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Dr. Shaista Malik named Samueli Center's new director

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Orange County Register
Dr. Shaista Malik is known for her excellent clinical care and has a reputation as a mentor to students and young faculty.

Physician is nationally recognized for research

Dr. Shaista Malik is a cardiologist specializing in non-invasive cardiology and preventive medicine. She has been a faculty member at UC Irvine for several years and an associate professor of medicine since 2013.

Malik received her undergraduate education at Stanford, then earned a Masters in Public Health at UCLA before entering UC Irvine, where she completed medical school and her residency in Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology.

During her fellowship she obtained her PhD in Health Services at UCLA’s School of Public Health. Malik is known for her excellent clinical care and has a reputation as a caring mentor to students and young faculty.

Malik is also nationally recognized for her research. She was just awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study genetics and biomarkers in preventive cardiology. We are honored to have Malik at the helm of the Samueli Center leading our Center forward as a trailblazer in integrative health in Orange County and beyond!

There are many opportunities and challenges facing the Samueli Center as Malik embarks on leading our efforts to bring wellness and well-being to the forefront of health care.

Please consider making a donation to support a new Director's Innovation Fund we have just established. This fund will provide Malik much-needed philanthropic seed money to help her launch new strategic initiatives in clinical care, research and teaching. I thank you in advance for partnering with us in helping our community live better and stronger lives.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Shaista Malik to the Samueli Center!


Sheila Peterson, Chair
Samueli Center Advisory Board