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Lance I. Kovar MD, FACC
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Medical School/Degree: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-UMDNJ
Hospital Affiliations: Good Samaritan Hospital, Nyack Hospital, Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center, Orange Regional Medical Center
Prior Experience: Advanced Cardiovascular Care of Hudson Valley, Valley Cottage, NY
Residency: Cardiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Undergraduate: Lafayette College
Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology, Peripheral Arterial Disease
Year Joined: 2014
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
I have wanted to be a doctor since I was very young. I remember writing a career report in 7th grade about being a doctor.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
Watching a patient walk out of the hospital a few days after I successfully treated them for a life threatening heart attack.
How do you connect with your patients?
It is important to listen to patients and provide support.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
Family, sports, travel
What is your advice for your patients?
Patients need to an active participant in their healthcare.