Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - Broward Health Heart Chief Michael A. Chizner, MD, Listed top 1% in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Michael A. Chizner, M.D., renowned cardiologist and Chief Medical Director of The Heart Center of Excellence of Broward Health, was recently named in the Top 1% in the Nation in the first Top Doctors List compiled by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors list was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. It draws from Castle Connolly’s database of physicians, all recommended for their clinical skills by other doctors and individually vetted by a physician-led research team.

Chizner graduated with highest honors from Cornell University Medical College. He received his medical residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and his cardiology training at Georgetown University, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association.  He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and Barry University.

Chizner has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine. He has also served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of national cardiology journals, and has been Director and Keynote Speaker at national and regional medical education conferences. He has written and edited numerous articles and books in cardiology. His widely read textbook, Clinical Cardiology Made Ridiculously Simple (now in its 4th edition) is currently being used in medical schools throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Chizner spearheaded the establishment of the Heart Center of Excellence at Broward General Medical Center.  He oversees an exceptional roster of experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, whose clinical expertise, superior outcomes, and strongly positive patient satisfaction ratings earned Broward General Medical Center the distinction as the only high performing hospital in Broward County for cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Chizner credits much of his success to his colleagues, staff and patients.  “I owe a large debt of gratitude to the many dedicated and outstanding physicians, nurses, administration, and allied healthcare professionals at Broward Health with whom I have had the pleasure and privilege of working and who understand that treating the patient and their families with dignity, respect, and concern is of paramount importance to the optimal outcome of a patient with heart disease," said Dr. Chizner.  “If not for them, and the patients we are privileged to serve, there would be no such recognition for me.”

Dr. Chizner’s recognition will be included in a searchable online directory that lists the top peer-nominated physicians from across the country in US News & World Report.

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