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NSMC Cardiologist Named 2015 Community Clinician of the Year

NSMC cardiologist Howard M. Waldman, M.D., Ph.D., was named 2015 Community Clinician of the Year by the Essex South District Medical Society. Physicians in the medical society selected Dr. Waldman for his consistent care of patients with heart disease on the North Shore.

“I am honored to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Dr. Waldman. “My patients are what is most important to me, and to have recognition from my peers is truly humbling. I owe a debt of gratitude to my wife, my colleague David Roberts, M.D., and the entire NSMC Cardiac Cath Lab staff.”

Dr. Waldman has been a part of North Shore Cardiovascular Associates in Salem since 1990 where he specializes in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

He joined North Shore Medical Center as a staff cardiologist that same year and, in 1994, was appointed medical director of the cardiac cath lab at North Shore Medical Center. In 2003, Dr. Waldman was appointed director of interventional cardiology and the STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction) Program, a program he helped to establish for acute heart attack patients in the region. In 2012, he was awarded a Physician of Excellence award, an annual award given by the NSMC Medical Staff for outstanding contributions to patient care.

Dr. Waldman received his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. He did his cardiology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital where he remains on staff in the cardiac cath lab.

The Community Clinician of the Year award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community and who stands out as a leading caregiver. The Essex South District Medical Society, one of 20 district societies that are part of the Massachusetts Medical Society, has nearly 700 physician members who work or live in the communities of southern Essex County.

The award was presented April 1 at the organization’s annual meeting.

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed


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