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Our Cardiology Physicians

When you or a loved one are suffering from a cardiac condition, you want to know you can trust your physicians. That’s why Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York, employs highly skilled, board-certified, knowledgeable cardiology specialists. They provide every aspect of patient care, from prevention to treatment to monitoring with a personalized touch to address each patient’s unique needs and concerns.

Meet Our Team

When you choose Richmond University Medical Center, you’ll have the opportunity to work with one or more of our experienced cardiology physicians. Our team includes:

Francesco Rotatori, MD, FACC – Chair, Department of Cardiology

Dr. Rotatori graduated from medical school at the University of Milan in Italy. He followed up his education with postgraduate training at the Centro Cardiologico Monzino, a prestigious medical center in Milan that specializes in cardiovascular disease. He later attended the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine. Since completing his training, Dr. Rotatori has earned board certification in the following:

  • Internal medicine
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear cardiology

At Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Rotatori serves a variety of patients with skilled diagnoses and treatments of conditions. These include congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart attacks, hypertension, and more.

Fiona Shehaj, MD ­– Chief, Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center

Dr. Shehaj first graduated from the SUNY Downstage College of Medicine. She then went on to finish her residency with the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her postgraduate training and gained her fellowship in cardiology at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, serving as chief fellow during her final year. She would later become board certified in internal medicine.

At Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Shehaj specializes in women’s heart health. She provides expert management for heart failure, works with advanced cardiac imaging, and continues to educate medical students and residents.

Sean Galligan, MD, FACC

Dr. Galligan is a highly qualified and competent cardiologist who serves his Staten Island community with experienced and expert care. He began his medical education at St. George’s School of Medicine. After graduating, he completed his postgraduate training and fellowship at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His focus in school became the specialties in which he would later become board certified. These include:

  • Internal medicine
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Interventional cardiology

He is also registered in vascular interpretation and a member of several prestigious national organizations. His memberships include the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Physicians.

Physicians You Can Trust

Cardiac conditions can be frightening, but at Richmond University Medical Center we understand how important it is to work with physicians who you can trust. We employ highly skilled, experienced, and board-certified physicians that can serve you at our state-of-the-art facilities in Staten Island. To learn more about other specialists at Richmond University Medical Center, visit our doctor search engine or contact us today.