There is no need to look outside the Hudson Valley for cardiac care. The Heart Center is comprised of the most respected physicians in their field, and our facilities exceed any in the area; proudly being a Center of Excellence. We are the only Cardiology group in New York State that has received the “Bridges to Excellence Award”. This honor is awarded to those that have demonstrated top quality care according to national quality measures. Our nuclear, echo, vascular imaging, and CT angiography earned national recognition and accreditation. We are affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospitals; and just recently Orange Regional Medical Center as well as Kingston Hospital. As stated by Lawrence Solomon, MD, FACC, “Our mantra is quality care.” We would like to introduce a few of our stars.
A top clinician and researcher Daniel O’Dea, MD, FACC is President and Managing Partner of The Heart Center, Director of the CT program, and Chief of Cardiology at Vassar Brothers Hospital. Dr. O’Dea was the first Dutchess County cardiologist to be board certified in cardiovascular CT. In addition to his research projects, he is interested in the treatment of lipid disorders (cholesterol), anti-coagulation therapy, and is Director of the Coumadin Clinic. Research is an integral part of advancing our knowledge of cardiovascular disease. The Heart Center is currently recruiting for a cholesterol trial. Call our office 845-473-1188 for more information. David Weinreich, MD, FACC, specializes in echo cardiology and nuclear imaging. He is an active member of the American Heart Association, and runs the annual AHA Education Day event for professionals. Dr Weinreich is well-known for his research and publications in cardiovascular disease as well as clinical prowess. The popular cardiologist has been honored numerous times for his professional acumen and contributions. Simon Gorwara, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist, and Director of the Peripheral Vascular program. Interventional techniques have progressed due to new technology available, and Dr. Gorwara credits this for his high rate of success. Patients specifically seek out this skilled and honored physician.
We are fortunate to have Lawrence Solomon, MD, FACC, a non-invasive imaging specialist. He is an expert in TEE (transesophogeal echocardiology): a procedure done by way of the esophagus, and which Dr. Solomon lectures on frequently. Dr. Solomon is also distinguished by his induction into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
We are honored Sankar Varanasi, MD, FACC, heads the electrophysiology program. Dr. Varanasi has done extensive post-graduate training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Varanasi evaluates symptoms of palpitations, fainting, and abnormal EKGs. He is also an expert on performing cardiac ablations or device implantation.