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Susan Hecht

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
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  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Staten Island Univ. Hospital, South

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    Beth Israel Medical Center


    I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular disease, with additional certification in Echocardiography. I specialize in general cardiology and echocardiography (including stress echo and transesophageal echocardiography). I am also interested in women's cardiac care.
    I earned my medical degree at Downstate Medical Center. My post-graduate training included an internal medicine residency at Staten Island Hospital and a cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. I am a full time attending at Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.


  • 2014 -
    Luminary of the Heart, Go Red for Women Leadership Committee NYC
    American Heart Association

  • 2011 -
    Teaching Award
    Beth Israel Medical Center


Hecht S, Berdoff R, Van Tosh A, Goldberg E: Radiographic Pseudo-fracture of Bipolar Pacemaker Wire. Chest 1985; 88 (2): 302-304.;.

Hecht S, Berdoff R, Radiographic Recognition of Pacemaker Lead Complications. Clinical Progress in Electrophysiology and Pacing 1986; 4(3): 189-197.;.

Hecht S, Berger M, Berdoff R, Van Tosh A: Use of Continuous Wave Doppler Ultrasound in the Evaluation and Management of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Chest 1986; 90(5): 781-793 .;.

Hecht S, Berger M, Van Tosh A, Croxson S: Unsuspected Cardiac Abnormalities in the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome-An Echocardiographic Study: Chest 1989; 98(4): 903-908.;.

Berger M, Hecht S, Van Tosh A, Lingam U: Pulsed and Continuous Wave Doppler Echocardiographic Assessment of Valvular Regurgitation in Normal Subjects. J Am Coll Cardiol 1989; 13(7): 1540-1545.;.

Chin W, Van T osh A, Hecht S, Berger M: Left Ventricular Thrombus with Normal Left Ventricular Function in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis. Am Heart J 1988; 116(2): 562-563.;.

Bach M, Berger M, Hecht S, Strain J: Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Using Contrast and Doppler Echocardiography. Am Heart J; 118(4): 854-856.;.

Baruchin M, Hecht S, Berger M: Reversible Tricuspid Stenosis: Demonstration with Two Dimensional Echocardiography and Continuous Wave Doppler. Chest 1991; 100: 852-853.;.

Redberg R, Hecht S, Berger M: Echocardiographic Detection of Transient Right Heart Thrombus. Am Heart J 1991; 122: 862-864.;.

Berger M, Bach M, Hecht S, Van Tosh A: Estimation of Pulmonary Arterial Wedge Pressure by Pulsed Wave Doppler Echocardiography and Phoncardiography. Am J Cardiol 1992; 69: 562-564.;.

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