Dr. Safdar is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale and Director of ED Chest Pain Center. She is a sex and gender-specific researcher focusing on exercise and cardiovascular health. She led the Women’s Heart Program at Yale 2008-2013 and is currently the co-chair of Cardiovascular Center for YNHH Heart and Vascular Center. She has published extensively on sex and gender disparities in both patient care and physician advancement. Dr. Safdar is also deeply invested in the personal and professional development of women and is leading local, national and international efforts to advance women in their careers. She is Past-President of AWAEM (Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine), a national group of emergency physicians. She grew up in Pakistan where she completed her medical degree at Aga Khan University, moved to the U.S. to do a residency in Emergency Medicine at Yale where she served as Chief Resident, and completed a Masters in cardiovascular epidemiology at Harvard. She and her husband (Abeel Mangi, also faculty at Yale) are raising four kids together aged 4-17 years.