Pediatric Cardiology | Male | 68 years old
BCHP Bradhurst Avenue Specialty Offices
19 Bradhurst Ave
Hawthorne, NY 10532
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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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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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