A native New Yorker, Dr. Ted Gutowski grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He graduated first in his class in the Department of Biology from Queens College of the City University of New York. He received his MD from Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1983.After a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he completed a fellowship in general cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx. One additional year of fellowship was spent between 1988 and 1989 exclusively in interventional cardiology at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Manhattan where he trained with superb operators including some of the pioneers in the field of angioplasty. He currently is the Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at CentraState Medical Center.
Dr Ashish Awasthi attended medical school at the University College Of Medical Sciences, Delhi, one of the top medical colleges in India. Thereafter he did an internal medicine residency at the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi. He then moved to the United States to pursue further training and did his medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He is currently co-director of the Peripheral Intervention Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Dr Werber attended medical school at the State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine. While studying medicine, he went on to secure a prestigious “Caring for Community” grant from the American Association of Medical Colleges, which allowed him to start a community program “Students for a Healthier Brooklyn”. For this work not only did he receive personal gratification but he received awards from The New York Academy of Medicine
Dr Menon went to medical school in Bangalore, India. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at Cooper University Hospital (UMDNJ) in Camden, NJ. In her third year of residency, due to her excellent performance, she was chosen to be chief resident. She continued her training at Cooper University Hospital, with a fellowship in Cardiovascular diseases, where again she excelled and was asked to serve as chief cardiology fellow in the final year of her fellowship
Lori A. Schaer is an Adult Nurse practitioner and has been a part of the Heart Specialist's team since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University and her Masters in Science at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (summa cum laude). She is currently working on an additional post masters certification at Drexel University.
Susan Karl is a registered nurse with a BS in Nursing (Magna Cum Laude) and Master of Science degree in nursing (Adult nurse practictioner track) from Monmouth University. She has practiced as a nurse since 1985, mostly in critical care and the cardiac catheterization lab and is Nationally Board Certified as a Cardiac-Vascular Nurse since 2002 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)....
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