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"Hospital Chaplain Uses Brush with Death to Help Heart Patients" - Angi Gonzalez

  • New York One
  • New York, NY
  • (May 08, 2019)

Rocky Walker always considered himself the picture of health. Rocky said that he walks between eight and ten miles a day, and that's just when he's at work. For the past five years, he's been a chaplain at Mount Sinai Heart on the Upper East Side. In November, Rocky Walker was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and treated by Umesh Gidwani, MD, associate professor of medicine, cardiology, critical care and sleep medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "It was difficult because he's not just any patient to me. He is the provider of much support and sustenance to our patients as well," said Dr. Gidwani.

— Umesh K. Gidwani, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

— Daniella Kadian-Dodov, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai Health System

— Rocky Walker, Mount Sinai Chaplain

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