About Dr. Kavesteen

dr.kDr. David Kavesteen received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook with Magna Cum Laude and distinction in research award. He pursued his passion in medicine at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at the prestigious New York University Medical Center. Dr. Kavesteen continued further education by specializing in cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology. He completed his fellowship training at Maimonides Medical Center. He is board certified in internal Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology. He is a diplomat of American college of cardiology and American Board of Internal medicine. He has received numerous awards and he has published many articles in medicine. He is founder of Heart and Health Medical PLLC.

Dr. Kavesteen believes that prevention is the key to longevity and maintaining a healthy heart and life. His genuine interest in prevention in all facets of medicine has given him a unique perspective in healing and rejuvenation. In recent years, he has combined Eastern medicine with Western medicine. He believes that human body should be treated as a whole.

In today’s world, we are inundated with different stressors that can cause significant health issues. If we were to take a keen assessment of our current health status, using the most current technology, we can deliver a health plan that can improve our health and cardiovascular system. This will optimize our body’s metabolism and health and further reduce risk of developing chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease.

-Dr. Kavesteen

Publications

“Changes in Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF) and Ca+2 ATPase mRNA transcriptional activity are markers of myocardial integrity during continuous warm blood cardioplegia (CWBCP) in rats.” Remsey ES, Baig M, Kral JG, Kavesteen Eghbali D, Varga M, Wait RB, Siddiqui MA. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 793:419-22, 1996 Sep 30. 97062445

“The Potential Impact of a Fully Automated External Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Centrally Monitored Hospital Units. “Jacob Shani, Gerald Hollander, David Kavesteen, Henery Cusnir, Rohit Tongia. 52nd Annual Scientific session of American College of Cardiology March 30 –April 2, 2003 Chicago.

“Effect of continuous warm blood cardioplegia and reperfusion on the transcriptional activity of Creatine Kinase mRNA in rat’s myocardium.” Remsey E. S, Anderson J. E, Kavesteen E. D, Brunner R. E, Cunningham J. N, Wait R. B. 28th Annual Scientific Symposium of the Hungarian Medical Association of America; Oct 27-Nov 1, 1996, Sarasota, Florida.

“Differential Response of Heat Shock Protein mRNA Transcriptional Regulation in Rat Atria and Ventricles During Warm Blood Cardioplegia and Reperfusion” Remsey, E. S., Baig, M.A., Anderson, J. E., Kavesteen, E. D., Siddiqui, M. A., Brunner, R. E. 69th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association . Abstract #062903 Nov 10-13,1996. New Orleans, LA.

 

– Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases in 2006

– Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology in 2004

– Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 2002


Cardiology Fellowship

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn NY

Residency

New York University Medical Center, New York NY

Medical School

SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn NY MD with Distinction in Research

Undergraduate

State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY B. S. with Honors in Biochemistry. Magna Cum Laude.


After having spoken to Dr. Kavesteen one evening, we asked what his secret was for becoming a successful doctor in a practice that has been voted the best on Long Island several years in a row. He enlightened us with a few of his essential traits. Read on below for some time-tested wisdom.

1. Professionalism

It is of the utmost importance that you behave professionally in all your conduct. Your medical education will probably involve a discussion about what professionalism means and what you need to do in practice, but there are a couple of key concepts which are universal.

Doctor/patient confidentiality is extremely important. It is a fundamental strand of medical ethics. This also involves maintaining a professional distance from your patients. They need to feel safe in your company to disclose information at their discretion, and they need to be sure that anything they say will not leave your office.

Equally important is respect and fairness. A good doctor must be able to treat all patients equally, regardless of their ethnicity, lifestyle choices or conduct. Your job is to treat your patients, not to judge them.

2. Empathy

Research has shown that patients who feel that their doctor has made a genuine empathetic connection — an attempt to understand how they feel and how their condition is affecting their everyday life — will actually experience a reduction in pain.

If a patient feels they are being cared for by the right doctor who has taken an interest in their well-being, their body will suppress their awareness of the pain and they will experience a faster recovery. And conversely, the stress of having a bad doctor who doesn’t show an interest can actually prolong the patient’s suffering. Empathy is a very powerful thing.

3. Patience

Some doctors will try to get as many patients through their door as possible. They will rush appointments and make quick decisions. This is often because they are trying to reach targets or avoid long queues in their waiting room, but it’s not always best for the patients. A good doctor will ask a few more questions than they need to and spend longer with their patients.

You might find that you have a rough idea of what is wrong with your patient within the first minute of their visit, but until you’ve dug deeper and got a real understanding of their situation, you will not be able to treat them to the best of your ability.

4. Up-to-date

The medicine industry is changing all the time and it’s important that you are prepared to keep up to date with new findings, innovative research and emerging theories at all times. Even once you have graduated, you shouldn’t stop learning.

You also need to be analytical about everything you read. There are a few famous examples of medical discoveries which have changed the way a lot of professionals operate, which have later gone on to be discredited. The impact of these mistakes are huge and, in some cases, are still being felt 30 years later.

No one expects you to be perfect or right all of the time, but it is essential that you are able to understand the impact of mistakes or bad judgement.

5. Not squeamish

Medical professionals work with the human body every day. It isn’t always pleasant and sometimes it can be quite gruesome. This is especially true for medics working in an accident and emergency ward or surgeons working in an operating theatre.

It is important that you are able to cope with these situations. Firstly, so that you have a clear head and are able to make good, quick decisions. Secondly, if you stay calm and the patient and their family can see that you are in control of the situation, they will find it easier to trust you.

6. Hard working

People always need health care; no matter what time of the day or what day of the year, someone will need medical attention. Working in the medical profession often means working long hours, weekends and holidays. You are going to have to work extremely hard.