Mary Beth Fontana, MD, is a retired faculty emeritus of cardiovascular medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Fontana was named one of “America’s Best Doctors” in 2009. She has been recognized for her teaching excellence by receiving an “Outstanding Teaching Award” from Ohio State’s College of Medicine more than 20 times. Dr. Fontana also has received the Charles F. Wooley, MD, Transmission of Excellence Teaching Award; the Distinguished Educator Award and the Alumni Achievement Award from Ohio State’s College of Medicine.
Dr. Fontana earned her medical degree and also completed her residency and a fellowship in cardiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include valvular and congenital heart disease, and she has published numerous articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Fontana is currently the Harry C. and Mary Elizabeth Powelson Professor of Medicine devoted to medical student tutoring and mentoring.