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Shaknovich Cardiology Wellness Institute of Maimonides Opens New and Expanded Facility in Southern Brooklyn


Maimonides Medical Center is pleased to announce the expansion of our heart and vascular services with the relocation of the Shaknovich Cardiology Wellness Institute to 3209 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn.   

Dr. Jacob Shani, Chair of Cardiology at Maimonides, said, “Dr. Shaknovich brings enormous expertise and skill to the care of his patients. We’re delighted to partner with him in expanding his services for the benefit of Brooklyn residents.”  

Dr. Shaknovich has been caring for patients and their families for over twenty-five years. Now with his experienced team, which includes Drs. Anastasia Nikitina, Elena Bezoff and Helen Khilkin-Sogoloff, he continues offering the highest level of excellence in cardiac and pulmonary services in their new offices at the Shaknovich Cardiology Wellness Institute of Maimonides.

According to Dr. Shaknovich, “We believe that our long history of providing excellent care and guidance to patients and families in our community, is perfectly aligned with the excellence in hospital care provided at Maimonides.”

This new facility is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive center that provides proven cardiac expertise and a complete array of outpatient services, utilizing the latest medical technologies for advanced cardiac care. The center offers ample space for personalized consultations with patients and their loved ones.

Alexander Shaknovich, MD, graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at New York Cornell, and Cardiology training at New York-Presbyterian and Scripps Institute in San Diego. He is a former Chief of Interventional Cardiology at New York Hospital. He specializes in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology, and is a widely respected expert in coronary interventions, such as angiography, balloon angioplasty and coronary stenting. He treats patients with a wide range of cardiovascular problems, including angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), valvular heart disease, heart failure and arrhythmias. Dr. Shaknovich is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and holds several patents in Interventional Cardiology.

Anastasia Nikitina, MD, completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Lenox Hill Hospital. Her clinical interests include hypertension, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and valvular disease. She has a sub-specialty in Cardiac Imaging, with a focus on echocardiography and coronary CT angiography. Dr. Nikitina is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine and Coronary CT Angiography. 

Elena Bezoff, MD, completed her residency, as well as her fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, at Maimonides Medical Center. She specializes in Cardiology with a sub-specialty in Echocardiography and Nuclear Imaging. She treats multiple conditions such as chest pain, dyspnea, and cardiac arrhythmias, and excels in the evaluation and management of patients prior to surgical interventions. Dr. Bezoff is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Echocardiography and Nuclear Medicine.

Helen Khilkin-Sogoloff, DO, completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the North Shore University Hospital and her fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She provides comprehensive evaluation and management for patients with a variety of lung diseases that range from routine to rare. These conditions include, but are not limited to asthma, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, emphysema, pneumonia, interstitial lung disease and lung cancer. As part of the Shaknovich Cardiology Wellness Institute, she adds value to patient care by assessing, screening for, diagnosing and treating lung diseases in a way that gives each patient the best possible prognosis.

To make an appointment at the Shaknovich Cardiology Wellness Institute of Maimonides, please call (718) 265-0005.

Long known for excellence in cardiovascular care, the Heart & Vascular Center at Maimonides is among the most distinguished in the nation for outstanding patient outcomes. To learn more, call 718-283-8902 or visit

Maimonides Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties. Our accomplished physicians are known for innovation and strengthening our teaching and research programs. With 711 beds, the Medical Center is dedicated to bringing patients the most advanced care available—anywhere. Maimonides continues to grow in response to evolving models of care that better serve patients and families, and is an affiliate of Northwell Health. To learn more, please visit here.


Photo Caption: The Shaknovich Cardiology Wellness Institute team (left to right): Drs. Anastasia Nikitina, Elena Bezoff, Alexander Shaknovich and Helen Khilkin-Sogoloff.