Dr. James Wilentz, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. James Wilentz, MD
Dr. Wilentz graduated AOA from the NYU School of Medicine after receiving his BA in English from Columbia University. He did his internships and residency at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and went on to train in Cardiology at Boston City. After research on prevention of blood clotting in angioplasty, he did his Interventional fellowship at Emory with Dr. Gruentzig and has since been practicing Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Intervention in New York. In 2000, Dr. Wilentz worked in France with an internationally-known team led by Dr. Max Amor on protecting the brain during carotid stenting and other advanced techniques in peripheral vascular treatments. A committed teacher, Dr. Wilentz has trained hundreds of Interventional cardiologists and is currently on faculty at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. He is also the founder of the Haiti Cardiac Alliance, a US 501(c)3 charity which has organized the national cardiac database for the country of Haiti and has provided over 250 children with curative surgery for congenital heart disease since its founding in 2013.

10 Union Sq E Ste 5M1

New York, NY 10003

Contact Information

(212) 253-6800

Dr. James Wilentz, MD

Dr. James Wilentz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

We provide cardiovascular consultation, diagnosis and interventional care to the whole patient, understanding that diseases which affect the arteries of the heart may also affect those anywhere in the body. We offer invasive and medical treatments for stroke and heart attack prevention (coronary and carotid stenting), opening of blocked arteries in the legs and the kidney arteries when required to treat high blood pressure or kidney failure. Dr. Wilentz has been a researcher and active in the fields of coronary and carotid artery diagnosis and treatment and is an Editor for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. He is the author of articles on the use of intravascular ultrasound and coronary flow measurement to determine which blockages really need a stent. He has also been co-author of a book on carotid stenting, and articles on brain protection during carotid procedures. He is currently using a novel method to protect the brain during carotid stenting.
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Dr. Wilentz's Experience

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Dr. Wilentz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Endovascular Surgery
3

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Poor Circulation
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Ankle–Brachial Index Test
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • PFO Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Boston University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center Emory University School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Polyclinique Louis Pasteur (Essey-Les-Nancy)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wilentz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wilentz to family and friends
4.7
based on 15 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Wilentz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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I have no reservation about recommending Dr. Wilentz for any interventional cardiology procedure. He is highly knowledgeable and has a good rapport with his patients. He is patient and explains things in an easy to understand manner.
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