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Meet Your Upper West Side Cardiologist...

Haleh Milani, MD, FACC

FELLOW: American College of Cardiology
BOARD-CERTIFIED: American Board of Internal Medicine; American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease; American Board of Nuclear Cardiology; American Board of Echocardiography
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: Cardiovascular Medicine, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
RESIDENCY: New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital
MEMBER: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, New York Cardiological Society, Medical Society of the State of New York
AWARDS: Patient Choice Award – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; American Heart Association Genentech Award; Salom Memorial Research Award; Castle Connolly Top Doctors
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS HELD: Director of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Director of Noninvasive Stress Echocardiography Laboratory and Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Services, Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York (SUNY)
PROFESSORSHIP: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Dr. Milani is active in charitable societies and organizations, including Doctors Without Borders, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the American Red Cross. She is also an ambassador for the global fight against hunger and improved health around the world.

Dr. Milani volunteers her time to educating the doctors of tomorrow by teaching medical students/residents/cardiologists-in-training at the teaching hospital of Columbia University Medical Center. Outside of her clinical practice, Dr. Milani is a research investigator on numerous clinical trials. Dr. Milani lives on the upper West Side with her husband and two young children having moved from England years ago to pursue her medical career in midtown Manhattan, NYC.

Endocrinologist Midtown Manhattan

Maria Paliou, MD

Dr. Paliou is a compassionate and patient-oriented endocrinologist assisting her patients in Central Park West Physicians’ NY office. Dr. Paliou is affiliated with the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City, where she serves as the chief of endocrinology. She is also an assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College.

Dr. Paliou received her medical education from the Semmelweis University’s School of Medicine in Hungary and the University of Athens’ School of Medicine in Greece, from which she received her degree. She then completed her internal medicine internship at the Newton Wellesley Hospital with the Tufts University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Paliou also completed an internal medicine residency at these institutions. She then completed her endocrinology fellowship at the Beth Israel Medical Center at the Albert Einstein University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Paliou welcomes patients for assistance with thyroid problems, hormonal imbalance, low testosterone, goiter, osteoporosis, obesity, metabolism problems and adrenogenital problems.

EDUCATION: Medical School – University of Athens School of Health Sciences
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Fellowship in Endocrinology
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Metropolitan Hospital Center
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Endocrinology, Diabetes Management & Metabolism (Internal Medicine)
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS Most Outstanding Rotation in the Department of Medicine Award, Graduating Resident Class of 2010 Department of Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center
 Most Outstanding Physician – Teacher in a subspecialty Award, Graduating Resident Class of 2009 Department of Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center
Research Award, The New England Hellenic Medical Society

Elaine Kang, MD

Dr. Kang specializes in family medicine, which focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating family health concerns. She strives to keep you healthy with an emphasis on preventive medicine and management of medical illnesses. Dr. Kang is committed to providing the highest quality of diagnosis, care and treatment to each of her patients. She takes pride in getting to know her patients and developing relationships of trust and service.

Services Include:

  • Physical exams
  • Pap smears
  • IUD Insertion and removal
  • Cryotherapy for warts
  • Skin tag removal
  • Preventive health
  • Cardiovascular disease care for heart disease in women and men
  • Digestive disorder care
  • Treatment for high cholesterol
  • Diabetes management
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) management
  • Treatment for polycystic kidney disease
  • Allergy and asthma treatment
  • Anxiety, depression and insomnia treatment
  • Immune system health
  • Stress test/stress management

For compassionate, state-of-the-art primary care from a female doctor, trust Central Park West Physicians. We serve residents of Midtown NYC, Upper West Side, Midtown Manhattan and Manhattan. Call us at 212.543.3400 for an appointment or you can schedule your visit by filling out our Request an Appointment form.


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