Businesswomen Should Take Better Care of Their Health

Read all about Dr. Rachana Kulkarni's latest interview with NJBIZ:

When it comes to matters of the heart, businesswomen should take better care of their health.

Rachana Kulkarni is recognized by her peers — Castle Connolly, New Jersey Monthly, Inside New Jersey and NJ Top Docs — as one of the Best Cardiologists and Best Doctors for Women in New Jersey.

As chairman of the Department of Medicine and chief of cardiology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset, executive partner of Medicor Cardiology in Hillsborough and Bridgewater, member of the medical staff at Morristown Medical Center, and physician to Gov. Chris Christie, Kulkarni’s built quite a name for herself.

From arriving at Medicor Cardiology in 1998 following her fellowship and residency at UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School in New Brunswick, to being recognized this year for her exemplary leadership by the Executive Women of New Jersey, Kulkarni’s emphasis on preventative and non-invasive cardiology has helped her build a successful and widely publicized career in medicine.

So just in time for Valentine’s Day, I reached out to Kulkarni for some advice on how busy businesswomen can take better care of their health — especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

NJBIZ: Why is it crucial that women, especially, be educated on heart health?

Rachana Kulkarni: At present, heart disease is the number one killer for women — approximately 43 million women suffer from heart disease in the U.S.

In spite of these statistics, most women still consider heart disease to be a “man’s problem.” But the fact is that every year since 1984, more women have died of cardiovascular disease than men.

Check out the full interview here.