MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Gervasio Lamas, chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, will now also serve as Mount Sinai's Chairman of Medicine. Dr. Lamas has been part of the Mount Sinai family for nearly 20 years and is actively involved with the institution's teaching program and research initiatives making him a natural choice for overseeing the institution's department of medicine.
The department of medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to providing our community with access to a high quality, comprehensive range of medical services. In addition, the department of medicine has been involved in teaching and research for more than 50 years.
In his new role, Dr. Lamas will collaborate with fellow physicians throughout Mount Sinai on furthering clinical, academic, and research initiatives. "I am proud to lead such a high-quality medical staff that always seeks to provide the best care and the best service," said Lamas.
Mount Sinai's Department of Medicine has excelled throughout the years. Mount Sinai has completed groundbreaking research in memory disorders, cardiology, oncology, pulmonary medicine and gastroenterology. And, Mount Sinai's focus on critical care medicine has resulted in the advanced emergency care provided through the Harvey Chaplin Family Stroke and Chest Pain Center.
Dr. Lamas received his B.A. in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and his M.D. with honors (AOA) from New York University. He completed his Internship and Residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he later served as Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Lamas was also recently appointed Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York's Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, further solidifying the partnership between the two institutions that joined forces in 2009 to form the Mount Sinai Heart Institute. Dr. Lamas has authored over 300 scientific publications and maintains an active clinical practice at the Mount Sinai offices in Miami Beach, Hialeah and Key Biscayne.
About Mount Sinai Medical Center
Founded in 1949, Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest independent, private, not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida. One of only six statutory teaching hospitals in the state, Mount Sinai is the hospital of choice for those who seek the level of expertise and care that only a teaching hospital can offer. The medical center's commitment to quality has garnered prestigious recognition, including designation in 2010 as one of America's Top Hospitals for by U.S.News & World Report.
SOURCE Mount Sinai Medical Center