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Hal SkopickiCardiologist; Director, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Center; Co-Director, Mechanical Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) ProgramStony Brook Heart InstituteRenaissance School of Medicine


Hal Skopicki specializes in advanced/complex cardiac disease involving the heart muscle, valves, arteries, or overall heart function. His expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of heart failure, and extends to cutting-edge technologies as a principal researcher for investigations involving stem cells, genetic analysis, and state-of-the-art medical therapy. He regularly treats patients with severe heart failure and is an expert in assessing their options.  


  • Medical School, Rosalind Franklin Medical School
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medicine
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine-Cardiology