Meet Westchester's Top Cardiologists

Finding the right medical care is about recommendations — and boy, do we have some...


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Finding the right medical care is about recommendations — and boy, do we have some...

68, in fact, for this cardiologist edition of our annual Top Doctors list. It is American Heart Month, after all, so if your ticker needs some TLC, peruse the following pages for peer-reviewed docs.

 

How Our Top Cardiologists are Selected

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process, under the direction of an MD, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians, as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process — located at www.castleconnolly.com/nominations — is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians are, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.  The result — we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features, and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Cardiologists” feature may also appear online at www.castleconnolly.com or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and/or in print.

 

Cardiac Electrophysiology

 

Martin B. Cohen

Hawthorne; 914.909.6900
Westchester Medical Center
Angioplasty & Stent Placement, Pacemakers/Defibrillators, Heart Disease in Athletes

 

Jose Maria Dizon

White Plains; 914.428.3888
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Arrhythmias, Catheter Ablation, Pacemakers/Defibrillators

 

Sei Iwai

Hawthorne; 914.909.6900
Westchester Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital
Catheter Ablation, Pacemakers/Defibrillators, Atrial Fibrillation, Defibrillator Cable Extraction

 

David A. Rubin

White Plains; 914.428.3888
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Arrhythmias, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemakers/Defibrillators

 

Carmine A. Sorbera

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Pacemakers/Defibrillators

 

Daniel Y. Wang

White Plains; 914.849.2690
White Plains Hospital, Montefiore Moses Campus
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Pacemakers/Defibrillators

 

 

Cardiovascular Disease

 

Marjory Alabre

Sleepy Hollow; 914.269.1740
Southside Hospital
Nuclear Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Stress Echocardiography

 

Roger V. Cappucci

Harrison; 914.723.8100
White Plains Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, Cardiac Stress Testing

 

James W. Catanese

Mount Kisco; 914.242.9400
Northern Westchester Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease

 

Richard Charney

New Rochelle; 914.235.3535
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, White Plains Hospital
Interventional Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease

 

“The key to lowering cardiac risk is regular exercise. While current recommendations for one hour of cardio daily may seem tough to fit into our busy lives, we can all find half an hour to exercise at least three times per week. It doesn't take a gym membership to exercise your heart. Just engage in activities you enjoy that appropriately raise your heart rate for sustained periods of time. Get up and move! Regular cardiovascular exercise just may be the closest thing we have yet to the fountain of youth.”

—Craig David Hametz, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine; NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

 

David Cziner

White Plains; 914.305.2700
White Plains Hospital, Greenwich Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

 

Albert J. DeLuca

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

 

Arthur Fass

Briarcliff Manor; 914.762.5810
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
Preventive Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

 

Michael Feld

Tarrytown; 914.269.1740
Southside Hospital
Pacemakers/Defibrillators, Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure

 

Mitchell H. Fishbach

Scarsdale; 914.722.6300
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Hypertension, Heart Disease, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

 

Gary S. Gabelman

Scarsdale; 914.722.6300
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Heart Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, Preventive Cardiology

 

Amanda R. Ganem

Rye; 914.848.8760
Greenwich Hospital, White Plains Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac CT Angiography, Echocardiography-Transesophageal, Nuclear Cardiology

 

Alan Gass

Hawthorne; 914.909.6900
Westchester Medical Center
Heart Failure, Transplant Medicine-Heart

 

Alon Gitig

Yonkers; 914.423.8115
St. John’s Riverside Hospital-Andrus Pavilion, St. John’s Riverside Hospital-Dobbs Ferry Pavilion
Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Hypertension, Nutrition

 

Bernard Gitler

New Rochelle; 914.633.7870
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, White Plains Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation

 

Scott A. Gottesfeld

Katonah; 914.232.3135
Northern Westchester Hospital
Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

 

Richard H. Greif​

Yonkers; 914.378.7583
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center -Yonkers

 

Craig D. Hametz​

Cortlandt Manor; 914.736.0703
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

 

Glenn S. Hamroff

Cortlandt Manor; 914.736.0703
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Electrocardiography

 

Douglas J. Hart

Scarsdale; 914.722.6300
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Nuclear Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Preventive Cardiology

 

Diwakar Jain

Hawthorne; 914.909.6900
Westchester Medical Center
Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Disease, Cardiac Effects of Cancer/Cancer Therapy

 

SriRama K. Kalapatapu

Scarsdale; 914.723.3322
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Cardiac Imaging

 

Richard H. Kay

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Heart Attack, Angina, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Stress Testing

 

“The body is a complete unit that includes the mind. The expressions ‘broken heart’ and ‘bleeding heart,’ among others, speak to the important connection between mind and body, especially related to cardiovascular wellness. Staying heart-healthy includes eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, taking all medications as prescribed, and maintaining mental resiliency.”

—Alan Gass, MD
Medical Director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support; Westchester Medical Center

 

Richard J. Keating

Mount Kisco; 914.242.1355
Northern Westchester Hospital
Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

 

Theodore N. Keltz

New Rochelle; 914.633.7870
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, Montefiore Moses Campus
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Preventive Cardiology

 

Andrew C. Kupersmith

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, White Plains Hospital
Echocardiography, Preventive Cardiology, Angina

 

Joshua M. Latzman

White Plains; 914.328.2355
White Plains Hospital
Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Arrhythmias

 

Daniel A. Leonard

Mount Kisco; 914.242.1355
Northern Westchester Hospital
Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

 

Mark E. Lieb

Mount Kisco; 914.242.1355
Northern Westchester Hospital
Nuclear Cardiology

 

Marshall I. Matos

New Rochelle; 914.576.7171
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, White Plains Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Arrhythmias, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

 

Emma Medina

New Rochelle; 914.632.1600
Non-Invasive Cardiology

 

Anthony Mercando

Scarsdale; 914.722.6300
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Pacemakers/Defibrillators, Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology

 

Ari J. Paley

White Plains; 914.328.2355
White Plains Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Arrhythmias, Heart Valve Disease

 

Julio A. Panza

Hawthorne; 914.909.6900
Westchester Medical Center
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiography

 

Lynne V. Perry-Bottinger

New Rochelle; 914.576.7577
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital

 

Robert M. Pilchik

Yorktown Heights; 914.962.4000
Northern Westchester Hospital
Cardiac Catheterization, Echocardiography-Transesophageal, Nuclear Cardiology, Pacemakers/Defibrillators

 

Thomas J. Price Jr.

Mount Vernon; 914.664.4052
Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital

 

Anthony L. Pucillo

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Angioplasty & Stent Placement, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional Cardiology

 

Todd C. Pulerwitz

Somers; 914.277.4367
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Hypertension, Cardiac Imaging, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiac Stress Testing

 

Shahid H. Sheikh

Yonkers; 914.963.0111
St. John’s Riverside Hospital-Andrus Pavilion

 

Michael M. Silver

White Plains; 914.305.2700
White Plains Hospital, Greenwich Hospital
Hypertension, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Coronary Artery Disease

 

David E. Solarz

White Plains; 914.428.6000
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, White Plains Hospital
Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Disease, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders

 

Howard N. Tarkin

Cortlandt Manor; 914.736.0703
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, Westchester Medical Center
Pacemakers/Defibrillators, Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional Cardiology

 

Joseph J. Tartaglia

White Plains; 914.946.3388
White Plains Hospital, Greenwich Hospital
Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Testing, Preventive Cardiology

 

Melvin Weiss

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Angina, Cardiac Imaging, Aortic Diseases & Dissection, Aneurysm

 

“Despite the recent controversy about routine Aspirin use, taking an Aspirin a day has been proven to be of a benefit in preventing future cardiovascular events in patients — people with known atherosclerotic heart disease.”

—Anthony Pucillo, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Director of Cardiology Operations; NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

 

Ronald H. Weissman

White Plains; 914.428.6000
White Plains Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Preventive Cardiology

 

Jonathan Wynn

White Plains; 914.305.2700
White Plains Hospital, Greenwich Hospital

 

Jeannette L. Yuen

Harrison; 914.723.8100
White Plains Hospital
Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Disease, Non-Invasive Cardiology

 

Franklin Harrison Zimmerman
Briarcliff Manor; 914.762.5810
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
Preventive Cardiology

 

 

Interventional Cardiology

 

Craig Hjemdahl-Monsen

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Cardiac Catheterization, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Coronary Angioplasty/Stents

 

Kumar S. Kalapatapu

Hawthorne; 914.593.7800
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Angioplasty & Stent Placement

 

David Messinger

New Rochelle; 914.235.3535​
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, Westchester Medical Center
Coronary Angioplasty/Stents

 

Pediatric Cardiology

 

Fredrick Zachary Bierman​
Hawthorne; 914.594.2222
Westchester Medical Center
Fetal Echocardiography, Kawasaki Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography

 

David A. Crowe

Chappaqua; 914.458.8800
Northern Westchester Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Congenital Heart Disease

 

Markus Erb

Hawthorne; 914.594.2222
Westchester Medical Center
Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect, Patent Foramen Ovale, Congenital Heart Disease-Adult & Child

 

Deborah M. Friedman

Hawthorne; 914.594.2222
Westchester Medical Center
Fetal Cardiology, Echocardiography, Fetal Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease

 

Michael H. Gewitz​

Valhalla; 914.594.2222
Westchester Medical Center
Neonatal Cardiology, Kawasaki Disease, Echocardiography

 

“As a cardiologist, I encourage my patients to eat real, unprocessed foods, prioritize movement in their day, practice stress reduction, and get good sleep when possible for heart health.”

—Joshua M. Latzman, MD
Board certified physician in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Internal Medicine with Maple Medical Group in White Plains; White Plains Hospital

 

Henry J. Issenberg

Hawthorne; 914.594.2222
Westchester Medical Center, Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Fetal Cardiology, Echocardiography, Complex Diagnosis, Congenital Heart Disease-Adult & Child

 

Diane Kerstein

Chappaqua; 914.458.8800
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Pulmonary Hypertension

 

Leif Lovig

Hawthorne; 914.594.2222
Westchester Medical Center
Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease & Acquired

 

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

 

Steven L. Lansman

Valhalla; 914.493.8793
Westchester Medical Center
Coronary Artery Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), Transplant-Heart

 

Ramin Malekan

Valhalla; 914.493.8793
Westchester Medical Center
Aortic Surgery-Complex, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Failure & Ventricular Containment

 

David Spielvogel

Valhalla; 914.493.8793
Westchester Medical Center
Aneurysm-Thoracic Aortic, Aortic Surgery, Coronary Artery Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery

 

 

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