James Slater, MD

Medicine (Cardiology) – Associated Mentor

Dr. Slater’s research interests are directed toward the practice of percutaneous coronary artery intervention and angiography. As a PI in the NHLBI Dynamic Angioplasty Registry he has helped author numerous publications exploring the performance and outcome of percutaneous coronary angioplasty. In addition to research in coronary artery disease he has helped expand the use of non-surgical techniques to repair congential heart defects of the intra-atrial septum (Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect). He is a PI in the Closure 1 trial studying the best treatment of patients with stroke and patent foramen ovale. He has explored balloon treatment of mitral valve stenosis for many years and was recently selected to lead NYU’s contribution to the EVEREST trial of non-surgical repair of mitral regurgitation. Other research interests include novel treatments of myocardial infarction (APEX AMI Trial) and, in collaboration with Dr. Hochman, optimal treatment strategies of cardiogenic shock.