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A Message From Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart


As we begin another busy year in medicine, I want to update you on some highlights from Mount Sinai Heart. This year, The Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked among the top 6 in the nation for cardiology and cardiac surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report, and ranked No. 4 in the world by Newsweek.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was ranked No. 6 in the US News list of Best Global Universities for Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems, an honor that is a testament to Martin Goldman, MD, Director of our Cardiovascular Training Program.

While continuing to innovate the delivery of care for cardiology patients, we are also investing in prevention. In a project close to my heart, we are launching a new study, the “Children’s Health and Socioeconomic Implications Project.” Mount Sinai Heart will partner with 65 New York City public schools to enroll 3,500 preschoolers and their teachers and families to teach healthy lifestyle habits, including nutritional balance, positive mental health tools, and physical activity. The study builds off the success of the FAMILIA Project, a pioneering educational initiative supported by the American Heart Association that provides heart­-health intervention and education to preschool children and their parents and caregivers.

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