About Valley Cardiovascular Associates
Ashley M. Rivers, M.D., F.A.C.C. , graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics in 1972. She received her M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Coumbia University in 1976. She completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine in 1979, Fellowship in Cardiology in 1981, and Preceptorship in Cardiac Catheterization in 1982 at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital in NYC. She started a private practice in Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization at that time while maintaining an extensive teaching schedule. As a Clinical Instructor she was responsible for teaching medical students, interns and residents at St. Lukes, as well as the clinical education of cardiology fellows in consultative cardiology, EKG and echocardiogram interpretation, and cardiac catheterization and angioplasty. She was active in the growth of the use of intra-aortic balloon pump support, especially in the management of critically ill patients following open heart surgery. In 1997 Dr. Rivers left New York City to open a suburban practice. She is on the staff of Englwood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ. She has special interests in percutaneous coronary interventional procedures using balloon angioplasty and intra-coronary stent placement, as well as endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease with balloons, stents, rotational atherectomy, lasers, and other devices.