Carole Warnes

Dr. Carole Warnes
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Dr. Carole Warnes is a member of the K2P Legends Series faculty and has provided a video entitled “Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Past, Present & Future.” Dr. Warnes is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology & Structural Heart Disease in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. She joined the Mayo Clinic staff in 1987 and founded the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, which she directed for 27 years. Among her honors is the Penske Foundation Professorship in Clinical Medicine in Honor of Ian D. Hay, MD, PhD, and J. Eileen Hay, MB, ChB. Dr. Warnes focuses on adult congenital heart disease and oversees the treatment of many patients with difficult cases, including those related to heart disease and pregnancy. In addition to speaking nationally and internationally on these topics, she has published three books and more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She chaired the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines for the treatment of adults with congenital heart disease in 2008. Dr. Warnes provides mentorship to numerous fellows and for 10 years served as dean of Mayo Clinic School of Continuing Medical Education. She is the recipient of the Heart Heroes Leadership Award from the Adult Congenital Heart Association and has been honored consistently as Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the Cardiovascular Division at Mayo Clinic, where she was also recognized with the Distinguished Educator Award in 2010 and the Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education in 2014. In 2015, she received the Laennec Master Clinician Award from the AHA.