Southside Hospital Appoints New Cardiology Leadership

Southside Hospital’s Dr. David Sedaghat, Dr. Puneet Gandotra and Dr. Jason Chinitz.

Southside Hospital has appointed three new members to its cardiology leadership team.

David Sedaghat, MD, has been promoted to director of clinical cardiology and non-invasive cardiology. He is certified by the American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease in cardiovascular disease as well as by the National Board of Echocardiography in echocardiography. Dr. Sedaghat is also an assistant professor at the Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine.

Puneet Gandotra, MD, is now director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Southside Hospital. Cardiac catheterization involves the use of catheters to explore a person’s arteries to treat and diagnose various conditions. Dr. Gandotra is also certified by the American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease in cardiovascular disease as well as in interventional cardiology by the same board. He is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu and an assistant professor at the Hofstra medical school.

Jason Chinitz, MD, is the new director of electrophysiology. Electrophysiology looks at the electrical activity of a person’s heart. He is certified in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease and is an assistant professor at the medical school.

For more information about Southside Hospital’s cardiology services, call 1-855-HEART-11.

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