Upstate Medical University has announced an agreement to have the Cardiovascular Group of Syracuse, a comprehensive cardiology practice in Central New York, join its faculty. The move was effective Sept. 1.
The move to add the practice that includes eight cardiologists to the Upstate medical faculty is a key step in Upstate continuing to build its heart institute and increases its number of outpatient cardiology sites to six locations. The Upstate Heart Institute unites the expertise and advanced technologies of cardiac surgeons, and cardiovascular and cardiology specialists, set within the resources of the region’s only academic medical university. For patients, the addition of the new cardiologists at Upstate will put into place the expanded medical team to create streamlined care, with greater access to other experts and treatments as needed. The expansion also secures the safety net services for vulnerable patients and provides more support for the specific needs of older patients. More faculty also provides the ability to create new programs, such as a women’s heart program, and strengthens the setting where a patient’s interrelated issues can be addressed by the team.
Photo: Physicians shown in the photo are Mark Charlamb of the Cardiovascular Group of Syracuse; Robert Corona, chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital; and G. Randall Green, division chief of cardiac surgery and director of the Upstate Heart Institute.