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NYHRF, a non profit organization, was founded in order to find the root cause of cardiovascular disease and stop it from claiming lives. We work to not only expand knowledge, but to bring that information to medical professionals as well as the general public, leading to maximum benefits.

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New York Heart Research Foundation

The New York Heart Research Foundation (NYHRF), a non-profit organization, was created with a great passion for the advancement of medical science in 2002. Our founders have a very bold goal: to one day, with your support, eradicate heart disease. Our professional team is working to find better ways of not only treating heart disease but preventing it from developing. Through early detection and intervention, we can prevent death from cardiac event. We are dedicated to participating in a large number of landmark clinical trials, bringing improved medical treatments to the public.
In addition to exploring new methods of diagnosis and treatment, we make it priority to educate medical professionals on the emergence of new treatment modalities. We often bring together the greatest minds cardiac research to look even deeper into the cause of heart disease and research for new treatments. The board certified physicians of NYHRF have participated in many clinical trials and have been successful in enrolling patients in trials. We have also participated in the design and completion of protocols.
  • NYHRF Board of Directors

    Steven Shayani, MD, FACC, FASNC

    Specializes in the atherosclerosis, cardiac arrhythmia, metabolic syndrome, hypercholesterolemia, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction.

    Steven M. Zeldis, MD, FACC

    Board Certified in internal medicine, and cardiovascular disease and highly specialized in Cardiac CT Imaging.

    Patricia Hodnett, RN, MSN, CCRC

    Patricia has worked on numerous clinical trials in her career and helped several life altering medications come to market.

    Chu-Huang (Mendel) Chen, M.D, Ph.D

    Dr. Chen is Director of Vascular and Medicinal Research at Texas Heart Institute with specialty in vascular biology and research interests in lipid and lipoprotein biochemistry and medicinal research.

    Benjamin Ghodsi, CPA

    Ben is currently the chief Financial Officer of Long Island Heart Associates, the premier cardiology practice on Long Island, serving Nassau, Queens, and the surrounding areas.