Dr. James Wilentz, MD

Dr. James Wilentz, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. James Wilentz, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

10 Union Sq E Ste 5M1

New York, NY 10003

Contact Information

(212) 253-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wilentz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
more than 72% of peers
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
more than 72% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 67% of peers

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Dr. Wilentz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wilentz "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wilentz "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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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*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • 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
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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 Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency
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22  Procedures

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.


  • 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

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Dr. Wilentz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wilentz to family and friends
15 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Wilentz's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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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