Nieca Goldberg, MD

  • Specialty: Cardiology
  • Languages: English, French
  • Phone: 646-754-3300
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Named
New York Magazine Top Doctor
Pioneer
In Raising National Awareness of Heart Disease in Women
Nationally Renowned
Expert on Women and Heart Disease

About Me

My interest in cardiology began when my father developed heart disease when he was very young. I began working with a cardiologist during summer vacations and then decided to become one myself.

During my residency, I heard a doctor say that women don’t get heart disease. I realized the field of women’s cardiology was lagging far behind that of men’s cardiology and decided to specialize in it. It shocked me that coronary and cardiovascular issues in women were so poorly understood, especially when risk factors in women often could be easily treated. 

Patients began coming to me because they wanted more answers than their doctors were giving them about potential heart disease symptoms. This lack of dialogue was one of many inspirations for creating the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health at NYU Langone.

We have everything women could need for their healthcare—including experts in cardiology, internal medicine, gastroenterology, rheumatology, gynecology, and dermatology. Our specialists address all of the concerns women bring to us. 

As the director of this world-class facility, I focus on a woman’s overall wellbeing. This means I listen to what a woman says about her symptoms. A patient’s family and medical history is my first priority when making a diagnosis. I often start visits by asking patients if they have a list of questions we can use to guide our conversation.

I believe a huge part of healthcare is prevention, and I stress the importance of activities, such as exercise, that could reduce the risk of heart disease. When a patient comes in and tells me she has started a preventive regimen I’ve suggested, it makes my day. When my patients take healthcare into their own hands and work to reduce their health risks, I know we’ve developed a successful partnership.


Conditions and Treatments

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

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health
  • Medical Director, Women's Heart Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 1995
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1987
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Cardiology, 1990
  • MD from SUNY-Downstate CollegeMedicine, 1984
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NYU Langone Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health

207 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

Phone

646-754-3300

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Publications

  • Advances in Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover [Meeting Abstract]

    Goldberg, N

    Menopause. 2008 Nov-Dec; 15(6):1198-1198

  • Ask the experts

    Goldberg N

    Family care health monitor. 2008 Apr-May; 6(2):26-?

  • Dr. Nieca Goldberg's complete guide to women's health

    Goldberg, Nieca; Greenwood, Alice

    Dr. Nieca Goldberg's complete guide to women's health. Princeton NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008. 1 sound disc (1828)

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