POTSDAM -- Alexandru A. Stoian, M.D., cardiologist with Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Assistant Chief of the Medical Staff, recently passed a recertification examination administered by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) of Gaithersburg, MD.
The examination is administered to assess practitioners' level of knowledge in the field, to encourage their professional growth, and to recognize individuals who meet the stringent requirements set by the examining body.
CBNC is an independent not-for-profit corporation established to develop and administer practice-related examinations in the field of nuclear cardiology, a specialty area in which practitioners use non-invasive methods to study the heart's blood flow, evaluate its pumping function, and visualize the size and location of a heart attack.
According to the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, specialists in this field are able to diagnose heart disease, assess the extent of heart disease, and predict heart health outcomes.
Dr. Stoian is the Medical Director of Cardiology Services at CPH. He earned his medical degree from the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, and after a year of anatomic pathology studies completed a residency in internal medicine and cardiology at City Hospital Center in Elmhurst, NY, of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
He then completed a fellowship in cardiology, becoming Chief Fellow, at the same institution. He is Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology.
In addition to his CPH duties, Dr. Stoian holds an academic appointment with the University of Vermont as Assistant Professor. An avid soccer player who at times coaches youth soccer locally, Dr. Stoian is also an advocate for children's health, particularly promoting healthy lifestyles and development.
For more information about cardiology services at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, patients should contact their primary care practitioner or call Sandy Jensen, Director of Cardiology Services, at 315-261-5920.