Mount Sinai Doctors Cardiovascular Consultants of Staten Island Expands Health Network

New York, NY
 – January 27, 2016 /Press Release/  –– 

Residents of New York City’s southernmost borough can now look forward to the finest care in cardiology, interventional cardiology and critical care from the physicians and staff at the newly-renamed Mount Sinai Doctors Cardiovascular Consultants of Staten Island.  With offices in the Grasmere and Charleston sections of Staten Island, the physicians’ group is the latest member of the growing Mount Sinai Health Network.  Mount Sinai Doctors Cardiovascular Consultants of Staten Island is pleased to announce the Mount Sinai Heart-sponsored interventional cardiology program at Richmond University Medical Center.

"Mount Sinai is synonymous with state-of-the-art medicine and exceptional patient care, and we are delighted to announce another important clinical and academic relationship in Staten Island,” said Arthur A. Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network.

Mount Sinai Doctors Cardiovascular Consultants of Staten Island  is comprised of the Medical Chief Srinivas Duvvuri, MD, Radu Ariton, MD and Para Ahilan, MD.  Dr. Duvvuri, board certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, trained at The Mount Sinai Hospital and has performed thousands of coronary angiograms and interventions such as coronary stents for more than 21 years. Dr. Duvvuri has also been named Director of the Interventional Cardiology program, which is jointly sponsored with Mount Sinai, at Richmond University Medical Center.  Dr. Ahilan is board certified in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Echo-Cardiography; he has performed thousands of consultations along with stress tests and echocardiogram in the management of patients for more than 15 years.  Dr. Ariton, a seasoned consultative cardiologist who has provided care to Staten Island residents for a quarter-century, is board certified in Cardiology and Critical Care.

“We are very proud to join the prestigious and highly-respected Mount Sinai Health Network, and we are very excited to represent and extend Mount Sinai’s excellent levels of cardiology care with Richmond University Medical Center to the Staten Island community,” said Dr. Duvvuri.  He, along with other Richmond University Medical Center interventional cardiologists, was instrumental in establishing the hospital’s immediate coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction program – a real asset to Staten Islanders.

Mount Sinai Doctors Cardiovascular Consultants of Staten Island has two locations, each with different office hours: the main office is at 11 Ralph Place in Grasmere, open from Monday to Thursday, 8am to 9pm, and on Fridays from 8am to 4pm; it is also open one Saturday a month.  The other location is at 4864 Arthur Kill Road in the Charleston section, open on two Tuesdays a month, from 2-8pm.  Call (718) 981-2684 for complete information or to make an appointment.

About the Mount Sinai Health System


The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals in Geriatrics, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, and Gastroenterology, and is in the top 25 in five other specialties in the 2015-2016 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel is ranked regionally.

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinaihealth.org/ or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Richmond University Medical Center

Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), an affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine, is a 470+ bed healthcare facility and teaching institution serving borough residents as a leader in the areas of acute, medical and surgical care, including emergency care, surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, gastroenterology, cardiology, pediatrics, podiatry, endocrinology, urology, oncology, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care and maternal health. The medical center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for quality and patient safety.

RUMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center and a designated Stroke Center, receiving top national recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  The state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab has PCI capabilities for elective and emergent procedures in angioplasty. RUMC maintains a Wound Care/Hyperbaric Center and a Sleep Disorder Center on-site at its main campus.  The hospital also offers behavioral health services, encompassing both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, including emergent inpatient and mobile outreach units.  RUMC is the only borough facility that offers inpatient psychiatric services for adolescents.

With over 2,500 employees, RUMC is one of the largest employers on Staten Island.  Its main campus is located at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310.  For more information, visit www.rumcsi.org

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