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Northwell names cardiologist Jeffrey Kuvin to senior leadership post

North Shore University Hospital.

Dr. Jeffrey Kuvin will oversee cardiology at North Shore, LIJ hospitals


After an extensive national search, Northwell Health has recruited Jeffrey Kuvin, MD, as chair of cardiology at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.  He will also serve as senior vice president of cardiology for Northwell’s Central and Eastern Regions, and co-director of the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, effective February 3, 2020.

Dr. Kuvin joins Northwell from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center in Lebanon, NH, where he served as section chief of cardiovascular medicine as well as a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine. He spent the majority of his clinical and educational career in progressive roles at Tufts-New England Medical Center and School of Medicine in Boston, MA, including associate chief medical officer for graduate medical education, associate chief of cardiology, director of quality and service for the Cardiovascular Center, and director of cardiovascular clinical services. His clinical areas of interest include preventive cardiology and adult congenital heart disease.

“Northwell is pleased to welcome Dr. Kuvin, an esteemed cardiologist and educator whose recruitment will further enhance the health system’s standing as a premier destination for cardiac care in the New York metro area,” said Lawrence G. Smith, MD, executive vice president and physician-in-chief at Northwell Health and dean of the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, noting the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital’s top-20 national ranking in US News & World for cardiology and heart surgery.  “As a highly regarded leader in clinical and investigative cardiology, mentor and educator, Dr. Kuvin will be a tremendous asset to students and the faculty at the medical school.”

About Dr. Kuvin

Dr. Kuvin is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. He is widely published and has lectured extensively. He has served as the principal investigator on numerous clinical studies focused on a range of cardiovascular diseases, and received several research and education awards. He’s an 11-time winner of Tufts School of Medicine’s Excellence in Teaching Award, been recognized six times by Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors, and four times as Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors for cardiovascular disease. He was also selected to the Geisel Academy of Master Educators and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.

Dr. Kuvin earned his MD from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center.

Dr. Kuvin will assume a senior role on Northwell’s cardiology administrative team that also includes Varinder Singh, MD, senior vice president of cardiology for Northwell’s Western Region and chair at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, Larry Ong, MD, vice president of cardiology for Northwell’s Eastern Region, and executive director William O’Connell, RN.