Jose Wiley, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Section of Cardiology
School of Medicine
Jose Wiley, MD, MPH


Jose M. Wiley, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FSCAI>

As a cardiologist, clinician, and medical researcher, Dr. Jose Wiley has extensive experience in serving the healthcare needs of Americans for nearly 25 years. He has treated patients in some of the nation’s top hospitals and underserved communities, and he has also served as an Army doctor overseas in hospitals and on the battlefield, treating soldiers and military personnel during wartime missions. A strong supporter of community service and improved public health, Dr. Wiley uses his medical knowledge military service, government experience and management skills to improve the delivery of critical medical services to the disadvantaged and underprivileged both here in America and worldwide. He has received numerous awards, decorations and recognition for his achievements in surgical treatments, medical breakthroughs and healthcare management.

He embarked on this mission in his native Puerto Rico, where he completed medical school at the Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon in June 1994. That same year, he joined the United States Army Reserve and quickly rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Two years later he moved to New Orleans and completed a residency in internal medicine in 1998, followed by a fellowship in cardiology in 2001 at the Tulane University School of Medicine. As a chief cardiology fellow, Dr. Wiley was awarded with the Albert Hyman “Fellow of the Year” award in 2001.  He completed his education in New Orleans with an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in June 2002.

After fellowship he relocated to the Dakotas where he developed a robust endovascular and at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.  In 2008, he was the first physician in the state to perform a carotid stent procedure with embolic protection. His development of an endovascular research program in the region attracted industry-sponsored clinical trials as well as multi-centric National Institute of Health (NIH) research. Dr. Wiley was the primary site investigator for the NIH-sponsored Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions trial, which focused on outcomes for renal artery stenting.

In 2008, Dr. Wiley moved to New York City to join Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with a dual academic appointment of assistant professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Radiology. He was named Associate Director of Endovascular Interventions at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory from 2008 to 2015.  Dr. Wiley was also a co-director of Mount Sinai’s annual Live Symposium of Complex Coronary & Vascular Cases, as well as for its Endovascular Live Webcasts, a Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Cardiovascular Institute-supported program in association with the American College of Cardiology.

During that time, Dr. Wiley was re-activated by the Army to serve with the 56 HHC Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, in Iraq, where he was awarded with the Army Commendation Medal for his extraordinary services as a field surgeon in the battlefield. In 2015, Dr. Wiley moved to Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, with an academic appointment of Associate Professor of Medicine, and named Director of Endovascular Interventions at the Center for Heart & Vascular Care.  In 2017, he became the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of Montefiore Medical Center-Moses Division, and in 2021 was promoted to Professor of Medicine at the college of medicine. He is also the course director of the New York Coronary and Vascular Summit (NYCVS), an annual international cardiovascular scientific meeting.   In July 2022, he relocated to New Orleans, LA accepting the position of Chief of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.  He is also holding the Sidney W. and Marilyn S Lassen Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine.  In November 2023, he was named Chair of the Cardiovascular Service line for the LCMC hospital system.

Dr. Wiley earned board certifications and licenses to practice medicine, including the American Board of Internal Medicine Certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology; American Board of Vascular Medicine in Endovascular Medicine; and Medical Licenses with the states of New York and Louisiana. Dr. Wiley was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions in 2008, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 2008, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2009.

As a leader in the endovascular field, Dr. Wiley has been invited to speak at medical conferences across the nation and worldwide. He has lectured as a guest faculty at numerous important scientific meetings including:  American Heart Association (AHA) annual scientific meeting, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual scientific meeting, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) annual scientific meeting, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), Bakulev National Scientific and Practical Center for Cardiovascular Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, Moscow, Russia; Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiologia Intervencional (SOLACI), among many others.  He is currently an investigator in many clinical research protocols and has published in numerous high impact peer-reviewed medical journals including Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB), Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), Journal of Vascular Surgery, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), among many others. Dr. Wiley has also authored eleven book chapters in major cardiovascular texts and edited two textbooks in the field of endovascular interventions.

Dr. Wiley has also been a leader for important non-profit initiatives.  In 2010, he was elected to the governing board of Casa Promesa, a community-based organization in the Bronx that serves the Latino population through education, housing, employment opportunities and drug treatment programs; it houses a 108-bed, long-term care facility for AIDS patients.  He is also the founder and President of the Gift Project for Global Cardiovascular Health (GIVE), a non-for-profit organization (501c3) that works at improving global cardiovascular health by fostering partnership among major academic medical centers, business, governments, non-governmental organizations and private citizens. GIVE provides free care to patients with complex cardiac and vascular diseases as well as education to caregivers in developing countries.  In June 2022, GIVE launched the project Kids Save Lives-Kosovo 2022.  It consisted of a diverse team of highly trained healthcare professionals and medical student volunteers from Kosovo, United States, and United Kingdom who provided Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and safe usage of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) to 400 high school students from 26 different municipalities in 4 areas of Kosovo, including Prishtina, Mitrovica, Gjilan, and Istog between June 6-9th, 2022. This intensive program was made possible by the flawless organization of the Kosovo Security Forces delegated directly by the Minister of Defense Armend Mehaj.  Additionally, GIVE took part in several legislature meetings to amendmend current health care law with Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Rifat Latifi and Minister of Education, Science and Technology Arberie Nagavci, where they presented two drafted parliamentary bills: The Automated External Defibrillator Availability (Public Access) Bill, and The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation School Bill.  The first makes AED’s mandatory in public places and includes a good Samaritan clause to protect bystander use by the general public.  The second include a mandatory CPR training course in high school curriculum to create a new generation of life savers in the country of Kosovo.  Dr. Wiley currently holds the following national committee leadership positions:  American Heart Association, CLCD Laennec Post-Graduate Education Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology (7/1/2023 - 6/30/2025), Vascular Disease Council of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (April 20, 2023-April 20, 2026), Interventional Section Leadership Council of the American College of Cardiology (April 1, 2023-April 1, 2026).  Most recently, in 2024 he was elected fellow of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation based on meritorious scholarship and accomplishments as a clinician-educator and physician-scientist.

One of his proudest achievements came in 1999 by Mayor Marc Morial, Jr., who conferred him the title of “Honorary Citizen of the City of New Orleans” and in 2012 when he awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. This is one of the highest civilian awards given in the U.S to immigrants for their contributions to the nation’s achievements; recipients are officially recognized and read into the Congressional Record.  On August 16, the New York League of Puerto Rican Women gave Dr. Wiley the “Man of the Year” award for his contributions to the Hispanic population of New York, and on the same day, he also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his outstanding achievements.  In 2023, he was named Healthcare Hero by New Orleans City Business and was included in Castle Connolly Best Doctors publication.

Along with his professional duties and community service, Dr. Wiley took the time to add one more achievement to his long and distinguished career.  On the fall of 2014 he completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management at Columbia University School of Public Health in New York.