Richard G. Bach

Richard G. Bach, MD, FACC

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Specializes In
  • Cardiology
Referral Type

Physician Referral Required

Languages Spoken
  • English

Appointments

Sees Patients For

Interventional cardiology, coronary angioplasty, atherectomy and stenting, valvuloplasty, peripheral intervention, percutaneous atrial septal defect closure, transcoronary alcohol septal ablation for HCM, cardiac catheterization, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obstruction, coronary ultrasonographic and physiologic assessment, cardiac critical care

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Locations

Experience

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Academic Title(s)

Professor, Medicine
Cardiovascular Division
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Research Interests

Clinical investigation in acute coronary syndromes: In the cardiac intensive care unit, my group has focused on the clinical investigation of outcomes and promising therapies for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Coronary intervention and coronary physiology: Another of my primary research interests involves interventional cardiology, with pre-clinical and clinical studies in the use of magnetic navigation via the Stereotaxis Niobe system to facilitate coronary intervention; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: For symptomatic patients with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction due to hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a catheter-based method of non-surgical septal reduction by alcohol septal ablation can provide significant symptomatic improvement. To better understand the short and long-term benefits of transcatheter alcohol septal ablation, we are studying its effects on cardiac remodeling and coronary and myocardial physiology. In addition, via collaborative translational echocardiographic and genetic studies, we are interested in exploring the gene polymorphisms that contribute to the wide phenotypic anatomic and physiologic variability among patients and family members with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Publications & Research

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Education

Fellowship

1991 Cardiac Catheterization and Angioplasty, NYU Medical Center Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York

Fellowship

1990 Clinical, Cardiology, New York University Medical Center Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York

Fellowship

1988 Research, Cardiology, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York

Residency

1987 Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

Medical Degree

1984 New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

B.S.

1977 Biological Sciences, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.