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Cardiology Research Faculty

NYU Langone investigators in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology include some of the most prestigious researchers in the field.

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Anthony Aizer

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: lifestyle modification for atrial fibrillation; ablation of atrial fibrillation; implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; cardiac sarcoidosis; ablation of ventricular tachycardia

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Carlos L. Alviar, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Expertise: treatments for Coronavirus-19 disease

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Leon Axel, MD, PhD

Professor, Departments of Medicine, Neuroscience and Physiology, and Radiology
Expertise: cardiac MRI image acquisition and image analysis method development; applications to studies of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology

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Anvar Babaev, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Endovascular Interventions, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Expertise: coronary and peripheral arterial disease; vascular biology; revascularization

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Sripal Bangalore, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: invasive approach in patients with stable ischemic heart disease and substantial ischemia and chronic kidney disease

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Chirag R. Barbhaiya, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: atrial fibrillation; ventricular tachycardia; ablation

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Tessa J. Barrett, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: the myeloid-platelet axis during inflammation and cardiovascular diseases

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Jeffrey S. Berger, MD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery
Expertise: platelet and hypercoagulable mechanisms of cardiovascular disease; perioperative platelet activity regulation; clinical and platelet response to antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapeutics; personalized medicine using the platelet phenotype

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Marina Cerrone, MD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy; calcium cycling and cardiac rhythm; Brugada syndrome; catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

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Larry A. Chinitz, MD

The Alvin Benjamin and Kenneth Coyle Sr. Family Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Medicine
Clinical Director, Cardiology
Director, Heart Rhythm Center and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
Expertise: implantable defibrillator- and catheter-based therapies for cardiac dysrhythmias; atrial fibrillation pathophysiology; electroanatomic mapping systems for catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias

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Bruce N. Cronstein, MD

The Dr. Paul R. Esserman Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Pathology
Director, Program in Collaborative Research, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Division of Translational Medicine
Expertise: adenosine metabolism and receptors in rheumatologic diseases; wound healing; hepatic fibrosis; vascular disease

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Mario Delmar, MD, PhD

The Patricia M. and Robert H. Martinsen Professor of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Expertise: disruption of mechanical function and the electrical stability of the heart; cardiomyocytes and desmosomes; adherens junctions, gap junctions, and sodium channels

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John A. Dodson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health
Director, Geriatric Cardiology Program
Expertise: better decision-making and patient-centered care in geriatric cardiology

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Frederick Feit, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology at NYC + Health Hospitals/Bellevue
Expertise: percutaneous coronary artery intervention; adjuvant antiplatelet and antithrombin therapy; acute myocardial infarction; diabetes mellitus

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Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH

The Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Pediatrics
Expertise: cell biology of hepatic lipid and lipoprotein metabolism; the regression of atherosclerosis

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Glenn I. Fishman, MD

The William Goldring Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Physiology
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Director, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
Expertise: cardiovascular biology and disease; gap junction channels and the regulation of cardiac impulse propagation; cardiac conduction system development and disease; cardiac stem cell biology; ischemia–reperfusion injury

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Michael S. Garshick, MD

Instructor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: cardiovascular disease prevention; inflammation; cardiovascular manifestations of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis; endothelial dysfunction

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Claudia G. Gidea, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Ventricular Assist Device and Heart Transplant Program
Expertise: heart failure; heart transplantation

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Dan G. Halpern, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Expertise: congenital heart disease; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Eisenmenger syndrome; Marfan syndrome

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Sean P. Heffron, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: weight loss in obesity and the effect on cardiometabolic risk factors

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Judith S. Hochman, MD

The Harold Snyder Family Professor of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences
Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center
Associate Director, Leon H Charney Division of Cardiology
Expertise: cardiogenic shock; coronary artery disease; acute and chronic ischemic heart disease; percutaneous coronary intervention

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Douglas S. Holmes, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: cellular mechanisms; cardiac arrhythmias; sudden death; atrial fibrillation

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James Horowitz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Medical Unit 15 Cardiac Care Unit, Kimmel Pavilion
Expertise: cardiogenic shock; heart assist devices

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Lior Jankelson, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Inherited Arrhythmia Program, Heart Rhythm Center
Expertise: cardiovascular genetics; long QT syndrome; Brugada syndrome; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia; arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy; ventricular tachycardia

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Hasan Jilaihawi, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Transcatheter Valve Therapy, Heart Valve Center
Expertise: advanced imaging to optimize cardiac procedures; minimally invasive valve surgery

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Stuart D. Katz, MD

The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
Director, NYU Langone Health Heart Failure Program
Expertise: new treatments for heart failure; heart failure pathophysiology; vascular physiology; iron storage biology

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Eugene E. Kim, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Faculty Coordinator, Cardiovascular Research Elective
Expertise: the cardiac ventricular conduction system; lipomatous atrial septal hypertrophy; peripheral vessel embolization

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Chengzu Long, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Expertise: muscular dystrophy

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Daniele Massera, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; bone metabolism and heart valve calcification; echocardiography and PET/CT imaging

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Kathryn J. Moore, PhD

The Jean and David Blechman Professor of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Expertise: inflammatory mechanisms of atherosclerosis; regulation of cholesterol metabolism; the role of positive and negative guidance cues in leukocyte trafficking

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Gregory E. Morley, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Neuroscience and Physiology
Expertise: arrhythmogenic role of dysregulation of cardiac gap junctions; mechanisms responsible for the developmental changes in impulse initiation and conduction within the sinus node and atria

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Jonathan Newman, MD, MPH

The Eugene Braunwald, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Expertise: diabetes treatments for cardiovascular risk reduction; peripheral vascular disease in diabetes; diabetic dyslipidemia

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David S. Park, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: advanced cardiac mapping; conduction transcriptional program in cardiomyocytes; cardiac electrophysiology

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Louai Razzouk, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Head, Quality Assurance, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Tisch Hospital
Expertise: management of patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus; overlap of atherosclerosis in different vascular beds; process of in-stent restenosis in the lower extremities

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Alex Reyentovich, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine  
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Clinical Director, Heart Failure Program
Medical Director, Left Ventricular Assist Devise Program
Expertise: heart transplantation; novel therapeutics and device therapy to treat heart failure

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Harmony R. Reynolds, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center
Expertise: heart disease in women; myocardial infarction; takotsubo syndrome

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Tajinderpal Saraon, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: heart failure; ventricular assist device support

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Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory
Expertise: three-dimensional echocardiography; structural heart disease; stress echocardiography; contrast echocardiography

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Binita Shah, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Research
Expertise: patient outcomes in acute coronary syndrome; percutaneous coronary intervention

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Mark V. Sherrid, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
Expertise: unresolved challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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Nathaniel R. Smilowitz, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: myocardial infarction; coronary artery disease

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Craig A. Thompson, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Tisch Hospital
Director, Interventional Cardiology, NYU Langone Health
Lead, NYU Langone Health Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Expertise: advanced complex coronary disease; chronic total occlusion

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Alan F. Vainrib, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: three-dimensional cardiac imaging

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Mathew R. Williams, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine  
Director, Clinical Operations of Cardiovascular Service Line, Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion
Director, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Structural Heart Disease Program
Chief, Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Expertise: aortic valve stenosis; mitral valve regurgitation; transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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Eugene Yuriditzky, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiac Care Unit
Expertise: cardiovascular complications of COVID-19