Beth Abramson, MD, MSC, FRCPC, FACC

Toronto, ON

Past Chair, Training and Education Working Group, CWHHA
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Paul Albrechtsen Professor in Cardiac Prevention and Women’s Health and Director of Cardiac Prevention & Women’s Cardiovascular Health, St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, ON

CWHHA member since September, 2018


Beth Abramson, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the Paul Albrechtsen Professor in Cardiac Prevention and Women’s Health in the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital.

After graduating from the University of Toronto medical school, Dr. Abramson trained in internal medical in Toronto and completed a clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She completed a research fellowship, during which she focused on evaluating issues related to women and heart disease. She has training in clinical epidemiology and a Masters of Health Administration. She holds fellowships in Internal Medicine from the ACP and the RCPC in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.  

She is involved in writing guidelines to educate physicians on preventive cardiology issues. She was a primary member of the 2000 CCS Consensus Conference on Women and Ischemic Heart Disease. In 2005 and again in 2021 she co-chaired the CCS Consensus Conference on Peripheral Arterial Disease. She has written national guidelines on menopause in collaboration with the SGOC, published in 2009, updated in 2013 and 2021. In 2014 she co-authored Canadian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of stable ischemic heart disease.  

She was a member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s Health Policy and Promotion Committee (HPPAC) and a founding member of the Heart Truth Leadership Council, which led a national awareness campaign for women and heart disease. She has an interest in gender equity. In 2010, she took a leadership role in the POWER Study addressing quality care in women. She is a member of the ACC Hypertension working group and is involved in the North American Menopause Society's (NAMS) awareness efforts.