Valley Health System includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group (VMG).
As Associate Chair of Cardiovascular Services for VMG, Dr. Mittal will be working with Chair of Cardiac Services Gerald Sotsky, M.D., and Chief Medical Officer Marc Melamed, M.D., to ensure the optimal delivery of clinical services. Dr. Mittal’s responsibilities will include implementing strategies for clinical cost management, utilization management, quality assurance, evidence-based medicine initiatives, medical protocol development, electronic health record implementation and system-based practice initiatives.
The Valley Hospital’s Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation, funded by a generous gift to The Valley Hospital Foundation, has been established to improve the care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition characterized by irregular or rapid heartbeat. Patients with AFib who are seen at Valley’s Snyder Center will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team including electrophysiologists and specialists in imaging, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, diabetes education and stress management. Conditions that contribute to AFib, such as stress, hypertension, sleep apnea and obesity, will be identified and appropriate interventions and treatments, such as nutritional counseling, stress reduction and advanced catheter techniques, offered.
Valley Health System is committed to strengthening its cardiac research enterprise. As the newly appointed Director of Cardiac Research, Dr. Mittal will work closely with the research administrative staff and cardiology community to ensure that Valley’s patients have access to first-class clinical trials and the latest technology.
Dr. Mittal, who resides in Manhattan, earned his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Boston University as part of a combined 6-year B.A.-M.D. program. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Mittal is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has been practicing at The Valley Hospital since 2006.
Dr. Mittal’s active research interests include the evaluation and management of patients with atrial fibrillation, the evaluation and management of patients with unexplained syncope, the role of implantable monitors in patients with known or suspected arrhythmias, and overcoming barriers to remote patient monitoring.
He serves as the Heart Rhythm Society’s Co-Ambassador to India. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Heart Rhythm Case Reports Journal and an Editorial Board member of Heart Rhythm and the Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.