Our Experts

With some of the leading cardiac specialists in the nation, Albany Med's cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work collaboratively to provide the best options and most comprehensive care available for their patients. Our physicians combine research, education and clinical practice to provide innovative treatments to patients of all ages suffering from cardiovascular disease. Our team of highly skilled leaders in their specialties has saved countless lives and provided compassionate care to improve the quality of life for patients of all ages—across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease. 

Our cardiac team also includes nurse practitioners (NP) and physicians assistants (PA) who work collaboratively with physicians and other health care professionals, resulting in exceptional quality care for our patients. 

Here are our experts and what they do:


Specialize in the structure, function, and disorders of the heart. This includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure and valvular heart disease. Some disorders cardiologists treat include:

  • Angina
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart murmur
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Post-transplant care
Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Specialize in treating and correcting diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (chest), heart and lungs. Some surgical procedures include:

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Specialize in surgically treating complex congenital and acquired heart defects requiring surgery in infants, children and adolescents. Surgical treatments include:

  • Atrial septal defect repair
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coarctation of the aorta repair
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Hypoplastic left heart repair
  • Patent ductus arteriosus ligation
  • Relocating major blood vessels
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair
  • Total anomalous pulmonary artery correction
  • Transposition of great vessels repair
  • Tricuspid atresia repair
  • Truncus arteriosus repair
  • Ventricular septal defect repair
Interventional Cardiology

The branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases. Conditions treated include:

  • Chronic total occlusion
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • High risk left main heart disease
  • Left main coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Totally occluded heart vessels
  • Valvular heart disease

Some minimally invasive interventional procedures include: