There’s no recession for top interventional cardiologists in New York City. Mt. Sinai’s Samin Sharma and New York-Presbyterian’s Jeffrey Moses now make at least $3 million a year, Sharma told CardioBrief.
Sharma will make his money staying in one place at Mt. Sinai. Moses, however, will have to travel between New York-Presbyterian’s uptown (Columbia University Medical Center) and east side (Weill Cornell Medical Center) medical centers. New York-Presbyterian announced on Friday that Moses will now play an expanded role at New York-Presbyterian, serving as the director of interventional cardiology at both centers. Moses was previously located at the Columbia University site.
Sharma told CardioBrief: “I wish Dr. Moses good luck on the new enhanced job. He well deserves it.” But, Sharma told CardioBrief:
“while both [New York-Presbyterian] hospitals combined will perform around 5000 interventional cases, our center [Mount Sinai Hospital] is at a pace to do 5900 interventions this year (last year we did 5800 interventions). This high volume at Sinai is the reflection of referrals from numerous cardiologists including interventionalists in the tristate area, who look up to us and trust us in managing their complex cardiac cases.”
In February of 2009 the Chronicle of Higher Education placed Moses at position #8 on its list of people receiving the highest total compensation at private colleges in 2006-2007. In response to a CardioBrief post on the Chronicle story, Sharma told CardioBrief that Sharma’s own salary of $2.75 million would have put him ahead of Moses.
According to Wikipedia, Sharma holds the US record for performing the highest number of complex coronary interventions performed annually, along with the best angioplasty success rate in New York State. Moses does not have a Wikipedia entry.
Here is the press release from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital:
New Program Is Among Nation’s Largest, Encompassing Two Major Medical Centers: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Newswise — Dr. Jeffrey W. Moses, an internationally recognized leader in clinical innovation and research, is assuming an expanded role as director of interventional cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The new program spans the Hospital’s two major medical centers — NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
In his new role, Dr. Moses will oversee one of the largest interventional cardiology programs in the country, with more than 5,000 cases in a year. Since 2004, Dr. Moses has served as director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He is professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also holds a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College.
“As the university hospital of two of the country’s top medical schools — Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College — NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is uniquely positioned to offer patients the benefits of clinical research and the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment. Jeff Moses’ new role will expand and strengthen our ability to do this in the field of interventional cardiology,” says Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
“Dr. Moses has built an outstanding program in interventional cardiology. By expanding this program so that it covers both NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia in Upper Manhattan and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell on the Upper East Side, we will be able to bring a broad array of resources to bear to offer patients the most advanced minimally invasive treatments for cardiovascular conditions,” says Dr. Steven J. Corwin, executive vice president and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Moses to the Department of Medicine,” says
Dr. Andrew I. Schafer, physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and chairman of the Department of Medicine and the E. Hugh Luckey Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. “Throughout his career, Dr. Moses has set the standard of care for interventional cardiology, and we expect that record of innovation to continue here at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.”
“I look forward to working alongside my colleagues at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell as we realize the benefits of new minimally invasive treatment options such as drug-eluting stents and percutaneous valves,” says Dr. Moses.
Dr. Moses has performed more than 15,000 interventional procedures and pioneered innovative treatment approaches using minimally invasive surgery, angioplasty, stents, gene therapy, support devices and percutaneous valves. He has also made significant contributions to clinical research and education in the area of interventional vascular therapy.
Dr. Moses was involved with the first clinical trial of a stent (STRESS trial, 1993). In the mid-1990s, he was part of an early trial looking at treating heart attack with angioplasty (PAMI trial). He was the principal investigator of the first drug-eluting stent trial in the U.S., leading to FDA approval of the first drug-eluting stent in 2003 (SIRIUS trial). In recent years, Dr. Moses has participated in studies involving stenting of complex coronary lesions, and he currently serves on the executive committee of the PARTNER clinical trial, a multicenter study of a transcatheter aortic valve. The innovative approach replaces heart valves without open-heart surgery. Recently published data has demonstrated that transcather aortic-valve implementation, compared with standard therapy, resulted in lower rates of death among patients who cannot undergo surgery for aortic stenosis.
He is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reviews. He serves on the board of directors of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease through research and education.
Dr. Moses joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2004. Prior to that, he was chief of interventional cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital and held a professorship in clinical medicine at New York University School of Medicine. He also served in various positions in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology at the former New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center (today NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell). Dr. Moses received his bachelor’s degree from Yale and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He did his internship, residency and fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
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