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As the new chief of cardiology, Isaac H. Tawfik, M.D., leads Monmouth Medical Center's Team of Heart Specialists.

Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) has named Isaac H. Tawfik, M.D., its new chief of cardiology. Board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, Dr. Tawfik brings years of interventional cardiology experience to his new position.

After earning his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Tawfik completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UMDNJ—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He then went on to complete two fellowships: The first was a cardiology fellowship at UMDNJ—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by an interventional cardiology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Over the years, Dr. Tawfik’s research projects have included “Panel Reactive Screening and Treatment Practices Following Bridge to Transplant Ventricular Assist Device Placement,” which was published in the Transplantation Proceedings journal. He is also board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology and by the National Board of Echocardiography.

In his new role, Dr. Tawfik leads Monmouth Medical Center’s Cardiac Services Department. The hospital has earned a host of impressive national accreditation and rankings, which attest to its commitment to cardiac excellence.

Monmouth has received Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stroke, as well as the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This recognition that signifies the hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

MMC’s cardiac services regional leadership in cardiac excellence was demonstrated by its selection by The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) among just nine U.S. hospitals for its Mentor Hospital Registry for Heart Failure. Monmouth was the only New Jersey hospital tapped for this volunteer initiative to provide support, advice, clinical expertise and guidance to hospitals seeking help with their health care improvement efforts.

Dr. Tawfik joins the team of dedicated heart specialists that comprise BHMG Cardiology Services– Monmouth (see box at right), and will see patients at their office located at 166 Morris Avenue, Second Floor, in Long Branch.

Chief of Cardiology Isaac Tawfik, M.D.
Clinical Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Structural Heart Intervention

Julie Master, D.O., FACC
Clinical Interests: Noninvasive Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology

Ajay Shah, M.D., M.S., FACC, FASE, RPVI
Clinical Interests: Noninvasive Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology

Peter Farrugia, M.D., FACC, RPVI
Clinical Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology

BHMG Cardiology Services – Monmouth, 166 Morris Ave., Long Branch. For Appointments, call 732.263.5024.

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