ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley Cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee Offers Tips on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr. Lee speaks before AARP Rockland at monthly luncheon

(Left to right): Dr. Joseph Lee, M.D., M.S., R.P.V.I, of ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, with AARP Rockland Chapter President Ted Arin.

At a recent meeting of the Rockland chapter of AARP, held at the JCC in West Nyack, ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley (CDHV) cardiologist Dr. Joseph M. Lee, M.D., M.S., R.P.V.I, presented to more than 75 community members about prevention of major cardiovascular diseases.

During his presentation, Dr. Lee addressed early identification of life-threatening conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, aortic dissection, acute limb loss, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism beyond managing the traditional risk factors of high blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and smoking. “Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death here in the United States and globally,” said Dr. Lee. “I’m here today to help bring awareness to 'vascular' disease, which is often underdiagnosed and undertreated before it is too late.”

Dr. Lee shared the tools he uses to detect a wide range of cardiovascular disease conditions, identify high-risk patients and provide treatment options that reduce the patient’s overall cardiovascular risk. In addition to reducing traditional risk factors, Dr. Lee explained the importance of a systematic approach tailored to the individual patient for prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment.

“We value Dr. Lee’s key insights on this critical health issue,” said Ted Arin, AARP Rockland chapter president. “Our meetings are designed to inform and entertain our members on a variety of subjects, with health and wellness being of high importance.”

Based out of CDHV’s Suffern office, Dr. Lee is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vascular Ultrasound, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography and Internal Medicine and is board eligible in Nuclear Cardiology. In addition to his position at CDHV, Dr. Lee is an Assistant Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to complete medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Lee completed his internship, residency and fellowships in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Imaging all at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lee also has achieved Level III proficiency in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

About ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley:

With offices in Suffern and Monroe, NY, ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley provides quality cardiovascular and general medical services to residents of the lower Hudson Valley, with a focus on prevention, diagnostic testing, and treatment. Its physicians and nurses, who have special expertise in women’s heart health and older adults, are committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care at every step of a patient’s treatment. CDHV physicians are faculty members of the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers.

The affiliation with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center brings the vast resources of one of the nation’s top heart care hospitals close to home. ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley was founded in 1979 as Ramapo Cardiologists and later renamed Hudson Heart Associates.

ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley is located at 222 Route 59, Suite 302, Suffern, NY, Phone: 845.368.0100,with offices also at 745 State Route 17M, Suite 203, Monroe, NY, Phone: 845.774.1403. Visit for more information.

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