Robert M. Siegel, MD, FACC, joined Calvary Hospital as Medical Director in July 2019. He has oversight of all patient care that Calvary delivers at their 200-bed Bronx Campus, 25-bed Brooklyn Campus, 18-bed Dawn Greene Hospice at The Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh in Manhattan, Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home in Bayside, and wherever our patients reside in the community.
Dr. Siegel has significant experience in palliative care/end-of-life care with cardiac patients. He was most recently Associate Medical Director of Compassionate Care Hospice, where he was Director of the Cardiac Connections program in the Bronx and Brooklyn. His responsibilities included supervising patient care and nursing education for patients receiving palliative cardiac care, teaching cardiology and palliative care fellows, and lecturing on medical grand rounds.
During his nine-year tenure at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Siegel served in multiple roles including Heart Failure Program Director, Cardiac Care Unit Director, Echocardiography/Stress Laboratory Acting Director, and Critical Care Quality Improvement Director.
Since 2010, Dr. Siegel has been Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has taught or mentored more than 300 trainees, including medical students, medical residents, and cardiology fellows. Dr. Siegel has been honored with multiple awards including: Jacobi Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program Faculty Mentorship Prize (2018) and Faculty Teaching Prize (2011), as well as the Leo M. Davidoff Society of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Medical Students (2017).
Dr. Siegel has published research on GUIDE-IT Trial (2012-2016). He is currently the principal investigator for Weight-based Torsemide Dosing in Subjects with Heart Failure (2017-present).
Dr. Siegel graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History/Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was Medical Resident at Columbia University Medical Center and Chief Cardiology Fellow at Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Siegel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is active in the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He is fluent in English and Spanish.