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D. Lynn Morris, MD is Chairman of Cardiology and Director of the Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health. Dr. Morris is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Morris served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed his fellowship in cardiology. He also completed a research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco.
Prior to joining Einstein, Dr. Morris has held other leadership positions including Chief of Cardiology at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Chief of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, has been clinical investigator in more than 25 drug and device trials and reviewer of several cardiology journals and in many scientific, peer review journals.
Dr. Morris has presented research findings and papers at professional society meetings and published in many scientific, peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The Annals of Internal Medicine and The American Heart Journal. He is a member of numerous professional associations and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
Gregg Pressman, MD, FACC received his medical degree from Temple University and did his internship and residency at the Graduate Hospital. He then completed his cardiology fellowship at Graduate. After nineteen years in private practice, during which he maintained teaching positions at HUP and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, Dr. Pressman joined our full time staff in March 2006. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography. He is a reviewer for the American Journal of Cardiology and the International Journal of Cardiology. His research interests include mitral valve disease and sleep disorders as they affect cardiac function. Dr. Pressman was a member of the Self Study Task Force on Physician Education of the American College of Cardiology and is on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Echo Society.
Dr. Amanullah is the section chief of Noninvasive Cardiology at Einstein Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease, the National Board of Echocardiography, the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography, Dr. Amanullah is also a member of several other professional societies, including the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology’s Practice Analysis Task Force, and a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography.
Dr. Amanullah serves as editorial consultant for The Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, reviewer of several cardiology journals and has authored more than 100 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Amanullah obtained his M.D from the Institute of Medicine in Bucharest, and his Ph.D from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed fellowship training in cardiology at Karolinska Institute at Stockholm South Hospital, Sweden and a noninvasive cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Doctor Braverman is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College. After a year of internal medicine training she completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the New York-Cornell Medical Center. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her commitment to excellence in patient care and teaching. Dr. Braverman is nationally recognized as a leader in Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP), an innovative treatment for patients with advanced coronary artery disease.
Allan M. Greenspan, MD is the director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Einstein. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University prior to matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Greenspan completed his internship and residency training at Bellevue Medical Center, New York. After residency, Dr. Greenspan joined the cardiology fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania. Following fellowship training, he completed a research fellowship in electrophysiology also at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Greenspan has held numerous faculty positions at various hospitals throughout the city.
Dr. Greenspan serves as an ad hoc consultant to the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Annals of Internal Medicine.
Frank S. James, MD, FACC, cardiologist, has been practicing for three decades. Board certified in cardiology, critical care medicine and internal medicine; Dr. James' long and distinguished career began at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his residency training, an internship and a fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine. He often lectures on such topics as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, and has been involved in clinical investigation of heart drugs that have become standards in treating heart disease.
Active in physician education and health issues, Dr. James has served as President of the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania and as a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He has served on the University of Pennsylvania's executive committee for the Medical Alumni Society, as well as on scholarship and fundraising committees. In addition, Dr. James served as a reviewer of research articles for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Dr. James is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, the Association of Black Cardiologists, the American College of Cardiology and the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Hospital Association. He is also a member of the National Medical Association, the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, the American Society of Hypertension and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Morris Kotler, MD is Chairman Emeritus of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at Einstein Medical Center and a Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kotler has held posts as Professor of Medicine at Hahnemann University as well as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Kotler has published more than 280 articles in accredited medical journals such as the American Journal of Medicine, Circulation, American Heart Journal, American Journal of Echocardiography, Lancet, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has authored more than 50 chapters in cardiology texts, five textbooks in cardiology and close to 90 abstracts on such topics as transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and directional coronary atherectomy. Dr. Kotler is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, American Heart Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Ultrasound.
Dr. Kotler holds many memberships with professional and scientific societies such as the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland and the American Society of Ultrasound. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He has served as President of the Philadelphia chapter as well as Board Director of the Southeastern Pennsylvania affiliate of the American Heart Association.
Dr. Kotler is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He was named among Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs in 1996, 1998 and 1999.
Nicholas Langan, MD, is an attending cardiologist at Germantown Community Health Services with special expertise in cardiac imaging. He helps diagnose heart problems with echocardiography, stress testing, and nuclear scans.
Dr. Langan earned his medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his residency and an internship in internal medicine at Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Medical Center/Brooklyn Veterans Hospital. Dr. Langan completed cardiology fellowships at Medical College of Pennsylvania and at Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. He also completed a cardiac imaging fellowship in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography at Medical College of Pennsylvania.
He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He was recently re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease in 2001.
Dr. Mainigi is Associate Director of Electrophysiology at Einstein Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Mainigi is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He followed his residency with a fellowship in cardiology and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mainigi has presented original research at many national scientific meetings and has authored numerous publications and book chapters in the fields of cardiology and electrophysiology. He is on the editorial and review board of several national publications. He is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society and has specific expertise in ablation of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardias, and implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and biventricular-devices. He has specific research interests in atrial fibrillation ablation and biventricular devices. He was recently named one of the “Next Generation of Great Philly Docs/Top Physicians Under Age 40” by Philadelphia Magazine and one of "America's Top Cardiologists." He was also recently given the Outstanding Educator of the Year award by the Einstein Housestaff and Fellows.
Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli received her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cardiovascular fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. Her research, which focus on cardiovascular disorders of pregnancy and gender-specific presentation of heart disease, have been published in peer reviewed journals.Dr. Moghbeli is founder and director of the annual “Heart Disease and Pregnancy” symposium which brings together researchers and clinicians from across North America to identify innovative ways to improve the care of pregnant women with cardiovascular disease.
Doctor Patel received her medical degree at State University of New York at Downstate. She completed her residency in internal medicine at NYU Medical Center where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. After her fellowship in Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital she completed a one year fellowship in interventional cardiology also at Jefferson.
Dr. Ra joined the Einstein faculty in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. Dr. Ra completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and went on to complete a fellowship in Chronic Heart Failure and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Einstein Medical Center.Since then, he has had multiple publications in heart failure literature. His primary interests include heart failure, cardiac imaging and preventive cardiology.Dr. Ra is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease, the National Board of Echocardiography and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.
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Marjorie Stanek, MD is Director of the Cardiac Stress Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Stanek received her medical degree in 1972 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed fellowship training in cardiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stanek is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and has special interest in women and heart disease. She formerly served as a member of the Committee on Exercise & Cardiac Rehabilitation, Council of Clinical Cardiology, of the American Heart Association. In addition, Dr. Stanek has co-directed several day-long symposia on cardiac rehabilitation and has co-authored articles for professional publications.
Shahriar Yazdanfar, MD is Director of the Section of Invasive, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Yazdanfar has authored numerous articles and abstracts on various topics in cardiovascular disease and interventional procedures, particularly on directional coronary atherectomy and various aspects of balloon angioplasty in major cardiology journals. He is co-investigator in the National TIMI III trial and Gusto I and II studies.
Dr. Yazdanfar received his medical degree from Tehran University Medical School in Iran. He completed fellowship training in clinical cardiology at Temple University Hospital followed by one year of basic research fellowship at Temple Health Science Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Yazdanfar if a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and American College of Physicians. He is a member of the AMA, PMS, PCMS, and Philadelphia Academy of Cardiology.