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Ileana L. Pina, MD, MPH

Practice Specialty
Advanced HF/Transplant Cardio, Cardiology (Heart)
Medical Education
University of Miami Medical School
University of South Florida
University of Miami Hospital
Main Location
Montefiore Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2301
Phone: (866) 662-9729
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Montefiore at 1628 Eastchester
1628 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2663
Phone: (866) 662-9729
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Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion
3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2404
Phone: (718) 920-5949
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Academic Title
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Administrative Title
Associate Chief, Academic Affairs
Clinical Focus
Research interests relate to heart failure in various aspects. Dr. PiƱa completed our NHLBI HF ACTION trial and is in the process of examining recovery after exercise which could be translated to an additional parameter that may better predict prognosis of outcomes. In addition, there was a R21 to NHLBI to examine Vitamin D levels as another predictor from the HF ACTION database.
Research Focus
Dr. Pina has a particular research and clinical interest in rehabilitation of heart disease in patients with heart failure.

View Dr. Pina's publication on PubMed


Ileana Piña, MD, MPH, is a nationally renowned cardiologist known for her work in heart failure and development of multidisciplinary clinical interventions to improve patient rehabilitation outcomes.

Dr. Piña graduated Magna Cum Laude of Chemistry from the University of Miami. Dr. Piña earned her medical degree and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine and her master's in public health degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

She did her internal medicine residency at the University of South Florida Tampa, where she was Chief Resident, and her surgery internship at the University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics. She is board certified in cardiovascular, internal medicine and clinical pharmacology and is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Piña was appointed Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation at University Hospitals of Cleveland, a position she held from 1999 to 2006. She further completed a Quality Scholar Fellowship at the Cleveland Louis Stokes Veterans' Administration Medical Center.

In July 2011, she joined the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care as Associate Chief for Academic Affairs and Staff Physician.

Dr. Piña serves as advisor/consultant to the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health and their section of Epidemiology. She is also consultant to Novartis Pharmaceuticals and GE HealthCare. She is the author/co-author of over 100 publications in print, and a world-renowned speaker in the World Congress of Cardiology, the European Heart Failure Association and the Heart Failure Management Symposium on this subject. Dr. Piña is also a member of GWTG Scientific Committee and Heart Failure workgroup, a national Spokesperson for Go Red for Women and was on the writing committee of the new American Heart Association Guidelines for the Prevention of Heart Disease.