
Dr. Taub believes that prevention is the new frontier in cardiovascular medicine. She takes an evidence-based approach to care and tailors it to each patient, with the goal of minimizing medications and procedures. She also collaborates closely with other specialists to provide cardiac care for patients with complex, multi-system diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disease.
As an associate professor in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Taub is active in clinical and translational research. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense and the American Heart Association. Her research focuses on assessing the impact of behavioral, technological and pharmacological interventions on cardiometabolic disease.
Currently, she is investigating the impact of daily fasting in improving cardiometabolic parameters and on mitochondrial function; biomarkers for cardiovascular risk factor stratification; wearable/mobile devices in improving cardiovascular outcomes; and epicatechin (compound in dark chocolate) on mitochondrial function/cellular bioenergetics and exercise capacity.
Dr. Taub is widely published and has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Cell Metabolism. She has consistently been selected by her peers as a top physician in San Diego Magazine's "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.
Dr. Taub completed a fellowship in cardiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and earned her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Taub holds multiple leadership positions in professional societies, serving as a fellow and board member for the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. She is a fellow (FACC) and member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention of CV Disease Section Leadership Council. She also serves on American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (Women in Cardiology Committee).