Cardiac prevention specialist enhances care at The Heart Center

Posted: 6/11/2019

Cardiologist Dr. Sunny Intwala has joined Health Quest affiliate The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie. He will see patients at its City of Poughkeepsie location and has privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

“As a member of The Heart Center, I will provide expertise and education in preventive cardiology to help patients achieve optimal cardiovascular health,” said Intwala, who has a background in complex cholesterol management, nutrition and personal training.

Intwala is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He specializes in advanced cholesterol management, sports cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation.

Prior to joining Health Quest, he served as director of sports cardiology and associate director of nuclear cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital, part of Northwell Health, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Intwala completed his medical education at Brown Medical School in Providence, R.I., and graduated summa cum laude from Rhode Island College.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, and completed his cardiology fellowship at Boston Medical Center, the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine, in Massachusetts.

Intwala’s most recent research experience has examined the impact of stress testing prior to non-cardiac surgery and pre-participation screenings in NCAA collegiate athletes.

He has received recognition in national and internationally renowned academic journals, such as JAMA Cardiology, an international peer-reviewed journal for cardiovascular medicine, and Circulation, a scientific journal published by the American Heart Association.

The American College of Sports Medicine and American College of Cardiology member has been interviewed by and written for several major media publications, including ABC News, “Good Morning America,” U.S. News and HealthDay.

To schedule an appointment, call 845-473-1188 (TTY 1-800-421-1220). For more information on The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC, visit

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