SJEH Appoints Sokol As Chief Of Cardiology
St. John's Episcopal Hospital recently appointed Sergio Sokol, MD, Chief of the Section of Cardiology. Dr. Sokol specializes in non-invasive cardiology including the diagnostic modalities of nuclear medicine and echocardiography or cardiac ultrasound.
"Dr. Sokol's skills, expertise and enthusiasm are an excellent match for the health needs of our community, where heart diseases are a significant medical concern," says John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of St. John's Episcopal Hospital. "He is an fine addition to our medical staff," he adds.
Dr. Sokol says, "Many cardiology procedures are available that would be a real service to the community. People don't have to go far away if they know this is a hospital that is growing and has the medical staff and services they need."
His responsibilities include administering cardiology services as well as teaching in the Hospital's residency programs.
As for his treatment philosophy he says, "Many patients present a quality of life challenge. Many are older, and as a physician, you are constantly evaluating how conservative or aggressive to be in the treatment approach. Uppermost we must take into consideration the patient's quality of life. We need to be constantly looking at the patient as a whole. On the other hand, when it comes to more actively engaged patients, we must know and have advances to offer that will help them gain and maintain their quality of life."
Sokol received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in Israel. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at North Shore University Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. He speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew.