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University Cardiovascular Group of Syracuse

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University Cardiovascular Group of Syracuse
Upstate Health Care Center
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5th Fl.
90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315 464-9335
Fax: 315 464-9338
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am - 5 pm

Upstate Medical University faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our patients with innovative care, exceptional outcomes, and excellent service in a safe and pleasant environment. Upstate Medical University is the only academic medical center in the area and is an incomparable resource for families in Central New York and beyond.

When you're a patient here, you'll be treated like one of the family. From making sure you find your way to your next appointment, to educating you about heart disease, to assessing your family's risk for heart disease, we do our best to make your experience as our patient as easy and comfortable as possible. Here at Upstate University Hospital, we treat the whole patient—not just the disease. We want you to be active in your care and to speak up whenever you have a question or concern.

We welcome you to Upstate University Hospital Division of Cardiology, and look forward to bringing you a brighter future.

Our Providers

Luna Bhatta, MD
Luna Bhatta, MD
315 464-5973
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation; more
Education: Beijing Medical University
Research Interests:

Atrial fibrillation; Biventricular pacing in CHF; Cardiac pacemaker and implantable defibrillator

Clinical Interests: Director of Heart Rhythm Center/Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab

Robert L Carhart Jr, MD
Robert L Carhart Jr, MD
315 464-9335
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:

Cardiac rehabilitation; Cardiac ischemia; Aggressive medical therapy; Congestive Heart Failure

Education Interests:

Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program

Clinical Interests:

Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease, General Cardiology

Associations/Memberships: Heart Failure Society of America; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow; American College of Physicians (ACP); American Heart Association (AHA)

Debanik Chaudhuri, MD
Debanik Chaudhuri, MD
315 464-4535
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Vascular Interpretation; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiology
Education: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Resarch, Chandigarh, India
Associations/Memberships: American College of Cardiology (ACC); American Heart Association (AHA)

Timothy D Ford, MD
Timothy D Ford, MD
315 488-2372
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; more
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Hani Kozman, MD
Hani Kozman, MD
315 464-4535
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; more
Education: University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Research Interests:

Coronary artery disease; Acute coronary syndromes; Acute myocardial infarction; Interventional cardiology; Coronary angioplasty/stenting


Sakti Pada Mookherjee, MD
Sakti Pada Mookherjee, MD
315 464-4535
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Cardiology; Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more
Education: University Medical Clinic, Leipzig, Germany

Avneet Singh, MD
Avneet Singh, MD
315 464-4536
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease
Education: Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India
Associations/Memberships: Medical Council of India (MCT); Delhi Medical Council; American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Frances I Swiecki, RN,BSN,MSN,ANP-C
Frances I Swiecki, RN,BSN,MSN,ANP-C
315 464-9572
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Cardiology; Angina; Carotid Artery Disease; Exercise Stress Test
Associations/Memberships: Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Chapter (International Honor Society of Nursing)

Tamas Szombathy, MD
Tamas Szombathy, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Echocardiography; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Cardiology; more
Education: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary
Associations/Memberships: American College of Physicians (ACP); American College of Cardiology (ACC), FACC

Daniel Villarreal, MD
Daniel Villarreal, MD
315 464-9578
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more
Research Interests:

Cardio-renal integration in physiological and pathophysiological conditions; Neuro-humoral and hemodynamic mechanisms in homeostasis, heart failure and hypertension.


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