The Heart of the Matter

Happy National Women Physicians Day and National Wear Red Day, promoting awareness of heart disease in women! In this month’s Heartbeat, we have the privilege of speaking with the brilliant and visionary Dr. Alyson McGregor. Dr. McGregor is an emergency physician who specializes in sex and gender emergency medicine. She spoke with us about heart disease – the number one killer of women in the US – and how our current algorithms, diagnostic tests, and treatments are flawed. We’ll hear more from Alyson in an upcoming episode, so stay tuned!

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Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Alyson McGregor, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Division of Sex & Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown University.


Sex & Gender Specific Health – a project supported by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of the President, Offices of the Deans of the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Nursing, and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.

Pre-order Dr. McGregor’s book on her website!

Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health and What We Can Do About It by Alyson J. McGregor, MD

Ms. Diagnoseddocumentary film teaser

Sex as a Biological Variable in Emergency Medicine Research and Clinical Practice: A Brief Narrative Review.

McGregor AJ, Beauchamp GA, Wira CR 3rd, Perman SM, Safdar B. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct;18(6):1079-1090. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2017.8.34997. Epub 2017 Oct 6. Review.


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

Dr. Alyson McGregor
Dr. Alyson McGregor

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