Dr. Luiza Petre Biography

Luiza Petre

MD

Dr. Luiza Petre is a Board Certified Cardiologist and Weight Management specialist with extensive training and experience. Dr. Petre currently is appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Cardiology Clinical Instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center and is an active Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC). She has been in private practice since 2007 with a focus on Cardiac Imaging and Weight Loss/Lifestyle Modification as the most effective Preventative Cardiology approach.

She received her M.D in 1998 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila in Bucharest, followed in 2000 by a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians, in New York. In 2007 she completed a Cardiology Fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY, followed in 2007 by Cardiac CT mini fellowship.

As a clinical Cardiologist, Dr. Petre diagnosed and treated cardiovascular disease and related illnesses. Recognizing that heart disease, diabetes and other potentially fatal diseases stem from obesity, in 2014, she expanded her practice to integrative health and wellness, with an emphasis on weight management and lifestyle modification as the most sustainable medical approach. Thus, she opened four Medi-Weightloss Clinics in New York and Connecticut.

Dr. Petre currently is American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), American Society of Vascular Ultrasound (ASVU) and American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP). She serves as an independent expert consultant for Laboratory Accreditation process in Echocardiography, Vascular Ultrasound and Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr Petre’s past and current certifications include American Board of Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Ultrasound and level III expertise in Cardiac CT Angiography.

In her free time, Dr. Petre volunteers as a house doctor at the New York Philharmonic.

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ ”

― Thomas A. Edison

Publications

    • L. Petre, M Poon et al. “64-Slice MDCT Coronary Angiography Can Prevent Unnecessary Catheterizations in Patients with Abnormal Stress Tests”. Presented at ACC 2008.
    • M. Qu, D. Shokeen, L. Petre, M Poon et al. “ Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiogram (CCTA) is clinically effective and efficient in the evaluation of symptomatic Medicare patients. ACC 2008.
    • L. Petre, M Poon et al. “Image Reconstruction at 5 Percent Increment Significantly Improves the Diagnostic Yield in 64-Slice MDCT Coronary Angiography”. SCCT, July 2007.
    • M. Liou, L. Petre, S Bergman, et al. “Equivalence of Attenuation Correction and Prone SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Detection of Coronary Artery Disease”. ASNC, June 2007.
    • C. Lanzillo, G. Miaolino, J. Stecko, L. Petre,  M. Poon “Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Assessment With High-resolution Submillimeter 64-slice Multidetector-row  Computed Tomography (MDCT)”. TeraRecon Manual for Cardiac CT 2007.
    • M. Liou, L. Petre, et al. “Anomalous origin of the left coronary and septal arteries arising from the right aortic sinus of Valsalva”. American Medical Association: Resident Fellow Symposium 2006.
    • ,  L. Petre, J. S. Steinberg,  F. Chaudhry et al. “Cardioversion in Patients with Left Ventricular Thrombus is not Associated with Increased Thromboembolic Risk” J Am Soc Echocardiography 2006;19:438-440
    • T. Sichrovski, B. Herweg,  L. Petre, J S. Steinberg, et al. “Relationship of Ostial Pulmonary Vein Diameter to Hypertension and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation” Suppl of JACC March 2004;43(5).
    • D. Hart, L. Petre, J. S. Steinberg, et al. “Assessment of Ventricular Capture in Patients With Cardiac Resynchronization Device: A Simple Surface Electrocardiographic Algorithm” NASPE, April 2003.
    • K. Maleki, D. Hefer, L. Petre, J. S. Steinberg, et al. “Phantom Shocks: Incidence and Risk Factors.”  Suppl of Circulation, November 2002.
    • L. Petre, J. S. Steinberg, F. Chaudhry et al. (abstract)  “Cardioversion in Patients with Left Ventricular Thrombus is not Associated with Increased Thromboembolic Risk” Circulation Online, Oct 2002.
    • M. Kowalski, A. Malik, A. Kukar, L. Petre, et al. “Prognostic Value of Dobutamine Echocardiographic Variables in Diabetic Patients.” Suppl of JACC  March 2002; 39(5): 375A.

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