David Jay Altszuler, MD, FACC

Dr. Altszuler grew up in central New Jersey where he solidified his passion for medicine as a volunteer emergency medical technician starting at age seventeen. He attended Brandeis University as a dual History and Biology major. While at Brandeis he served as the Clinical Supervisor and Director of Operations of the student-run ambulance service. He was also a member of the varsity sailing team (Division 1). He went to medical school at New York University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Altszuler completed training in internal medicine at NYU/Bellevue and was selected as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. He remained at NYU/Bellevue for his specialty training in cardiology.  During his training, Dr. Altszuler was recognized for clinical excellence and was actively involved in scholarly activity, which included leading a study evaluating methods of using electrocardiography to identify certain congenital cardiac lesions (ASD or PFO).

He joined Consulting Cardiologist, PC in July and is thrilled to join an outstanding group of colleagues. He looks forward to building a thriving cardiology practice and helping patients face issues that span the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease.


Undergraduate: Brandeis University, Walthan, MA
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, NY, NY
Residency: New York University School of Medicine /Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: New York University School of Medicine /Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certification

Board Certified Internal Medicine

Board Certified Cardiovascular Disease
Board Certified Echocardiography

Hospital Affiliations

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
MidState Medical Center, Meriden, CT

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Medical Association
Medical Society of New York
Member, American College of Cardiology


Meet Dr. Altszuler

Dr. Altszuler discusses Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring

A coronary calcium score test is a non-invasive test that uses a CT scan to measure the amount of calcified plaque in your coronary arteries. The test measures your “calcium score, which helps your doctor calculate your risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD)-related events such as a heart attack or a stroke. In the short video below, Dr. Altszuler discusses this test and the benefits it provides to patients.

Dr. Altszuler discusses wearable devices

Devices such as Apple watches and portable heart monitors can collect very useful information. But do you know how to interpret the data? Dr. Altszuler explains how to understand the information collected and when to be concerned.

 Fun Facts: 

  • Life-long New Jersey Devils fan
  • Has seen Bruce Springsteen perform live 8 times
  • Enjoys sailing a Laser
  • Has one daughter
  • Avid reader of historical fiction and non-fiction—always looking for new recommendations!