Heart Failure Clinic Opens at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
JANUARY 28, 2015 — Mount Sinai St. Luke’s announces the opening of a Heart Failure Clinic in Morningside Heights on the St. Luke’s campus in West Harlem. The new clinic provides a walk-in area for non-emergent situations and also serves as a destination for patients discharged from the hospital with a primary diagnosis of heart failure. The latest Mount Sinai Health System initiative for heart failure patients, the Heart Failure Clinic is under the direction of Marrick Kukin, MD, Director of Heart Failure at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals.
Designed with a focus on patient-centered care and improving patient outcomes and quality of life, the Heart Failure Clinic is currently open on Monday afternoons and full days on Wednesdays. As the clinic grows, office hours will be expanded and staff increased. On Monday afternoons, patients are seen by Dr. Kukin and by Cathleen Varley, NP. Johanna Contreras, MD, sees patients on Wednesdays. A distinguished cardiologist trained in Heart Failure and fluent in Spanish, Dr. Contreras has been on the Mount Sinai Heart faculty for the past 3 years.
For more information about the Heart Failure Clinic or to schedule an appointment, please visit www.stlukeshospitalnyc.org or call 212-523-2700. For further information about University Medical Practice Associates, visit www.umpa.com or call 212-523-UMPA (8672).