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Samvit Tandan, MD, PhD

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WellSpan Cardiology
30 Monument Rd., Suite 1100
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2441
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

My father had a heart attack at age 39. I was 8 years old then. I was interested in biology and wanted to be a veterinarian, but after his heart attack I began to get interested in human medicine, and especially cardiology. I majored in biology while in college, and to fully understand the heart at a molecular level, I then pursued a PhD dissertation studying the underlying pathophysiology of heart failure and electrical signaling in the heart while in graduate school in Dallas. I followed that with my medical degree, and went on to complete internal medicine training in New York City. Finally, I completed a fellowship in cardiology in Vermont.

What I want my patients to know about me:

When it comes to the heart, prevention is the single best "medicine" that can help us fulfill a long and happy life. That includes smart decisions about the food we eat, the amount of exercise we get, and the deleterious habits we try to stay clear of. I want my patients to know that I will work hard with them to accomplish these goals, because I believe in the old adage: prevention is better than cure!

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I like to spend time with my family, and mostly relax at home! I like sports, including tennis, swimming and Formula 1 racing. I also like to travel the world, and have volunteered in some developing countries, including Rwanda with Team Heart, where heart disease takes on a different "appearance" than what we see frequently here. This has added immensely to my overall education and appreciation of how this wonderful organ functions and behaves!

Clinical Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevent
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Stress Testing
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Watchman
  • Abnormal EKG or Echo
  • Atrial Fibrillation (afib)
  • Dizziness or Syncope
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Palpitations
  • Heart Murmur
  • High Blood Pressure

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency Program: Montefiore Medical Center | Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship Program: University of Vermont | Cardiovascular Disease

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • WellSpan Health Plans

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