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Renowned Community Cardiologist Joins School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University

Renowned Community Cardiologist Joins School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University

Long-time community physician brings expertise to academic medical center

 December 30, 2010 – Long-established community-based cardiologist, Mark Borek, M.D., has joined the]Division of Cardiovascular Diseases as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, effective Jan. 3. The announcement was issued by Luis Gruberg, M.D., Interim Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Director of the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratories at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

In his new role, Dr. Borek will treat inpatients at Stony Brook University Hospital and see patients at two Cardiology outpatient office locations: 26 Research Way in East Setauket and at 3001 Expressway Drive North in Islandia. 

“I am hoping that my long and attentive experience in private practice with its emphasis on direct patient care will offer a valuable complementary perspective for the teaching and consultative functions of Stony Brook’s Division of Cardiology,” says Dr. Borek. “I am also looking forward to expanding my experience with the aid of a wide range of technologies and specialty services afforded by an academic medical center.”

Dr. Borek has been a practicing cardiologist on Long Island since 1991, when he joined Island Cardiology Associates of Smithtown, N.Y. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine  and nuclear cardiology by the Board of Nuclear Cardiology. For the past 13 years he has appeared in the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.”

“Mark has earned the respect and admiration of colleagues in the community because of his dedication and commitment to his patients,” said Dr. Gruberg. “For this reason and his broad clinical experience and teaching skills, Mark is a welcome addition to our faculty.”

Prior to his new appointment, Dr. Borek had a voluntary faculty appointment in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine since 1995. Additionally, as an attending physician at The Long Island College Hospital, he was recognized with successive “Teacher of the Year” awards (1988-91).

Dr. Borek received his MD degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his training in Internal Medicine at Nassau County Medical Center and his Fellowship in Cardiology from The Long Island College Hospital.

Dr. Borek lives in Stony Brook with his wife, Marisa, a nurse practitioner in private practice, and their two children.

For more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Borek, call 631-444-1069.


About the Heart Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center 

The Heart Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center is located within Long Island’s only university-based medical center. The Heart Center at Stony Brook offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The staff includes 50 full-time and community-based, board-certified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, as well as 350 specially trained anesthesiologists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, operating room technicians, perfusionists, and other support staff. Their combined expertise provides state-of-the-art interventional and surgical capabilities in 24-hour cardiac catheterization labs and surgical suites. And while the Heart Center clinical staff offers the latest advances in medicine, its physician-scientists are also actively enhancing knowledge of the heart and blood vessels through basic biomedical studies and clinical research.

About Stony Brook University Medical Center

Stony Brook University Medical Center is Long Island’s only university-based academic medical center. It serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Center, Cancer Center, the Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the Institute for Advanced Neurosciences, and the Gastroenterology Program. Stony Brook provides Suffolk County’s only Level IV Regional Perinatal Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Department, ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit

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