Memorial Sloan Kettering cardiologist Richard Steingart

Richard M. Steingart, MD, FACC

Cardiologist

Titles

Chief, Cardiology Service

Clinical Expertise

Cardiology; Nuclear Cardiology; Congestive Heart Failure; Coronary Artery Disease; Heart Disease Cancer Patientz; Cardiotoxicity of Cancer Therapy; Amyloid Heart Disease

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About Me

Education

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residencies

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Fellowships

Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Nuclear Cardiology

With more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator in cardiovascular diseases, I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering as Chief of the Cardiology Service in 2003. MSK’s Cardiology Service is one of the world’s leading programs devoted exclusively to the management of cardiovascular diseases in cancer patients. The many facets of this program share a common goal: To facilitate the delivery of optimal cancer therapy in patients who are at risk for or who have existing heart disease. Careful communication with other members of the MSK treatment team — including oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, radiation therapists, and medical subspecialists — makes this possible. On a practical level, this effort reduces the risk of cancer patients developing heart disease, and allows more patients who have both cancer and heart disease to safely receive the optimal therapy for their cancer.

While it is unusual for even the largest medical centers to have a single cardiologist devoted to the management of cardiovascular diseases in cancer patients, the Cardiology Service at MSK has twelve full-time, board-certified cardiologists, an internationally recognized cardio-oncology research team, and a large contingent of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and cardiovascular technologists.

Comprehensive outpatient and inpatient services are provided, including a monitored inpatient cardiac care unit which is a unique program for the management of the highest-risk cardiac patients with cancer. The cardiology team conducts ongoing clinical and research programs in cardiac safety and toxicity of cancer drugs, safety of cancer surgery in patients with heart disease, exercise and the heart in cancer, amyloid heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and arrhythmia; coronary disease, valve disease, hypertension, and heart failure in patients with cancer. We also have a large clinical and research survivorship program to better understand and manage the late cardiovascular effects of cancer and its therapies.

We serve as cardiac consultants to the National Cancer Institute and other organizations that are exploring the future of cardiovascular disease and cancer therapies. We train physicians and other healthcare providers in the emerging field of cardio-oncology. Through hands-on experience, text, internet-based publications, and educational conferences we regularly share our research and clinical experience in cardiovascular disease and cancer with the wider medical community. Perhaps most importantly, we provide extensive counseling and educational resources for patients and their significant others to take control of their cardiovascular health throughout the course of cancer and its treatment.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2002
  • 2005-2018)

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Steingart’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.