Our Approach

As the most comprehensive cardiology program in lower Fairfield County, Stamford Health’s highly trained team recognizes that managing heart health begins with understanding each patient’s individual needs. Our physicians work together to provide a personalized care plan to prevent heart disease or complications.


Patients can expect person-centered care provided by a collaborative team that works alongside primary care providers, specialists, and more.


Our team uses the most advanced technology and diagnostic tools to swiftly and accurately assess and treat any issues.


With eight locations throughout lower Fairfield County and expanded cardiac services in Norwalk and Wilton, expert care is more convenient than ever.




What To Know About Cardiology Services

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REASONS FOR A VISIT

Those with chest pain, high cholesterol, hypertension, a history of heart disease or heart issues, or abnormal heart rhythms may need to see a cardiologist. For those age 40 and up, it’s generally a good idea to schedule an appointment for a baseline evaluation. No referral is needed for a general cardiology checkup.
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COLLABORATIVE CARE

Stamford Health cardiologists work with your primary care provider to treat a wide variety of heart conditions. At each location, our cardiologists can perform a wide variety of tests and assessments to develop a personalized care plan for each patient.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

During your initial visit, a cardiologist will conduct a thorough family and medical history, take vitals, and may perform non-invasive tests and blood work. They’re also ready to answer questions about lifestyle, risk factors, medications, and anything that may affect overall heart health.

Unique Benefits Of Our Program

Stamford Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to providing patient-centered cardiac support and treatment, closer to home.

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Through our partnership with Columbia University Irving Medical Center, five of their top surgeons see patients and operate at Stamford Health – alongside our skilled heart care team.
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Women experience heart diseases and conditions differently than men. That’s why Stamford Health’s Women Specialty Center and our cardiologists work collaboratively to provide treatment specifically for heart and vascular issues in women.
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Our team of doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and technicians work with Stamford Health’s extended network to provide comprehensive, world-class care.
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Our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to accurately diagnose conditions. Our doctors offer the latest technologies and treatments.


Meet Our Doctors

Ricardo J Benenstein
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Salvatore  Carbonaro
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Joonun  Choi
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Evelyn J Cusack
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Gregory R. D'Onofrio
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Mario  Gioia
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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David  Hsi
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 276-2323

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Anna I Koulova
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Edward F Lin
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 276-7691

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Wayne H. Miller
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Mina  Owlia
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Edward H. Schuster
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 276-2323

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Mark D Steuerwald
Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410





Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Our skilled team has extensive experience with cardiac conditions including:

  • Time-sensitive conditions including heart attacks, heart failure, and heart blocks.
  • Chronic conditions including hypertension, atrial fibrillation, flutters, angina, and pacemakers.
  • Vascular conditions including coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease.

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We offer an array of cardiac diagnostic testing procedures to give you accurate results and to help us come up with a treatment plan together.


Convenient Locations Close To You

Schedule an appointment when (and where) it’s convenient for you.



General Cardiology FAQs

  • Do you need a referral to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist?
    You do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists. For those age 40 and up, it’s generally a good idea to schedule an appointment for a baseline evaluation. You can call our cardiology department directly at 203.348.7410 or 203.274.2323 (Tully Health Center) to book an appointment with the cardiologist of your choice. We make it easy for you to access leading heart care.
  • What cardiac conditions can the team at Stamford Health diagnose and treat?
    The experienced team at Stamford Health's Heart & Vascular Institute is equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiac conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular heart diseases, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Our team employs advanced technology and collaborative approaches to provide comprehensive care for various heart-related issues.
  • How do you schedule an appointment with a specific cardiologist at Stamford Health?
    Scheduling an appointment with a specific cardiologist is a straightforward process. You can call our scheduling line at 203.348.7410 or 203.274.2323 (Tully Health Center), and our staff will assist you in selecting a cardiologist based on your preferences and availability.
  • Are there any lifestyle changes you can make to improve my heart health before seeing a cardiologist?
    Yes, there are several lifestyle changes that can positively impact heart health. These include adopting a heart-healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, quitting smoking, managing stress, and maintaining a healthy weight. While these changes are beneficial for overall heart health, it's important to consult with a health care professional for personalized advice based on your specific situation.
  • Can you get a second opinion from a cardiologist at Stamford Health if you've seen another cardiologist elsewhere?
    Absolutely. Seeking a second opinion is a common and encouraged practice, and our cardiologists are available to provide expert insights. You can schedule an appointment for a second opinion by contacting our cardiology offices at 203.348.7410 or 203.274.2323 (Tully Health Center). Having a second opinion can offer additional perspectives and contribute to informed decision-making regarding your heart health.

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