Monica Aggarwal

Monica Aggarwal, MD, FACC

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9065

About Monica Aggarwal

Dr. Aggarwal is an associate professor of medicine in the University of Florida’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and subsequently went on to complete  residency in internal medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She then completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Maryland and later continued her training at the University of Arizona, completing an integrative medicine fellowship.

Accomplishments

Fellow
2017 · American College of Cardiology
Invited reviewer
2005 · ACCSAP 6
Collaborative Scholarship Award
1995-1996 · Bravewell
Resident
1995-1996 · Thomas Jefferson’s Exclusive Academic Village Lawn

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020
PAS5010 Intro to Medicine 1
2018
MDT7200 Elect Top/Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Cardiology
Subspecialties
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Caffeine in the diet
  • Calcium in diet
  • Carbohydrates
  • Echocardiogram
  • Fiber
  • Food additives
  • Food labeling
  • Foods – fresh vs. frozen or canned
  • Heart disease
  • Heart disease and diet
  • Magnesium in diet
  • Nutrition and athletic performance
  • Pesticides on fruits and vegetables
  • Potassium in diet
  • Preventive health care
  • Protein in diet
  • Salads and nutrients
  • Sodium in diet
  • Sweeteners – sugar substitutes
  • Sweeteners – sugars
  • Thiamin
  • Tryptophan
  • Vegetarian diet
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamins
  • Water in diet
  • Wine and heart health

Publications

2022
Controversial Dietary Patterns: A High Yield Primer for Clinicians.
The American journal of medicine. 135(6):680-687 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.01.028. [PMID] 35134371.
2022
Successful Incorporation of a Plant-Based Menu Into a Large Academic Hospital.
American journal of lifestyle medicine. 16(3):311-317 [DOI] 10.1177/15598276211048788. [PMID] 35706598.
2022
Trending Nutrition Controversies #3: Top Controversies in 2021.
The American journal of medicine. 135(2):146-156 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.07.046. [PMID] 34509452.
2021
A Six-Day, Lifestyle-Based Immersion Program Mitigates Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Induces Shifts in Gut Microbiota, Specifically Lachnospiraceae, Ruminococcaceae, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii: A Pilot Study.
Nutrients. 13(10) [DOI] 10.3390/nu13103459. [PMID] 34684459.
2021
Closing Gaps in Lifestyle Adherence for Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease.
The American journal of cardiology. 145:1-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.01.005. [PMID] 33454343.
2021
Prevention and Reversal of Morbidity in Today’s Cardiovascular Patient: Role of Lifestyle Modification and Nutrition in the Current Era.
Current cardiology reports. 23(10) [DOI] 10.1007/s11886-021-01577-1. [PMID] 34410533.
2021
Strategies for Incorporating Lifestyle Medicine in Everyday Hospital Practice.
American journal of lifestyle medicine. 15(5):531-537 [DOI] 10.1177/15598276211006664. [PMID] 34646102.
2021
Vascular dysfunction as a potential culprit of sarcopenia.
Experimental gerontology. 145 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exger.2020.111220. [PMID] 33373710.
2021
Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction: The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle.
The American journal of medicine. 134(3):310-316 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.09.033. [PMID] 33227246.
2020
Malnutrition in the Obese: Commonly Overlooked But With Serious Consequences.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 76(7):841-843 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.06.059. [PMID] 32792082.
2020
Management of Hypothyroidism in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania). 56(5) [DOI] 10.3390/medicina56050214. [PMID] 32353935.
2020
Successful Implementation of Healthful Nutrition Initiatives into Hospitals.
The American journal of medicine. 133(1):19-25 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.08.019. [PMID] 31494109.
2020
The Mismatch of Nutrition and Lifestyle Beliefs and Actions Among Physicians: A Wake-Up Call.
American journal of lifestyle medicine. 14(3):304-315 [DOI] 10.1177/1559827619883603. [PMID] 32477033.
2019
My Voice.
JACC. Case reports. 1(1):81-82 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2019.05.012. [PMID] 34316753.
2019
Strategies to Fill the Gaps in Nutrition Education for Health Professionals through Continuing Medical Education.
Current atherosclerosis reports. 21(4) [DOI] 10.1007/s11883-019-0775-9. [PMID] 30820681.
2019
The Reply.
The American journal of medicine. 132(6) [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.01.037. [PMID] 31221369.
2018
A Clinician’s Guide for Trending Cardiovascular Nutrition Controversies: Part II.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 72(5):553-568 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.05.030. [PMID] 30049315.
2018
How Pure is PURE? Dietary Lessons Learned and Not Learned From the PURE Trials.
The American journal of medicine. 131(5):457-458 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.11.024. [PMID] 29229470.
2018
Lifestyle Modifications for Preventing and Treating Heart Failure.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 72(19):2391-2405 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.2160. [PMID] 30384895.
2018
The Deficit of Nutrition Education of Physicians.
The American journal of medicine. 131(4):339-345 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.11.036. [PMID] 29269228.
2017
A Deficiency of Nutrition Education and Practice in Cardiology.
The American journal of medicine. 130(11):1298-1305 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.04.043. [PMID] 28551044.
2017
Integrative Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention.
The Medical clinics of North America. 101(5):895-923 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mcna.2017.04.007. [PMID] 28802470.
2007
Frequency and cause of cardiac troponin T elevation in chronic hemodialysis patients from study of cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
The American journal of cardiology. 100(5):885-9 [PMID] 17719339.
2006
Hypertensive Urgency/Emergencies
. 24(1):135-146
2005
Natriuretic Peptides and Renal Insufficiency: Unraveling the Controversy
. 2(1):1-5
2005
Should Greater Emphasis be Placed on Triglycerides in CHD Risk Assessment?
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2005
The APOC3 Promoter Polymorphisms T-455C and C-482T are associated with the Metabolic Syndrome
Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
2005
The Efficacy of Real-Time 3-Dimensional Echocardiography for Right Ventricular Biopsy
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 11:1208-1212

Grants

Apr 2020 – Jun 2022
FL ACC SEED GRANT
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL CHAPTER AM COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY

Education

Fellowship – Cardiology
2006 · University of Maryland
Fellowship – Telemedicine, Integrative medicine
2006 · University of Arizona
Internship and Residency – Internal Medicine
2003 · Tufts University Hospital
Medical Degree
2000 · Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9065
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100288
GAINESVILLE FL 32610