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Dr. Tara Narula, New York

by Robin V. on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dr. Tara Narula is a member of our NYC Advocacy Committee and is a board certified cardiologist, serving as an Attending physician and Associate Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital/NSLIJ in Manhattan.  She joined Lenox Hill Heart & Vascular Institute of New York in 2010 and provides outpatient consultative care as well as inpatient cardiac critical care.  Tara completed her residency in internal medicine at Harvard University/Brigham and Women's Hospital and her fellowship training in cardiology at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Tara is currently a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).  She is also a member of the Women’s Health Program and the Critical Care Committee of Lenox Hill Hospital/NSLIJ. 

While Tara’s policy interests span the spectrum of disease prevention to the care and treatment of cardiac patients, she recently served as our main spokesperson in support of two bills that should strengthen our city’s tobacco control efforts.  Tara advocated for the successful passage of the Tobacco 21 and Sensible Tobacco Enforcement legislation.  The first bill increases the legal age for a person to be sold tobacco to 21 years of age.  The second bill has many facets, but overall will make it more difficult to evade our city’s high excise tax and sell cheap tobacco.  Thanks to Tara’s advocacy, we expect that more adults will quit smoking and fewer young New Yorkers will become addicted.

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