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Our Team

A Group of Expert Specialists

Our practice, established in 1987, has grown to include eight expert physicians specializing in all aspects of modern heart care:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

We also know that it’s comforting to communicate easily with your physician. Many of our cardiologists speak multiple languages, including Spanish, Italian, and Tagalog.

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Physicians

Christopher Di Giorgio, MDChristopher Di Giorgio, MD

About: Dr. Di Giorgio is board certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, vascular ultrasound interpretation (RPVI), and internal medicine. His clinical interests include coronary artery disease, valvular disease, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, preventive heart care, and women with heart disease.

Education and Training: He received his MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and did his residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons), followed by a cardiology fellowship at Rutgers–University Hospital.

Research: He is a co-investigator, representing Englewood Health, on a national cardiac clinical trial and is a co-author on several research publications evaluating cardiovascular disease treatment.

Languages Spoken: In addition to English, Dr. Di Giorgio speaks Italian and Spanish.

Joseph De Gregorio, MDJoseph De Gregorio, MD

About: Dr. De Gregorio is chief of invasive cardiology at Englewood Health and a member of the Englewood Health Physician Network. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He specializes in open and minimally invasive surgery and catheter procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Dr. De Gregorio is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, and College of Chest Physicians. He is also a director of the annual Complex Interventional Cardiovascular Therapy conference.

Education and Training: Dr. De Gregorio received his MD from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He did his internship at Bellevue Hospital Center, his internal medicine residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, a cardiology fellowship at Westchester County Medical Center and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Centro Cuore Columbus in Milan.

Languages Spoken: In addition to English, he speaks Italian and Spanish.

Bart M. De Gregorio, MDBart M. De Gregorio, MD

About: Dr. De Gregorio is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He specializes in cardiology. He has particular interest in preventive cardiology, and heart disease in women.

Education and Training: Dr. De Gregorio received his MD from Università Di Milano Facoltá De Medicine e Chirurgia in Italy. He completed his residency at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center and his cardiology fellowship at St. Michael’s Medical Center.

Languages Spoken: In addition to English, he speaks Italian and Spanish.

Carlos Alfonso, MDCarlos Alfonso, MD

About: Dr. Alfonso is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and nuclear cardiology.

Education and Training: He received his MD from the University of Santos Tomas in the Philippines. He did his internal medicine residency at Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education and his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, where he was chief medical resident. He then held a cardiology fellowship at Seton Hall, where he was chief cardiology fellow.

Languages Spoken: In addition to English, Dr. Alfonso speaks Spanish and Tagalog.

Asad Cheema, MDAsad Cheema, MD

About: Dr. Cheema is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology. He specializes in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. In addition to winning numerous top-doctor honors, Dr. Cheema is medical director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories at Englewood Health.

Education and Training: He received his MD from Nishtar Medical College, in Pakistan, and completed is residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Cheema went on to hold a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Baystate Medical Center, and both a cardiology fellowship and interventional cardiology fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Languages Spoken: In addition to English, Dr. Cheema speaks Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Domenic L. Mariano, MDDomenic L. Mariano, MD

About: Dr. Mariano is board certified in cardiovascular disease and certified in cardiovascular computed tomography and nuclear cardiology. He specializes in cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular computed tomography, nuclear cardiology and preventive heart care.

Education and Training: Dr. Mariano received his DO from Nova Southeastern University, in Florida. He completed a residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center and a fellowship at St. Michael’s Medical Center.

Languages Spoken: In addition to English, Dr. Mariano speaks Italian.

James L. Amato Jr., MDJames L. Amato Jr., MD

About: Dr. Amato is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology. He is certified in adult transthoracic plus stress echocardiography. Nuclear cardiology, preventive heart care and women with heart disease are his special interests.

Education: He received hi MD from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed a residency at New York Hospital. He held fellowships at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cardiology.

Languages Spoken:
In addition to English, Dr. Amato speaks Italian and Spanish.

Ellen Urrutia, MDEllen Urrutia, MD

About: Dr. Urrutia specializes in preventive heart care, interventional cardiology and women with heart disease.

Education and Training: Dr. Urrutia received her MD at St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and held a fellow at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Languages Spoken: Dr. Urrutia speaks English.