Fellowship-trained, Dr. Singh is highly experienced in managing advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
May 25, 2021, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System has announced that Abhishek Singh, MD, PhD, has been named Medical Director of Atlantic Health System’s Heart Success program, which cares for patients with advanced heart failure. Dr. Singh is triple board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
“As one of the nation’s leading cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery programs, we take great pride in being able to offer our patients the most advanced, subspecialized evidence-based care,” said Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, MACC, Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line, Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System. “We are very happy that Dr. Singh brings his unique expertise to further strengthen our existing multidisciplinary heart failure program and best serve our patients.”
Dr. Singh joins Atlantic Health System from St. Luke’s University Hospital (Bethlehem, PA) and Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), where he served as an attending physician in the hospitals’ advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension programs starting in 2016. During that time, he also served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
“I am honored to join the exemplary cardiovascular medicine team at Atlantic Health System and thrilled to be based at the top-ranked Morristown Medical Center,” stated Dr. Singh. “I am especially excited to work with the advanced practice nurses (APNs), and the rest of the exceptional Heart Success team.”
Driven by clinical excellence, Dr. Singh uses evidence-based medicine to co-manage advanced and complicated heart failure and pulmonary hypertension patients. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, APNs, and nurses, he cares for patients with hard-to-control heart conditions by using electrophysiologic and hemodynamic support devices. He utilizes exercise right heart catheterization to help determine the various contributors to patients’ shortness of breath (dyspnea). In addition, he evaluates and manages pre- and post-heart transplant patients.
After receiving his medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Singh pursued his internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He remained there for his cardiology fellowship in the UCSF Molecular Medicine Program (Physician Scientist Training Program). He returned to the east coast to pursue a second fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at Temple University Hospital. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Singh received his bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Singh has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and has presented at numerous major international medical scientific meetings. He has served as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on a number of research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Most Outstanding MD/PhD Student from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Singh is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the Heart Failure Society of America.
About Heart Care at Atlantic Health System
Morristown Medical Center, the hub of heart care at Atlantic Health System, is one of the top 40 programs in the country for Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (U.S. News & World Report) and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care (Healthgrades).
Their expert team presents research across the world and is comprised of interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart failure experts, advanced imagers and cardiac surgeons.
The program also offers specialty care in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports cardiology, cardio-oncology, and heart disease in women. The team works closely with community cardiologists who provide a medical home for patients with heart disease.
Atlantic Health System Heart Care is focused on offering minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures that help patients return to their lives faster. The state’s largest valve replacement/repair program offers valve therapy options for the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves, and is helping advance the radial (wrist) approach for coronary procedures streamlining care with the addition of a new lounge for post-procedure recovery.
Morristown Medical Center is home to the largest cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology programs in New Jersey and offers the most up-to-date cardiac imaging technologies available.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ.
Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey and joins Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 16 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.
Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.