New Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology at NYM

Jan 31, 2008

Dr. Brener looking at computer screen

Dr. Sorin J. Brener, M.D., F.A.C.C., new director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and interventional cardiology at New York Methodist Hospital, in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at NYM.

Sorin J. Brener, M.D., F.A.C.C , has joined New York Methodist Hospital as director of interventional cardiology and of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Dr. Brener performs interventional (non-surgical) procedures, such as angioplasty and the placement of stents, to open blocked arteries in the heart. Last year, responding to an increasing need, NYM opened a third cardiac catheterization lab, in which interventional cardiology procedures are used to diagnose and treat blockages of the arteries. The additional catheterization lab and appointment of Dr. Brener are among the many developments in NYM's extensive cardiology program, which offers a full spectrum of diagnostic procedures and advanced treatments for coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in the United States in men and women today.

Before coming to NYM, Dr. Brener was a senior staff cardiologist, the director of the angiography core laboratory and the head of the acute revascularization program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also associate professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Brener expects to embrace emerging trends in cardiac care while at New York Methodist Hospital. "Patients with acute coronary syndromes can now immediately go to the catheterization laboratory and have their coronary anatomy defined, which helps physicians determine the optimal treatment-medication, interventional cardiology or cardiac surgery-for each individual patient, he said.

"Our Hospital is delighted to have exquisitely trained physicians like Dr. Brener who are able to perform and deliver state-of-the-art, highest quality cardiac care to the broadest range of patients in the Brooklyn community, said Terrence Sacchi, M.D., chief of cardiology at NYM. "The continued growth in the Division of Cardiology positions the Hospital as an institution at the forefront of cardiac treatment modalities."

For more information about cardiac care at New York Methodist Hospital or to schedule an appointment call the Hospital's Institute for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at 1 866-84-HEART.