New Director of Cardiology at NYHQ Praises Hospital’s Commitment to Meeting Needs of Queens’ Ethnically Diverse Population

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Chong H. Park M.D., recently appointed Director of the Division of Cardiology at New York Hospital Queens, says that he believes one of the hospital’s greatest strengths is its commitment to meeting the needs of the ethnically diverse borough of Queens.

At NYHQ, more than 40 percent of employees speak a language in addition to English, which means we have a corps of 1,500 employees who speak at least two languages, and many speak three or four.

“Naturally, a patient is nervous about hearing that he or she may have a heart related problem. When a patient learns that the professionals taking care of them at NYHQ can speak their language – no matter what language that is – they have a sense of relief. This is vital in the process of restoring their health," says Dr. Park. "Our patients are also comforted by the fact that they will receive the most advanced cardiovascular treatment, so they can remain in Queens, near family and friends."

Dr. Park joined the NYHQ medical staff in July 2008, as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in the Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Park is a graduate of Cornell University, and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Park is board certified in three specialties: internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He came to NYHQ from Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was an interventional cardiologist for five years, participating in clinical research and teaching medical residents and fellows. He was also director of peripheral vascular intervention.

Dr. Park was named Director of the Division of Cardiology in May, and continues in his role as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. A highly trained and skilled specialist, as well as an energetic and enthusiastic leader, he has been instrumental in advancing the continued development of the Heart and Vascular Center.

In his expanded role, he will work with the hospital’s vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists to create a truly comprehensive and integrated program for every type of circulatory illness. This state-of-the-art approach will ensure that the people of the borough have access to care that is found at the leading heart and vascular centers like NYHQ, right here in Queens.

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