Meet the Staff

Dr. Fisher
 
  Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH
Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Co-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
Dr. Berger  

Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, MS, FACC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Co-Director, Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Cardiovascular Thrombosis Program.
Expertise: Complex thrombotic disorders of the cardiovascular system and vascular medicine

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
Michael S. Garshick   Michael S. Garshick, MD
Instructor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Inflammation, Cardiovascular Manifestations of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, Endothelial Dysfunction
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
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: General and preventive cardiology, obesity, nutrition and exercise
Jonathan Newman, MD
 
  Jonathan Newman, MD, MPH
Eugene Braunwald, MD Assistant Professor of Cardiology, 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
Director, Preventive Cardiology Fellowship Program
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
Associate Director, Preventive Cardiology Fellowship Program
Expertise: Lipid Disorders, coronary artery disease, insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension

Preventive Cardiology Fellow

Gaurav Sharma, MD
 
 

Gaurav Sharma, MD​
Dr. Gaurav Sharma is a graduate of Cornell University where he studied molecular and cellular biology and subsequently pursued a medical degree at the NYU School of Medicine.  Dr. Sharma completed a residency in internal medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center followed by a fellowship in cardiology at UC Davis Medical Center. He completed an additional fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging from Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sharma is especially interested in the role of nutrition in prevention and plans to utilize his skills in cardiology and imaging to target patients early who are at risk for coronary artery disease.

Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Hopkins, NP
 
 

Stephanie Hopkins, MSN, FNP-BC​
Stephanie Hopkins, MSN, FNP-BC received her Masters of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Wagner College, Evelyn Spiro School of Nursing. Employed at NYU Langone Health since 2015, she has worked as a nurse in both the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and the HCC-13 Cardiology Step-Down Unit. Among other clinical responsibilities, Stephanie will conduct in-depth patient education on CV risk factor control and lifestyle modification both in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Registered Dietitian

Arielle Leben, MS, RD, CDN
 
 

Arielle Leben, MS, RD, CDN
Arielle Leben, MS, RD, CDN is a licensed Registered Dietitian who completed her Masters in Clinical Nutrition at New York University and her Dietetic Training at Mount Sinai Hospital. She specializes in treating patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and patients that are overweight or have gastrointestinal conditions. She enjoys working with patients to make sustainable changes to improve cardiovascular outcomes and promote better overall 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.