- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
B.S., City College of New York
M.D., New York Medical College
Dr. Silbiger completed his residency training in internal medicine at Nassau University Medical Center and his fellowship training in cardiology at Beth Israel Medical Center. He joined the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 1992 and is presently associate professor of medicine. Dr. Silbiger currently serves as director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at Elmhurst Hospital Center, a major teaching campus for the Mount Sinai Clinical Cardiology Fellowship Program. His research interests include coronary artery disease in high risk immigrant populations and valvular heart disease. Dr. Silbiger has published a number of articles on these and other subjects, some of which are listed below.
- Functional/Ischemic mitral regurgitation
- Coronary artery disease in high risk immigrant populations from South Asia and the Caribbean
Silbiger JJ. Novel Pathogenetic Mechanisms and Structural Adaptations in Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2013; 26: 1107-1117.
Silbiger JJ. Left Ventricular False Tendons: Anatomic, Echocardiographic and Pathophysiologic Insights. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2013; 26: 582-588.
Silbiger JJ. Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients with Combined Aortic Stenosis and Mitral Regurgitation: Does the Choice of Prosthesis Matter?. Echocardiography 2012; 30: 245-247.
Silbiger JJ. A Novel Mechanism by Which MitraClip Implantation May Favorably Alter the Natural History of Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients With Mitral Regurgitation: Proposed Role of the Venticular-Valvular Loop. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2012; 26: 217-219.
Silbiger JJ. Anatomy, Mechanics and Pathophysiology of the Mitral Annulus. American Heart Journal 2012; 164: 163-176.
Silbiger JJ, Stein R, Trost B, Shaffer J, Hee-Kim J, Cohen P, Kamran M. Coronary Angiographic Findings and Conventional Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors in Indo-Guyanese Immigrants with Stable Angina Pectoris and Acute Coronary Syndromes. Ethnicity and Disease 2012; 22: 12-15.
Silbiger JJ. Mechanistic Insights into Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Echocardiographic and Surgical Implications. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2011; 24: 707-719.
Silbiger JJ. The Role of Shear Stress in the Pathogenesis of Discrete Subaortic Stenosis:Implications for Surgical Treatment. Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2011; 20: 123-128.
Silbiger JJ, Ashtiani R, Attari M, Spruill TM, Kamran M, Reynolds D, Stein R, Rubinstein D. Atherosclerotic Heart Disease in Bangladeshi Immigrants: Risk Factors and Angiographic Findings . International Journal of Cardiology 2011; 146: 38-40.
Silbiger JJ, Bazaz R. Contemporary Insights into the Functional Anatomy of the Mitral Valve. American Heart Journal 2009; 158: 887-895.
Silbiger JJ. The Cardiac Manifestations of Antiphospholipid Syndrome and their Echocardiographic Recognition. Jounal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2009; 22: 1100-1108.
Silbiger JJ. Mitral Valve Aneurysms in Infective Endocarditis: Mechanisms, Clinical Featues and Treatment. Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2009; 18: 476-480.
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Dr. Silbiger did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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Elmhurst Hospital Center
Elmhurst, NY 11373