Medical Director, Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center
Co-Founder of The BaleDoneen Method
Clinical Asociate Professor Washington State University College of
Assistant Professor University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Adjunct Professor Texas Tech Health Sciences, School of Nursing
Amy L Doneen, DNP is the owner and medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane Washington. She is the co-founder and a principal instructor in the Bale/Doneen Method, training other medical, dental and healthcare providers across the country. She is the owner and medical director of the sought-after private clinical practice in Spokane, Washington; The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, which serves patients from all over the world. Dr. Doneen holds professorships at the following universities: Washington State University School of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Doneen is one of the nation’s leading specialists in preventing heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. She is co-author of the bestselling book, Beat The Heart Attack Gene.
Since 2002, she has given a multitude of lectures, presentations and key-note speeches to medical, dental, nursing and healthcare groups in the US and abroad, including the American Heart Association, Cleveland Heart Lab, MD-VIP, International Atherosclerotic Society, and the European Atherosclerosis Society. Dr. Doneen has presented data in the United States, Finland, Spain, and Italy. Her media interviews include Fox news TV and radio, ABC TV, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and ESPN, which reported on how Dr. Doneen screened coaches, scouts and former players from Seattle Seahawks football team for cardiovascular disease (CVD), using a state-of-the-art ultrasound test.
Dr. Doneen is cofounder of the Bale/Doneen Method international preceptorship program, an accredited continuing medical education (CME) course teaching health care providers advanced techniques to detect—and reverse—CVD before the patient suffers a heart attack or stroke. Hundreds of MDs, ARNP’s, dentists and healthcare specialists have completed the training, some of whom subsequently opened their own prevention clinics, hailing the course “an incredible resource…the future of medicine,” “the best, by far, educational program I have ever attended,” and “the education of a lifetime…the only totally comprehensive program in the world for the prevention of this disease.” For the last 16 years, Dr. Doneen has been recognized as an international leader in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes and type 2 diabetes. She continues to pave the way for other nurse practitioners and lectures to all audiences, including cardiology, dentistry, internal medicine, family practice, nursing and functional medicine. She is convinced that cardiovascular prevention should be integrated into all medical, nursing and dental practices. Convinced that the standard of care leaves people at risk for the deadly morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular events, she continues to practice the science and art of CV prevention while publishing her ambulatory research and lecturing to groups across the country.
It is her belief that the BaleDoneen Method can eradicate cardiovascular disease events as the number cause of death by the year 2020. Doneen has presented her research to the American Heart Association, International Atherosclerosis Society, European Atherosclerosis Society and the Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Society. She has published her research in many medical, nursing and dental journals including the American Heart Association’s Circulation, Atherosclerosis, the official journal of the European Atherosclerosis Society, Post Graduate Medicine, Journal of National Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Physician’s Weekly, and Journal of Clinical Lipidology, ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory and ADVANCE for Healthy Aging. Doneen has also served as a consultant to Cleveland HeartLab and currently MyGenetx. She received her bachelors, masters and doctoral degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane WA. Dr. Doneen is a member of American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, American Lipid Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention and other medical and nursing societies.