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Professional Statement

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Vascular Interpretation, with additional certification in HTN and lipids, Dr. Finkielstein specializes in Non-Invasive Cardiology. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook Health Science Center. He then went on to complete residency training at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, followed by fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Beth Israel Medical Center, where he is the Associate Chairman for the Department of Cardiology, Director of Ambulatory Cardiology and Program Director for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship. He has won numerous teaching awards and accolades.

Education

  • Medical School - Stony Brook University
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Residency)
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Echocardiography
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Awards and Publications

  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Ruisi, M, Ruisi, P, Finkielstein, D. Cardiac manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Cardiology Cases Volume 2, Issue 2, October 2010, Pages e99-e102
  • Ruisi, M, Ruisi, P, Finkielstein, D. Cardiac manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Cardiology Cases Volume 2, Issue 2, October 2010, Pages e99-e102
  • Thiagarajah, P, Finkielstein, D, Granato, J. Sitcom Syncope: A Case Series and Literature Review of Gelastic (Laughter-Induced) Syncope. Post Graduate Medicine 122:6
  • Sankholkar K, Bergmann S, Finkielstein D, Kanei Y, Giedd K. A “Reverse Mismatch” Pattern on Positron Emission Tomography Myocardial Viability Imaging Identifies Viable, but Jeopardized Myocardial Tissue. The 14th Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, October 1–4, 2009, Minneapolis. Moderated Poster Presentation.
  • Hecht HS, Brown D, Matarazzo TJ, Finkielstein D. Coronary artery aneurysms by noncontrast electron beam tomography. Clin Cardiol. 2005 May;28(5):236.
  • Finkielstein, D, Schweitzer, P “Role of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation” Am. J. Cardiol. 2004 Mar 15 ;93:6 734-6
  • Hecht, H, Finkielstein,D, Mazzaro, TJ “Relationship of Coronary and Aortic Calcified Plaque in Asymptomatic Males and Females: Evaluation By Electron Beam Tomography”, Amer. J. Card. 90:3 215-218
  • First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems: Cardiovascular System; Faculty Reviewer
  • First Aid for the Basic Sciences; General Principles: Cardiovascular System; Faculty Reviewer

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography

Language Spoken

  • English