Dr. Fiona Strasserking, MD was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone on the west coast of Africa and now claims Pearland, TX as her home away from home. She completed her undergraduate degree at the George Washington University while serving in the US Navy as a hospitalcorpsman. She then went on to complete her medical school training at the now McGovern Medical School in Houston and her internal medicine residency at the Washington University in St. Louis.
Fiona has a great interest in health disparities, global health and imaging. During her training she has completed several international research projects that have combined her love for imaging and the cardiovascular system. This year she was awarded a fellowship at the NIH funded Fogerty International Center and will be going to Zambia where she will do her research in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. She will also pursue further training in cardiovascular imaging under a T32 grant.
Fiona chose Vanderbilt because of “the opportunity to work with great mentors like Dr. Doug Heimburger in the School of Public Health and Dr. Julie Damp in pursuing global health research. The flexibility and support provided by the department of cardiovascular disease has been tremendous and very much appreciated.”