Our Cardiac teams bring together the finest minds in cardiac medicine—from a nursing, physician and allied health perspective.

Nurses, come where the best in cardiac care truly excel. Welcome to a professional setting that merges top practices with cutting-edge procedures. Together, we use our critical thinking skills and hearts to provide the highest level of care imaginable. Many patients who cannot be helped elsewhere find the treatments they need here.

Our expertise in all areas of cardiovascular healthcare is well established. To ensure that our patients have access to the most advanced care, we equip you with the latest technology and research. Together, we care for some of the highest risk and highest profile cases in the world.

Continuous Learning
As a professional, continuous learning is critical. We facilitate this through tuition reimbursement, enriching continuing education and unparalleled experiences. Pediatric heart transplants, aortic stents, minimally invasive aneurysm interventions. You can feel the challenge and the promise. Join us to help give our patients second lives and second chances. And be a part of our incomparable achievements.

Where We Work:

The seasoned cardiology team at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital starts with a foundation of incredible nurses, working in conjunction with board-certified attending cardiologists who are all full-time faculty members of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Our team enjoys strong interdisciplinary relationships and a unique multicultural focus. Many of us are fluent Spanish speakers.

Together, we provide a comprehensive program of inpatient, outpatient and intensive care. Handling many aspects of cardiac health and treatment, our teams are trained to triage cardiac arrests in the specialized section of our Emergency Department.


Our neuroscience surgical and medical programs are third in the nation. We also have 11 different transplant programs, performing more transplants together than any other hospital in the US. We have the top cardiac transplant program in the nation by volume and one of the largest programs in the world. In fact, we have over 25 years of experience in caring for cardiac transplant patients. Under the guidance of our top cardiac surgeons, we perform 70 to 100 heart transplants in a typical year.

In 2010, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center opened the state-of-the-art Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center. The facility overlooks the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge in Washington Heights. This new-glass enclosed setting leverages the vast achievements of our already legendary cardiac team. The interior brings the beauty of nature and the river basin into the patient care areas and family waiting facilities. The six-level facility includes new intensive and surgical units, as well as world-class conference facilities. It also bears the honor of being first “green” hospital in New York City.

Join us to deliver top-of-the-line care at our new groundbreaking facility. Here some of the best nurses in the world will bring their expertise to patients experiencing:

  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Electrophysiology for the study and treatment of arrhythmias.
  • Heart transplantation.
  • Nonsurgical treatments for heart failure.

The Moody's Foundation Center for Cardiovascular Health opened in 2011 as lower Manhattan’s only dedicated setting for prevention and treatment of heart disease. Our nurses deliver quality, culturally sensitive care, with many of us being fluent in Spanish, Hindi, Cantonese and Mandarin. In 2013, we expanded to include the Asian Cardiac Services program featuring enhanced care coordination for Asian-American patients.

Our center utilizes leading technology to perform state-of-the-art lipid analysis, 4-D echocardiography, and 64-slice cardiac angiography for early detection of heart disease. Located on the 8th floor is our comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which provides exercise therapy, nutritional guidance and educational support for patients who have experienced heart attack or major cardiac surgery. Cardiologists and cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialists work closely to develop individualized plans of care and restore quality of life.


You can feel the bond between the patients, their families and nursing at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Each year, thousands of young patients benefit from our pioneering work and family-focused care. With a great team of nurses and nurse practitioners, we have established one of the preeminent—and one of the world’s largest—pediatric cardiology centers.

Teaming with physicians and allied health professionals, we’ve accomplished many clinical firsts, including the first successful pediatric heart transplant, over 25 years ago. Our nurses provide care for a wide range of conditions and diseases that affect newborns, infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The work is challenging and always inspiring.

We’re one of the few pediatric hospitals in the nation to also provide care to adults with congenital heart defects. As techniques for treating congenital heart defects have improved over the years, many of our patients with these conditions have been able to reach adulthood. We’ve recognized that the specialized health needs of these adults are often best managed by our pediatric teams familiar with these types of congenital conditions.

You have to be strong and committed to care for the youngest of patients. We work with a variety of pediatric patients experiencing: acquired heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, arrhythmias and pulmonary hypertension. To maintain an atmosphere of healing, our floors are colorfully decorated in order to uplift our young patients and their families. Units are always willing to take on new initiatives to improve patient care. Some examples include:

  • Patient Throughput: delivering the appropriate care to a patient at the right time and in the right setting.
  • Bedside Nurse Handoff report: a key element of our Bedside Strategy Initiative.
  • Hourly Comfort Care Rounds: maintaining a consistent and timely nurse presence in the patient environment.
  • The Circle of Possibilities: providing the families/parents time to step away from the bedside and meet with other families.

The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, opened in 2009, is the new home for cardiac nursing care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Our facility serves as the clinical destination of choice for comprehensive cardiovascular services.

This beautiful new cardiac care and patient education Institute was made possible through a generous gift of $25 million. Patients coming to the Weill Cornell campus for diagnostic treatment and educational opportunities now enter a new “medical town square,” which features a 100-foot-long “history wall” that explains the history of cardiology. We comprehensively connect all cardiac services—caring for life-threatening arrhythmias, complex coronary artery disease and everything in between.

Our institute is led by a stellar medical team. These internationally-renowned physicians credit much of their success to our outstanding nurses, who administer cutting-edge care and uphold the most exacting standards.


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Prerequisites for Cardiac

  • Clinical Nurses:
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing preferred

  • Nurse Leaders:
  • Master’s in Nursing or related field required
  • Certification in Cardiac highly recommended
  • 2 years’ experience as a licensed RN required for some positions

Awards of Excellence
In the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. For the 13th consecutive year, we are included on U.S. News’ prestigious Honor Roll. We are especially proud to have ranked among the top 3 in cardiology/cardiac surgery.

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