Sharon Cresci, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Division and associate professor of genetics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is the director of the Applied Genomics Core Laboratory for TRIUMPH (Translational Research Investigating Underlying disparities in acute Myocardial infarction Patients’ Health status).
She is a fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). Cresci has been a member of the American Heart Association Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine Professional/Public Education and Publications Committee since 2015 and serves as chair of the committee. She is an NIH-funded investigator studying health status outcomes, precision medicine and functional genomics. Cresci is a mentor to many women faculty members at WUSM and other academic medical centers. She is the director of the IMPACT (Initiative for Mentoring, Promoting networking and Advocacy for Cardiology Trainees) program in the Cardiovascular Division, a program that she initiated in 2014. She has been on the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) faculty advisory board since 2015 and on the Forum for Women in Medicine (FWIM) Steering Committee since 2018. Cresci also serves as the faculty advisor to Camp Cardiac, a medical student-led program providing exposure and experience to high school students interested in careers in medicine.