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Heart and Vascular Institute

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Heart and Vascular Institute: Cardiovascular Care Close to Home

Welcome to the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, where patients have access to some of the nation’s leading physicians and researchers in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiovascular services.

Our collaborative, multidisciplinary program offers a full range of cardiac care at Westchester Medical Center, the Ambulatory Care Pavilion, and practice locations throughout the Hudson Valley. 

Caring for patients at locations in Garden City, Mamaroneck, Valhalla, Suffern, Kingston, Hawthorne, Poughkeepsie, New Paltz and New Windsor.

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Our robust expansion in recent years has led to today’s 10-hospital network on eight campuses spanning 2,600 square miles. Additionally, we have practice locations in several communities to ensure specialized care convenient to where patients live and work. Whether it is preventive care at a cardiologist’s office nearby, diagnostic screenings at a community hospital, or the most complex procedures at WMCHealth flagship Westchester Medical Center, a tertiary and quaternary care hospital, patients know they are receiving comprehensive care.


Cardiology Care

The Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiology Program includes:

Learn more about Cardiology Care.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiothoracic Surgery Program includes:

  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support | Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transcatheter Valve Program

Learn more about Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Vascular Surgery

The Heart and Vascular Institute Vascular Surgery Program includes:

  • Vascular Imaging Center
  • Laser Vein Center
  • Laser Treatments
  • Sclerotherapy
  • EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment)
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Learn more about Vascular Surgery.


Pediatric Cardiovascular Care

The Heart and Vascular Institute Pediatric Cardiovascular Care Program includes:

Learn more about Pediatric Cardiovascular Care.

 
  

 

Corazón Latino
WMCHealth se ha asociado con la Asociación Americana del Corazón en el condado de Westchester y el valle de Hudson para llevar a cabo una conversación en español para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Mire esta discusión dedicada a mejorar la salud cardiovascular de la comunidad hispana.


Cardiovascular Health at Heart of WMCHealth’s Mission

A Message from Michael D. Israel

In the 1960s, Grasslands Hospital launched the Hudson Valley’s first open-heart surgery program.

Today, its successor, Westchester Medical Center, flagship of the 10-hospital Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Valhalla, has performed more than 300 heart transplants. Such life-saving procedures are just one facet of comprehensive services that have established WMCHealth as a clear leader in cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment and research. All play an increasingly vital role in the health of the Hudson Valley.

This commitment led to the 2015 creation of the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, the umbrella for cutting-edge cardiovascular care and technology at WMCHealth hospitals and practices in communities where our patients live and work, spanning 6,200 miles of the Hudson Valley and beyond. Recent geographic expansions include the establishment of practices in Mamaroneck and New Paltz. At HealthAlliance in Kingston, significant investment is funding the introduction of interventional cardiovascular services and an array of new programs, part of an expansion and enhancement of the Mary’s Avenue Campus.

WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute patients have access to the nation’s best physicians and researchers in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiovascular services, and receive compassionate care from highly skilled, experienced nurses and allied health professionals. Specialists collaborate every day to save lives with the most contemporary approaches to cardiovascular care.

WMCHealth continues to significantly invest in cardiovascular care. In 2019, WMCHealth opened its $230-million, 260,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion adjacent to Westchester Medical Center’s main tower. This state-of-the-art facility provides outpatients with a full spectrum of services. New technologies enhance seamless communication among healthcare providers, patients and families. Other benefits include patient-controlled ambient experiences, private dressing rooms and spacious common areas.

The debut of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion follows other cutting-edge upgrades at Westchester Medical Center, including the addition of a 1,000-square-foot hybrid operating room, new electrophysiology labs, renovated labs for non-invasive cardiology and new inpatient care units. Similarly significant innovation, expansion and upgrades are taking place across our network, representing WMCHealth’s commitment to maximize its expertise and deliver leading-edge, comforting cardiovascular care to every patient, close to home.

In addition, WMCHealth’s affiliation with Philips provides the most current medical technologies and imaging systems, enabling quicker, more accurate diagnoses and treatments. A long-term agreement with academic affiliate New York Medical College ensures access to advanced clinical research and new medical breakthroughs for years to come.

Thank you for placing your trust in the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute and WMCHealth. By building trust and promoting well-being, we are Advancing Care. Here.

Michael D. Israel
President and CEO
Westchester Medical Center Health Network


The Care You Need… At Home

Telemedicine technology is currently used by WMCHealth Physicians and the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute as a trusted option for your medical appointment with a cardiologist. WMCHealth telemedicine technology is easy to use on a smartphone, tablet or personal computer and as simple as the video technologies you may already use and be familiar with. Contact your provider to learn more. If you are not established with a WMCHealth provider, or if you need to see a new provider for any reason, call us at 1-833-329-0095.

 


Our Locations

Valhalla - Ambulatory Care Pavilion - Heart and Vascular Institute
Westchester Medical Center - Ambulatory Care Pavilion

100 Woods Road
First Floor
Valhalla, NY 10595
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Garden City - Heart and Vascular Institute
877 Stewart Avenue, Suite 12
Garden City, NY 11530
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Kingston - Heart and Vascular Institute
111 Mary's Avenue, Suite 3
Kingston, NY 12401
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Mamaroneck - Multi-Specialty
689 Mamaroneck Avenue, 2nd Floor
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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Mt. Kisco - Heart and Vascular Institute
666 Lexington Avenue,Suite 218
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
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New Paltz - Multi-Specialty
279 Main Street, Suite 204
New Paltz, NY 12561
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New Windsor - Cardiology
575 Hudson Valley Avenue, Suite C118
New Windsor, NY 12553
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Poughkeepsie - Heart and Vascular Institute
1 Webster Avenue, The Atrium, Suite 202
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Suffern - Cardiology - Interventional and Clinical;
Electrophysiology and Heart Failure

257 Lafayette Avenue, Suite 300
Suffern, NY 10901
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Lower your risk of heart problems, especially if you have a family history of heart disease.

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s new Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program is a vital, innovative investment in the well-being of the population of the Hudson Valley.

Offered at both Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, and at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, the Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program expands the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute to include this program for the primary prevention of heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.

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Staying One Step Ahead of Heart Disease

The Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program advocates proactive heart-healthy practices, looks for early signs of heart issues, and provides treatment to minimize and eliminate risks of conditions. The program includes seamless access for patients to the expansive specialized expertise and resources of Westchester Medical Center, MidHudson Regional Hospital, and WMCHealth.

Your Healthy Heart Can Start Here

Our program is designed to promote cardiovascular health through diet, lifestyle changes, and other interventions. This personalized program of care can help you maintain good health and quality of life.

The program is designed for you. You will meet with a member of our expert team of providers who will assess your condition, lifestyle, and health history to determine your cardiac risk. Then, we will create a personalized plan to help you minimize the risk of developing a heart condition. Testing and recommendations may include:

  • Complete physical examination and follow-up testing as needed
  • Screenings for hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other conditions that may increase risk of heart disease
  • Review of lifestyle modifications and, where appropriate, initiation of medications
  • Smoking cessation therapy, both behavioral and pharmacological

Appointments, Referrals and Information

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please call 914.909.6922 or or fill out this form to request a convenient appointment.

Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Westchester Medical Center

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Fax: 914.493.2828

MidHudson Regional Hospital
1 Webster Avenue
Atrium Suite 202
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

HealthAlliance Hospital
111 Mary's Avenue
Suite 3
Kingston, NY 12401

The program is led by Director Joshua Melcer, MD, FACC, also the Director of the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute Outpatient Cardiology Practice. Dr. Melcer passionately promotes cardiovascular health with patients through diet, lifestyle, blood-pressure monitoring and cholesterol management. Such personalized care helps our patients maintain and sustain quality of life. In addition, through Westchester Medical Center’s fellowship program, he helps train the next generation of physicians in preventive cardiology.

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Lansman, Steven
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Panza, Julio, A.
Panza, Julio, MD, FACC
Chief of Cardiology
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Aggarwal, Chhaya
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Vascular Surgery
Ahmad, Hasan
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
Aronow, Wilbert
Aronow, Wilbert, MD
Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Program
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Chang, Heepeel
Chang, Heepeel, MD, RPVI
Attending Vascular Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery
New York Medical College
Endovascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Chhabra, Lovely
Chhabra, Lovely, MBBS
Director, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization LaboratoryDirector, Invasive Cardiovascular ServicesDepartment of Cardiovascular MedicineMidHudson Regional Hospital
Cardiology
Cooper, Howard A.
Cooper, Howard A., MD, FACC
Medical Director, Inpatient CardiologyDirector, Coronary Care UnitDirector, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Dimova, Aneta
Dimova, Aneta, MD
Cardiologist
Cardiology
Frenkel, Daniel
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Frishman, William H.
Frishman, William, MD
Director, Medicine
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Fuisz, Anthon
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Gass, Alan
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardi
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Goldberg, Joshua
Thoracic Surgery
Hadid, Ahmad A.
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Hadid, Ahmad B.
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Haidry, Syed (Abbas) M.
Interventional Cardiology
Harburger, Joseph M.
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Heller, Louis I.
Heller, Louis I., MD, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiologist
Interventional Cardiology
Iwai, Sei
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Internal Medicine
Jacobson, Jason
Jacobson, Jason, MD
Director, Complex Arrhythmia Ablation Program
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Internal Medicine
Jain, Diwakar
Jain, Diwakar, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Nuclear Cardiology Director, Cardio-Oncology Program
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Radiology
Kai, Masashi
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Kantrowitz, Niki
Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Lader, Ellis Wayne
Cardiology
Lanier, Gregg
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Lazar, Stephen
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Levine, Elliot (Avi)
Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Malekan, Ramin
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Melcer, Joshua A.B.
Melcer, Joshua, MD, FACC
Director, Outpatient Cardiology Practice
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Naidu, Srihari S.
Naidu, Srihari, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Ohira, Suguru
Ohira, Suguru, MD, PhD
Attending Physician, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pan, Stephen
Pan, Stephen, MD, MS
Attending Physician
Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Ranjan, Pragya
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Echocardiography
Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Radiology
Rojas, Rhadames A.
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Shah, Falak B.
Shah, Falak, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Interventional Cardiology
Sharma, Mala
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Spevack, Daniel
Spevack, Daniel, MD, FASE
Director, Valvular Heart Disease Program
Cardiology
Echocardiography
Spielvogel, David
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Tighe, John F.
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Timmermans, Robert J.
Timmermans, Robert, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology