Meet The Pain Management & Heart Doctors
The Cardio Metabolic Institute takes pride in having some of the finest physicians and caring members in our team. Read through the impressive backgrounds of our physicians as well as our practice staff, all of whom contribute to running our Cardiology practice efficiently while providing excellent patient care.
Dinesh K. Singal
MD FACC FACP FSCAI
Dr. Singal, has been in practice since 1991 in the Central New Jersey area and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. In June 2006 he founded the Heart & Vascular Center of New Brunswick to bring a different dimension to the Cardiac and Vascular care in the community. Between 2010 and 2012 he spearheaded the formation of the Cardio Metabolic Institute which strives to lead the way in management of Cardio and Metabolic disorders in the Central New Jersey area with an emphasis on prevention, wellness, research and treatment. Read More…
Dr. Shah joined the Heart & Vascular Center of New Brunswick in 2009. He was an attending staff cardiologist at the University Medical Center at Princeton since 2007 prior to joining the practice. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology.
Anthony J. Passannante Jr.
Dr. Passannante joined the Cardio Metabolic Institute in April 2013. He formerly served as Managing Partner and President for over 20 years at the New Brunswick Cardiology Group, PA. Dr. Passannante served as an elected member of the Medical Executive Committee at Saint Peter’s University Hospital for nine terms and also held the position of President of the Medical Staff. He was named Chief Medical Officer of Saint Peter’s in 2011 and has held the position ever since.
Pratik B. Patel
MD FACC FSCAI RPVI FSVM FACP FASE FASN
Dr. Patel joined the Cardio Metabolic Institute in February 2014 after practicing with the New Brunswick Cardiology Group, PA for over 8 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, Endovascular Interventions and Vascular Medicine.
Dr. Kataneh Maleki is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, specializing in the management of cardiac arrhythmias. She is an expert in the placement of pacemakers, defibrillators and ablation procedures.
Dr. Jennifer Mazzoni joined the Cardio Metabolic Institute in July 2016 as an attending Cardiologist, Board Certified in Cardiovascular Medicine & Nuclear Cardiology in Non-Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging & Endovascular. She served as Director of Heart Failure Services at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Brown Mills, NJ for 10 years, attending Cardiologists and focusing on Congestive Heart Failure, Clinical and Preventative Cardiology. She also specialized in Noninvasive Imaging which includes Level II Echocardiography, Nuclear/SPECT, Multidetector CT and MRI.
Dr. Naimish Baxi focuses his expertise in the subspecialty of sports medicine, spine care, pain management, and musculoskeletal medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Following his residency, Dr. Baxi completed an Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine fellowship at Orthopedic and Spine Specialists (OSS) Health in York, Pennsylvania. Dr. Baxi remains a proponent of wellness and staying physically active and is a co-owner of a local Crossfit affiliate as well as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer.
Dr. Roshni Gandhi enjoys educating her patients about their foot problems and treats with both conservative and surgical methods. She received comprehensive training in elective forefoot and rearfoot surgical techniques, tendon and ligament injuries, trauma, flatfoot reconstruction, pediatrics, arthroscopy, and limb salvage. She has a special interest in treating sports related injuries and has the expertise to get athletes back to what they love to do.
Meenal K. Patel
Meenal joined the Cardio Metabolic Institute in December 2013. She has over eight years of cardiology experience and also a strong clinical background in internal medicine, pulmonology and gastroenterology. She completed her Physician Assistant degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004 and then began her career as a PA at New Brunswick Cardiology Group. Meenal contributes to CMI in many ways by treating patients, rounding at the hospital, troubleshooting Electronic Medical Records issues and also helping to provide clinical guidance for the research trials that we perform at the Institute.