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July 15, 2011
MANHASSET, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently announced the appointment of Barry Kaplan, MD, FACC, to vice chair of the department of cardiology and Rajiv Jauhar, MD, FACC, to director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at LIJ Medical Center (LIJ).
In Dr. Kaplan’s new role as vice chairman, he will be responsible for integrating, coordinating and overseeing the daily management of the large cardiology programs at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and LIJ. Dr. Kaplan will also continue his schedule in the catheterization lab. In Dr. Jauhar’s new role as director of the cardiac catheterization lab, he will oversee the daily functions of the lab, continue to guide and expand programs and services, and improve the quality and availability of services to the tri-state area.
“As the North Shore-LIJ Health System expands, it is important that our cardiology services and programs provide the highest quality care and keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and growing needs of the communities they serve,” said Stanley Katz, MD, senior vice president of cardiovascular services for North Shore-LIJ. “Under Dr. Kaplan’s leadership, the lab became one of the busiest in the tri-state area, and his expertise will help steer the department of cardiology to meet the needs of an aging Long Island population. Dr. Jauhar will continue to integrate the laboratory with the cardiology programs available at LIJ and NSUH, and maintain the lab’s prominence as a primary destination for catheterization services.”
Dr. Kaplan came to the health system in 1996 after completing his Interventional Cardiology training at William Beaumont Hospital. He built an interventional practice at NSUH and was promoted to director of the cardiac catheterization lab at LIJ in 1999. Under his leadership, the catheterization lab program at LIJ grew into one of the busiest in the tri-state area, nearly tripling angioplasty volume between 1999 and 2010. Dr. Kaplan also helped LIJ receive New York State Department of Health double star rankings more times than any other hospital in New York State, representing statistically lower risk-adjusted angioplasty mortality, an honor he also received as an individual physician several times. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology .
Dr. Jauhar came to LIJ in 2001 after completing his cardiology and interventional cardiology training at New York Hospital-Cornell. He developed an interventional cardiology practice at LIJ that boasts one of the highest volumes for a physician in the field in New York, served as chief of cardiology at Forest Hills Hospital and is currently director of interventional cardiology at LIJ. His contributions have played an integral role in the success of the angioplasty program at LIJ. Dr. Jauhar's research and clinical work with the South Asian and Guyanese population have led to a greater understanding of the increased risk of significant coronary artery disease seen in those patients. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Coronary Angiography.
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