Heart Failure Program

Heart Failure Program

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Heart Failure Program

When it comes to cardiac care, every second counts -- and specialized physicians close to home can make all the difference. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth,) is pleased to announce an expansion of our cardiac services to Bon Secours Charity Health System. Our new Heart Failure Program provides an unmatched level of expertise and service to the region. This program is the only one of its kind in Rockland and Orange counties, giving local patients unparalleled access to our specialized physicians and potentially life-saving care.

Four highly-skilled, board certified heart failure specialists from the nationally renowned WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute will see patients at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the WMCHealth Network: Alan L. Gass, MD, FACC, Gregg Lanier, MD, FACC, Chhaya Aggarwal Gupta, MD, FACC and Avi Levine, MD.

Heart failure is a chronic condition that progresses in four stages, from Stage A (evidence of heart disease, but no clear symptoms) to Stage D (persistent heart failure symptoms even after standard therapies have been used). Early identification and intervention is critical and potentially will prevent a patient's evolution through the stages. Our new Heart Failure Program physicians will work with referring doctors to optimize the care of patients with Advanced Heart Failure and, when needed, rapidly evaluate them for life-saving therapies such as Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation. The partnership will allow patients to receive timely, expert consultations and follow-up close to home.


Meet Our Team:

Gregg Lanier, MD, FACC, Associate Director of Heart Failure, and Alan L. Gass, MD, FACC, Medical

Director of Heart Failure,Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support 

 

 

The Good Samaritan Hospital Heart Failure Team


Alan L. Gass, MD, FACC is Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation and, Mechanical Circulatory Support at the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute. He also is Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. He arrived at Westchester Medical Center 10 years ago after serving as the Director of Transplant Cardiology at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a graduate of The University of Medicine and Surgery in Sassari, Italy. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and his cardiac fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. His transplant fellowship was completed at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA.

Gregg Lanier, MD, FACC is the Director of Pulmonary Hypertension, and the Associate Director of Heart Failure, as well as the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed his residency and cardiac fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, and his Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology fellowship at Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Chhaya Aggarwal Gupta, MD, FACC is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. Her residency was completed at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and her cardiovascular medicine fellowship was at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She finished her fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Avi Levine, MD graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his residency, cardiac fellowship, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Kathleen Brown, MSN, ANP-BC is a Board Certified adult nurse practitioner in critical care. She was the senior transplant/VAd NP for over 20 years at the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute. She mentored staff members including cardiology fellows in the care of patients that required advanced heart failure management, which included mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplant.. She will be seeing both inpatient and outpatient consults and referrals.

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