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America’s Recognized “Top Doctor” and “Top Cardiologist”

Dr. Goodman Empowers Patients with Integrative Options

Dennis Goodman

Dennis Goodman, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP

Dennis Goodman, MD has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s “Top Doctors” and “Top Cardiologists” by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Castle Connolly, an independent industry firm that rates doctors. That recognition is founded not only on his professional achievements in cardiology and integrative medicine, but also his incredible willingness to educate and empower his patients and the general public.

Dr. Goodman’s ongoing educational efforts have resulted in three books about nutrients that are vital for heart health and other whole health goals. He regularly recommends those nutrients—Vitamin K2, Magnesium, and Omega-3—when speaking about heart health. Generous in sharing medical wisdom, Dr. Goodman often provides expertise for medical news articles and appears on television shows including: ABC’s Good Morning America, FOX News, and NBC News. He has also hosted Doctor Radio for XM Sirius.

Currently, Dr. Goodman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University (NYU) and a faculty member of NYU’s Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology and Preventive Medicine. He is also NYU’s Director of Integrative Medicine. Clearly committed to true integrative medicine, Dr. Goodman is board certified in:

  • Internal Medicine; Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Diseases; Interventional Cardiology; Lipidology; Cardiac CT Imaging
  • Integrative Holistic and Integrative Medicine

Weaving together these multiple branches of expertise, Dr. Goodman’s driving goal is the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cardiovascular disease with an integrative approach to optimal patient health care.

Dr. Goodman’s History

After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Cape Town Medical School in 1979, Dennis Goodman completed his internship at Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, where the first heart transplant was performed in 1969. After his internship, Dr. Goodman moved to the U.S. and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He then completed his cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

In 1988, Dr. Goodman joined Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, where he became Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. At Scripps, he also became actively involved in the world of integrative medicine through his work at the renowned Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Beginning in 1989, Dr. Goodman served for 20 years as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of San DiegoIn 2009, he moved to New York and became Director of the Chest Pain Unit for Bellevue Hospital at NYU.

Throughout his career, Dr. Goodman has presented at hundreds of cardiac symposiums. He has authored numerous articles on heart function and health in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Heart Journal and the American Journal of Cardiology. Dr. Goodman is a noted international speaker and has been a visiting teaching professor throughout Europe, Asia, South Africa, Israel, and the United Kingdom.

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