Kenneth Fromkin, MD

954.659.5290

Kenneth Fromkin, MD

Appointed: 2001

Kenneth Fromkin, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine Florida
Location: Florida, Weston
Mail Code WESTON
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
WorkAppointment:954.659.5290
DeskDesk:943.659.5290
WorkFax:954.659.5292
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Kenneth R. Fromkin, MD, FACC, FSCAI, was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He has been with Cleveland Clinic Florida since 2001, initially as Assistant Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and since 2007, as Director of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Fromkin performs all aspects of interventional cardiology including angioplasty, stenting, hemodynamic assessments, intravascular ultrasound, fractional flow reserve procedures, thrombectomy, rotational atherectomy, intra-aortic balloon pump, treatment of ACS, and primary PCI for acute MI.  He specializes in complex catheter-based coronary artery interventions for difficult lesions, multivessel coronary artery disease, left main disease in nonsurgical patients, rotational atherectomy, degenerated bypass graft interventions, balloon pump-supported procedures and chronic total occlusions including advanced retrograde technique. He provides second opinions for complex coronary artery disease and for technically complex or difficult interventions.  He also performs peripheral arterial interventions of the distal aorta, renal arteries, subclavian arteries, iliac arteries, femoral arteries, and of the arteries of the legs for the treatment of claudication and/or critical limb ischemia.  He does not stent carotid arteries.

Dr. Fromkin is a 1990 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a BA in Biology.  He graduated from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1994, and completed a 3 year residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1997. He then completed a 3 year Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell, in 2000 and then completed a second fellowship in Interventional cardiology, also at New York Presbyterian, Weill Cornell, in 2001.  He has been with Cleveland Clinic Florida since completion of his second fellowship in 2001.

Dr. Fromkin is board-certified and recertified in both Cardiovascular Disease and in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Fromkin's interests lie in the catheter-based techniques of coronary artery and peripheral artery angiography and intervention. In particular, he specializes in complex and difficult interventional cardiology and peripheral arterial angiography cases and welcomes second opinions in these areas. 

Dr. Fromkin has been selected as a Castle Connolly regional Top Doctor in Interventional Cardiology from 2008-2011.  He has also been selected as one of America's Top Cardiologists by Consumer's Research Council of America from 2007-2011.

Dr. Fromkin is also an instructor and mentor for cardiology fellows from Cleveland Clinic Florida's fully accredited cardiology fellowship in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and in inpatient and outpatient cardiology settings.

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Florida

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Univ. & Weill Cornell Medical Center
Interventional Cardiology
New York, NY
2001
Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Univ. & Weill Cornell Medical Center
Cardiology
New York, NY
2000
Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
1997
Internship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
1995
Medical School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1994
Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA
1990

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Coronary Artery Angiography, Left and Right Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty, Stenting, Drug Eluting Stenting, IVUS, FFR, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Rotational Atherectomy, Rheolytic Thrombectomy, Complex coronary artery interventions, chronic total occlusions, Subclavian, Renal, Iliac, Femoral, and Upper and Lower Extremity Angiography and Endovascular Interventional Arterial Procedures, complex lower extremity arterial interventions

Awards & Honors

Regional Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Interventional Cardiology, 2008-2011

America's Top Cardiologists, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2007-2011

Innovations & Patents

Dr. Fromkin has been involved in some of the original studies of the hybrid coronary artery revascularization strategy which combines an interventional cardiology approach with a minimally invasive surgical approach to address multivessel coronary artery disease. In this treatment strategy, PCI and stenting of non-LAD vessels is combined with single-vessel minimally invasive closed chest robotic bypass surgery to achieve complete coronary artery revascularization without the need for traditional open chest bypass surgery. This research was highlighted at the American College of Cardiology's 52nd Annual Scientific Session at a press conference showcasing the most noteworthy abstracts presented at that meeting. Many patients with multivessel coronary artery disease have been helped by this strategy of revascularization and have avoided sternotomy while still having all of their coronary artery lesions addressed.

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society of Coronary Angiographers and Interventionists
  • American Medical Association
  • Broward County Medical Association

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angina Surgery
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of PAD
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Subclavian Artery
  • Arterial Intervention
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy for Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Atherosclerosis Atherectomy
  • Balloon Angioplasty For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Catheterization (and Pre-Cath Exam)
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • Endovascular Repair - Vascular Disease
  • Endovascular Repair Of Lower Extremity Ischemia
  • Endovascular Stent Repair
  • Endovascular Treatment of Lower Extremity Artery Disease
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Vascular Disease
  • Percutaneous Lower Extremity Revascularization
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Interventions
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions - Non Carotid
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Swan-Ganz Catheterization
  • Thrombectomy
  • Vascular Interventional Imaging

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 5/28/2014, Dr. Fromkin has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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