Our Patients
James Cognetta
Glenville, NY

Heart Attack Survivor

Heart 2 heart with James Cognetta 2012
Jhan Phillips
Niskayuna, NY

Cardiac Stent Implant

Heart 2 Heart with Jhan Phillips 2012
Joanne Bernardi
Clifton Park, NY

Emergency Heart Surgery

Heart 2 Heart with Joanne Bernardi 2011
Gloria Allen Turnage
Schenectady, NY

Emergency Stent Recipient

Heart 2 Heart with Gloria Allen Turnage 2013
Dave Connelly
Schenectady, NY

Hybrid Ablation Patient

Heart 2 Heart with Dave Connelly 2013
Sarah Johnson
Glenville, NY

Cardiac Patient

Heart 2 Heart with Sarah Johnson 2013
Errol Singh
Schenectady, NY

Quintuple Heart Bypass

Heart 2 Heart with Errol Singh 2012

Our Team
Michael B. Holmes, MD
Fast Track Chest Pain Unit


Heart 2 Heart with Michael B. Holmes, MD 2012
Andalib Nawab, MD
Women and Heart Disease

Cardiology Internist

Heart 2 Heart with Andalib Nawab, MD 2013
Robert A. Joy, MD
Hybrid A-Fib Procedure

Interventional Cardiologist

Heart 2 Heart with Robert A. Joy, MD 2012
Peter Cospito, DO
Cardiology Associates of Schenectady

Chronic Total Occlusions

Heart 2 Heart - Peter Cospito, DO 2014
Herbert Reich, MD
Advances in Cardiac Care

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Heart 2 Heart with Herbert Reich, MD 2013
Peter Cospito, DO, FACC
Radial Catheterization

Interventional Cardiologist

Heart 2 Heart with Peter Cospito, DO 2013
John Nolan MD
Cardiac Services


Heart 2 Heart with John Nolan MD - Outcomes 2011

New hope for chronic heart conditions

Ellis continues to bring the latest and most promising technology and treatment options to help us deliver world-class cardiac services in a community hospital setting.

The Wright Heart Center at Ellis Medicine is home to one of the region’s leading cardiac programs. Building on our integrated, team approach, we’ve introduced advanced diagnosis and treatment capabilities, new minimally invasive surgical techniques and life-saving cardiac emergency protocols, to provide top quality cardiac care in a community hospital setting. And Ellis continues to bring innovative new technology and treatment options to Schenectady and the Capital Region. It’s all part of our commitment to keep our community healthy, reduce hospital stays and lower medical costs. 

Learn more about our new cardiac initiatives:

  • Hybrid Procedure for A-Fib Patients: Ellis is the first and only hospital system in the area to offer a combined surgical and catheter-based procedure, known as hybrid ablation, to treat patients suffering from chronic atrial fibrillation or a-fib.
  • Heart Disease Screening For Women: A new program at Bellevue Woman's Center helps identify and care for women with risk factors for heart disease.
  • Radial Catheterization/Angioplasty: Minimally invasive procedure that enters through the wrist to speed recovery and reduce hospital stays.
  • Cardiac Surgery Program: Rededicating our commitment to provide the very best heart surgery outcomes, reduce readmissions and lower costs. 
  • Cardiac Fast Track: Our dedicated chest pain unit represents the future of emergency care for heart attacks, providing quick response for better patient outcomes.   

Comprehensive cardiac care for our community:

  • Cardiac ER: Delivering faster response in life-threatening cardiac emergencies
  • Diagnosis: Sophisticated imaging and evaluation to accurately identify heart problems.
  • Community Wellness Program: Helping heart disease patients manage their health.
  • Rehabilitation: Customized programs to help patients resume active lifestyles.

Talk to your primary care physician or click here to find a doctor.


For more information about Ellis Medicine’s Wright Heart Center or Emergency Care, please call 1.888.EllisInfo (1.888.355.4746) or 518.243.3333.

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