Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist and founder of Preventive Cardiology Consultants in Minneapolis. She is also the founder and chief medical officer of Step One Foods, a company dedicated to helping patients minimize their dependence on medications through strategic dietary changes.
Klodas received her doctorate from the University of Toronto in Ontario and went on to study internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Klodas also spent 5 years studying cardiovascular diseases during fellowships with both the Mayo Graduate School and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, focusing on noninvasive cardiology and echocardiography research.
Her professional interests include noninvasive cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease, but her true passion is heart disease prevention. Klodas directs the Cardiac Prevention Program at General Mills and works with several other employer and insurance groups to help create robust prevention programs in the workplace.
Klodas' professional affiliations include the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. She has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters in her field and has served as editor-in-chief of CardioSmart.org, the patient education effort of the American College of Cardiology.
Klodas is the author of the book Slay the Giant: The Power of Prevention in Defeating Heart Disease, a practical guide for understanding and improving heart health.