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If your heart needs special care, the Heart Institute is here
Our cardiac specialists are here to offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for heart disease.  We're also here to help you—and the ones you love—prevent it. Now that's something your heart can feel good about.

Advanced heart disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Whether you have heart disease or are at risk for it, consider the Heart Institute your partner in heart health. The Heart Institute is among the nation’s foremost cardiac care centers, conveniently located at Staten Island University Hospital. We are proud to be elevating the standard of cardiac care for the local community, throughout the tri-state area and across the nation. Our experienced cardiac specialists and dedicated healthcare professionals work collaboratively and provide compassionate, personalized care while advancing the field of cardiac surgery.

At the Heart Institute, we're here for you with the most progressive cardiac diagnostics, treatment, postsurgical outpatient care and cardiac prevention programs, including:

  • Minimally invasive coronary bypass procedures
  • Heart valve repair/replacements
  • Angioplasties
  • Cardiac catheterizations
  • Implantation of cardiac assist devices

Leading by example

Mohammed Nasir Imam, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Frank M. Rosell, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery

Iosif Gulkarov, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery

Adam Lackey, MD

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery

James C. Lafferty, MD

Interim Chairman - Interim Chairman, Cardiology of Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Internal Medicine

Marcin Kowalski, MD, MBA

Director of Service - Director of Electrophysiology of Medicine - Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Leonard Lefkovic, MD

Director - Med.Director-Out-Patient Cardiac Rehab of Medicine - Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Cardiology
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