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Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD


Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Heart Failure Program & Preventive Cardiology Program
Veterans Administration of Greater Los Angeles Health Care System
Los Angeles, CA

Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also the Director of the Heart Failure Program and Director of the Preventive Cardiology Program at the Veterans Administration of Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in California. Dr. Mody graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a clinical cardiology fellowship at West Los Angeles (Wadsworth) VA Medical Center and a Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac PET Fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. She is board certified in Nuclear Cardiology and Internal Medicine with a Cardiovascular Disease Subspecialty certification. She has served as a peer reviewer for the European Heart Journal (August 2020 – Present); guest editor of Frontiers in Medicine Journal: Newer Paradigms in Hypertension Management (February 2020 – Present); guest editor of the Journal of American College of Cardiology (January 2017-Present); and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (April 2002- December 2013).  Dr. Mody has devoted over 30 years of research and leadership in the world of cardiology. A robust bibliography with extensive publications, Dr. Mody has authored book chapters, monographs, editorial reviews, peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts. Dr. Mody delivers clinical education lectures locally and internationally. She also has bedside and didactic teaching responsibilities. A recipient of numerous honors, Dr. Mody, in 2019, received the American Heart Association’s highest volunteer honor, The Golden Heart. This was for distinguished service to the community and contributions to the Association to advance the field of cardiovascular medicine.  Dr. Mody is also a recipient of the UCLA School of Medicine’s “Award of Excellence in Education”, the VA Wadsworth Alumni Association’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”, and inducted in “Super Doctors of Southern California’s” Hall of Fame for being peer-nominated as a “Super Doctor” in Cardiology for fifteen consecutive years.