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Linda J. Cuomo MD, FACC, SCAI
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Medical School/Degree: University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Orange Regional Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital
Prior Experience: Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Undergraduate: Hofstra University
Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology, Women and Cardiovascular 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?
My mother is a nurse so I have been exposed to the medical field my whole life. As a little girl I used to love when my mom would tell me stories about being in the hospital and helping patients. When I was a teenager, my childhood friend was diagnosed with cancer. When I saw the way her doctor helped her and the strong connection they shared, I knew that being a doctor was the profession meant for me.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
The one thing I love the most about being an interventional cardiologist is the ability to actually save a person’s life when they are having a heart attack. I also love that in cardiology you take care of most of your patients for many years so you really get to know and bond with them.
How do you connect with your patients?
I connect with my patient by speaking with them in a way that they can understand so they are not intimidated or overwhelmed by the medical terminology. I also try to be down to earth and approachable so that my patients and their families feel comfortable talking to me about anything.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
Traveling, music, cooking, racing cars, sports, spending time with my family and friends
What is your advice for your patients?
Stay active, don't smoke and call me if anything is bothering you.