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Cardiovascular Institute Expands Services at Newport Hospital

7/10/2014

• Expansion includes better access to cardiac care and addition of new cardiologists

The Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals is enhancing cardiac care on Aquidneck Island by expanding the cardiovascular services offered at Newport Hospital. That expansion includes opening a new cardiovascular practice and adding two new cardiologists.

The new practice, which will be located in the hospital’s Borden Carey Building, will include the addition of cardiologists Carl Levick, MD, and George Charlton, MD. They are joining long-time Newport Hospital cardiologist Ned Gutman, MD.

“This is an exciting time for Newport Hospital as we extend the expertise and capabilities of the Cardiovascular Institute to residents of Newport County,” said Samuel Dudley, MD, PhD, chief of cardiology at the CVI. “In bringing together the strengths and talents of Drs. Levick, Charlton and Gutman, we will offer patients direct access to all of the specialized services that the CVI offers. This greatly enhances the cardiovascular services that have been offered at Newport Hospital.”

The CVI, the largest center in the state dedicated to cardiology and cardiac surgery, is well known for its high-quality, innovative patient care and comprehensive range of specialized services. The CVI is home to cutting-edge research and clinical trials through the Cardiovascular Research Center.

According to Arthur Sampson, interim president of Newport Hospital, the expansion of the Cardiovascular Institute onto Aquidneck Island underscores the hospital’s commitment to providing the best possible care to patients.

“The leading-edge cardiovascular care offered by Lifespan’s Cardiovascular Institute complements the quality care Newport Hospital delivers to area residents and their families,” said Sampson, “and now this preeminent cardiac care will be available right here in Southeastern Rhode Island.”

Levick comes to Newport Hospital after serving for the last three years as the director of cardiology at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Bermuda. Prior to that, he was the managing partner for a large cardiovascular group in Concord, New Hampshire, a position he held for more than 25 years. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia. He completed both an internship and a residency in internal medicine at The Miriam Hospital. Levick is certified by the American College of Cardiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Charlton is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, followed by a year as an attending hospitalist at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia. He completed fellowships in both general cardiology and preventive cardiology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University with training at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Charlton is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a diplomate of the National Board of Echocardiography. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Medical Association and the Rhode Island Medical Society. Charlton has clinical and research interests in valvular heart disease, echocardiography, and the promotion of cardiovascular wellness.

Gutman moved to Rhode Island 25 years ago after graduating from The University of Maryland Medical School. He specializes in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine at The Miriam and Newport hospitals.  He completed a fellowship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University following his residency at The Miriam Hospital where he was also chief resident. Gutman is board certified in cardiology with additional board certification in nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, diagnostic catheterization and noninvasive diagnostic cardiac testing. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and his research interests include atrial fibrillation.

For more information about cardiology services at Newport Hospital, please visit www.newporthospital.org/cardiac-services.html or call 401-845-1201.