Katie Edwards, PhD
Katie Edwards, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Edwards’ interest in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) developed while working in the Women’s Heart Health Clinic with Stanford cardiologist Jennifer Tremmel, MD, who routinely prescribes psychological evaluation for patients who have experienced a SCAD. Through working with numerous survivors of SCAD, Dr. Edwards has come to appreciate the unique psychological challenges of this disease and is committed to improving psychosocial treatment options for SCAD patients nationwide.
Dr. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Houston and Stanford University. She completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center, specializing in Behavioral Medicine. She is a cognitive behavioral therapist with experience in mindfulness-based interventions, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and training in biofeedback.