Keynote Speaker
Dr. Barara Natterson-Horowitz, Keynote Speaker for CVM ceremony.
Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In addition to patient care, she is actively involved with medical education and research. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz also holds a professorship in the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA.

She also serves as a cardiovascular consultant to the Los Angeles Zoo as a member of its Medical Advisory Board, and is Chair of the Zoobiquity Conference, a national educational program that facilitates interdisciplinary discussions between physicians, veterinarians, and others in the health professions.

In 2012, Dr. Natterson-Horowitz co-authored The New York Times bestselling book Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. Zoobiquity was named Discover Magazine’s Best Book of 2012 and The China Times’Best Foreign Translation of 2013,” and was a finalist in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science Books 2012. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, Scientific American, and New Scientist, among others.

Dr. Natterson-Horowitz completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard College and received a master’s degree from Harvard University. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.