About Dr. Perry-Bottinger

Dr. Lynne Perry-Böttinger, MD, FACC is assistant professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University and clinical assistant professor of medicine at Cornell University. She is a board-certified clinical and interventional cardiologist who started her own successful cardiology practice about six years ago.

Main Interests

Dr. Perry-Böttinger maintains an active interest in the diagnosis/treatment of coronary artery disease and is proficient in cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology.


Dr. Perry-Böttinger has received numerous awards. She has been listed by Castle Connolly as one of America's top doctors since 2003. She was listed as one of the top doctors in New York by New York Magazine 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and in 2003-6 by Westchester WAG magazine. She was listed as one of the top black doctors in the New York tri-state area by the Network Journal in 2002-7. She has been profiled by many newspapers and magazines including Ebony, Black Enterprise, Crain NY, and Westchester. Her heart healthy guidelines were published in the February 2005 issue of EBONY magazine.

Dr. Perry-Böttinger received an alumnae recognition award from the Radcliffe Institute at her 25th college reunion at Harvard University. She is the 2005 Dr. Jerome Holland Science and Technology honoree of the American Red Cross. She was honored by the Manhattan chapter of Links, Inc., Westchester AKA sorority, Inc., Sister to Sister International, and as one of the top 25 black women entrepreneurs in New York in 2004. She received the Booker Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists for her media work on heart disease. She has received citations from New York State, Westchester Country, City of Yonkers, and City of New Rochelle for community service. September 25 was designated as Dr. Lynne Perry-Böttinger Day.

While completing a clinical and interventional cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University/Hospital, she received a two-year American Heart Association grant and the American College of Cardiology/Syntex Travel Fellowship Award.

She graduated with honors from Harvard University then from Yale Medical School, New Haven Connecticut where she was awarded the Merck Prize, and was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

She authored the chapter "African American Women and Heart Disease" in African American Women's Health and Social Issues Handbook, 2006 edition, Greenwood Publishing by Catherine Collins, editor. She is fellow of the American College of Cardiology where she also sits on the Women in Cardiology Committee, president of the Westchester chapter of the American Heart Association, board member, LLuminari, HeartHealthyWomen.org, Heart Center Online, Stoke of Hope Foundation, former executive board member and current life member of the Association of Black Cardiologists, diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, an associate of the American College of Physicians, and member of the Westchester County Medical Society and public relations panel.

Languages Spoken

Dr. Perry-Böttinger speaks fluent German, facile Spanish and French in addition to her native English and has traveled extensively throughout the world.

As a Wilbur Downs scholar at Yale Medical School, Dr. Perry-Böttinger spent two months researching skin tuberculosis and leprosy in India.

As a Yale medical resident, she spent two months at Harare Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, teaching residents and caring for patients.

National Recognition

Dr. Perry-Böttinger has been featured in numerous media outlets and made many local radio and television appearances. Dr. Perry-Böttinger was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America 6/21/07 about strokes in middle-aged women. She was featured on a local Fox 5 program discussing heart disease in women of color on 9/25/04 and reviewing several popular diets on the national NBC news program Extra on 8/23/04 and on a national ABC news program on 6/19/04 discussing the effects of sleep deprivation. Dr. Perry-Böttinger appeared on Channel 9's Black Experience on 2/29/04 discussing heart disease in African Americans. Dr. Perry-Böttinger was featured on a health talk show called Healthy Talk discussing heart disease in women on 2/16-22/03. Dr. Perry-Böttinger was also interviewed on ABC's "Lifetime news program on 6/27/00. Dr. Perry-Böttinger has been featured on the national NBC Today show on 3/6/01, 5/16/01. 6/3/01, and Today in New York on 12/18/01. She has also been guest medical expert for Black Entertainment Television (BET) where she appeared on 12/17/03, 5/7/03, 11/27/02, 4/11/02, and 3/1/02.

Dr. Perry-Böttinger has lectured to colleagues around the Untied States and Europe about heart disease. She has given grand rounds ant New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia division, Sound Shore Medical Center, Mount Vernon Hospital, Lawrence Hospital, Downstate Medical Center, Hudson Valley Medical Center, New York Hospital Queens, and has spoken at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart Advantage Program for women.

Dr. Perry-Böttinger co-chaired the eleventh annual Congress on Women's Health in Hilton Head, South Carolina in 2003 where she gave a lecture on gender and ethnic disparities in stroke, co-chaired and gave a lecture at the Women's Health Initiative of the Transcatheter Therapeutics Conference in Washington, D.C. on 12/24/02 and 10/25/06. She has also lectured for Westchester County and Speaking of Women's Health.

Dr. Perry-Böttinger has also been featured in the following magazines:

  • November, 2004 issue of Westchester Magazine where she was profiled as one of the top doctors in Westchester and Greenwich Counties
  • November, 2004, OPRAH magazine, "How women cardiologists stay healthy"
  • October, 2004 issue of Westchester Magazine where for the second year in a row she was listed as one of the top cardiologists in Westchester County
  • Fall, 2004, Black Elegance, "Sleep Deprivation"
  • August, 2004, OPRAH magazine, "Opinion on several popular diets"
  • July, 2004, OPRAH magazine, "Dangers of cholesterol medications"
  • March 9, 2004, "Obesity in America," editorial by Phil Riesman in the Westchester Journal News
  • Spring, 2004, Black Elegance, "Heart Disease in Women"
  • February 10, 2004 issue of the Westchester Journal News discussing heart disease in women,
  • February, 2004 issue of the Network Journal where she was selected for the third year in a row as one of the top black doctors in the New York tri-state area,
  • November, 2003 issue of Westchester magazine discussing heart disease in African Americans,
  • August, 2003 issue of Black Enterprise magazine discussing heart disease in African Americans,
  • July/August, 2003 issue of StrokeSmart discussing disparites in stroke management,
  • She wrote an article on Heart Disease in Women of Color for the Summer, 2003 editon of the IVY
  • June, 2003 issue of TODAY in Cardiology where she was profiled in an article,
  • February, 2003 issue of Westchester Magazine,
  • November, 2002 issue of the Standard Star, where she was profiled in an article,
  • July, 2002 issue of Self Magazine, where she was featured prominently in an article entitled "Heart Attacks and Women",
  • February, 2002 issue of The Network Journal, where she was recognized as one of the "Top 25 Black Doctors" in the New York Tri-State Area,
  • July/August, 2001 issue of Lifelines Magazine in an article entitled "Saving Hearts",
  • June 4, 2000 issue of The New York Times, Westchester Section.

Professional Affiliations

  • President, American Heart Association, Westchester chapter
  • Committee Member, Women in Cardiology, American College of Cardiology
  • Expert Panel Member, Lluminari, www.lluminari.com, OPRAH Medical Expert Panel
  • Board Member, Stroke of Hope Foundation, www.strokeofhope.net
  • Co-Chair Women’s Health Initiative, Transcatheter Therapeutics Conference, 2006, 2002
  • Advisory Board Member, Heart Healthy Women Website, Cardiovascular Research Foundation
  • Co-chair, Eleventh Annual Congress on Women’s Health, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 2003
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • L ife member and former executive board member, Association of Black Cardiologists
  • Board member and writer, www.heartcenteronline.com
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Associate, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Westchester Medical Society
  • Member, Harvard Club New York City
  • Member, Jack and Jill Club of America, Inc.
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Dr. Perry-Böttinger received her medical degree with honors from Yale Medical School. She did her internal medicine residency and chief medical residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Perry-Böttinger also completed a clinical and interventional cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She received her cum laude A.B. in History from Harvard University where she was a Harvard College and Elizabeth Agassiz scholar.

Dr. Perry-Böttinger's CV is available upon approved request.

About Practice - About Dr. Perry-Böttinger - Articles - Media Coverage

Dr. Perry-Bottinger was again listed in New York Magazine, Network Journal, and America's Top Doctors as one of the top doctors in the New York metro region. She was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America on June 21, 2007 about midlife strokes affecting women more than men.

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