Dr. Katie Benziger is the director of research at Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center. She joined Essentia Health in 2017. Dr. Benziger earned a bachelor’s of arts with honors at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. Subsequently, she completed her residency training at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She went on to complete fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Washington where she also completed her Masters of Public Health in the Health Metrics and Evaluation track. Dr. Benziger has participated in many trials and is the primary investigator for the ADAPTABLE study. She has presided over the Heart and Vascular research program since her arrival in 2017 and has helped Essentia Health achieve substantial growth in its research efforts and expanding care of patients into cutting-edge medicine. She sits on the Population Health and Clinical Trials steering committees. She is an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and speaks at local Go Red for Women events promoting women’s cardiovascular disease as well as sits on a number of national AHA committees. She is adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Benziger’s interests include preventive cardiology, hypertension, lipid management, pregnancy and heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and women’s heart disease. She is a board certified in advanced echocardiography.