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Training and Education
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Cardiovascular Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Chief Medical Resident, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY
Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude (Chemistry and Music), Tufts University, Medford, MA
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
Dr. Altman is the Chair of the Department of Cardiology at Summit Health New Jersey.
He specializes in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, diagnosing and treating patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Prior to arriving at Summit Health, he practiced in the Mount Sinai Health system where he was an attending physician, the Co-Course Director of the Cardiac Pathophysiology Course, and Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine. He is an expert in the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms with procedures called catheter ablations. He implants heart rhythm devices such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization devices (CRT). He specializes in complex cases.
Dr. Altman believes that each patient requires a comprehensive personalized approach to treatment. In the office he sees patients in consultation to assess, diagnose and manage heart rhythm problems.
He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at national conferences including the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.
He is board-certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, and a member of the Paul Dudley White Society for Alumni of the Cardiology Division of The Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University.
Outside of seeing patients Dr. Altman enjoys spending time with this wife and two children. He enjoys exercising, listening to music, and is an accomplished jazz trombonist.