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Yael L. Maxwell is Senior Medical Journalist at TCTMD and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City (although she primarily works from her home office in Fairfield, CT these days). She covers cardiology research and news published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at large conferences such as ACC, AHA, TCT, ESC, and EuroPCR. She also interviews important figures in the field on-camera in meeting “wrap-up” videos and is the editor of Fellows Forum--a resource for cardiology fellows and those who train them. Her freelance work has appeared in ScienceNOW, Refinery29, and mental_floss, ACP Internist, and ACP Hospitalist and she served as the Center for Health, Media & Policy's first media fellow in 2015-2016.

She won a Bronze Award from the Digital Health Awards in June 2022 for her August 2021 story entitled "Expired Cardiac Devices May Do Global Good, but Safety Unknown."


Yael spent two years managing all research-related communications at the Lymphoma Research Foundation. She has also worked in the editorial department of the PBS-affiliate science documentary show NOVA, the public affairs office of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. and contributed to Genewatch, the monthly publication of the Council for Responsible Genetics. Yael studied environmental science and journalism at Boston University.


On the side, Yael is also a licensed wedding officiant and vow writer and loves to travel, play with puppies, and practice yoga. She is also mama to a tiny human and thoroughly enjoys getting to view the world through new eyes. She used to run the blog Awesome in New York. You can find her on twitter at @TCTMD_Yael.

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