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ABOUT OUR BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS


Theodore H. Goldberg, M.D., F.A.C.C. (emeritus) is a cum laude graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He served as Director of the Division of Medicine from 1970-76 at Pascack Valley Hospital and Chief of the Cardiology Department, from 1968-1993. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He has served as President of the New Jersey and Bergen County Heart Associations. Dr. Goldberg has a special interest in preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and cardiac community outreach programs.


Sheldon B. Eisenberg, M.D., F.A.C.C. is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College. He received his cardiology training at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.  Dr. Eisenberg has special expertise in critical care, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography and is a licensed nuclear cardiologist. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and AHA-Council on Clinical Cardiology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. He served as Chief, Department of Cardiology 1991-2007, and Chief of Cardiac Imaging 1985-2007 at Pascack Valley Hospital. He is listed in Castle Connolly, New York Metro Area Top Doctors. 


Elliott S. Lichtstein, M.D., F.A.C.C. received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his cardiology training at The Heart Institute-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York. Dr. Lichtstein is a senior attending in the Department of Cardiology at Hackensack University Medical Center and on the clinical cardiology staff at The Valley Hospital and Hackensack Meridian-Pascack Valley Medical Center where he served as Chief of Staff. He was on the staff of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Hackensack University Medical Center, and The Valley Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Lichtstein is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is listed in Castle Connolly, New York Metro Area Top Doctors. 


Joel S. Landzberg, M.D., F.A.C.C. received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He completed his cardiology training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University. He is fully trained in cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, and cardiac pacemakers. Dr. Landzberg is the medical director of the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is listed in Castle Connolly, New York Metro Area Top Doctors. 


Stuart A. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.C. received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his cardiology training at Yale University School of Medicine. He is fully trained in clinical cardiology and cardiac catheterization. He is a licensed nuclear cardiologist and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.


Patricia L. Murphy, M.D., F.A.C.C. completed her Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship training at the New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Murphy's special interests include cardiovascular disease in women as well as clinical and consultative cardiology. Through advanced training she has also developed expertise in transesophageal echocardiography and dobutamine and exercise echocardiography.


Thomas P. Cocke, M.D., F.A.C.C. received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His cardiology training was completed at Presbyterian Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Following interventional cardiology training at Mount Sinai, he was appointed a member of the cardiology faculty and served as an assistant professor and interventional cardiologist from 1993 to 1999.  Dr. Cocke has special expertise in the evaluation of patients complex coronary and valvular heart disease as well as the percutaneous treatment of congenital heart defects.  Dr. Cocke is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is listed in Castle Connolly, New York Metro Area Top Doctors. 



Michael Anshelevich, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C. is a summa cum laude graduate of the Riga Medical Institute in Latvia where he completed his internal medicine and cardiology training.  He served as Chief of the Department of Cardiology at the Bicur Cholim Hospital in Riga from 1993 to 1997.   In June 2004, he completed an additional cardiology fellowship at the Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Anshelevich has expertise in clinical cardiology, transesophageal and stress echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Anshelevich is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography. He is fluent in Russian and Latvian.

 

 

Francis Y. Kim, M.D., F.A.C.C. is a graduate of the Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship in cardiology and advanced training in interventional cardiology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is experienced in the most advanced interventional treatments of coronary, valvular and peripheral arterial disease. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. He holds certification as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).  He is board eligible for certification in Interventional Cardiology.  He is fluent in Korean.

 


Physician Assistant

 

 

 

Fraidy Hook, B.S., PA-C received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science Degree as a Physician Assistant both from Touro College. Ms. Hook has been a practicing Physician Assistant for 14 years. She has worked at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn and Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx. Ms. Hook is licensed in New York State and in New Jersey and joined Westwood the staff of Westwood Cardiology Associates in 2008

 

 

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Advanced Practice Nurses

 

Andrea Storper, RN, MSN, NPc: Andrea joined the practice in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester with a BSN in nursing and received her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner since 1995.  She has extensive experience working with the cardiac surgery population. She has a particular interest in caring for the elderly patient with cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias and congestive heart failure.

 

 

Barbara Hall, RN, MSN, APN-C: Barhara is a graduate of William Paterson University with a Masters of Science in Nursing and is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the clinical adjunct faculty of the Rutgers University masters program in nursing.  She has been on the nursing staff at Hackensack University Medical Center as a staff nurse and advanced practice nurse since 1988. She has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of acutely ill cardiac patients in the hospital setting. Barbara joined Westwood Cardiology-VMG in 2016.

 



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