MORE ABOUT Dr.Harghel

 


I am 43 years old, I was born in Bucharest, Romania, I graduated the  State Medical School  „University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila” in Bucharest in 1995.

I
 came to New York in 1995 and I passed the United States Medical license exams steps I, II and III and I completed a medical residency program for 3 years at the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens.

For one year I was selected to be the Chief Medical Resident at Saint John’s Hospital in Queens, New York and afterwards I completed a one year fellowship program in Geriatrics.

I passed the ABIM board exams in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine and I started working for the VA administration in Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital as a primary care physician in the outpatient medical clinic.

I also became an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, involved in teaching medical students from SUNY DOWNSTATE School Of Medicine as well as geriatric fellows.  

My medical activity at Brooklyn VA Hospital  keeps me updated with the newest nation wide clinical guidelines, the newest treatments available  and allows me to participate in inpatient care as well as outpatient care. I am involved in  direct inpatient medical care as well as medical residents supervision, education and training.

My research activity focuses on geriatric problems, dementias and treatments, dizziness in the elderly, falls in the elderly and other geriatric syndromes.

I  initiated a Fall Prevention Clinic and a Fall Risk Evaluation Program in the outpatient clinic where I continued my teaching  activity. My research activity focuses on geriatric problems, dementias and treatments, dizziness in the elderly, falls in the elderly and other geriatric syndromes. 

I also worked as an Emergency Room Physician for  almost 4 years in the Saint John’s Hospital Emergency Department and in Victory Memorial Hospital Emergency department.

My current interest areas are bioethics in postmodern medicine, ethical dillemas , optimization of medical decision making and  new  emerging strategies.

I published a recent book in Romania : „Strategy of efficiency in medicine” and I  am writing my second book now. I speak Romanian and French. 

I am a member of American Medical Association, of American Geriatrics Society, the Romanian Medical Society of New York and the International Association of Internists. I was nominated as  „Doctor of the Year” by the Romanian Medical Society in 2005 and  selected  by „The Leading Physicians of the World” as a Top Internist and featured in the 2010 edition of „The Leading Physicians of the World”.

The  practice of medicine  is my everlasting love. Helping people in need and alleviating suffering and pain is my mission in life.Providing the highest quality care for my patients is my goal.

CRISTIAN HARGHEL, MD