William Lawson, MD

William Lawson, MD

Cardiology Islandia, NY

Professor, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Office Address

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  • 3001 Expressway Drive North
    Islandia, NY 11749
    Phone: (631) 444-9600

Dr. Lawson's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: General Cardiology

Dr. Lawson's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • ProfessorSUNY
    Stony Brook, NY
    Instructor in Medicine (1982-1986); Assistant Professor of Medicine (1986-1991); Medical Director, Cardio-Respiratory Sciences, School of Allied Health (1989-1993); Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (1991-1999); Professor of Clinical Medicine (1999-2003); Professor of Medicine (2003-present)
  • DirectorStony Brook Univ Hosp
    Stony Brook, NY
    Director of Echocardiography (1983-1995); Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation (1993-2006); Director, Preventive Cardiology (1991-present)
  • DirectorUniversity Hospital
    Assistant Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology (1983-1986); Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology (1986-1998); Director, Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology (1998-2007); Director, Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology (2012-present)
  • GME Program DirectorInterventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • DirectorHeart Center Clinical Outcomes Research
  • Co DirectorHeart Institute
  • DirectorChest Pain Center
  • GME Program DirectorCardiology Fellowship
  • Associate ChiefClinical Affairs
  • DirectorNorthport VAMC
    Northport, NY

Dr. Lawson's Education & Medical Training

  • SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical CenterSUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical CenterFellowship, Cardiology
  • VA Medical Center (Northport NY)VA Medical Center (Northport NY)Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease
  • SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical CenterSUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Nassau County Medical Center - NYCOMECNassau County Medical Center - NYCOMECResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Nassau University Medical CenterNassau University Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolMedical School
  • CMDNJ, Rutgers Medical SchoolCMDNJ, Rutgers Medical SchoolOther Training, M.D
  • CMDNJ, Rutgers Medical SchoolCMDNJ, Rutgers Medical SchoolOther Training, M.M.S
  • Brown UniversityBrown UniversityOther Training, A.B

Dr. Lawson's Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1978 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1980
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInterventional Cardiology, 1999
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineAdvanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, 2010

Dr. Lawson's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • The Arnold P. Gold FoundationLeonard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardThe Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2006
  • HANYS Pinnacle Award 2005 honorable mention "Improving Door-to-Balloon Time for Acute Myocardial Infarction with a Code H Team"2005
  • Healthcare Association of NYS, IHI 100k Lives CampaignOutstanding Contribution to Acute Myocardial InfarctionHealthcare Association of NYS, IHI 100k Lives Campaign, 2005
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Dr. Lawson's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Medical consultants guide.Lawson, W.E., Monitz, T., Newmark, I., Thorner, A, Nassau County Medical Center
  • Spontaneous disappearance of a right atrial mass.Proctor, C.E., Brown, E.J., Jr., Lawson, W.E., Biancaniello, T.M., Cohn, P.F, J. of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation is an Effective Treatment for Syndrome X.Kronhaus K, Lawson WE, International Journal of Cardiology
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Diagnosis and Therapy in Coronary Artery Disease.Chapter: Echocardiography
    Lawson, W.E., Proctor, C.E
    Editors: P.F. Cohn.Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Co, Boston
  • Understanding and managing cholesterol: A guide for wellness professionals.
    Lawson WE
    Editors: Kevin P. Byrne.Human Kinetics Publication, Champaign, Illinois
  • Medical Care of the Cardiac Surgical Patient.Chapter: Hemodynamic evaluation of the cardiac surgical patient
    Lawson, W.E
    Editors: Vlay, S.C.Blackwell Scientific Publications, Boston
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  • Enhanced external counterpulsation as a systemic treatment of diabetics with angina and heart failure.Lawson WE, Kennard E, Hui JCK, Kelsey SF, Clinical Research
  • Predictors of successful response to enhanced external counterpulsation as treatment of angina pectoris.Lawson WE, Kennard ED, Hui JCK, Holubkov R, Kelsey SF, AHA 73rd Annual Scientific Mtg 11/12-15/00 New Orleans, LA
  • Enhanced external counterpulsation improves angina independently of candidacy for further revascularization.Lawson W, Barsness G, Hui JCK, Kennard E, Kelsey SF, Clinical Research
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  • Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy.Stony Brook Ob-Gynecology Grand Rounds
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes.3rd Annual Shock-trauma Conf, Stony Brook Emergency Department, Stony Brook and VAMC
  • Role of TEE in cryptogenic stroke.Stony Brook Neurology Grand Rounds
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  • Variation in coronary angioplasty and stenting.Lawson WE, Wilbert L, Pandrangi H, Gomes C, Greene W
    Washington, D.C
  • Cost-effectiveness of enhanced external counterpulsation in reducing hospital costs in refractory angina patients.Lawson WE, Hui JC, Kennard ED, Kelsey SF, Linnemeier GC, AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
  • Acute non-STEMI due to newly discovered myocardial bridge while on epinephrine drip.Beytoula Z, Lawson WE
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Dr. Lawson's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Healthfirst New York
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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