Joel Gellman, MD
Joel Gellman, M.D., F.A.C.C. was recently awarded a Board Certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. Dr. Gellman is one of only 227 physicians across the country to have earned this certification.
The recent creation of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation subspecialty represents an advance in the field of cardiology that will lead the way in providing technically advanced care for patients with heart disease-- the number one killer in the U.S. contributing to more than 300,000 deaths each year.
The proposal to establish the new subspecialty, originated and advocated by the Heart Failure Society of America, was approved in 2009 by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The new specialty is needed because of the rapid progress in treatment options for patients with heart failure, such as heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices (VADs).