Physician Profile

Anjanette D. Ferris, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Medical Director, Lipid Clinic

Dr. Ferris earned her doctorate in medicine from the State University of New York at Downstate College of Medicine, and completed her postdoctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, including a residency in internal medicine, fellowship in cardiology, and research fellowship in preventive cardiology. She also holds a Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia.

Dr. Ferris was co-author of “Tracking Women’s Awareness of Heart Disease: an American Heart Association National Study,” a major driving force behind the development of the Association’s “Go Red for Women” heart disease awareness campaign. She is also the lead author of the article, “American Heart Association and American Stroke Association National Survey of Stroke Risk Awareness Among Women.” Dr. Ferris is a recipient of the Trudy Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health Award and the American College of Cardiology Career Development Award in Women’s Cardiovascular Health.

Dr. Ferris is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, and the National Medical Association. She currently serves as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

Office Locations:

Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolState University of New York at Stony BrookBiochemistry
Medical SchoolState University of New York at Brooklyn College of MedicineMedicine
Graduate SchoolColumbia University Mailman School of Public HealthPublic Health
ResidencyColumbia University Medical CenterInternal Medicine
FellowshipColumbia University Medical CenterCardiovascular Disease
PostdoctoralColumbia University Medical CenterPreventive Cardiology
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Household food security varies within month and is related to childhood anemia. Weinstein J.L., Martin K.S., Ferris A.M. (2009). Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 1, (4), 48-61.

Parental perceptions of overweight during early childhood. Goodell, L Suzanne; Pierce, Michelle B; Bravo, Carolina M; Ferris, Ann M. (2008). Qualitative health research, 11, (18), 1548-55.