As a Center of Excellence, the Women's Heart Center is the first choice for women in the Tristate and beyond to realize the difference between simply being treated and receiving exceptional heart care. Our approach is to care for each patient as a team to ensure that if you need to be seen, you will be scheduled with one of our expert providers. To schedule a consultation or request a second opinion, please call 513-585-2140.
Meet the team
Dr. Odayme Quesada is the medical director for The Christ Hospital Women's Heart Center. Dr. Quesada an award-winning, board-certified cardiologist with a specialty focus on women's cardiovascular disease. She joined The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati following a fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute in Los Angeles, where she trained with national leaders in women's cardiovascular disease. She has been awarded the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) Career Development Award to study why women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.
Dr. Mariana Canoniero specializes in advanced heart imaging and using new cardiac imaging technology in complex heart patients. Dr. Canoniero values the patient-centered approach to heart care, listening to her patients' concerns and providing education so they can make informed decisions. In fact, she has been part of the patient experience team and a physician coach to teach other cardiologists the importance of the patient-centered approach.
Advanced Practice Providers
Julie Gallatin, APRN, FNP-BC is a
board-certified advanced practice nurse with over 20 years of cardiology
nursing experience. She earned her Diploma of Nursing from Good Samaritan
Hospital School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan
University before earning her Master of Science in the Family Nurse
Practitioner program from Northern Kentucky University. She plays an integral
role in patient management in collaboration with Drs. Quesada and Canoniero at
The Women’s Heart Center.
Darlene Tierney, APRN, FNP-BC is a member of the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners with over 20 years of cardiology experience. She earned her
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Xavier University before going on to earn
her Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner program from Northern
Kentucky University. She is board-certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner
as well as a Clinical Cardiac Nurse Practitioner. Her areas of interest include
general cardiology and women-specific cardiovascular medicine, and she plays an
integral role in patient management in collaboration with Drs. Quesada and
Canoniero at The Women’s Heart Center.
The Women’s Heart Center also refers to these
specialists when needed: