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Alan Rozanski, M.D.
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Dr. Rozanski is Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, and Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Stress Testing. Dr. Rozanski obtained his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at Mt Sinai Hospital, NYC, and then his Nuclear Medicine training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA. Dr. Rozanski founded and supervised the Preventative and Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Cedars Sinai before joining the Cardiology faculty at St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital in 1990. Dr. Rozanski's academic and research interests include assessment of outcomes following nuclear cardiology, development of optimal algorithms for risk assessment, correlative nuclear and CT imaging, and assessment of the clinical uses of coronary artery calcium scanning. In addition, Dr. Rozanski has strong interests in Preventive Cardiology and is considered an international expert in the nascent field of Behavioral Cardiology. Dr. Rozanski is the former recipient of a two-year sabbatical fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, to study the determinants of health-promoting and health-damaging behavior.
 
Mun K. Hong, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Hong is the director of cardiac catheterization laboratory and interventional cardiology at Mt. Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, and he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

 

Dr. Hong obtained his MD degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He did general cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at the Washington Hospital Center. 

Dr. Hong's research interests include algorithm-based, evidence-based approach for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome and pharmacologic optimization of these patients. He performs coronary and peripheral interventions, as well as structural heart disease.

 
Marrick L. Kukin, MD

Dr. Marrick L. Kukin is the Director of the Heart Failure Program at Mt. Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City and is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY. Dr. Kukin's areas of research have included beta blockade and other neurohormonal antagonists in congestive heart failure, and the use of inotropic agents in heart failure.  Among other honors, he received the Denber Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was voted the Michael Lesch Teacher of the Year by the cardiology fellows in 2008.   His articles have been published in various scientific journals, including American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Chest, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and New England Journal of Medicine.  Dr. Kukin has recently been appointed as a co-editor of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. He is an associate editor of Congestive Heart Failure and a reviewer for American Heart Journal, Circulation, European Journal of Heart Failure and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He edited a book entitled "Oxidative Stress and Cardiac Failure," (Futura/ Blackwell Publishing, Armonk NY 2003).  His professional memberships include the American Heart Association, and the American Medical Association, and he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.  He is Co-Founder of the New York Heart Failure Club where he continues to serve as Co-Chairman of the Program Committee. He has served on the Program Committee and the Corporate Affairs Committee of the Heart Failure Society of America.  He serves or has served on several Steering Committees and End-Point Adjudication Committees for national and international heart failure trials.  Dr. Kukin received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  He completed his residency in medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

 
Walter Pierce, M.D.
Dr. Walter Pierce is a graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, chief residency at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, and training in cardiovascular diseases and electrophysiology at SUNY Health Science Center in Stony Brook.  Prior to joining the staff at St. Luke's- Roosevelt he was the director of Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for ten years.  He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
 
Eyal Herzog, M.D.

Eyal Herzog, MD, FACC, is Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Director of the Echo Lab at St. Luke's Hospital in New York. Dr Herzog received his medical degree from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced cardiac imaging at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. 

Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, Dr Herzog has been an investigator in many clinical trials including many TIMI studies. He is the Course Director in Clinical Cardiology and Cardiac Care Advanced Clerkship at Columbia University in New York.  

Dr Herzog is the author of the recently published book "The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide". He is also the author of the books "Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome" and "Acute Coronary Syndrome-Multidisciplinary and Pathway Based Approached". He has also co-authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles.


Dr Herzog is the recipient of numerous awards including the "teacher of the year award of the Department of Medicine at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital for the last 8 years and most recently the "Distinguished Young Physician of the Year" at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in 2010-2011.

 
Jacqueline Tamis, M.D.
Dr. Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland is an interventional cardiologist at Mt. Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology and serves as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Tamis-Holland is also a skilled medical researcher and educator who holds a post as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, she has lectured extensively on topics related to coronary artery disease and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In addition, she serves as the Director of Women's Heart NY, a multi-site comprehensive program designed for women who are at risk for heart disease or who have a history of the disease.

 
Henry Greenberg, M.D.

Dr. Henry Greenberg is a clinical cardiologist at  Roosevelt Hospital.  He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.  He is also on the faculty of Columbia's Institute of Human Nutrition and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health.


Dr. Greenberg received his MD from Tufts University.  After 2 years as a Peace Corps Physician in Cameroon, West Africa, he returned to NY for his training in internal medicine at St. Luke's and cardiology at Roosevelt Hospital.  He has been on the teaching faculty since the completion of his training.


Dr. Greenberg spent many years working with the New York Academy of Sciences, serving on the Board of Governors for a decade and as its chair for a term.  He recently completed a term as chair of the Human Rights of Scientists Committee,

One of his major research interests is clinical trials in clinical cardiology.  He has participated in numerous national and international trials as an enrolling physicians, core lab director, and member of the trial executive committee.  He is currently on the executive committee of the MADIT trials. 

His other research interest is raising the awareness of the increasingly important role of cardiovascular diseases in emerging economies.  For the past decade he has published extensively in this area.  He teaches a course on this topic at the Mailman School of Public Health.
 

 
Mark Sherrid, M.D.
After completing medical school at Columbia P&S, Dr. Sherrid did his internship and residency at Roosevelt Hospital. He completed his fellowship at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and returned to the Roosevelt Hospital in 1978, where he started the echocardiography laboratory. In 1997 he started the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, www.hcmny.org. The SLR HCM Program has consulted on 890 patients with HCM, and is the largest such program in the NY tri-state area, and one of a handful of nationally recognized surgical centers. Dr. Sherrid's research interests center on echocardiography and treatment of HCM, and echocardiography in atrial fibrillation. In 2007 Dr. Sherrid became Professor of Clinical Medicine at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.
 
Merle Myerson, M.D.

Dr. Merle Myerson is cardiologist and an expert in the prevention of heart attack and stroke.  She is the founder and director of the Mt. Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program. 
Dr. Myerson graduated from Columbia University, Barnard College. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York and completed her internal medicine residency from Duke University Medical Center. She subsequently completed her Cardiology fellowship at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Myerson also holds a doctorate in Applied and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University and post-doctoral work in preventive cardiology and epidemiology and in basic lipid research.
Prior to coming to the Hospital she was a Medical Officer at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Myerson holds many community leadership positions including Board of Directors, New York City American Heart Association where she also serves on the New York State Advocacy and Public Policy Committee, Community Outreach Committee of the American Society for Hypertension.  She is a member of the National Lipid Association and on the Board of Directors for the Northeast chapter.   
In addition to her work in general prevention, Dr. Myerson established the first cardiovascular disease prevention clinic for patients with HIV/AIDS.  She is the section director for the Cardiology/Preventive Cardiology clinic in the hospital's Center for Comprehensive (HIV) Care serving over 6000 patients with HIV/AIDS.
Her research activities focus on cardiovascular disease risk factors including the diagnosis and treatment of high cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, smoking, and sedentary lifestyle.  Another focus of her research is on preventing cardiovascular disease in patients with HIV/AIDS.  She holds several research grants and has published in major medical journals.   She is a reviewer for top medical journals including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology,  New England Journal of Medicine, The Medical Letter, Journal of Women's Health and the American Journal of Cardiology. 
Dr. Myerson is often asked by the media for her expert opinion and commentary on breaking news in the medical field.  She has been interviewed live on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough, as well as segments on CBS, NBC, ABC, and NY1 news.  She is on the Advisory Boards of dLife (National Website devoted to patients with Diabetes) and ShareCare.

 

Davendra Mehta, M.D.

 Dr. Mehta is Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke's. He is a graduate from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer of the University of Rajasthan. He did his medical residency from the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education in Chandigarh in India. He trained in cardiology in the UK, at Western Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh and the Regional Cardiac Center in Leicester. During this time he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Following his training in cardiology he received a research grant from the University of London. His research was conducted at St Bartholomew's and St George's Hospitals. He researched various aspects of cardiac arrhythmias with publications in the Lancet, Chest, Journal of American College of Cardiology and Circulation. His work on ventricular tachycardia in patients with 'normal heart' was awarded a PhD by the University of London in 1989.

 
After coming to the United States he was awarded a research grant by the American Heart Association (New Jersey Affiliates). He has been a member of the Cardiology faculty at Mount Sinai Hospital since 1992 and Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory and arrhythmia section for 8 years. His clinical interests include catheter ablations for management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. His current research interests include prevention and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in cardiac sarcoidosis. His is board certified in Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has authored more than 100 publications and has lectured widely.

 

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