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Amy Kontorovich, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease)

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About Me

Amy Rosen Kontorovich, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Division of Cardiology and is the Medical Director of Adult Cardiovascular Genetics in the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health of the Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Dr. Kontorovich received a B.S.E in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees through the esteemed Medical Scientist Training Program of the National Institutes of Health at Stony Brook University.  Her doctoral work was recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which named her a finalist in the National Collegiate Inventor’s Competition and Dr. Kontorovich holds two US patents for tracking stem cells with quantum dot nanoparticles.

Dr. Kontorovich completed the Internal Medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she also completed the fellowship in Cardiology. During fellowship she engaged in specialized training in clinical genetics and conducted research on the genetics of viral myocarditis, an inflammatory condition of the heart that can lead to sudden cardiac death and cardiomyopathy. Her research was recognized by the New York Academy of Medicine, which awarded her the prestigious Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Kontorovich currently heads a Cardiac Genetics Labortatory, which focuses on the study of genetic traits that modulate risk and evolution of cardiovascular diseases. The work includes investigations of a number of cardiovascular disorders from a phenotype-first or genotype-first approach.

Dr. Kontorovich’s clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and management of individuals with heritable cardiovascular conditions including vascular connective tissue disorders and aortopathies, cardiomyopathies, channelopathies and sudden cardiac death. As Medical Director of Adult Cardiovascular Genetics, Dr. Kontorovich is part of the leadership of Mount Sinai Heart’s Cardiovascular Genetics Program:

Clinical focus areas include:
•    Aortic aneurysm
•    Vascular connective tissue disorders (including Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
•    Other aneurysm and/or dissections
•    Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
•    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
•    Dilated cardiomyopathy
•    Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies
•    Familial rhythm disorders (including Long QT syndrome, Brugada    syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and sudden cardiac death)
•    Familial hyperlipidemia

Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Medical Genomics
Hospital Affiliations
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital