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Dennis Finkielstein

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Nuclear Medicine

  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • MD, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Cardio & Vascular
    Beth Israel Medical Center


    Dr. Finkielstein earned his undergarduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1994 (magna cum laude) and his M.D. from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York in 1998. He completed internal medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in 2001 and went on to complete a fellowship in cardiovascualr disease in 2004 at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Currently, Dr. Finkielstein serves as the Associate Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
    In addition, he serves as the Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and the director of Ambulatory Cardiology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He hold board certifications in Cardiovascular Diseases, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascualr Interpretation, and INternal Medicine. His reserach interests and area of expertise is in Advanced Echocardiopgraphy.


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    1992 Howard Hughes Research Fellowship

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    1994 Golden Key National Honor Society

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    2007 Fellow of the American College of Echocardiography (F.A.S.E.)

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    2014 Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (R.P.V.I.)

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    2006 Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.)

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    1990 Dean’s List Honor Roll (7 out of 7 semesters)

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    2006 Teacher of the Year, Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center

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    2006 Teacher of the Year, Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center

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    2003 Chief Fellow: Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center

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    1994 Phi Beta Kappa

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    2005 Invited Reviewer, ABIM Cardiovascular Diseases Board Examination Question Relevance Review Committee


Assessment of Left Atrial Dysfunction via Echocardiography in Patients with Untreated Sleep Apnea (IRB # 237-13)

GLORIA-AF: Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Anti-Thrombotic Treatment In Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (IRB #064-14)

An Observational Study Assessing the Management of Gastrointestinal and Urogenital Bleeding Events in Patients With Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Treated with Dabigatran Etexilate (IRB # 262-13)

The Prevalence of Left Atrial Dysfunction in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea as Assessed by 3D Transthoracic Echocardiography and Velocity Vector Imaging Strain Analysis, Finkielstein, D, Donegan, K, and Fujikara, K. (IRB # 237-13)

A “Reverse Mismatch” Pattern on Positron Emission Tomography Myocardial Viability Imaging Identifies Viable, but Jeopardized, Myocardial Tissue” Sankholkar KD, M.D., M.S., Finkielstein D, M.D., Bergmann SR, M.D., Ph.D., Giedd KN, M.D. Continuum Heart Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Prevalence of Mechanical Dyssynchrony in Patients with an EF of < 35% based on a Comprehensive Echocardiographic examination

2005 - 2008
“Randomized Evaluation of Long Term Anticoagulation Therapy (RE-LY):
A Prospective, Multi-centre, Parallel Group, Non- inferiority Trial Comparing the Safety of 2 Blinded Doses of Dabigatran Etexilate with Open Label Warfarin for the Prevention of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation”, clinical site PI.

2002 – 2003
“The Revive Trial: A Randomized, Multicenter Evaluation of Intravenous LeVosimendan Efficacy vs. Placebo in the Short Term Treatment of Decompensated Heart Failure”

1995 – 1996
Clinical Pharmacology Preceptorship, “Effect of Enalipril on Glomerular Hyperfiltration”, under John Rogers M.D., Johns Hopkins University Hospital

1993 – 1994
“Isolation, Characterization, and Sequencing of the V. furnisii
B-Hexosaminidase Gene”, under Dr. Saul Roseman, Johns
Hopkins University


Hecht, H, Finkielstein,D, Mazzaro, TJ “Relationship of Coronary and Aortic Calcified Plaque in Asymptomatic Males and Females: Evaluation By Electron Beam Tomography”, Amer. J. Card.2004; 90:3 215-218.;.

Finkielstein, D, Schweitzer, P “Role of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation” Am. J. Cardiol. 2004 ;93:6 734-736.;.

Hecht HS, Brown D, Matarazzo TJ, Finkielstein D. Coronary Artery Aneurysms by Non-Contrast Electron Beam Tomography. Clin Cardiol. 2005:28(5):236.;.

Thiagarajah, P, Finkielstein, D, Granato, J. Sitcom Syncope: A Case Series and Literature Review of Gelastic (Laughter-Induced) Syncope. Post Graduate Medicine 2010;122:6 137-144.;.

Somekh NN, Finkielstein D. A Mother/Daughter Case of Familial Hyperaldosteronism. Clin Cardiol. 2010; 33:e68-e69.;.

Ruisi, M, Ruisi, P, Finkielstein, D. Cardiac Manifestations of Wegener's Granulomatosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Cardiology Cases 2010;2: e99-e102.;.

Ruisi, M, Levine, M, Finkielstein, D. The Utility and Implications of Exercise-Induced Myocardial Performance Index Abnormalities in an At-Risk Population Assessed During Exercise Stress Echocardiography. Am. J. Cardiol. –in press, 2012.;.

Ponda, M, Finkielstein, D, Breslow, J. The Short-Term Effects of Vitamin D Repletion on Cholesterol: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) –published online September 4, 2012.;.

Fujikura, K, Finkielstein, D, Rachko, M, Garcia, M Left ventricular Non-Compaction and Dyssynchrony European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging 2013; doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jet098.;.

Ruisi, M, Levine, M, Finkielstein, D The Assessment and Potential Implications of the Myocardial Performance Index Post Exercise in an at Risk Population Cardiology Research 2013; 4 (6):173-177.;.

Beniaminovitz A, Katz JS, Finkielstein D. A Case of Inverted Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. 2014; Journal of the American Collegeof Cardiology 63 (12): A166.;.

Finkielstein D, Cardiovascular System: Microbial Diseases. In. First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles: Lee T, Krause K (ed), 2009, pp 412-414.;.

Finkielstein D, Cardiovascular System. In. First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems: Lee T, Krause K (ed),2009, pp. 2-109 .;.

Finkielstein D, Linden E. Edema. In. Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion. Israel LI, Tunkel AR (ed), 2012, pp. 211-219.;.

Finkielstein D, Basics of Transthoracic Imaging. In. Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting, pp 35-68. - Wiley Publishing. March 19th, 2013.;.

Industry Relationships

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Finkielstein during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Daiichi-Sankyo Co., Ltd.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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