Westchester Cardiology Group Now Practicing Out of the New Center for Advanced Medicine and Surgery
- Category: Health
- Published: Wednesday, 12 January 2022 12:57
- Joanne Wallenstein
White Plains Hospital Physician Associates welcomes Drs. Gary Gabelman, Douglas Hart, Gabriela Grasa, Anthony Mercando, and Mitchell Fishbach, formerly associated with NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester. This new cardiology group expands the number of impressive physicians in White Plains Hospital’s Division of Cardiology. White Plains Hospital continues to bolster its comprehensive cardiology services through the addition of top physicians, geographic expansion, and programmatic growth, including two cardiac catherization labs, specialists in heart failure and electrophysiology and most recently, the launch of its cardiac surgery program in November of 2021 in partnership with Montefiore.
Specializing in preventative and non-invasive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography, Drs. Gabelman, Hart, Grasa, Mercando and Fishbach are now seeing patients at White Plains Hospital’s Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, located at 122 Maple Avenue in White Plains.
Dr. Gary Gabelman oversees the practice and specializes in heart disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. Among his honors, Dr. Gabelman has been a named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly annually since 1993 and was also named a Top Doctor multiple times by New York magazine and Westchester Magazine. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator for over 30 clinical trials and his work has appeared in such peer-reviewed publications as The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The American Journal of Cardiology, and Postgraduate Medicine.
Dr. Douglas Hart helps lead echocardiography services for the practice and also specializes in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Dr. Douglas Hart completed a fellowship in circulatory physiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and then completed a full cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center with special concentration on echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Hart has been frequently named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and was also named a Top Doctor multiple times by New York magazine and Westchester Magazine. Dr. Hart has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals, including Circulation and The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Gabriela Grasa specializes in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography and is responsible for developing relationships for the group with community members and providers throughout the region. She graduated from the Carol Davila Medical School and completed her internship at St. Andrew Hospital, both in Romania. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Washington Hospital Center and her fellowship in cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Grasa has been frequently named a Top Doctor by New York magazine, Westchester Magazine, Castle Connolly, and was also included in Castle Connolly’s “Exceptional Women in Medicine” in both 2020 and 2021. She has been published in several medical journals and has presented her work at annual medical meetings of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Anthony Mercando specializes in preventive cardiology, pacing and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy, and medical informatics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard‐MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Mercando completed his internal medicine internship, residency, and a fellowship in clinical cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center. He has frequently been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and has had authored or co-authored over 50 articles published in peer-reviewed publications, with topics ranging from angiographic coronary artery disease and heart failure, to ventricular tachycardia and complex ventricular arrhythmias.
Dr. Mitchell Fishbach is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. From 2004-2015, Dr. Fishbach was Chief of Cardiology at Lawrence Hospital. He has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly annually since 1997 and his research in cardiology has been widely published.
To schedule an appointment with these physicians, call (914) 849-4800.