PHC Sets Vascular Medicine Ambulatory Program
Robert V. Levine, president and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, announced this week that effective immediately there is a new Vascular Medicine Ambulatory Program at Peninsula Hospital Center.
This new program at Peninsula Hospital Center will be headed up by Sriram Iyer, MD, FACC. Dr. Iyer is a well-trained interventional cardiologist managing patients with vascular medical issues. He anticipates that all ancillary testing will be done at the Hospital Center, which will coordinate all results with the patients' referring physicians.
According to Narendra Hadpawat, M.D., chief, Division of Cardiology, "Dr. Iyer is a welcome addition to the Hospital Center for interventional cardiology. He is a well-known expert in his field, proficient in angioplasty and stenting and coronary, carotid and peripheral vascular occlusions." Dr. Hadpawat further said that, "The Rockaway community has been underserved in this area for far too long." By bringing Dr. Iyer's expertise in vascular medicine to Peninsula Hospital Center, a large previously underserved population will have the opportunity to receive ambulatory vascular medical consultation close to home.
Iyer is presently the associate chairman, Department of Interventional Cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital where he has been practicing for more than a decade. He is also the clinical associate professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. Iyer is a Diplomate in the American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease as well as for Internal Medicine. He is also recognized by the American College of Cardiology as a preceptor for training physicians in peripheral vascular interventions under the Foundation for Advanced Medical Education (FAME) program.
Dr. Iyer will be seeing patients in the Hospital Center's Division of Cardiology on 2 West every Wednesday. For additional information about Dr. Iyer contact the Division of Cardiology at Peninsula Hospital Center at 718-734-3018.