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Experts for Media - Heart and Vascular Care

Robert Michler, MD

Chairman and Professor, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, chairman and professor, Department of Surgery, and Surgeon-in-Chief, Montefiore Medical Center

Chairman, Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center

Chairman, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Co-Director, The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care

Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Samuel Belkin Endowed Chair, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Dr. Michler is a world renowned innovator of surgical techniques for heart failure and valvular heart disease. He has pioneered research studies using stem cells for faster recovery of heart surgery and heart transplant patients. He has network TV experience and has been a spokesperson for healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease.

Areas of Expertise

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Heart disease and all cardiac issues
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Valve Repair Surgery

Selected Media Coverage

CBS This Morning, CNN, NBC News

Daniel Goldstein, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Cadiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center

Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplantation & Mechanical Assistance Program, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Montefiorre Medical Center Chief Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center

Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Goldstein is one of the country’s most experienced heart transplant surgeons and is a recognized expert in cardiac assist technology, such as Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs). He is heavily involved in heart surgery research and has appeared on television on numerous occasions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Heart Failure
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  •  Echocardiography

Selected Media Coverage

Associated Press, El Diario NY

Mario Garcia, MD

Chief Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center

Co-Director, The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care

Pauline Levitt Chair in Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor, Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Garcia is a nationally known expert in the diagnosis of heart disease, and the evaluation of new technical equipment used in diagnosis. He has been a spokesperson for prevention of heart disease in the Hispanic community. He has network TV experience. A physician, researcher and educator, he is known worldwide for his inovative use of noninvasive cardiac imaging in the clinic, such as coronary CT angiography (including some of the earliest studies testing radiation-reduction strategies), echocardiography, and MRI

Areas of Expertise

  • Heart Failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Development of non-invasive procedures in diagnosing heart disease
  • Heart disease in the Hispanic community

Selected Media Coverage

New York Times, Bronxnet, Bronx News 12

Daphne Hsu, MD

Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Co-Director of the Pediatric Heart Center, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Hsu is one of the nation's leading experts in children's heart failure and heart transplant. Dr. Hsu brings specialized medical skills, decades of experience-and extraordinary commitment-to the care of children with complex heart disease. She conducts ongoing clinical research and has participated in many US multi-center studies on children's cardiomyopathies, medical and catheter-based therapy for heart disease in children and heart transplant. She is a nationally recongized pediatric cardiologic thought-leader.

Areas of Expertise

  • Children’s heart failure
  • Pediatric heart transplantation
  • Genetic heart abnormalities
  • Cardiomyopathy

Selected Media Coverage

Reuters, CBS Local

Ileana Pina, MD, MPH

Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, Center for Heart and Vascular Care

Professor, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Pina is a nationally known expert on heart failure and heart disease in women, and for developing multidisciplinary clinical interventions to improve patient rehabilitation outcomes. She has a great deal of media experience and is regularly called on by the American Heart Association to give continuing education programs to physicians.


Areas of Expertise

  • Heart failure
  • Heart disease in women
  • Medical education
  • Community education

Selected Media Coverage

Medscape, Medscape

David D’Alessandro, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Montefiore Medical Center

Director of Surgical Research, The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. D’Alessandro is a heart transplant surgeon and has provided commentary on the latest developments in cardiac surgery research in television interviews. He will soon be investigating the use of stem cells in the aftercare of heart transplant recipients.

Areas of Expertise

  • Surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure
  • Mechanical assist devices for the heart
  • Heart transplantation
  • Valve surgery
  • Thoracic aneurysms
  • Robotic surgery
  • Research on stem cells to treat heart failure

Selected Media Coverage

WCBS-TV Eye on New York