Yael L. Maxwell is Senior Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Senior Medical Writer and Editor in the Editorial Services Department of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City. She covers interventional cardiology research 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 interventional cardiology fellows and those who train them. Her freelance work has appeared in ScienceNOW, Refinery29, and mental_floss, and she is currently serving as the Center for Health, Media & Policy's first media fellow.


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 loves to travel, play with puppies, and practice yoga. She used to run the blog Awesome in New York. You can find her on twitter at either @TCTMD_Yael or @yaelleah.