Dr. Gervasio Lamas, chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, has been appointed Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York’s Columbia University Medical Center. Mount Sinai joined forces with Columbia University in 2009 to create the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, the only Ivy League collaboration of its kind in South Florida. Dr. Lamas’ promotion further solidifies the partnership between these two institutions aimed at providing world-class cardiovascular care by sharing knowledge, experience and technology. In addition, this partnership further enhances the teaching experience for cardiac fellows and faculty as both institutions participate in patient consultations, Grand Rounds and conduct weekly video teleconferences.
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. During the last decade, Dr. Lamas has enrolled thousands of patients in more than a dozen U.S. and international trials in order to improve cardiac care and prevent death and disability from heart disease. In addition, 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. Mount Sinai’s Centers of Excellence combine technology, research and academics to provide innovative and comprehensive care in Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and Orthopaedics. 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.