Meet the Staff

Dr. Fisher
 
  Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH
Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, The Marc and Ruti Bell Vascular Biology and Disease Program
Expertise: Lipid disorders, coronary artery disease, LDL metabolism and imaging of arteries
Ricardo Benenstein, MD
 
  Ricardo J. Benenstein, MD, FASE, FACC
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Echocardiography Lab
Expertise: Clinical Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Imaging
Dr. Berger
 
  Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, MS, FACC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Cardiovascular Thrombosis Program. 
Expertise: Complex thrombotic disorders of the cardiovascular system and vascular medicine
Dr. Gianos
 
  Eugenia Gianos, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine 
Co-Clinical Director, Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Preventive Cardiology Consult Service 
Director, Preventive Cardiology Fellowship Program.
Expertise: Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, preventive cardiology and women's heart disease
Ira Goldberg, MD
 
  Ira Jay Goldberg, MD
Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Expertise: Lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes
Dennis Goodman, MD
 
  Dennis A. Goodman, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Integrative Medicine and Holistic Cardiology
Expertise: Lifestyle changes to reduce cardiovascular risk
Sean P. Heffron, MD, MS, MSc
 
  Sean P. Heffron, MD, MS, MSc
Instructor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: General and preventive cardiology, obesity, nutrition and exercise
Jonathan Newman, MD
 
  Jonathan Newman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: Clinical and preventive cardiology, echocardiography, inflammatory, oncologic and environmental risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Dr. Schwartzbard

 

  Arthur Schwartzbard, MD, FACC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Clinical Lipid Research Director,
Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Expertise: Insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and echocardiography
Dr. Stein
 
 

Richard A. Stein, MD, FACC, FACP
Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: Exercise physiology and Nutrition

Dr. Underberg
 
  James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACP, FASH, FNLA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine 
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
Expertise: Preventative cardiovascular medicine, lipidology and hypertension
Dr. Weintraub
 
 

Howard Weintraub, MD, FACC
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Clinical Director, Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Expertise: Lipid Disorders, coronary artery disease, insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension

Preventive Cardiology Fellow

Anish Vani, MD
 
 

Anish Vani, MD
Dr. Anish Vani is a graduate of Cornell University and NYU School of Medicine Internal Medicine residency program.  As the current preventive cardiology fellow, Dr. Vani plans to continue his research on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk populations.

Registered Dietitian

Lisa Ganguzza, MS RD CDN
 
 

Lisa Ganguzza, MS RD CDN
​Lisa Ganguzza, MS RD CDN is a licensed Registered Dietitian with a MS in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Lisa completed her dietetic training at the James J. Peters and Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and specializes in working with patients with cardiovascular disease, overweight/obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Lisa enjoys working as a team with patients to set realistic, attainable goals, and supporting them in achieving success in improving their health and quality of life. 

 

Program Coordinators

Ania Coats
 
 

Ania Coats, MA
Ania Coats has a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration. She has worked for the Center for over 10 years. She coordinates the annual symposium among other Center activities and special projects.

Julia Levine   Julia Levine, MPA
Julia Levine holds a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in health policy analysis. She brings to the Center ten years of experience coordinating research initiatives and special projects in healthcare and academia.