Einstein Experts

Cardiovascular disease

Michael H. Alderman, M.D.

Michael H. Alderman, M.D.

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology & Population Health

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine

HypertensionDietary saltCardiovascular disease

A specialist in hypertension, Dr. Alderman is widely recognized for having questioned public health initiatives to lower the recommended level of dietary salt. His research has focused on understanding the wide variety of cardiovascular outcomes among patients with high blood pressure. Dr. Alderman has been featured by The New York Times, the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal. read more...

 

Robert E. Michler, M.D.

Robert E. Michler, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

Professor and Chair, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore

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

Surgeon-in-Chief, Montefiore

Cardiac surgeryMitral repair surgeryAortic valve surgery Minimally invasive heart surgeryHeart transplantation

Dr. Michler is a heart surgeon who specializes in complex aortic and mitral valve repair surgery. He is an NIH-funded investigator whose interest in repairing the injured heart has led to clinical trials in cardiac stem cell transplantation. Dr. Michler and his teams have advanced minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery procedures and surgical robotics. This work led to FDA approval for selective cardiac robotic procedures including mitral valve repair and coronary bypass surgery. read more...

 

Mario J. Garcia, M.D.

Mario J. Garcia, M.D.

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

Chief, Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

Professor, Medicine (Cardiology), Einstein

Pauline A. Levitt Chair in Medicine, Einstein

Heart DiseaseCardiologyCardiac imaging

Cardiovascular disease

Dr. Garcia is a physician, researcher and educator known for his innovative use of noninvasive cardiac imaging in the clinic, including CT angiography, echocardiography and MRI. His research focuses on why patients with diastolic heart failure have trouble doing physical exercise and the role of screening imaging tests for predicting cardiovascular events such as heart attacks.  

Dr. Garcia’s cardiac imaging work has contributed significantly to the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, diastolic heart failure, cardiomyopathies and valvular heart disease. In addition, his research findings have helped to improve the safety of manned space flights and the quality of battlefield medicine. As co-director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, he has focused his attention on the cardiac health of lower income people living in urban areas such as the Bronx, where obesity, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors are common. read more...

 

Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Professor, Clinical Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein

Director, Clinical Diabetes Center, Montefiore Medical Center

Diabetes (clinical)Type 1 diabetesType 2 diabetes

Diabetes preventionCardiovascular disease

Dr. Zonszein is an experienced clinician and researcher who focuses on preventing and treating types 1 and 2 diabetes. He has participated in landmark NIH studies, including the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the Diabetes Prevention Program. He has a special interest in understanding cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes and serves as the principal investigator of an ongoing NIH-sponsored study to find the best way to manage coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.  read more...