Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., has been an attending cardiologist at UCLA Medical Center since 1994. She is the Director of Imaging for the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and Professor of Medicine for the UCLA Division of Cardiology where she is actively involved in medical education and lectures regularly at the medical student, residency and fellowship levels.
Dr. Natterson-Horowitz completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard College and received a Master’s degree from Harvard University. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.
In addition to her expertise in cardiology, she also is a psychiatrist. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz completed her psychiatry residency and served as Chief Resident at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She also completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the UCLA Department of Medicine and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. She completed her cardiology training as a Fellow in the Division of Cardiology at UCLA.
Dr. Natterson-Horowitz has been on the faculty of the Division of Cardiology since 1994. She combines her training in psychiatry and cardiology to focus on the relationship between psychological states and heart disease. She also serves as a cardiovascular consultant to the Los Angeles Zoo as a member of its Medical Advisory Board. She has provided medical consultation and imaging services to the zoo’s veterinarians, assisting with many primate and non-primate patients. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz lectures frequently on One Health and the potential for novel investigation, improved global health, and advancement in clinical care through collaborations between human physicians and veterinarians. In 2010, she founded the annual “Zoobiquity Conference: A Species Spanning Approach to Medicine,” a discussion among doctors treating the same diseases in their patients of different species. She also founded the Zoobiquity Research Initiative, a collaboration between faculty and students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis.
In June 2012, Knopf will publish Dr. Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers’ book: “Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing.”