Howard Weintraub, MD

  • Specialties: Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-0855

About Me

As a preventive cardiologist, I partner with my patients to help them change their lifestyles to prevent strokes and heart attacks. I help them explore a variety of lifestyle changes and medications to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as much as possible.

The job of a preventive cardiologist revolves around two things: patient discussion and education. People need to know exactly what a diagnosis means, how a medication may help, and why certain lifestyle changes can improve quality of life in tandem with medication. They also need to make meaningful contributions to their own healthy lifestyle—which can be a formidable task. I try to provide them with the resources and information to do so.

My role at NYU Langone is that of a clinician and an educator. However, in an academic institution such as NYU Langone, I am educating and being educated every day. As the clinical director of the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, I have the opportunity to work with brilliant colleagues who are experts in cardiovascular disease and preventive medicine.

We come together weekly to discuss the treatment and prevention of disease, challenge each other, stay up-to-date on research, and talk about how we can go above and beyond in our cardiac care. These conferences give us the chance to bring the newest research findings “from bench to bedside.” We are all guided by the principle that we must be both empathetic and analytical to successfully counsel patients on how to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

We also conduct clinical trials on new treatments that can improve cardiac care. We are part of an international trial examining the effects of PCSK9 inhibitors—new medications that lower cholesterol levels. We are performing trials to examine the cardiac effects of diabetic medications. We are also part of a trial examining the use of a medication, developed from genetic research, in people with elevated triglycerides. Finally, we are working on better understanding the benefits of omega-3 fish oil supplements in reducing cardiovascular disease.

As part of our role as leaders in the field of preventive cardiology, my colleagues and I hold a yearly symposium for medical professionals—Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction—that draws the largest audience of any cardiac symposium at NYU Langone. We also conduct monthly lectures for the local community on a variety of topics.

I have authored two textbook chapters and numerous articles on various aspects of preventive cardiology. I am a reviewer for many journals of cardiovascular medicine and diabetes, and I am a guest editor for Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.

I have been honored by the recognition of my peers. I have been included in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” feature for the New York metro area since 2009, as well as in the “New York Super Doctors” feature since 2009.


Conditions and Treatments

atherosclerosis, high cholesterol level, lipid disorders, lipid metabolism, high blood pressure disorder, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chest pain, fainting, arteriosclerosis, obesity, heart throbbing, aortic valve disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), heart murmur, heart valve diseases, abnormal heart rhythms, mitral valve prolapse (MVP), rapid heartbeat, slow heartbeat, mitral regurgitation (MR), an inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, cardiac disease in pregnancy, heart disease, renal artery stenosis, heart tumor, heart muscle disease, ventricular arrhythmia, vascular disease occlusive, heart failure, claudication, renovascular, mitral valve stenosis, sarcoidosis, ventricular tachycardia (V-tach), atrioventricular septal defect, arterial occlusive disease, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), rheumatic heart disease, aortic valve insufficiency, pulmonary hypertension, carotid artery disease, ventricular septal defect (VSD), inflammation of the heart valve, myocardial disease, mitral valve disease, heart attack, ventricular fibrillation, arteriosclerosis, aortic valve stenosis, atrial fibrillation, carotid stenosis, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic venous insufficiency, angina, acute coronary syndrome, cerebrovascular disorder, endothelial dysfunction, dilated cardiomyopathy, atrial septal defect (ASD), myocarditis
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Director, Center for the Preventon of Cardiovascular Disease
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 1985
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1979
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Cardiology, 1982
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Pulmonary Disease, 1980
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Medicine, 1979
  • MD from New York University, 1976
Departments

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NYULMC Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

530 1st Avenue, HCC, Suite 4F
New York, NY 10016

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Research My Research

Our research is focused on the study of newer medications to lower Cholesterol and blood sugar; as well as reduction of cardiovascular risk in patients with existing cardiovascular disease.

We are involved in an exciting trial of a new class of medication to lower her LDL cholesterol. The patients who are being studied are those who had an acute coronary syndrome within the last year. this study we'll be looking at the effect of significant lowering of LDL cholesterol on cardiovascular events.

We are also involved in a study of omega-3 fatty acids in the reduction of cardiovascular events.

We are also investigating the cardiac effects of a new drug to treat type II diabetes.

The Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease is also involved in a large trial that examines the effectiveness of different prevention modalities in patients with known coronary artery disease.

Publications

  • Diabetes mellitus is a coronary heart disease risk equivalent for peripheral vascular disease

    Newman, J D; Rockman, C B; Kosiborod, M; Guo, Y; Zhong, H; Weintraub, H S; Schwartzbard, A Z; Adelman, M A; Berger, J S Newman, J D; Rockman, C B; Kosiborod, M; Guo, Y; Zhong, H; Weintraub, H S; Schwartzbard, A Z; Adelman, M A; Berger, J S
    American heart journal. 2017 Feb 01. 184 (pp): 114-120

  • Cardiovascular Effects of the New Weight Loss Agents

    Vorsanger, Matthew H; Subramanyam, Pritha; Weintraub, Howard S; Lamm, Steven H; Underberg, James A; Gianos, Eugenia; Goldberg, Ira J; Schwartzbard, Arthur Z Vorsanger, Matthew H; Subramanyam, Pritha; Weintraub, Howard S; Lamm, Steven H; Underberg, James A; Gianos, Eugenia; Goldberg, Ira J; Schwartzbard, Arthur Z
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2016 Aug 23. 68 (8): 849-859

  • The Editor's Round Table: Current Perspectives on Triglycerides and Atherosclerosis

    Friedewald, Vincent E; Jones, Peter H; Mason, Preston; Roberts, Robert; Weintraub, Howard Friedewald, Vincent E; Jones, Peter H; Mason, Preston; Roberts, Robert; Weintraub, Howard
    American journal of cardiology. 2016 May 15. 117 (10): 1697-1702

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