COVID-19 UPDATES: 1) Yesterday (4/7), Valley's Healthcare Heroes wished 26 recovered COVID-19 patients well as they returned home. We wish them the very best, and thank our staff for their tremendous efforts. 2) Recovered COVID-19 patients needed for Valley/Mount Sinai serum collection. 3) Valley urgently needs key medical supplies.Read More
MD, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, 1977 - 1980
BS, Cornell University College Of Medicine, 1972 - 1976
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Cardiology, 1983 - 1985
- Internship & Residency
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1980 - 1983
- Board Certifications
American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 1983
Subspecialty Board Of Cardiovascular Disease - Certified, 1987
Get to Know Me
What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?
I specialize in both interventional and preventative cardiology. In doing so, I utilize the full complement of noninvasive risk stratification modalities (echocardiography, stress testing, rhythm monitoring, impedance cardiography and vascular imaging) to assess my patients thoroughly. This permits a determination of which patient is at risk for heart attack or stroke, so that these disease states can be prevented by optimally treating risk factors in advance.
I am also active in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Valley Hospital, performing angiograms and angioplasty with stent placement, as well as preparing patients for heart surgery.
I believe in the importance of lifestyle modification with diet and exercise prior to utilizing medication. Even so, I prescribe medication on a regular basis to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood clotting, etc.
Describe some of your professional highlights.
I have lectured extensively throughout the east coast on hypertension (high blood pressure); dyslipidemia (high cholesterol) and thrombosis (blood clotting). I thoroughly enjoy meeting and interacting with physicians and nurses in different medical communities, as well as learning from my colleagues.
What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?
I take a great deal of pride in my communication skills, and listen carefully as my patients explain their medical problems and the emotional responses associated with those problems. I provide clear and detailed explanations to my patients so that they leave the office feeling comfortable with the knowledge that, together we will enact a plan to make them feel better. I also like to engage family members in the dialogue as I find this interaction helpful to both myself as well as the patient.
Awards & Accolades
Inside Jersey Magazine Top Doctors
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
New Jersey Life - Top Heart Doctors and OB-GYN
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