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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2013
Contact: Leanna Cherry
Public Relations Manager
(516) 663-2234
lcherry@winthrop.org

WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NAMES STEPHEN GREEN, MD, DIRECTOR OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY


Stephen J. Green, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology
Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen J. Green, MD, to the position of Director of Interventional Cardiology. In this role, Dr. Green is charged with leading Winthrop’s interventional cardiology services, as well as the Hospital’s special interventional cardiac procedures, which deal specifically with the catheter-based treatment of heart diseases.

Dr. Green joins Winthrop from the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, where he most recently served as Associate Chairman of the Department of Cardiology. He has extensive experience in treating coronary artery diseases and managing risks factors for heart disease, including hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Regarded throughout the region as an exceptional interventional cardiologist, Dr. Green has been listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the past 13 years. He has trained over 200 fellows in the practice of cardiology, and has been named teacher of the year twice in the past decade. Dr. Green is a welcome addition to Winthrop’s outstanding cardiology team, which has been consistently recognized for its outstanding outcomes. Most recently, the Hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having 12 high performing specialties, including cardiology. Winthrop also has been identified by Healthgrades – the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital – as among the top 100 hospitals nationally for excellence in overall cardiac care, cardiac surgery and coronary interventional procedure clinical outcomes.

“Dr. Green has long been considered by patients, peers and trainees as one of the finest cardiologists in New York,” said Kevin Marzo, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Winthrop. “His arrival will further elevate the outstanding cardiovascular services provided at Winthrop.”

Board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine, Dr. Green’s research interests include interventional cardiology and preventive cardiology. Specifically, these interests include treatment of acute heart attacks, new coronary procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, and prevention of heart disease with outpatient treatments. He has served as a Principle Investigator or Co-Investigator on over 30 clinical trials, and his current research involves diabetes and heart disease, cholesterol and hypertension management, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease.

Dr. Green completed his medical degree at Tufts University. He continued his postgraduate training with an internship and residency at Cornell Cooperating Hospitals, North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, followed by a fellowship in Cardiology at North Shore University Hospital.

The author of numerous peer-reviewed papers, Dr. Green is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, and the American Heart Association. He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics in the field across the United States and abroad.

Dr. Green resides in Dix Hills, NY, with his wife, a retired pediatrician. Their interests include skiing, gardening, golf, and travel. He has two sons, who live in New York City. One son is in medical school, and represents the fourth generation of physicians in the family.

Winthrop’s Division of Cardiology is committed to excellence in patient care, advanced research and outstanding medical education. Winthrop’s highly skilled and experienced cardiologists, specialized nurses, physician assistants, cardiology fellows and cardiovascular technologists provide patients and their primary care physicians with a wide range of sophisticated services, including access to consistently outstanding interventional cardiology, state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and expert drug-eluding stent placement - as well as innovative electrophysiology used to evaluate and treat all types of heart-rhythm disturbances with the latest generation of implantable electronic devices and pacemakers.

For more information about cardiac care services at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.

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