About Our Doctors

Lawrence F. Mahdi, MD, FACC

MahdiDr. Mahdi has been setting the highest standards of excellence in cardiology for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. He then completed a residency, internal medicine fellowship and cardiology fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.  Dr. Mahdi is Board Certified in Cardiology.

An esteemed member of the medical community, Dr. Mahdi is affiliated with three area hospitals, is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and is a former Instructor of Health and Sciences at Essex County College. He has been recognized by New Jersey Monthly Magazine Top Doctors and Montclair Magazine Top Doctors.

In his spare time, Dr. Mahdi enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.


Nirav S. Patel, DO, RPVI

Dr. PatelDr. Patel Joined our team as a board certified vascular surgeon with over 20 years’ experience treating patients suffering from vascular disease. Dr. Patel is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and peripheral arterial disease. Healthy veins are essential to healthy living. Veins work alongside your arteries to carry blood throughout your body and back to the heart. Without healthy veins your body cannot function at its best.

Using venous ultrasound, minimally invasive techniques and the latest technologies, Dr. Patel achieves optimal results leading to vast improvement in his patients’ overall vascular and circulatory well-being.


Rishina De Leon, NP-C

Rishina De Leon, Nurse PracitionerRishina is a board-certified nurse practitioner who comes to us from Valley Hospital where she worked for over 9 years exclusively in the care of cardiac patients, with special expertise in post cardiac catheterization and pacemaker insertion follow up.

Rishina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing and vacationing and trying new restaurants with friends and family.

North Jersey Cardiovascular Consultants, LLC

  • Bloomfield Office - 329 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003 Phone: 973-748-3800 Fax: 973-748-3540
  • Caldwell Office - 526 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 202, Caldwell, NJ 07006 Phone: 973-364-1444 Fax: 973-748-3540

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