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Get Up Close and Personal with Stony Brook University Heart Institute Specialists
World-class Doctors to Discuss the Latest in Heart Health and Answer Questions at Free Event

Media Contact: Stony Brook Medicine Media Relations Office, 631-444-7880

World-class Doctors to Discuss the Latest in Heart Health and Answer Questions at Free Event

WHAT: On February 12 at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, participants can learn how to improve their heart health at a free event titled “Keeping Your Heart Healthy at Every Age.”

Stony Brook University Heart Institute specialists will talk about what people can do to protect themselves and their hearts. James Taylor Jr., MD, Co-Director, Stony Brook Heart Institute will introduce a panel of experts that will discuss risk factors, share prevention tips, explain signs and symptoms, and discuss the latest treatment options that are available.

This community event will include a panel discussion, heart healthy buffet dinner and health screenings.  

WHO: Specialists in the areas of cardiology, heart failure, cardiac imaging, and cardiothoracic surgery. Event speakers and panelist include:  

  • James Taylor, Jr., MD, Co-Director, Stony Brook Heart Institute
  • Harold Fernandez, MD, Co-Director, Stony Brook Heart Institute
  • Smadar Kort, MD, Director, Valve Center; Director, Noninvasive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging and Echocardiography
  • Allison McLarty , MD, Co-Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program
  • Michael Poon, MD, Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging
  • Eric Rashba, MD, Director, Section of Electrophysiology
  • Hal Skopicki, MD, PhD, Director, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program
  • Kathleen Stergiopoulos, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Women’s Heart Program
  • Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, MD, Chief, Vascular Surgery Division

Moderator: Margaret Duffy, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer

WHY: Heart diseaseis the leading cause of death in the United States and whether you’re twenty-something, seventy-something, or somewhere in between, you could be at risk. Heart disease affects all genders, backgrounds and ages. So what better time than Valentine’s week and Heart Month, for the public to learn how to protect themselves from becoming vulnerable to this deadly disease. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, at 5:30 pm

WHERE: Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY.

DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow University signs; turn left into Main Entrance (second entrance) onto Shirley Kenny Drive. Follow entrance roadway to parking garage, which is attached to the Administration Building. The Charles B. Wang Center is straight across from the parking garage.