Over 20 Years of Experience

About ACAP and CARE

The Advanced Cardiovascular Assessment Program (ACAP)  runs as a year to year enrollment. The Cardiovascular Assessment Risk Experience (CARE) program which is a once a year fitness assessment at the Heartcare Center.
Both are part of the Heart and Vascular Hospital (HVH) / Hackensack Meridian Network.
In addition to providing expert physician leadership, the program includes our innovative Bodyworks Scan.

Experience Matters

With over 20 years of experience, you can be sure that your safety is our primary concern. We utilize imaging techniques without ionizing radiation to discover cardiovascular conditions, which allows you to work with our medical staff to take early action to prevent debilitating or life-threatening conditions.

For those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, the ACAP membership takes the level of care beyond what is considered adequate. Offering customized treatment plans that include our Bodyworks scan as well as traditional heart, arterial and venous testing.
Becoming an ACAP member allows you and your medical team to stay as up-to-date as possible on your cardiovascular health.

CARE - cardiovascular fitness screening to the next level

The CARE program takes cardiovascular fitness screening to the next level.
Offered as morning or afternoon visit you will find out a wealth of information on the state of your cardiovascular system.
We will go beyond the expected.
CARE includes our Bodyworks scan along with stress echocardiography and vascular screening.
Knowing where you are is the first step to maintaining your health.

ACAP and CARE are elective services.
These non-essential / non-covered services are not billed to insurances.
Accordingly both programs are out-of-pocket expenses.
Private healthcare expense plans may allow payment.

About the ACAP Medical Director 

William D. Salerno, M.D.

Dr. Salerno is on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC):

- Senior Attending, Department of Internal Medicine
- Member, Section of Cardiology
- Member, Sub-Sections Invasive and Interventional Cardiology
- Member, Pulmonary Division / Sub-Section Critical Care
- Associate Professor of Medicine,
  Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine

- Member, Radiology Dept. / Assistant Director, Section Body CT
- Director, Cardiac Care Unit
- Director, Cardiac CT Division of Cardiac Services
- Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine
   and Dentistry / Rutgers Medical School


- American College of Cardiology (FACC)
- American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP)
- American College of Physicians (FACP)
- American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)
- American Venous Forum
- American College of Phlebology
- American Thoracic Society
- Society of Critical Care Medicine (FCCS-instructor)

- International Society for Endovascular Specialists
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Society of Computed Cardiovascular Tomography
- Society for Vascular Ultrasound
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Board Positions (active/ former):

- Member, Board of Directors, HUMC Advisory Board
- Member, Advisory Board, HUMC Heart and Vascular Hospital
- Member, Medical Council, Hackensack Meridian Health (former)
- Chairman, Medical Board at HUMC (former)
- President, Medical / Dental Staff at HUMC (former)

Dr. Salerno is board certified in the following areas:

- ABIM - Cardiovascular Disease
- ABIM - Critical Care Medicine
- ABVLM - American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
   (formerly know as the American Board of Phlebology)
- ABIM - Internal Medicine

- National Board of Echocardiography (NBE)
- Society of Computed Cardiovascular Tomography - LEVEL III

Postgraduate training:

- Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Norwalk / Yale - New Haven Hospitals
- Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, Hackensack University Medical Center
- Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Hackensack University Medical Center

Clinical Projects:

- Dr. Salerno is a clinical investigator in clinical trials and independant research at HUMC.
- He was the physician coordinator for the Acute Myocardial Infarction Project and Pursuing Perfection / IHI Project.
- Former lead physician for the NRMI Project at HUMC.
- Site lead physician for the international ISCHEMIA and CIAO Trials.
- Dr. Salerno is the chairperson for several other quality care based cardiac projects and the PI of original investigation trials at HUMC.

Awards / Recognitions:Castle crop

- Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 10th to 18th+ editions (inc. 2022)
- Top Doctors: U.S. News & World Report
- Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012 / 2009-2010
- Marquis Who's Who in America 2013
- New York Magazine 2006, 2007, 2008, 2021  and 2022 "Best Doctors List"    Cardiovascular Disease
- 100 Plus Best Doctors For Women in New Jersey 2012
- Patient's Choice 2012
- Top Doctors: Inside New Jersey 2010 / 2011 / 2012
- Compassionate Doctors 2012
- New Jersey Health Sciences Library Association Clinician of the Year    2003
- Honor Legion Police Departments of New Jersey
- America's Most Honored Professionals 2017/2022 - Top 1%

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