Message from the Chief

Cardiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is rapidly accelerating science and advancing medicine.

Mount Sinai Heart has expanded and integrated cardiovascular services of the Mount Sinai Health System, growing stronger than ever before. Our cardiovascular services now span across the East and West sides of Manhattan, and Brooklyn at: The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai Brooklyn.

Our fleet of 166 cardiologists, 74 cardiology fellows in training, 107 nurse practitioners, and 1,037 nurses now cares for nearly 104,000 patients’ hearts annually—doubling Mount Sinai’s patient care, research, and education capabilities.

While Mount Sinai Heart grows, our mission remains the same: to improve the heart health of patients locally and globally, with dedication to the prevention, management, and eradication of cardiovascular diseases. We offer excellent and innovative patient care, conduct pioneering research and clinical trials, and train future leading cardiologists.

Cardiology at Mount Sinai represents the continuation of a tradition spanning more than a century of commitment to excellence in patient care, education and medical research. To our patients, our community in New York, and society at large, it stands as a glowing resource for those seeking better ways to overcome heart disease.  We continue to make great strides against coronary artery disease, the root cause of most cases of heart attack and sudden death.

The future of cardiovascular medicine is promising as we at Mount Sinai Heart expand our knowledge of the origins of cardiovascular pathology at the molecular and genetic levels, and develop new powerful scientific and clinical tools to deliver better patient care and prevention strategies.

We are a leading academy for learning and for teaching, a laboratory for investigation and testing, a proving ground for the development and application of new technologies, and most of all, a symbol of our hope and confidence. But our goal is clear, to continue to extinguish the spread of cardiovascular disease and replace it with a shining focus on health for our children and grandchildren.

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor, and Director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).