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  • Christian F Witzke-Sanz, M.D.

    Christian Witzke, MD is Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program and Director of the Latin-American Cardiovascular Program at Einstein. Dr. Witzke is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine and internal medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship training at Einstein. He then completed two year training in Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School.

    At MGH, Dr. Witzke became competent in the performance of coronary intervention and mastered the management of extremely ill cardiac patients that required high-risk percutaneous procedures.

    Dr. Witzke has a special interest in the growing field of Structural Heart Disease. During his last years of training, Dr. Witzke became specialized in the management of valvular and structural heart disease. He is sufficient in the art of percutaneous closure of heart defects, management of of varies valvular heart diseases. At MGH, Dr. Witzke participated in the Partners Trial, a multicenter study exploring the role of percutaneous implantation of aortic valve prosthesis in patients with aortic stenosis. This trial lead to the FDA approval of the percutaneous aortic valve in patients considered not surgical candidate.

    Dr. Witzke special interest in the management of extremely ill cardiac patients lead him to help developing a Cardiogenic Shock Program at Einstein Health Network.

    Dr. Witzke has published in journals including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The American Journal of Cardiology and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention. He has participated in international meeting as an expert in the field of Structural Heart Disease.

    Locations & Hours

    Albert Einstein Medical Center


    Massachusetts General Hospital


    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Medical School

    Universidad Central de Venezuela


    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Board Certifications
    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology
    Takes Referrals for:
    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Areas of Interest
    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    • Adult Structural Heart Disease
    • Cardiac Catheterization
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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  • Christian Witzke-Sanz