Jonathan J. Vafai, MD, FACC, FASE

Jonathan J. Vafai, MD, FACC, FASE


PHONE: 561-637-0500

 | FAX: 561-637-0055

PHONE: 561-637-0500


Practicing since : 2004
Specialty : Cardiology
Tenet Hospital Affiliations : Delray Medical Center
Language(s) : English

Education & Certifications

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease
Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography


Medical School
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Harvard Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA –Internal Medicine

Harvard Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA –Internal Medicine

North Shore-LIJ Health System, NYU School of Medicine Program, Department of Cardiology, Manhasset, NY – Cardiology (Chief Fellow)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Cardiologist, Tenet Florida Physician Services, Delray Beach, FL, 2012 – Present

Cardiologist, South Florida Heart Institute, Delray Beach, FL

Cardiologist, Heart Specialists of Central Jersey, Freehold, NJ

Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, FL

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Non-invasive Cardiology
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophogeal Echocardiography
  • Interventional Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Evaluation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Stress Testing

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, Tenet Florida Heart & Vascular Network

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as Chief Fellow, North Shore-LIJ Cardiology Fellowship, June 2009
  • Lawrence Scherr, MD –Department of Medicine Scholarly Activity Award, April 2008
  • Elected Chair of NYU Student Senators Council (University-Wide), April 2003-2004
  • NYU School of Medicine Student Council Award for Outstanding & Dedicated Service, May 2003
  • NYU President’s Service Award, May 2002

Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

  • Arrhythmia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertension
  • Valvular Disease
  • Angina

Treatments & Procedures

Treatments & Procedures

  • Pacemaker Procedures
  • Stress Tests
  • Echocardiograms
  • Cardiac CT

South Florida Heart Institute

5035 Via Delray
Delray Beach, FL 33484


Location Details

If you believe you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Dual atrioventricular-nodal physiology, elicited by pacing and leading to a reversible cardiomyopathy

By: Catanzaro JN, Makaryus J, Vafai J, Makaryus AN, Jadonath R, Beldner S |Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Tex Heart Inst J. 2009;36(4):352-4./PMID: 19693315 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Evidenced-based management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction

By: Vafai J, Pinto DS, Gibson CM |Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Cardiology Quarterly: First Quarter, 2007

Analysis of protein sequence/structure similarity relationships

By: Gan HH, Perlow RA, Roy S, Ko J, Wu M, Huang J, Van S, NIcoletta A, Vafai J, Sun D, Wang L, Noah JE, Schlick T|Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Biophysical Journal. 2002; 83:2781/PMID: 12414710 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Angiographically evident thrombus following fibrinolytic therapy in association with impaired myocardial perfusion in STEMI: a CLARITY-TIMI 28 substudy.

By: Kirtane AJ, Vafai J, Murphy SA, Aroesty JM, Sabatine MS, Cannon CP, Gibson CM|Date: September 07, 2012|Source: European Heart Journal 2006; 27: 2040c/PMID: 16847010 (PubMed - Indexed for MEDLINE)

Efficacy of topical sensitizers in the treatment of alopecia areata

By: Rokhsar CK, Shupack JL, Vafai J, Washenik K|Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. 1998; 39:751-61/PMID: 9810892 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Houman Khalili gives radio interview discussing structural heart disease

By: David DiPino | Date: February 21, 2019 | Source: You And Your Doctor Living A Longer And Healthier Life Radio Show on WWNN 95.3 FM & 1470 AM Radio, iHeartRadio app, Facebook Live, YouTube

Interventional Cardiologist with extensive cardiology research experience opens office in Fort Lauderdale

By: David DiPino | Date: February 4, 2019 | Source: Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care

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