Founded in 1999, CVI is an independent, federally registered 501 (c)3 non-profit medical education organization, whose mission is to positively impact cardiovascular health in the Delaware Valley and beyond.
We work to achieve the goals and objectives of our mission by providing convenient access to top-quality, independent, non-biased continuing medical education for physicians, allied healthcare professionals and trainees.
Since its inception, CVI has organized hundreds of educational programs and conferences for tens of thousands of physicians, trainees and allied healthcare professionals.

CVI’S MISSION

CVI’s mission is to positively impact cardiovascular health in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

CVI works to achieve the goals and objectives of its mission by identifying, developing, and promoting educational activities focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and most importantly, the prevention of cardiovascular disease and other concomitant conditions.

CVI faculty includes internationally recognized thought leaders, and regional experts representing all of the area’s academic medical centers, and many of the region’s community hospitals and private practice settings.

With a keen eye and pulse on the field, CVI ensures that emergent and challenging topics are addressed as they develop. We regularly evaluate and refine our legacy programs as well as develop new novel programming based on interest, new learnings, and the needs of our attendees.

History

The CVI was founded by a group of local physicians, primarily cardiologists, who came together to discuss the lack of regional programming available for physicians, other healthcare professional, and patients on cardiovascular health. Incorporated in 1999 as a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, CVI began by offering continuing medical education, funding research, and offering community-based educational programs. Since its inception, CVI has organized and hosted hundreds of programs and conferences for physicians, trainees, and allied healthcare professionals.

Over the course of the past two decades, CVI has pursued collaborative relationships with other professional organizations, regional hospitals, universities, private practices, and industry partners where both sides embrace mutual goals and objectives.

Board of Directors

Sheldon Goldberg, MD
Sheldon Goldberg, MDPresident
Veronica Covalesky, MD
Veronica Covalesky, MDImmediate Past President, Medical Director
Scott Hessen, MD
Scott Hessen, MD
Dean Karalis, MD
Dean Karalis, MD
Joseph Kraynak, MD
Joseph Kraynak, MD
Daniel McCormick, DO
Daniel McCormick, DO
Pasquale Procacci, MD
Pasquale Procacci, MDMedical Director
Mark Victor, MD
Mark Victor, MDMedical Director

Committees

Accredited Programs

Clinical Cardiology

Dean G. Karalis, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Veronica A. Covalesky, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

René J. Alvarez, MD – Associate Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Colin M. Movsowitz, MD – Associate Director
Einstein Medical Center

Muhammad Raza, MD – Associate Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Crozer – Keystone Health System

Andrew R. Waxler, MD – Associate Director
Penn State Health Medical Group – Berks Cardiology

Echocardiography

Martin G. Keane, MD – Director
Temple University

Veronica A. Covalesky, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Frank E. Silvestry, MD – Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania

Renee P. Bullock Palmer, MD – Associate Director
Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Electrophysiology

Scott E. Hessen, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Charles D. Gottlieb, MD – Director
Abington Hospital, Jefferson Health

Colin M. Movsowitz, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Einstein and Lankenau Heart Institute

Matthew A. Goldstein, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Lankenau Heart Institute

Reginald T. Ho, MD – Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Steven A. Rothman, MD – Director
Lankenau Heart Institute – Main Line Health

Robert D. Schaller, DO – Director
University of Pennsylvania

Erica S. Zado, PA-C – Director
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Imaging in Female Patients

Renee P. Bullock Palmer, MD – Director
Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Interventional and General Cardiology Fellows

Sheldon M. Goldberg, MD – Director
Pennsylvania Hospital

Daniel J. McCormick, DO – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

D. Lynn Morris, MD – Director
East Carolina University                     

William A. Gray, MD – Director
Lankenau Heart Institute – Main Line Health

Jay S. Giri, MD – Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania

Eron R. Sturm, MD – Associate Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Richard C. Kovach, MD – Associate Director
Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Antonis Pratsos, MD – Associate Director
Lankenau Heart Institute – Main Line Health

Bryan W. Kluck, DO – Associate Director
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Muhammad Raza, MD – Associate Director
Crozer-Keystone Health System

Michael P. Savage, MD – Associate Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Ellen C. Keeley, MD – Associate Director
University of Florida

Sahil Banka, MD – Associate Director
Einstein Medical Center

Nuclear Cardiology

Veronica A. Covalesky, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Christopher L. Hansen, MD – Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Pravin V. Patil, MD – Associate Director
Temple University

Colin M. Movsowitz, MD – Associate Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Einstein and Lankenau Heart Institute

Non-Accredited Programs

Cardiometabolic Disease/Diabetes Management

Dean G. Karalis, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Anastassia Amaro, MD – Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey S. Freeman, DO – Associate Director
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Serge A. Jabbour, MD – Associate Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Douglas S. Jacoby, MD – Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania

Thomas P. Phiambolis, MD – Associate Director
Mainline Health

Neva White, DNP CRNP CDE – Associate Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Electrophysiology

Scott E. Hessen, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Charles D. Gottlieb, MD – Director
Abington Hospital, Jefferson Health

Colin M. Movsowitz, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Einstein and Lankenau Heart Institute

Matthew A. Goldstein, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Lankenau Heart Institute

Reginald T. Ho, MD – Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Steven A. Rothman, MD – Director
Lankenau Heart Institute – Main Line Health

Robert D. Schaller, DO – Director
University of Pennsylvania

Erica S. Zado, PA-C – Director
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Heart Failure

W. Clay Warnick, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Chester County Hospital

René J. Alvarez, MD – Associate Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Andrew J. Boyle, MD – Associate Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Benham Bozorgnia, MD – Associate Director
Einstein Medical Center

Christopher J. Droogan, MD – Associate Director
Mainline Health

Lee R. Goldberg, MD – Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania

Interventional Cardiology

Sheldon M. Goldberg, MD – Director
Pennsylvania Hospital

Daniel J. McCormick, DO – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

D. Lynn Morris, MD – Director
East Carolina University

William A. Gray, MD – Director
Lankenau Heart Institute – Main Line Health

Jay S. Giri, MD – Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania

Eron R. Sturm, MD – Associate Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Richard C. Kovach, MD – Associate Director
Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Antonis Pratsos, MD – Associate Director
Lankenau Heart Institute – Main Line Health

Bryan W. Kluck, DO – Associate Director
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Muhammad Raza, MD – Associate Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Crozer – Keystone Health System

Michael P. Savage, MD – Associate Director
Jefferson University Hospitals

Ellen C. Keeley, MD – Associate Director
University of Florida

Sahil Banka, MD – Associate Director
Einstein Medical Center

Philadelphia Lipid and Atherosclerosis Club (PLAC)

Dean G. Karalis, MD – Director
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia at Jefferson

Daniel Soffer, MD – Director
University of Pennsylvania

Edward M. Goldenberg, MD – Associate Director
Christiana Care Health System

Douglas S. Jacoby, MD – Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania

Thomas P. Phiambolis, MD – Associate Director
Mainline Health

Perry J. Weinstock, MD – Associate Director
Cooper University Health Care

Staff

Mark Hartnett
Mark HartnettExecutive Director
Janet Noel
Janet NoelExecutive Assistant
Marlo Polonsky
Marlo PolonskyDirector, Professional Education