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Message from the Chief

The Division of Cardiovascular Disease & Hypertension has several missions. These are the provision of outstanding patient care; the development and implementation of superior educational programs for medical students, residents, and fellows; and the performance of innovative clinical and basic science research to advance the ability of physicians to diagnose and manage cardiovascular diseases and hypertensive disorders.

At the undergraduate level, divisional faculty members provide the majority of cardiovascular diseases teaching in the RWJMS 2nd year Pathophysiology course, serve as preceptors for Physical Diagnosis and OSCE sessions, lecture to 3rd and 4th year medical students during their Medicine clerkships, and supervise students on cardiovascular diseases clinical and research rotations.

At the post-graduate level, members of the faculty serve as clinical and research mentors for resident physicians in both invasive and non-invasive cardiology. Faculty members mentor medical students, resident physicians, and subspecialty fellows in clinical research.

Division faculty serve as attending physicians on the Cardiology Consultation Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, RWJUH at Hamilton and Saint Peter's University Hospital. Divisional faculty members also serve as the Directors of the Catheterization, Echocardiography and Electrophysiology Laboratories and the Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Program at RWJUH.

Specialty care is provided for patients with heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, syncope and arrhythmias, including:

  • Coronary revascularization
  • Non-invasive assessment
  • Primary prevention
  • Pacemaker and ICD insertion and follow-up
  • Treatment of hypertensive and atherosclerotic disorders
  • Treatment of general cardiology problems
  • Support of individuals recovering from myocardial infarction

 

James Coromilas , MD