William R. Slater, MD

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I practice and teach general cardiology, with particular expertise in cardiac arrhythmia management. I specialize in providing second opinions to patients with heart rhythm problems, as well as to those with coronary or valvular heart disease. 

In our practice, we recognize that compassionate care is at the core of healing, so we always try to integrate physical and emotional wellbeing. Toward this goal, I partner with our nurse, Barbara Guerra, who is trained in cardiology, as well as in integrative healing.

My time is also spent helping to educate young physicians. This is an enormously rewarding part of my life. I served as chief of the medical service at NYU Hospitals Center, and I currently lead the cardiac consultation service at Bellevue Hospital; these are our main teaching venues. I have been honored with the Teacher of the Year Award from NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine four times, as well as the Teacher of the Year Award from the Division of Cardiology three times. 

I have received the Alpha Omega Alpha Award in recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service as a clinical faculty member. I was proud to receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, elected by the 2005 graduating class of NYU School of Medicine as the faculty member who most displayed medical humanism, compassion, and respect in the practice of medicine.

In 2007, I received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest teaching honor NYU bestows. This university-wide honor recognizes gifted teachers across all undergraduate and professional schools in the university. Recently, the NYU School of Medicine class of 2013 nominated me for—and I received—the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences.

I am honored that my peers have recognized me as well. I have been included in Castle Connolly’s “America's Top Doctors” annually since 2002, in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York” list nine times since 2006, and annually in The New York Times’ “Super Docs” feature. U.S. News & World Report has recognized me as one of “America’s Best Doctors.”

I have authored numerous articles about clinical cardiology and book chapters on managing cardiovascular disease, and I serve as a reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. My wife, Ronnie, is also a physician and medical educator, and I have two daughters, Emily and Alissa.


Conditions and Treatments

arteriosclerosis, electrophysiology, heart attack, heart imaging, nuclear medicine imaging procedure, cardiac disease in pregnancy, aortic valve disease, heart muscle disease, coronary heart disease, carotid artery disease, high cholesterol level, fainting, rheumatic heart disease, inflammation of the heart valve, mitral valve stenosis, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, ventricular arrhythmia, myocardial disease, congestive heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, cerebrovascular disorder, aortic valve insufficiency, myocarditis, heart disease, carotid stenosis, lipid disorder, heart throbbing, occlusive vascular disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy, peripheral vascular disease, angina, ventricular fibrillation, endothelial dysfunction, chest pain, aortic valve stenosis, sarcoidosis, heart murmur, claudication, lipid metabolism, rapid heartbeat, metabolic syndrome, ventricular tachycardia, atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndrome, chronic venous insufficiency, arterial occlusive disease, high blood pressure disorder, atrial fibrillation, renal vascular disorder, heart tumor, mitral regurgitation, obesity, slow heartbeat, mitral valve prolapse, renal artery stenosis, abnormal heart rhythms, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Co-Director, Cardiology Consult Service, Bellevue Hospital
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 1985
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1981
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiology, 1986
  • Fellowship, Brigham And Women'S Hospital, Cardiology, 1985
  • Fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cardiology, 1984
  • Residency, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Internal Medicine, 1982
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Medicine, 1981
  • MD from Harvard Medical School, 1978
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NYU Cardiology Associates

530 1st Avenue, Skirball 9U
New York, NY 10016

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212-263-7463

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Interests

cardiac electrophysiology

Research Summary

William Slater, M.D.'s major clinical research interests are coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and evaluating novel antiarrhythmic agents. He is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology.

Dr. Slater's prior experience includes evaluation of a novel anti-oxidant in preventing cardiomyopathy. His current clinical trials include evaluation of a novel therapeutic in conversion of atrial fibrillation and a study of a therapeutic in treating diabetic cardiomyopathy.

 

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