Dr. Paula Johnson is a women's health specialist and a pioneer in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. She conceived of and developed one of the first facilities in the country to focus on heart disease in women. At Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Dr. Johnson was made chief medical resident in 1990--the first woman to hold that position in the history of the hospital. Dr. Johnson is serves as head of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and is chief of the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She also directs the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women.