Dr. Michael Gewitz, MD

Dr. Michael Gewitz, MD

Pediatric Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Michael Gewitz, MD is a pediatric cardiology doctor who practices in Hawthorne, NY. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.Read his story

19 Bradhurst Ave Ste 2550

Hawthorne, NY 10532

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Heart Murmur
very high
more than 93% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
more than 85% of peers
Septal Defect
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Gewitz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gewitz "Dr. Michael H. Gewitz is Physician-in-Chief / Executive Director and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. He is also Professor and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics for New York Medical College. Named one of the "Best Doctors in America" by American Health Magazine, Dr. Gewitz has also been included every year since inception in the America's Best Doctors publications, as well as New York Magazine's Best Doctors in New York listings, and was a driving force behind the campaign to build the new Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Gewitz graduated from Yale in 1970 and received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical University now Drexel University, in Philadelphia. He stayed on in that city for internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania's Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the oldest children's hospital in the United States . In Philadelphia, he met and married Judy as they began their life together 34 years ago. A year in London, as Senior Registrar in Intensive Care / Pulmonary Medicine at the world's oldest children's facility, The Hospital for Sick Children, was followed by fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology back in New Haven at Yale. In 1979, Dr. Gewitz became Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Penn and the first Director of Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology at CHOP. In 1983, he was recruited by Westchester Medical Center – New York Medical College as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology for the institutions. A cooperative effort has led to an extensive academic and clinical program now centered at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, serving 9 practice sites in the tri-state area and all NYMC affiliates. Dr. Gewitz has edited a textbook, Primary Pediatric Cardiology , and has also been author or co-author of over 130 scientific publications and reports plus chapters in 15 major textbooks. He serves as reviewer and editorial board member for several scientific journals and is chair-elect of the Executive Committee of the American Heart Association's Council of Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and immediate past Chairman of its Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease. He was coauthor of the recent AHA guideline statement on endocarditis prophylaxis. He has been Associate Editor of the Journal Heart Disease , and is section co-editor for Cardiovascular Review . Dr. Gewitz is a fellow of numerous state and national societies including AOA, the medical school honor society, the NY Academy of Medicine, the Pediatric Academic Societies, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. He served for 10 years as a member of the New York State Cardiac Advisory Committee, the group that advises the Commissioner of Health on cardiovascular practices and policies throughout New York . His educational and clinical interests extends beyond America and has been furthered with trips to help children in Kiev, Ukraine and El Salvador where the team he headed received a Presidential medal for their efforts in cardiac treatment of children there. Former students and trainees are now Pediatric Cardiologists and pediatric academic and community leaders at major centers around the United States and in Europe . Dr. Gewitz has participated as faculty in the Salzburg Seminars training pediatric specialists from Central Europe in modern approaches to congenital heart care."


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  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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.


  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Hospital Sick Chldn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Yale University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gewitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gewitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gewitz to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gewitz's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Honesdale, PA |
We have been a patient of Dr. Gewitz for 17 years. From the first time he met us continuing today , he has explained in detail all of the issues we are facing. He takes the time to answer all questions. He cares deeply about his patients and the care has been brilliant.
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