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Dr. Frederic J. Vagnini is one of the most unique physicians and health educators in the world. After graduation from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1963, Dr. Vagnini underwent 8 years of post doctorate internship and residency. These years studying surgery, vascular, heart and lung surgery were spent at the Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. Following completion of training Dr. Vagnini served in the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and subsequently entered into private practice on Long Island, New York. For the next 25 years Dr. Vagnini practiced as a heart, lung and blood vessel surgeon. He has operated on thousands of patients with heart and blood vessel disease. As his career continued Dr. Vagnini became interested in Health Education, Preventive Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Because of his vast experience in the area of heart disease and nutrition he became a frequent guest speaker and has appeared numerous times on local and national radio and television.

Dr. Vagnini has extensive media experience with hundreds of radio and television appearances. He presently hosts a live call in show on WOR 710 AM. The show is called "The Heart Show" and airs from 4-5 PM Sundays. Dr. Vagnini formerly hosted a national health show on Fox Television.

In the area of print Health Education Dr. Vagnini has written hundreds of articles in the lay literature and has numerous scientific publications. He also publishes a monthly newsletter "Cardiovascular Wellness Newsletter". This publication covers current health news issues with appropriate commentary. The Wellness Newsletter can be ordered through the Center.

Dr. Vagnini is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Vagnini is an active, highly respected member of numerous medical societies, including:

The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
The American Society of Echocardiography
The American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
The Oxygen Society
The American College of Nutrition (Fellow)
The Holistic Medical Society
The American Medical Association (AMA)
The American Association of Clinical Nutritionists
The Nassau County Medical Society
The American Heart Association
The Presbyterian Hospital Alumni
The National Stroke Association
The Nassau Surgical Society
The International Society for Free Radical Research
The New York Cardiological Society
The New York Lipid Club
The New York Society for Thoracic Surgery
The American Association of Diabetes Educators
The American College of Cardiology (Fellow)
The International Academy of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine
The American Society for Surgical Research (Fellow)
The American Society of Hypertension
The American College of Angiology (Fellow)
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians

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