Howard Weintraub, MD

  • Specialties: Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-0855
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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 disorder, 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, heart murmur, abnormal heart rhythms, mitral valve prolapse, rapid heartbeat, slow heartbeat, peripheral vascular disease, heart tumor, ventricular fibrillation, endothelial dysfunction, renal vascular disorder, aortic valve stenosis, sarcoidosis, claudication, cardiac disease in pregnancy, inflammation of the heart valve, ventricular tachycardia, heart failure, arterial occlusive disease, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, heart attack, cerebrovascular disorder, rheumatic heart disease, chronic venous insufficiency, atrial fibrillation, renal artery stenosis, ischemic cardiomyopathy, acute coronary syndrome, heart muscle disease, carotid artery disease, angina, mitral regurgitation, occlusive vascular disease, heart disease, ventricular arrhythmia, dilated cardiomyopathy, myocardial disease, aortic valve insufficiency, myocarditis, carotid stenosis, mitral valve stenosis, acute coronary syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, primary care
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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
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NYULMC Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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

Phone

212-263-0855

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Research My Research

Interests

cholesterol, blood sugar, cardiovascular risk, cardiovascular disease

Research Summary

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.

Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue

Suite 4F

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-0855

Fax

646-501-0150

Research Interests Timeline

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