William R Slater

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William R Slater, M.D.

Associate Professor; Co-Dir Cardiology Consult Svc
Department of Medicine (Cardio Div)
NYU Cardiac Exercise / Stress Lab

Clinical Addresses

530 FIRST AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 8 - 5; Tue. 8 - 5; Wed. 8 - 5; Thu. 9 - 5; Fri. 9 - 5
Phone: 212-263-7463

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Medical Specialties

Cardiology

Medical Expertise

Arteriosclerosis, Radionuclide Imaging Cardilogy, General Cardiology, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia, Valvular Disease

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Slater is a recognized expert in clinical cardiology, with particular expertise in cardiac arrhythmia management. Following his graduation from Harvard Medical School, he did his residency training at the NYU School of Medicine. After completing a cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Dr. Slater did post-fellowship cardiac arrhythmia training at Harvard, first under Dr. Bernard Lown at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and later in the clinical electrophysiology program at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1986 Dr. Slater returned to NYU and established a practice in clinical cardiology within NYU Medical Center which continues today. Dr. Slater has served in several other roles as well. He was the founding Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology at St. Vincent's Hospital from 1994 to 2000, served as Chief of the Medical Service at NYU Hospitals Center, and, since 2004, has been Co-Chief of the Cardiac Consultation Service at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Slater is the recipient of numerous awards. He has received the annual Teacher of The Year Award from the Department of Medicine three times, as well as the Teacher of the Year Award from the Division of Cardiology three times. In 2004, he was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Award in recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership and service as a clinical faculty member. In 2005, Dr. Slater received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, having been elected by the graduating class of the NYU School of Medicine as the faculty member who most displays characteristics of medical humanism in practice and teaching. In 2006-2007, Dr. Slater was recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Medal, a university-wide award given to recognize gifted teaching across all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools at NYU; this is the highest teaching honor which the University bestows. Dr. Slater has been recognized in the "America's Best Doctors" publications (Castle Connolly Guide to Best Doctors) annually since 2002. He also has been recognized in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" guide annually for 6 years since 2006 in both Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is listed annually in the New York Times "Super Docs" feature and is recognized annually in the US News and World Report "America's Best Doctors" guide.. Dr. Slater is the author or co-author of many articles, ranging from molecular biology to clinical case discussions, and he has authored book chapters on management of cardiovascular disease. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He is a primary lecturer to the first and second year medical students on cardiac physiology and cardiac arrhythmias, has played a leadership role in the pioneering curriculum for the medical school, and leads a regular lecture series on coronary artery disease and clinical arrhythmia management for the medical students, residents, and cardiology fellows. In 2013, Dr Slater was awarded the annual Distinguished Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences from the 2013 School of Medicine graduating class. Dr. Slater partners with his nurse and office manager, Barbara Guerra, RN, who is trained and certified in holistic nursing, to provide a personalized approach to cardiac problems. His team integrates the latest scientific advances with the unique needs of the patient and aims to empower the patient in his or her care. He specializes in second opinions for complex cases in coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmia management.

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS PATHWAYS / PATHWAYS ENHANCED, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, HIP MEDICAID, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, Medicare, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Medicare, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UPN Elite, WELLCARE CHLD HLTH, WELLCARE FAM HLTH, WELLCARE MEDICAID, WELLCARE MEDICARE

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Board Certification

2000 — Ab Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
2000 — Ab Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)

Education

1978 — Harvard Medical School, Medical Education
1978-1981 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Residency Training
1981-1982 — New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
1982-1984 — Mount Sinai Medical Center (Cardiology), Clinical Fellowships
1984-1985 — Brigham And Women'S Hospital (Cardiology), Clinical Fellowships
1985-1986 — Massachusetts General Hospital (Cardiology), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Summary

William Slater, M.D.'s major clinical research interests are coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and evaluating novel antiarrhythmic agents. He is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology.

Dr. Slater's prior experience includes evaluation of a novel anti-oxidant in preventing cardiomyopathy. His current clinical trials include evaluation of a novel therapeutic in conversion of atrial fibrillation and a study of a therapeutic in treating diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Research Interests

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Research Keywords

Anti-oxidants, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia