Dr Nikolas Wanahita is a cardiologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. He specialises in cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology.
A native of Jakarta, Indonesia, Dr Wanahita pursued his higher education in the United States, where he spent almost 20 years of his life. He graduated summa cum laude (with highest honour) from Saint Louis University with a degree in Biological Sciences, before receiving a Master degree in Healthcare Administration. He went on to obtain his Doctorate of Medicine from Creighton University School of Medicine.
Dr Wanahita did his postgraduate residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Subsequently he underwent fellowship (specialist training) in preventive cardiology and general (clinical) cardiology. He was elected as Chief Fellow during his final year of fellowship. Following this, Dr Wanahita underwent fellowship (subspecialty training) in interventional cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, where the first coronary angioplasty (ballooning) procedure was performed in the United States.
Dr Wanahita worked as an interventional cardiology consultant physician at many prestigious hospitals and Cardiac Cath labs in New York City, including the New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York University Langone Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. He also served as a faculty member at the Columbia University Medical Center and the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr Wanahita is triple board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally, he is board certified in nuclear cardiology. He was elected Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI).
Dr Wanahita has published a number of scientific papers as the first author in various medical journals and presented many scientific abstracts at numerous International Cardiology Scientific meetings. He has served as peer reviewer for various prestigious medical journals such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Circulation, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Dr Wanahita has been regularly invited as a faculty member and speaker at many local and international cardiology and interventional cardiology conferences.
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