Icilma V. Fergus, M.D.
Director of Cardiovascular Disparities and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center
Icilma V. Fergus, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiovascular Disparities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prior to that, she served as Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Harlem Hospital Center from 2007 to 11. She was recently appointed as Director of Hypertension and Lipidology in Cardiology at Mount Sinai in 2021. Her undergraduate and graduate education were at Barnard College, Columbia University and SUNY Downstate. She completed her residency and Chief residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Fergus completed her cardiology fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Fergus focuses on areas related to Preventative Cardiology including Lipids and Hypertension, Women’s Heart Disease, and Cardiovascular Health Advocacy. She is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association where she is the immediate past President of the Westchester board of the American College of Cardiology and past president of the Association of Black Cardiologists. Dr. Fergus is the founder and director of the series of Healthy Hearts projects – including “Harlem Healthy Hearts (HHH). These programs focus on addressing lifestyle motivation for cardiac prevention as well as education, demonstration and screening to promote optimal health management of cardiovascular risk factors and chronic conditions that may lead to heart disease. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America, incorporated and President of Jack and Jill Foundation. Dr. Fergus also continues to be very active wherever she can promote health equity and cardiac disease prevention. Dr Fergus has received a number of awards and recognitions based on her work. These include the Luminary Award from the American Heart Association in 2016, and the Community Service award from the Heart Valve