Division of cardiology

Salvatore A. Chiaramida, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director Cardiac Care Unit

Dr. Chiaramida is a Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and Adjunct Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island.  He received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals in 1970.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Cornell University Cooperating Hospitals) and His Cardiology Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in New York. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.

After completing his training Dr. Chiaramida was Director of Cardiology at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, New Jersey for 10 years and at Our Lady of Mercy University Hospital in New York for 11 years. He served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Healthcare System in New York City. He has served in numerous administrative and governance capacities as well as continuously maintaining an active clinical practice emphasizing acute coronary care, non-invasive imaging including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and the management of chronic refractory angina pectoris. He currently serves as Medical Director of the Coronary Care Unit at MUSC.

Dr. Chiaramida’s research interests include Computer Modeling of the Heart and Circulation, Integrated Cardiac Imaging and Refractory Angina Pectoris. He holds a patent for a Computer Model of the Heart with the University of Rhode Island. His work has been recognized by listings in Best Doctors in New York and Marquis Who’s Who in America.

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Salvatore A. Chiaramida, M.D.

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Dr. Chiaramida's Clinical Interests

Angina pectoris
Congestive heart failure
Coronary care
Nuclear cardiology

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Chiaramida's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

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