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President & Founding Member

Dr. Joseph A. Puma is the founder and president of Sorin Medical. With over 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Puma has dedicated his career to the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of cardiovascular disease, providing personalized care to patients from around the world. He is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Puma has been at the forefront of interventional cardiology and made significant contributions to the development of this field by embracing healthcare innovation and the continuous improvement of patient care in underserved communities.

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Vice President & Founding Member

Dr. Justin A. Ratcliffe is the Medical Director and Managing Partner at Sorin Medical, P.C. Dr. Ratcliffe is also an Interventional Cardiologist specializing in complex percutaneous coronary intervention and is a leading national expert in the endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease. He has performed extensive research in these fields with many peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national meetings. Dr. Ratcliffe is passionate about advancing the innovation and development of minimally invasive interventional techniques for the treatment of heart and vascular disease.

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Secretary & Founding Member

Ali F. Aboufares, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aboufares is a cardiologist with clinical expertise in clinical cardiology, cardiac and peripheral vascular intervention.Dr. Aboufares is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He received his medical degree from American University of Beirut, and received his cardiology training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and peripheral training at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in LouisianaDr. Aboufares sees patients at three convenient locations; Midtown East, Midtown West and at Columbia Universality Medical Center / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights.

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Treasurer & Founding Member

Dr. Augustin DeLago is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is on staff at Albany Medical Center, Albany Memorial Hospital, and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY as well as Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, NY. Dr. DeLago is currently the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as well as the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Albany Medical Center. Dr DeLago is also currently President of Capital Cardiology Associates, PC, as well as Founder and Director of the Cardiac CT Imaging Suite at Corporate Woods.

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Executive Director

Lisa Alteri, the Founder and President of Capital Health Consulting LLC is a veteran in the health care community with over 32 years of public and private sector health care delivery experience both at the State and county level. Previously, she served as the President of the consulting firm Whiteman Health & Human Services, a Division of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. Lisa is a Registered Nurse (RN), and has demonstrated her commitment to the health care community.

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