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Dennis Finkielstein, MD

Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease), Internal Medicine

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About Me

Dr. Finkielstein earned his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1994 (graduating magna cum laude) and his M.D. degree from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York in 1998. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2001 and went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases in 2004 at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Currently, Dr. Finkielstein serves as the Associate Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
In addition, he serves as the Director of the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship and the Director of Ambulatory Cardiology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He holds board certifications in Cardiovascular Diseases, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Image Interpretation, and Internal Medicine. He is nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular imaging, focusing on echocardiography, as well as in the field of anticoagulation. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the literature and delivers several invited lectures throughout New York City and nationally each year.

Cardiovascular Diseases- ABIM
Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography- NBE
Nuclear Cardiology- CBNC
Vascular Image Interpretation- ABVM
Internal Medicine- ABIM

Education and Post-Graduate Training:

Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, MD- B.A.
S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine: Stony Brook, NY – M.D.
Long Island Jewish Medical Center: New Hyde Park, NY – Internal Medicine Residency
Mount Sinai Beth Israel: New York, NY – Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

Awards/ Certificates:

2014 Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (R.P.V.I.)
2007 Fellow of the American College of Echocardiography (F.A.S.E.)
2006 Teacher of the Year, Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center
2006 Teacher of the Year, Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center
2006 Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.)
2005 Invited Reviewer: ABIM Cardiovascular Diseases Board Examination
2003 Chief Fellow: Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center
1994 Phi Beta Kappa
1990 Dean’s List Honor Roll (7 out of 7 semesters)
1994 Golden Key National Honor Society
1992 Howard Hughes Research Fellowship


Peer Reviewed Original Contributions

1. Hecht, H, Finkielstein,D, Mazzaro, TJ “Relationship of Coronary and Aortic Calcified Plaque in Asymptomatic Males and Females: Evaluation By Electron Beam Tomography”, Amer. J. Card.2004; 90:3 215-218

2. Finkielstein, D, Schweitzer, P “Role of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation” Am. J. Cardiol. 2004 ;93:6 734-736

3. Hecht HS, Brown D, Matarazzo TJ, Finkielstein D. Coronary Artery Aneurysms by Non-Contrast Electron Beam Tomography. Clin Cardiol. 2005:28(5):236.

4. Thiagarajah, P, Finkielstein, D, Granato, J. Sitcom Syncope: A Case Series and Literature Review of Gelastic (Laughter-Induced) Syncope. Post Graduate Medicine 2010;122:6 137-144

5. Somekh NN, Finkielstein D. A Mother/Daughter Case of Familial Hyperaldosteronism. Clin Cardiol. 2010; 33:e68-e69

6. Ruisi, M, Ruisi, P, Finkielstein, D. Cardiac Manifestations of Wegener's Granulomatosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Cardiology Cases 2010;2: e99-e102

7. Ruisi, M, Levine, M, Finkielstein, D. The Utility and Implications of Exercise-Induced Myocardial Performance Index Abnormalities in an At-Risk Population Assessed During Exercise Stress Echocardiography. Am. J. Cardiol. –in press, 2012

8. Ponda, M, Finkielstein, D, Breslow, J. The Short-Term Effects of Vitamin D Repletion on Cholesterol: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) –published online September 4, 2012

9. Fujikura, K, Finkielstein, D, Rachko, M, Garcia, M Left ventricular Non-Compaction and Dyssynchrony European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging 2013; doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jet098

10. Ruisi, M, Levine, M, Finkielstein, D The Assessment and Potential Implications of the Myocardial Performance Index Post Exercise in an at Risk Population Cardiology Research 2013; 4 (6):173-177

11. Beniaminovitz A, Katz JS, Finkielstein D. A Case of Inverted Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. 2014; Journal of the American College of Cardiology 63 (12): A166

12. Glew, T., Feliciano, M., Finkielstein, D., Hecht, S., Hoffman, D. Pulmonic Valve Repair in a Patient with Isolated Pulmonic Valve Endocarditis and Sickle Cell Disease. 2015 Case Reports in Cardiology Volume 2015, Article ID 732073, 4 pages

13. Sogomonian, R., Alkhawam, H., Jolly, JP., Vyas, N.,Ahmad, S., Moradoghli Haftevani, E., A.,Finkielstein, D. Serum Vitamin D Levels Correlate to Coronary Artery Disease Severity: 2016, A Retrospective Chart Analysis Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2016 May 17

14. Som, S., Danilov, T., Puskas, J., Finkielstein, D. Recurrent Early Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis; The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 06/16/16 doi:10.1016/j.amjms.2016.06.011

Other Peer Reviewed Publications e.g., Case Reports, Opinions, Letters,Review Articles, Abstracts, Presentations

2014 Beniaminvotiz, A, Katz, J, Finkielstein, D “Postpartum Inverted Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy” American College of Cardiology 63rd Scientific Sessions Poster session 2014

2009 Sankholkar K, Bergmann S, Finkielstein D, Kanei Y, Giedd K. A “Reverse Mismatch” Pattern on Positron Emission Tomography Myocardial Viability Imaging Identifies Viable, but Jeopardized Myocardial Tissue. The 14th Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, October 1–4, 2009, Minneapolis. Moderated Poster Presentation.

Books and Book Chapters

1. Finkielstein D, Cardiovascular System: Microbial Diseases. First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles: Lee T, Krause K (ed), 2009, pp 412-414

2. Finkielstein D, Cardiovascular System. First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems: Lee T, Krause K (ed),2009, pp. 2-109

3. Finkielstein D, Linden E. Edema. Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion. Israel LI, Tunkel AR (ed), 2012, pp. 211-219

4. Finkielstein D, Basics of Transthoracic Imaging. Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting, pp 35-68. - Wiley Publishing. March 19th, 2013

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital