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Gerard Abate M.D.

Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease

315 S 33rd St Allentown PA, 18104
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Gerard Abate, MD, is an internist and cardiologist who serves as Consultant in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Pharmacovigilance with Vita-Scientia Consulting. “I am a visionary business strategist with proven successes driving revenue growth, accelerating employee performance, building brand visibility and maximizing shareholder value and market share in competitive industries. I have deep experience in instituting the processes and controls needed to protect financial integrity and manage risks, yielding impressive results in both top-line and bottom-line efficiencies. I am an expert developer of high-performance cultures with a demonstrable capacity in navigating positive change management, while addressing mission critical business needs”, states Dr. Abate. Furthermore, he has recently been appointed Chief Medical Director for United Health Products, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of HemoStyp, a patented hemostatic gauze for the healthcare and wound care sectors. Dr. Abate’s responsibilities will include direct oversight with the Company’s PMA submission and all clinical and product data.

Education and Training

C.E.T.E.C. University School of Med-Santo Domingo Medical Degree 1981

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Gerard Abate M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Are heart conditions genetically passed on?

    Some but not all heart disease is genetic. In your age group, if you are concerned, first question to ask is there a history of heart disease in your immediate family at a young age? Channelopathies, ( rhythm disorders), cardiomyopathies ( leading to heart failure) and familial hyperlipidemia( high cholesterol) are three key areas that you should ask your family about. If so, your doctor can review your EKG, and lipid profile and assess whether or not genetic testing is appropriate for you. READ MORE

  • What is the best exercise for the heart?

    There is no one best exercise for everyone. The benefits to your heart are similar as long as the type of exercise follows the recommended program goals, as prescribed by your doctor or exercise physiologist. Aerobic exercise is best and it should use large muscle groups repetitively for a sustained amount of time for at least 30 to 60 minutes three to five days a week. It should be something you enjoy doing if you're going to be doing this 3-5 times a week! Always speak to your doctor first before starting any new exercise program. Perform your activity at a level in which you can carry on a conversation or speak clearly while exercising otherwise you're over doing it! It is especially helpful if you have not been given a target heart rate to stay in during exercise. READ MORE

  • How can I lower my blood pressure immediately?

    There is no quick way to drop your blood pressure. Anxiety and stress can increase your pressure from release of catecholamines, so relaxation techniques help but you still need to be evaluated since untreated blood pressure long term can result in stroke or heart attack. Salt restriction will lower your pressure about 2mmhg. READ MORE

  • Can arrhythmia be diagnosed with an ECG?

    An EKG is an important tool for your doctor to diagnose heart block, bundle branch block and other suttle anomalies, but unless you are having frequent arrhythmias, it may miss atrial or ventricular arrhythmias outside of the brief EKG recording. Your doctor may have a Holter monitor or patch recorder ordered if they are concerned. READ MORE

  • When can you exercise after a heart transplant?

    Your transplant team should have instructed you that no driving or strenuous exercise for the first 6 weeks post sternotomy. They also should have referred you to a cardiac rehab program for structured monitoring during the first few months. During the initial period you should be able to do light household chores. Remember you are on immunosuppressive therapy now so you need to also be very aware if you are feeling like you are getting sick and notify your doctor. READ MORE

  • Can you have heart failure and not know it?

    Typical symptoms are decreased levels of activity. You may not really think that getting tired after a flight of stairs or walking a block or two is your heart. Also you may notice that when you take your socks off that you have a band around your legs. That's a sign of fluid retention. As for sudden heart failure, that may be what is known as an angina equivalent. In any case see your doctor. READ MORE

Residency

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center Internal Medicine 
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center - Internal Medicine

Fellowships

  • University of South Florida Cardiology   1990

Fellowships

  • University of South Florida - Cardiology - 1990

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Get to know Dr. Gerard Abate, who practices in Jacksonville, Florida.

Recognized as a leader in pharma and diagnostics industries, Dr. Abate currently practices as a Consultant in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Pharmacovigilance at Vite-Scientia Consulting in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Offering expert guidance in medical affairs, health outcomes, life cycle management, and pharmacovigilance consulting, Vita-Scientia Consulting provides a portfolio of services for pharma and biotech in all aspects of medical affairs, health outcomes, and pharmacovigilance.

With over three decades of experience in the medical field, Dr. Abate started out as a cardiologist before pursuing a different career path on behalf of his vast experience in medical affairs and clinical development in pharma, diagnostics, and devices. “I am a visionary business strategist with proven successes driving revenue growth, accelerating employee performance, building brand visibility, and maximizing shareholder value and market share in competitive industries. I have deep experience in instituting the processes and controls needed to protect financial integrity and manage risks, yielding impressive results in both top-line and bottom-line efficiencies. I am an expert developer of high-performance cultures with a demonstrable capacity in navigating positive change management, while addressing mission critical business needs. I possess a well-sharpened acumen in selecting, training, and developing top-performing executive talent across multifaceted capacities with verifiable success” as stated by the doctor. 

In his current capacity, Dr. Abate also serves as the Chief Medical Director of United Health Products, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of HemoStyp, a patented hemostatic gauze for the healthcare and wound care sectors. His responsibilities include direct oversight with the Company’s PMA submission and all clinical and product data.

He is a former Executive Director of Medical Affairs at Quest Diagnostics, where he directed a Medical Affairs group that included eight clinical franchise medical directors (oncology, genetics, women’s health, cardiovascular-metabolism, neurology, infectious disease/inflammation), the publication department, the genetic counselors team, the HEOR team, and project management. 

In regards to his educational background, Dr. Abate graduated with his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Wanting to further his education, he earned his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic in 1981. Thereafter, he returned to the United States and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, followed by his fellowship in cardiology at the University of South Florida.

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as some parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

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