By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Lutheran Medical Center has a new chief of cardiology. Dr. George Fernaine, a cardiologist who has been an attending doctor at the Sunset Park hospital since 2007, has been tapped to become head of the Cardiology Department.
Fernaine officially started his new post on July 1.
He succeeds Dr. Nagi Bustros, who had served as Lutheran Medical Center’s cardiology chief since 1980. Bustros was instrumental in building a solid foundation for the significant growth and expansion of cardiology services at Lutheran, particularly over the past 10 years, according to hospital officials.
Bustros will remain on staff as a member of the cardiology team and as an advisor.
Located at 150 55th St. in Sunset Park, http://www.lutheranhealthcare.org/Main/Home.aspx Lutheran Medical Center serves thousands of residents in communities all across southern Brooklyn.
Since joining Lutheran Medical Center in 2007 as an attending cardiologist, Fernaine has served as associate director of the May Ellen and Gerald Ritter Cardiology Center, director of Interventional Cardiology, medical director for Cardiac Rehab, and the cardiology fellowship site director. He has developed important programs at the hospital, officials said.
Fernaine completed an interventional cardiovascular fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, as well as a cardiology fellowship and internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent’s Hospital.
He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center in Brooklyn and is board certified in internal medicine, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology.
Fernaine is a member of the http://www.ama-assn.org/ama American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, National Collegiate EMS Foundation and the American Society of Echocardiography.
He was named an honorary police surgeon by the New York City Police Department in 2010.