Heart Failure Program

Heart Failure Program

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Heart Failure Program

Transforming the Cardiac-Care Landscape

The new, cutting-edge Heart Failure Program at Good Samaritan Hospital, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is the only one of its kind in Rockland and Orange counties. It brings unmatched, timely cardiac expertise right to communities where patients live.

The program offers the most contemporary therapies and unparalleled access to specialized physicians and life-saving care.

Services are provided by the nationally renowned WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, also a member of WMCHealth. Its multidisciplinary heart failure team is comprised of heart failure physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, advanced practitioners, psychiatrists, social workers and nutritionists who collaborate to optimize patient care.

Early identification and intervention are critical. Physicians optimize care of all aspects of heart failure from diagnosis to treatment and aftercare. This includes rapid evaluation for life-saving therapies such as mechanical circulatory support and transplant. Interventional cardiologists perform a full spectrum of diagnostic testing and catheterizations. They include rotoblade atherectomies, balloon angioplasties, radial catheterizations, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and ventricular assist device implantation.

Advice From Medical Director, Alan L. Gass, MD, FACC

Meet Our Team:

(Left to Right) Kathleen Brown, MSN, ANP-BC, Chhaya Aggarwal Gupta, MD, FACC, Alan L. Gass, MD, FACC, Elliot (Avi) Levine, MD, FACC and Gregg Lanier, MD, FACC

Meet the Heart Failure Program Specialists

Alan L. Gass, MD, FACC, is Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Westchester Medical Center, as well as Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. He graduated from The University of Medicine and Surgery in Sassari, Italy. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and fellowships at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ, and Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA.

Gregg Lanier, MD, FACC, is the Director of Pulmonary Hypertension, Associate Director of Heart Failure, and Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center. He also is Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. His medical degree is from Northwestern University; his residency was at Mount Sinai Hospital; and his fellowships were at Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Chhaya Aggarwal Gupta, MD, FACC, graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. Her residency was at Georgetown University Hospital, and her cardiovascular medicine fellowship was at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She completed her fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Elliot (Avi) Levine, MDFACC graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his residency, cardiac fellowship and advanced heart failure and transplantation fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He has co-authored numerous scholarly publications for The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, The Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology.

Kathleen Brown, MSN, ANP-BC, is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner. Her mentorship of staff members and cardiology fellows raised the level of care of patients requiring mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplant and other complex conditions. She welcomes inpatient and outpatient consultations and referrals.

Aggarwal, Chhaya
Gass, Alan L.
Gass, Alan L.
Medical Director, Heart Transplantand Mechanical Circulatory Support
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lanier, Gregg M.
Lanier, Gregg M.
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program,Associate Director, Heart Failure Service
Pulmonary Hypertension Research