Cardiologist, Founder of SCRIPPS
Dr. Guarneri has been recognized for her national leadership in integrative medicine by the Bravewell Collaborative and has served as chair of the Bravewell Clinical Network for Integrative medicine. In 2009, Dr. Guarneri was honored as the ARCS scientist of the year. In 2011, Dr. Guarneri was the winner of the Bravewell Leadership Award which honors a physician leader who has made significant contributions to the transformation of the U.S. health care system. Most recently, she received the 2012 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Grace A. Goldsmith award from the American College of Nutrition.
Dr. Guarneri founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and served as Medical Director for 15 years. She began her career at Scripps Clinic as an attending in interventional cardiology, where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs are used to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Guarneri is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC Today and PBS’s To the Contrary and Full Focus. Her work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine.