Cindy Lamendola, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA is an adult nurse practitioner/ and clinical research nurse coordinator at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford California. Her career’s focus has been on cardiovascular disease, as well as type 2 diabetes.
Her research focus is on insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and its relationship to cardiovascular disease. Her current clinical practice is with the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease with a focus familial hypercholesterolemia and other lipid disorders as well as other inherited CVD. She previously had a clinical practice for 6 years caring for patients with complex type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic issues. Ms. Lamendola has been involved in cardiovascular nursing and primary and secondary prevention most of her career.
She is a founding member, and current board member, fellow and past president of the preventive cardiovascular nurses association, PCNA, and a member and fellow of AHA and a member of the American Diabetes Association. She has been involved with many PCNA projects including the pocket guide for cardiovascular risk reduction and projects focusing on insulin resistance, CVD and Type 2 Diabetes. She has worked with the AHA and ADA on projects focusing on CVD and DM. She lectures nationally and has published articles and book chapters on lipids, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic risks and the relationship to CVD.