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.
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.