RUMC Announces Naming of the Cardiac Cath Lab

At Richmond University Medical Center, we’re proud of the involvement our physicians have within our hospital community. That involvement extends to their financial generosity.

On April 15th, our Cardiac Catheterization Lab was dedicated in honor of Dr. Samala Swamy (3rd fr. right), who has pledged $250,000 to support our Capital Campaign for a new Emergency Department. We were pleased to host many of Dr. Swamy’s family members and colleagues; along with hospital trustees and staff.

Dr. Samala Swamy has been a leading cardiologist on Staten Island for more than 35 years. During these years, Dr. Swamy has not only witnessed profound advancements in his field – in many ways he has also helped shape them.

Dr. Swamy emigrated from India to the United States to assume a residency position at St. Vincent’s Medical Center; became the hospital’s first cardiology fellow in 1974. Dr. Swamy was also one of the first cardiologists on Staten Island to use cardiac catheterization for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease for the benefit of his patients. Today, Dr. Swamy serves Richmond University Medical Center as Director of its’ Cardiac Catherization Lab.

In recognition of his contribution to the betterment of cardiac care in our borough, Dr. Swamy was awarded the “Humanitarian Award” by the former St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and the “Excellence in Medicine” award by the Staten Island chapter of the American Heart Association. Dr. Swamy is boarded in medicine, cardiology, nuclear medicine and interventional cardiology. Over the years, he has trained many cardiology fellows, who are very successful doctors today.

Dr. Swamy is married to Veeramani, and blessed with three children, his sons Sudheer and Sumanth and his daughter, Sumana.