Paul Eliot Harnick, a resident of East Hills, is the 2013 American Heart Association's 50th anniversary Gala science award honoree. Dr. Harnick is a cardiologist and Managing Partner of Cardiovascular Medical Associates, a multispecialty group practice located in Garden City. Established in 1982 the practice has grown to be one of the largest private practices on Long Island and is now an affiliate of Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY.
After graduating from Jamaica High School in Queens, New York, Dr. Harnick was a Biology major at Cornell University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and did his internal medicine training at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine under the directorship of the late Dr. Edmund Sonnenblick, a pioneer in cardiac hemodynamics and congestive heart failure research.
Dr. Harnick is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American College of Physicians. His clinical practice is in Clinical Cardiology where he focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, and heart failure. Cardiovascular Medical Associates was the first private practice on Long Island to offer nuclear stress testing, opening it's lab in 1984, and currently offers a full spectrum of diagnostic modalities in its 30,000 of facility. He and his colleagues at CMA have participated in numerous clinical research studies over the years and were among the earliest adopters of the electronic medical record.
A member of the Medical Staff at Winthrop-University Hospital since 1982, he is currently the President of the Medical Staff Organization and sits on the Board of Directors of the Hospital. He is also on the Steering Committee of the newly formed physician hospital organization, Winthrop PHO, Inc., and serves on numerous other Hospital committees. In addition Dr. Harnick currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Long Island American Heart Association.
Paul is married to Kathy, an RN who works in nursing administration at Winthrop-University Hospital. They are very proud of their children, Dan who works at Blackrock Investment Management, Alex a Master Scuba Instructor and CPR instructor, Paige a freshman at Vanderbilt University, and Remy a freshman at Roslyn High School.
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