Dr. Lee speaks before AARP Rockland at monthly luncheon
At a recent meeting of the Rockland chapter of AARP, held at the JCC in West Nyack, Dr. Joseph M. Lee, M.D., M.S., R.P.V.I, presented to more than 75 community members about prevention of major cardiovascular diseases.
During his presentation, Dr. Lee addressed early identification of life-threatening conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, aortic dissection, acute limb loss, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism beyond managing the traditional risk factors of high blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and smoking. “Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death here in the United States and globally,” said Dr. Lee. “I’m here today to help bring awareness to “vascular” disease, which is often underdiagnosed and undertreated before it is too late.”
Dr. Lee shared the tools he uses to detect a wide range of cardiovascular disease conditions, identify high-risk patients and provide treatment options that reduce the patient’s overall cardiovascular risk. In addition to reducing traditional risk factors, Dr. Lee explained the importance of a systematic approach tailored to the individual patient for prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment.
“We value Dr. Lee’s key insights on this critical health issue,” said Ted Arin, AARP Rockland chapter president. “Our meetings are designed to inform and entertain our members on a variety of subjects, with health and wellness being of high importance.”
Based out of CDHV’s Suffern office, Dr. Lee is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vascular Ultrasound, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography and Internal Medicine and is board eligible in Nuclear Cardiology. In addition to his position at CDHV, Dr. Lee is an Assistant Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to complete medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Lee completed his internship, residency and fellowships in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Imaging all at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lee also has achieved Level III proficiency in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography and Cardiac Electrophysiology.