Montefiore nabs CV imaging luminary Garcia to chair cardiology

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Mario J. Garcia, MD, a cardiologist who helped develop and clinically implement cardiac CT angiography, has been recruited as co-director of the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center and as chief of cardiology within the department of medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Garcia also will be a professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City. The appointments became effective today.

Prior to joining Montefiore and Einstein, Garcia was director of echocardiography and director of cardiovascular imaging at the Cleveland Clinic from 2000 to 2006.  He then joined the Mt. Sinai Medical Center as a professor of medicine and radiology and director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Center.