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Meet Our Physicians 

Tudor Vagaonescu, MD, PhD

Zoltan G. Turi, MD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease & Hypertension
Director, Structural Heart Program

RWJ University Hospital
 

Medical Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Internship

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Residency

  • St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

  • Brigham & Women's Hospital / Harvard University, Boston, MA

George Batsides, MD

George Batsides, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery
 
 
 

UMDNJ-RWJMS
RWJ University Hospital

Medical Education

  • St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Internship

  • General Surgery, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Residency

  • General Surgery, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Fellowship

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Leonard Y. Lee, MD

Leonard Y. Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
 
 
 

UMDNJ-RWJMS
RWJ University Hospital

Medical Education

  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Residency

  • St. Vincent Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Abel E. Moreyra, MD

Abel E. Moreyra, MD

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab
 
 
 

UMDNJ-RWJMS
RWJ University Hospital

Medical Education

  • Universidad Nacional de LaPlata, La Plata, Argentina

Residency

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Tudor Vagaonescu, MD, PhD

Pratik B. Patel, MD

Attending Cardiologist
 

RWJ University Hospital
 

Medical Education

  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Internship

  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Residency

  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Fellowship

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Aziz S. Ghaly, MD

Aziz S. Ghaly, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
 

UMDNJ-RWJMS
RWJ University Hospital

Medical Education

  • Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Internship

  • Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency

  • Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY

Fellowships

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Columbia University College-Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

  • University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY

Tudor Vagaonescu, MD, PhD

Tudor Vagaonescu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
 

UMDNJ-RWJMS
RWJ University Hospital

Medical Education

  • Institutul De Medicina Si Farmacie Cluj- Napoca, Romaniaa

Internship

  • Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ

Residency

  • Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ

Fellowships

  • Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

    Cardiology, UMDNJ RWJ Medical, New Brunswick, NJ

Mark B. Anderson, MD

Enrique J. Pantin, MD

Lead Anesthesiologist
TAVR Program

UMDNJ-RWJMS
RWJ University Hospital

Medical Education

  • Central University of Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela, 1988

Internship

  • Surgery, UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 1996-1997

Residency

  • Anesthesia, UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 1997-2000

Fellowship

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000-2001

Mark B. Anderson, MD

Liliana Cohen, MD

Lead Echo Cardiographer
TAVR Program

UMDNJ-RWJMS
RWJ University Hospital

Medical Education

  • MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine Philidelphia, PA, USA, 2002

Internship

  • Internal Medicine, RWJUH, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 2002-2003

Residency

  • Internal Medicine, RWJUH, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 2003-2005

Fellowship

  • Cardiology, RWJUH, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 2005-2008