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Catholic Health has named Omar Khalique, MD, as the health system and St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Khalique was previously with Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where was an Associate Professor of Medicine (in Radiology) and served as the Director of Multimodality Cardiac Imaging at the Structural Heart and Valve Center.

Dr. Khalique is a recognized expert and thought leader in the fields of multimodality cardiovascular imaging and structural heart imaging. He has served on the Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s (JACC) Cardiovascular Imaging expert panel on Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease and the American College of Cardiology’s Structural Heart Disease working group.

“Catholic Health and St. Francis are renowned leaders in cardiology, and I’m honored to join a team of experts who provide high quality, compassionate care for Long Islanders,” said Dr. Khalique. “St. Francis has a strong reputation in cardiovascular imaging, and I look forward to building from this foundation to further enhance the services we offer.”

Dr. Khalique earned his medical degree at Sydney Kimmel Medical College. He did his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at New York Medical College. At Columbia University Medical Center, he underwent fellowship training in Advanced Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Interventional and Valvular Echocardiography. He also completed a fellowship in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

“Catholic Health’s cardiovascular imaging uses the most advanced technology to detect a heart condition early allowing us to provide an accurate diagnosis and develop the most effective treatment for each patient,” said Catholic Health’s and St. Francis’s Chief of Cardiology Richard Shlofmitz, MD. “Dr. Khalique’s expertise will allow us to further enhance the services we provide to meet the growing demand from the communities we serve.”

“The cardiology team at St. Francis is known across the region and nationally for the life-saving care we provide our patients,” said St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® President Charles L. Lucore, MD, MBA. “We are thrilled to add Dr. Khalique to our team of renowned physicians.”

St. Francis is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and ranked as high-performing in aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Additionally, Catholic Health continues to increase access to the quality care provided by St. Francis cardiologists through the expansion of the St. Francis Heart Center. Current locations include Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown.

More information about the heart health services offered by Catholic Health may be obtained by visiting To find a cardiologist near you, call (866) MY-LI-DOC (866-695-4362).

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