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David Vorchheimer

  • ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
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Specialty

Clinical Focus

Education

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Dr. David Vorchheimer received his undergraduate training at Yeshiva University in New York, and attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, and fellowship in Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Vorchheimer is currently Associate Professor of Medicine. From 1995-2005, Dr. Vorchheimer served as Director of the Coronary Care Unit and is currently Director of Cardiovascular Education at Mount Sinai. He maintains an active clinical cardiology practice for patients He is also actively involved as an investigator and steering committee member in several clinical trials for acute coronary syndromes and treatment of chronic coronary artery disease. He has authored numerous publications, textbook chapters, and presented original research at the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology national scientific meetings, and serves on the editorial boards of several cardiovascular journals.

Research

Clinical Trials Unit Acute Coronary Syndromes Coronary Artery Disease

The Cardiovascular Institute is involved in clinical research projects spanning the spectrum from elucidating pathophysiological mechansims to collaboration in multicenter trials of new therapies.\r\nBuilding on our experience in previous trials of novel antithrombotic agents, current projects in the acute setting include:\r\n

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  • combination of platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist plus unfractionated heaprin versus GP IIb/IIIa antagonist plus low molecular weight heparin to determine the optimal antithrombotic strategy
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  • oral platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist. This trial involves patients with previosu peripheral of neurovascular disease in addition to those with coronary artery disease.
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    \r\nIn addition to the acute setting, several trials designed for the more chronic phase of coronary artery disease are also underway. These include:\r\n

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  • 2 trials examing the role of a macrolide antibiotic in the prevention of coronary artery disease. These trials seek to examine the potential role of an infectious etiology (Chlamydia pneumoniae) in the pathogenesis of CAD.
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  • study comparing angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition versus angiotensin II receptor blockade versus the combination, in patients with left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction.\r\n
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  • Smaller projects designed to elucidate mechanisms of disease incluide a study examining the role of matrix metalloproteinases in the pathogenesis of the acute coronary syndromes, and a study using a validated ex vivo perfusion model of thrombogenesis to examine the antithrombotic effects of sveral medications.\r\n
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    \r\nThe opportunities for clinical research change frequently. Those with an interest in participating in clinical research in cardiovascular disease should contact my office at (212) 241-4258 to inquire about the up to date list of ongoing investigations.\r\n

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    Industry Relationships

    Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

    Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Vorchheimer during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

    Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

    • Bristol-Myers Squibb / sanofi-aventis Partnership; Merck & Co., Inc.

    Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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    Cardiovascular Medicine Associates

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    Tel: 212-241-4258
    Fax: 212-360-7190
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    Office Hours:
    • Monday 
    • Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Wednesday 
    • Thursday 
    • Friday 
    Languages:
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    • Beech Street
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    • CenterCare, Inc.
    • Cigna
    • Devon Health Services
    • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • Fidelis Care NY
    • First Health
    • Group Health Insurance, Inc.
    • Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
    • HealthPlus, Inc.
    • Healthfirst
    • Horizon Healthcare
    • Island Group
    • Local 1199
    • Magnacare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicaid New Jersey
    • Medicare
    • MetroPlus Health Plan
    • MultiPlan, Inc.
    • Neighborhood Health Providers, LLC
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • PHS/Healthnet/Guardian
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • Travel Care Services
    • United Health Care Empire Plan
    • United Healthcare
    • Vytra
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    • American Express
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    Cardiovascular Medicine Associates

    Guggenheim Pavilion
    1190 Fifth Avenue - 1 West
    New York, NY 10029

    Tel: 212-241-4258
    Fax: 212-360-7190
    Get Directions

    Office Hours:
    • Tuesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Languages:
    • Spanish
    Insurance Plans
    • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
    • Beech Street
    • CarePlus, LLC
    • CenterCare, Inc.
    • Cigna
    • Devon Health Services
    • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • Fidelis Care NY
    • First Health
    • Group Health Insurance, Inc.
    • Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
    • HealthPlus, Inc.
    • Healthfirst
    • Horizon Healthcare
    • Island Group
    • Local 1199
    • Magnacare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicaid New Jersey
    • Medicare
    • MetroPlus Health Plan
    • MultiPlan, Inc.
    • Neighborhood Health Providers, LLC
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • PHS/Healthnet/Guardian
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • Travel Care Services
    • United Health Care Empire Plan
    • United Healthcare
    • Vytra
    Payment Methods
    • Master Card
    • Visa
    • Cash