Wellness II


Dr. Gervasio Lamas, chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, will now also serve as Mount Sinai’s Chairman of Medicine. Dr. Lamas has been part of the Mount Sinai family for nearly 20 years and is actively involved with the institution’s teaching program and research initiatives making him a natural choice for overseeing the institution’s department of medicine.

The Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to providing our community with access to a high quality, comprehensive range of medical services. In addition, the department of medicine has been involved in teaching and research for more than 50 years.  

In his new role, Dr. Lamas will collaborate with fellow physicians throughout the hospital on furthering clinical, academic, and research initiatives.  

“I am proud to lead such a high-quality medical staff that always seeks to provide the best care and the best service,” said Lamas.  

Mount Sinai’s Department of Medicine has excelled throughout the years. Mount Sinai has completed groundbreaking research in memory disorders, cardiology, oncology, pulmonary medicine and gastroenterology. The hospital’s focus on critical care medicine has resulted in the advanced emergency care provided through the Harvey Chaplin Family Stroke and Chest Pain Center.

Dr. Lamas received his B.A. in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and his M.D. with honors (AOA) from New York University.  He completed his Internship and Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he later served as Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology.  Dr. Lamas was also recently appointed Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York’s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, further solidifying the partnership between the two institutions that joined forces in 2009 to form the Mount Sinai Heart Institute. Dr. Lamas has authored over 300 scientific publications and maintains an active clinical practice at the Mount Sinai offices in Miami Beach, Hialeah and Key Biscayne.

Founded in 1949, Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest independent, private, not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida. One of only six statutory teaching hospitals in the state, it is the hospital of choice for those who seek the level of expertise and care that only a teaching hospital can offer. The medical center’s commitment to quality has garnered prestigious recognition, including designation in 2010 as one of America’s Top Hospitals for by U.S.News & World Report.

Following the visit of his girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, to have her Lasik procedure done with the same surgeon earlier this year, Miami HEAT superstar, Dwyane Wade, made a visit last week to have his long overdue Lasik procedure with “Surgeon to the Stars” Dr. Cory Lessner at Millennium Laser Eye Centersin Sunrise, FL.Wade commented after the surgery:  “It’s actually an amazing experience and nothing to be scared of.  My eyes are getting a lot better by the minute.  Dr. Lessner’s professionalism is second-to-none and he really takes care of you.  The result is awesome.  I would recommend having it done to everyone.”Dr. Cory Lessner, owner and medical director of Millennium Laser Eye Centers, commented after the procedure:  “Here is a professional athlete at the top of his game who like so many others we’ve treated at Millennium over the yearshad less than perfect vision but were able to ‘get by’ without contacts or glasses. Having cared for a number of his friends and family members, Dwyane approached me because he was not entirely happy with his vision. His procedure went like clockwork. We’re extremely honored that Dwyane entrusted us with his precious eyesight. It’s hard to imagine that he can be a better ball player, but it is our hope that he will find this newfound clarity an asset to his performance. You’ll have to ask him down the road if he believes that it helped his game.”
Dr. Cory Lessner’s practice, Millennium Laser Eye Centers, based in Sunrise, Florida, is the leading laser vision correction practices in the country.  Dr. Cory Lessner, is one of the nation’s leading practitioners in the field of LASIK and laser vision correction with more than 19 years experience and 25,000 successful surgeries undertaken on some of today’s leading celebrities and sports personalities, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Gabrielle Union, Rex Lee (Entourage), Ryan Cabrera, Ken Baumann, Chris Volstad, Josh Johnson, Roberto Luongo, David Booth, Jeff Conine, Ronnie Brown, Channing Crowder, Jimmy Johnson, A.J. Burnett, Randy McMichael, Wade Smith and Wally Ogunleye, to name a few.  Visit www.havelasik.com for more information.

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