Flushing, New York - John A. Stathopoulos, M.D., Ph.D. has been appointed as an attending interventional cardiologist and Director of Peripheral Vascular Medicine for the Heart and Vascular Center at New York Hospital Queens.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) involves damage to or blockage in the blood vessels distant from the heart—the peripheral >arteries and veins. The peripheral arteries and veins carry blood to and from arm and leg muscles and the organs in and below the stomach area. PVD may also affect the arteries leading to the brain, called the carotid arteries. PVD often involves a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs and arms, which may cause pain when walking, or to the stomach or kidneys, which can cause damage to these organs. Effective diagnosis and treatment of these conditions can prevent more serious health problems such as blood clots and aneurysms that can be life threatening.
In his work at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Stathopoulos will perform interventional coronary and peripheral vascular procedures, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, in the upper and lower extremities, kidneys, and carotid arteries. He will also develop a vascular medicine consultative service at New York Hospital Queens working with physicians from the community.
Dr. Stathopoulos comes to New York Hospital Queens after serving as an attending interventional cardiologist with a specialized practice in endovascular peripheral procedures at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
He is a graduate of the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece, where he also earned his doctoral degree. Dr. Stathopoulos was an honorary clinical fellow at Kettering Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom and completed a residency in Internal Medicine; he was also a chief resident here at New York Hospital Queens. He then served as fellow, and also appointed chief fellow, in cardiovascular diseases at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. He then completed an interventional fellowship at the Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York.
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.