Laura Suarez Pardo is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and currently part of the Clinician Investigator Training Program at Mayo Clinic where she is conducting a qualitative research study to characterize psychological distress in patients with heart failure and those who receive a Left Ventricular Assist Device. She earned her medical degree at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, where she is a licensed general practitioner. She completed a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program and subsequently, completed psychiatry residency and a Consultation-Liaison Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Her clinical interests include cardiovascular and transplant Psychiatry; and her line of research has centered on better characterizing the phenomenological and biological features of depression and anxiety in patients with cardiovascular illness, as well as develop tools to better identify those conditions in patients with cardiac disease. Dr. Suarez Pardo has also worked closely with Spanish-speaking populations and is involved in trainee education with curriculum development and teaching on Cultural Humility and Agility in Psychiatric practice.
Thursday, November 14
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM