The interventional cardiology fellowship program at NYU Winthrop Hospital is a one-year ACGME accredited program that prides itself on selecting and ultimately producing the finest interventional cardiologists in the country. The Program emphasizes clinical and research areas relevant to interventional cardiology and provides trainees with experience in all aspects of cardiac and vascular intervention. The objective is to train competent, compassionate Interventionalists who will be leaders in their field.
NYU Winthrop Hospital is prepared to meet the needs of the Interventional Cardiology Fellow by providing a comprehensive curriculum that expands their knowledge base, while exposing them to innovative technology and research at the point of care. The experience is enriched and enhanced by active participation in the general Cardiology Fellowship Program. The fellows are immersed in a one year program that emphasizes superb guideline-based clinical care combined with technical expertise and high procedural volume. The entire range of interventional cardiology is represented, including coronary, peripheral and structural procedures. The program also benefits from a growing national reputation and an established regional status highlighted by superior and consistent PCI outcomes within New York State.
There are dedicated conferences that emphasize interventional topics, involving local as well as guest speakers in addition to journal clubs, dedicated research and other multi-disciplinary conferences. Fellows have been successful in presenting research and cases at national meetings, and following through to publication. Faculty, both voluntary and full-time, take an active role in fellow education and support, including one-on-one teaching, research and career mentoring. The fellowship program also gains specialized expertise from its affiliation with NYU Winthrop’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Aortic Aneurysm Center, and Heart Failure Center, which bring patient populations to the lab for unique procedures oftentimes unavailable at other hospitals.
Stephen Green, MD, is an experienced interventional cardiologist. Prior to joining NYU Winthrop in 2013, he performed over 27,000 cardiac catheterizations at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he served as Associate Chairman of the Department of Cardiology, as well as Chief of Cardiology.
Dr. Green is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.
His postgraduate clinical training included a Fellowship in Cardiology at North Shore University Hospital. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Cornell Cooperating Hospitals, North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.
A participant in many national and international research trials involving cardiac catheterization, treatments for heart attacks and heart medicines, Dr. Green has authored over 60 research papers and abstracts related to interventional cardiology, treatment of heart attacks, use of stents and coronary CT scanning.
He has served on local research grant review committees for the American Heart Association and the Long Island Heart Council. Nationally, he served on the American Heart Association Committee on Interventional Cardiology, and has been a reviewer of abstracts for the American Heart Association National Scientific Sessions National Meeting. Dr. Green was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell University and New York University, and most recently at Hofstra University.
Kevin Marzo, MD, NYU Winthrop’s Chief of Cardiology since 2003, is an accomplished cardiologist and interventional cardiologist skilled in the latest treatments of cardiovascular disease (CVD). At the Hospital since 1992, he has played an integral role in transforming the Division of Cardiology into a state-of-the-art cardiovascular program.
Under his leadership, the program has earned local and national recognition for high quality, ever-expanding cardiovascular services, including perennial acknowledgements as “One of the Best in the New York Metro area” from U.S. News and World Report.
Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Marzo’s clinical interests focus on general cardiology, heart disease and coronary interventions. Over the past decade, he has been recognized by New York State for percutaneous coronary intervention patient outcomes that exceed the statewide average.
Most recently, Dr. Marzo was instrumental in coordinating a multidisciplinary team to initiate and support NYU Winthrop’s use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) — a revolutionary technique for non-surgical replacement of aortic valves in patients with symptomatic aortic valve disease. Since launching the TAVR program in 2012, NYU Winthrop has become a national leader in the use of TAVR and one of the few centers in New York State participating in research examining its effectiveness.
Dr. Marzo’s postgraduate clinical training included Fellowships in Interventional and Clinical Cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University after completing the school’s Six-Year Honors Program in Medicine. Graduating with “Utmost Distinction,” he was also elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. Dr. Marzo is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as the American Heart Association, where he has served on the Board of Directors.
Currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at SUNY School of Medicine at Stony Brook, Dr. Marzo’s research interests focus on the management of coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction and valvular heart disease, as well as CVD prevention, risk factors and lifestyle modification for patients with — or at risk for — cardiovascular disease. For the past two decades, he has been a primary investigator in over 50 clinical trials, presenting at many professional conferences and publishing articles and abstracts in leading peer-reviewed publications, including Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has also contributed chapters to medical textbooks.
Dr. Marzo has dedicated his life’s work to educating individuals in his clinical practice and the community-at-large about heart disease risk and prevention strategies, developing community outreach programs that engage patients in healthy lifestyle activities. He has also helped establish the Woman’s Cardiovascular Wellness Program and Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine at NYU Winthrop. Dr. Marzo has been honored by American Heart Association for his involvement in the Go-Red for Women. He is also dedicated to eradicating the disparity in healthcare provided for men versus women and minorities.
Dr. Marzo is a passionate believer in a patient-centered approach to cardiovascular health and wellness in an effort to reduce risk for all individuals with — or at risk for — cardiovascular disease.
NYU Winthrop Hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center which proudly offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. We are also Nassau County’s only American College of Surgeons certified adult Level 1 Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities.
Rest assured that whatever medical care you or your family may need, NYU Winthrop is committed to a profound guiding principle: “Your Health Means Everything”
NYU Winthrop Hospital has been a focal point of academic medicine on Long Island and is now very proud to partner with the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, a newly LCME accredited, innovative 3-year medical school located on the hospital campus with a mission to educate exemplary physicians and academic leaders in primary care. In addition, we sponsor over 30 medical and surgical residency and fellowship training programs where 300 physicians have chosen to pursue their post-graduate medical education.
NYU Winthrop has a vibrant multi-faceted research program. As part of its mission as a teaching hospital, NYU Winthrop physicians and scientists are engaged in groundbreaking basic and clinical biomedical research.
Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, NYU Winthrop Hospital is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. We successfully blend the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a very personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.
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A brief description of the Interventional Cardiology Fellow Curriculum:
The John D. Miller Interventional Cardiology Pavilion houses 4 cardiac catheterization laboratories, two of which are fully peripheral capable with larger image acquisition and digital subtraction angiography. These labs are not shared with any other service. The 4 labs are combined with a 18 bed dedicated invasive cardiology recovery room, and a separate 6 bed overnight stay unit. All four labs are fitted with integrated tableside IVUS and FFR. The interventional program performs over 5000 procedures annually, including 1500 coronary interventions, 200 peripheral interventions, and 50-100 structural interventions per year. The lab also sees approximately 200 acute ST elevation myocardial infarctions per year, and runs an active and successful door-to-balloon program. The full range of interventional techniques and technology are represented, with the fellow typically performing 250-500 coronary interventions per year, 25 structural interventions per year, and over 75 peripheral interventions per year. Most importantly, fellows leave feeling comfortable to perform independently and at a high level post-fellowship.
Fellows have access to the Invasive Lounge, Personal Locker space and ample dedicated PC workstations for research and educational purposes
The range of procedures performed and taught during the fellowship include the following:
i. Ghulam Mustafa Awan, MD
“NYU Winthrop’s interventional cardiology fellowship is a complete program encompassing the vast spectrum of coronary, peripheral and structural heart disease interventions. This is proving to be the best year of my life. The working environment is friendly, relaxed and stress-free. The procedural volume is tremendous yet not overwhelming, thanks to the sincere and helpful PAs, nurses and techs in the lab. The teaching is par excellence coming from both the full time faculty and voluntary attendings. We have used the latest cutting edge devices to perform several complex interventions. The program has helped instill a level of confidence that will enable me to take on the challenges in the world of practice.”
ii. Bhavesh Gala, MD
“The interventional cardiology program at NYU Winthrop is truly one of the best. It has been one of the best years of my post-graduate training so far. The daily volume and variety of cases far exceed my expectations. The full time and voluntary Attendings are excellent and allow complete hands-on from day one. The staff including PAs, techs and nurses are wonderful and extremely supportive and courteous. We have used most of the latest devices in the coronary, peripheral and structural heart procedures and attained a good comfort level with them. I know that I will be prepared to enter the world of private or academic practice with confidence.”
i. Ali Tabrizchi, DO, FACC, FSCAI, FACOI
“WUH interventional cardiology fellowship was an outstanding experience filled with excellent cases, great academics and fantastic personnel to work with on a daily basis. It prepared me to take on the challenges of coronary and structural heart disease as well as peripheral vascular disease as a clinical interventional cardiologist. I continue to remain in touch with most of my previous mentors as well as the amazing ancillary staff who supported my training process.”
Stephen Green, MD, Director, Interventional Cardiology; Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Kevin Marzo, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology; Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Daniel Donohue, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
Anthony Gambino, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
Richard K. Schwartz, DO, Interventional Cardiologist
Joseph J. Dardano, PA, Senior Clinical Physician Assistant, Clinical Research Assistant
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s graduate medical education programs create an atmosphere in which cultural and ethnic differences among patients, staff, and house staff are recognized, respected, understood and embraced. Residents participate in the care of a diverse group of patients and have the opportunity to work with colleagues from varied backgrounds. NYU Winthrop aims to bring the best residents, fellows and faculty from all ethnic, racial and gender groups to learn and care for patients in this diverse environment.
Housing accommodations, are available at market rates in apartment buildings and residential homes within close proximity to the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus. Any house staff member may apply for the housing lottery. PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents receive priority.
Salaries are highly competitive with other academic medical centers in the New York metropolitan area. Tax deferred annuity is available. House Staff meal stipend will be included in the salary for the 2021-2022 academic year.
2020-2021 Annual Salary
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s new house staff lounge is accessible 24/7. The spacious and comfortable lounge is equipped with computers, wifi, television, foosball table, lockers, lounge chairs, as well as coffee and tea.
NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows receive four weeks of vacation (20 working days) within each contract year.
Residents are eligible for $1500 over the length of their program to attend an educational conference, at the discretion of the Program Director. Fellows are eligible for $1500 per year, to an approved professional conference, at the discretion of the Program Director.
Reimbursement for allowable educational expenses is available up to a maximum of $600.
The TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program is available. This program allows the resident/fellow to deduct pre-tax money to pay for mass transit or commuter parking (up to a predefined maximum).
NYU Winthrop Hospital is committed to providing residents with a comprehensive benefits program. Benefits include generous medical, pharmaceutical and dental coverage, as well as flexible spending accounts. Benefits are effective from the first day of residency/fellowship.
Residents/fellows are covered by short-term, non-occupational disability insurance (up to six months). To be eligible for disability insurance benefits, one must be on the payroll for a minimum of 20 work days (four consecutive weeks) and unable to work for more than seven calendar days, due an injury or illness that does not arise out of, or in the course of, employment. These benefits, which supplement lost income, are based on salary level and are payable for up to 26 weeks after the employee’s accrued sick time has been used.
The long-term disability benefit begins after six months of short term disability. It pays a monthly benefit for an extended illness or injury. The monthly benefit is offset by benefits from other sources, such as Workers Compensation and Social Security.
House staff receive compensation, in accordance with the Workers Compensation Law, for any illness or injury which is job related. Benefits include payment for medical expenses and lost pay.
In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, NYU Winthrop Hospital will grant residents/fellows unpaid leave(s) for up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period. In order to be eligible, one must have worked 12 months at the Hospital and a minimum of 1,250 hours in the twelve-month period prior to the start date of the requested leave. FMLA leave may be granted for the birth, adoption or acceptance for foster care of a child; for the care of a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition; or for the employee’s own serious illness.
Residents/fellows may to return to their training program after a leave of absence, without loss of training status, if their leave does not exceed that allowed by the specialty boards.
NYU Winthrop’s residents/fellows are provided with professional liability coverage for the duration of their training through the Hospital’s self-insurance program. Coverage provides legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of graduate medical education if the alleged acts are within the scope of the education program.
Basic Life Insurance is provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow. This benefit equals 1x the resident/fellow’s annual salary payable to the beneficiary. Residents/fellows may purchase additional voluntary life insurance up to 3X their annual salary (combined basic and voluntary insurance may not exceed $500,000).
Provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow.
A Defined Contribution 403(b) Plan is available for voluntary pre-tax/after-tax contribution.
NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows are provided with pre-employment physicals, annual health assessments, and Tuberculosis screenings, as well as vaccines and required health surveillance free of charge through the hospital’s Occupational Health Services. In addition, if a member of the house staff becomes ill while at work, he or she will be seen at no charge by an Occupational Health Services practitioner, or by the Emergency Room staff if a practitioner is not available.
Free assessment, referral and brief psychotherapy services are available on a confidential basis to members of the House Staff and their immediate families.
This free, confidential, crisis-response resource is available 24/7 to residents, fellows and their family members to assist with the following concerns –
The longest and largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches over 100 miles from New York City to Montauk Point. A celebrated summer vacation spot, Long Island offers seasonal beauty, professional sports events, art museums and galleries, and fabulous cuisine. Eastern Long Island has gained fame as for its vineyards, and is home to almost 20 wineries. From NYU Winthrop it is a short trip to Manhattan, where you can enjoy world class dining, museums, and endless cultural opportunities. From scenic Atlantic Ocean beaches to Fire Island, the Hamptons and Montauk Point, Long Island has something for everyone.
Convenient access to NY City is available by Long Island Railroad located directly adjacent to NYU Winthrop Hospital. Residents and fellows take advantage of the opportunity enjoy the myriad of cultural, social, and professional activities in New York City. Additionally, NYU Winthrop’s location in central Nassau County allows easy access to spectacular beaches.
The village of Mineola is a wonderful place to live and work. Mineola affords one the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed Long Island lifestyle, while living only 30 minutes away (via LIRR) from the attractions of NYC.
The close vicinity of the hospital, where most of the resident housing is located, is an excellent location for both families and single residents. Aside from a LIRR station leading directly into NYC, the area is surrounded by a quiet residential neighborhood and a large park with sports facilities, open fields, and a local library. The Roosevelt field mall, one of the largest retail centers on Long Island, is located less than a mile away from the hospital along with a large conglomerate of brand name stores and services.
You can also enjoy the wonderful things that Long Island itself has to offer You will find that living in Mineola is a sound choice from the economic perspective. While residents living in large cities incur significant living expenses, Mineola is very affordable.
Two fellows are chosen per year. The successful candidate is board certified or board eligible in general cardiology, after completing a three-year cardiology fellowship program including diagnostic angiography. Those with a proven track record for clinical excellence, professionalism, maturity, work ethic, and scholarly activity will be preferentially selected for an interview. Three Letters of recommendation must directly discuss the candidate’s potential for technical expertise in the field. Application deadline is January 15, with interviews in February and decision by March 15.
Applications accepted through ERAS.
Residents and fellows can apply for a rotation with any department by contacting the academic coordinator for that program via email with a copy of your CV and the dates you are requesting for your rotation.
The department will review your CV and let you know if there are any rotation spots available for the time requested. If you are approved for the rotation the Office of Academic Affairs will contact you with the necessary paperwork.
Stephen Green, MD, Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program