Midwood Native to Lead Maimonides Midwood Cardiology Team

Chaim Gitelis, DO, has been named Director of Clinical Cardiology at Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (MMCH).

Dr. Gitelis will see patients admitted to MMCH, and also see patients on an outpatient basis.

MMCH already has world-class equipment in-house, and offers the latest advancements in preventative care and procedures.

“We meet monthly to discuss the latest technology and procedure to ensure we’re always ahead of the curve,” Dr. Gitelis explained.

Under his direction, and in collaboration with the Maimonides Medical Center Department of Cardiology, more advancements are on the way for MMCH.

Dr. Gitelis is working to establish a Center of Cardiac Excellence at MMCH. He is facilitating a system for complete cardiac care, including  echocardiography, cardiac stress testing, and forming an interventional cardiac suite. He’s hoping a cardiac stress lab and will be complete early next year. Once established, MMCH will be the first hospital in Midwood to have those services.

Expanding world-class cardiac care

Maimonides Health has been recognized among the top hospitals in the country for heart attack survival.

“Maimonides has a well-regarded national reputation as one of the top hospitals in the country for cardiac care,” Dr. Gitelis said. “The well-oiled machine of cardiologists works cohesively with one goal in mind, which is positive outcomes for patients.”

One thing that makes that happen is doctors working together. They meet frequently to review cases and share information. “We bounce things off each other all the time,” Dr. Gitelis said.

Collaborating has helped drive positive outcomes for patients while positioning Maimonides as a leader in cardiac care across the nation.

Complete care is as important as collaborative care. Providing care from diagnosis to discharge, and then following up with patients, is what drives those positive outcomes. This involves treating patients individually—something that Dr. Gitelis says has been key to his success.

“It starts by listening to the patient and family,” Dr. Gitelis said. “As a cardiologist who still practices internal medicine, I am involved with the whole patient.” That means looking at all aspects of a patient’s health, and collaborating with other specialists to treat patients.

“The same is true for patients who come to the outpatient office,” Dr. Gitelis added. “We don’t limit our services to cardiology.”

About Dr. Gitelis

Dr. Gitelis, who was born and raised in Midwood, obtained his medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Maimonides.

Dr. Gitelis is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. Additionally, he is an active member of Hatzoloh of Flatbush since 1998.



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