Put the squeeze on heart disease with ECP Therapy!

About Sterling Heart Care in Amherst, NY

Learn More About Sterling Heart Care and Why It Is NY’s Exclusive Provider of ECP Therapy. ECP Therapy Is a Painless, Noninvasive Treatment for Individuals Suffering From Heart Disease and Poor Circulation.

Meet Our Medical Director: Dr. Leon Levinsky

Dr. Levinsky joins Sterling Heart Care with extensive experience in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and clinical research. He has worked closely with External Counter Pulsation technology for nearly two decades. Dr. Levinsky attended medical school at Guys Hospital Medical School in London. He completed his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Beilinson Hospital Medical Center in Israel where he became the Deputy Head of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department.

Dr. Levinsky came to Buffalo in 1979 as a Special Fellow in the Cardiac Surgery Program at what was then Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. From there he took on several prominent roles serving the healthcare needs of the WNY community. He served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at SUNY Buffalo, Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Buffalo General Hospital, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Device Management Department at Buffalo General Hospital.

“I am very excited to be joining Sterling Heart Care as their Medical Director. There is no question that procedures in the OR and Cath Lab are a core component of the treatment for cardiovascular disease, and WNY has some of the best cardiologists and surgeons in the nation to perform such procedures. However, I believe that noninvasive treatments like ECP Therapy and Cardiac Rehabilitation are essential to the continuum of care. This is especially true for patients who qualify for ECP Therapy. Since these patients are not candidates for the state of the art procedures being performed in our excellent local hospitals, ECP Therapy is often their only treatment option. I encourage my fellow physicians to learn more about Sterling Heart Care and the great benefits of ECP Therapy and to reflect on which of their patients would benefit from it. I have no doubt that there are many patients who would be eternally grateful to their doctor for referring them to Sterling Heart Care.”

– Dr. Levinsky
Dr. Levinsky CV

Meet Our ECP Therapists

Jim and Lisa are our Buffalo location’s ECP Therapists. They work closely with patients at our office on a day to day basis. It’s their goal to ensure that each and every patient who walks into our office receives one on one attention and has a safe and enjoyable experience undergoing ECP Therapy treatments.

Jim and Lisa both have extensive experience working in the field of cardiology. Before joining the Sterling Heart Care team, they underwent extensive training on the operations of our ECP Therapy Devices. They work side by side with Dr. Levinsky to make sure our patients receive optimal therapy sessions and enjoy a positive and memorable patient experience.

Jim has spent his career working in cardiac rehabilitation settings. Before coming to Sterling Heart Care he managed Lockport Memorial’s Cardiac Rehab program where he created, managed, and supervised exercise programs for patients with heart disease. Jim is a Williamsville native, he is the proud father of six children, and he enjoys mountain biking and riding his snowmobile.

Lisa has spent her career working as a Vascular Sonographer. She was an integral part in creating and managing vascular ultrasound laboratories at several cardiology and vascular offices in the Buffalo area. Lisa is a Niagara Falls native and the proud mother of two boys.

About Sterling Heart Care

Meet Our Medical Director: Dr. Leon Levinsky

Dr. Levinsky joins Sterling Heart Care with extensive experience in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and clinical research. He has worked closely with External Counter Pulsation technology for nearly two decades. Dr. Levinsky attended medical school at Guys Hospital Medical School in London. He completed his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Beilinson Hospital Medical Center in Israel where he became the Deputy Head of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department.

Dr. Levinsky came to Buffalo in 1979 as a Special Fellow in the Cardiac Surgery Program at what was then Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. From there he took on several prominent roles serving the healthcare needs of the WNY community. He served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at SUNY Buffalo, Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Buffalo General Hospital, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Device Management Department at Buffalo General Hospital.

“I am very excited to be joining Sterling Heart Care as their Medical Director. There is no question that procedures in the OR and Cath Lab are a core component of the treatment for cardiovascular disease, and WNY has some of the best cardiologists and surgeons in the nation to perform such procedures. However, I believe that noninvasive treatments like ECP Therapy and Cardiac Rehabilitation are essential to the continuum of care. This is especially true for patients who qualify for ECP Therapy. Since these patients are not candidates for the state of the art procedures being performed in our excellent local hospitals, ECP Therapy is often their only treatment option. I encourage my fellow physicians to learn more about the great benefits of ECP Therapy and to reflect on which of their patients would benefit from it. I have no doubt that there are many patients who would be eternally grateful to their doctor for referring them to Sterling Heart Care.”

– Dr. Levinsky
Dr. Levinsky CV

About Sterling Heart Care in Amherst, NY

Meet Our ECP Therapists

Jim and Lisa are our Buffalo location’s ECP Therapists. They work closely with patients at our office on a day to day basis. It’s their goal to ensure that each and every patient who walks into our office receives one on one attention and has a safe and enjoyable experience undergoing ECP Therapy treatments.

Jim and Lisa both have extensive experience working in the field of cardiology. Before joining the Sterling Heart Care team, they underwent extensive training on the operations of our ECP Therapy Devices. They work side by side with Dr. Levinsky to make sure our patients receive optimal therapy sessions and enjoy a positive and memorable patient experience.

Jim has spent his career working in cardiac rehabilitation settings. Before coming to Sterling Heart Care he managed Lockport Memorial’s Cardiac Rehab program where he created, managed, and supervised exercise programs for patients with heart disease. Jim is a Williamsville native, he is the proud father of six children, and he enjoys mountain biking and riding his snowmobile.

Lisa has spent her career working as a Vascular Sonographer. She was an integral part in creating and managing vascular ultrasound laboratories at several cardiology and vascular offices in the Buffalo area. Lisa is a Niagara Falls native and the proud mother of two boys.