Dr. Frederic J. Vagnini is a board certified heart surgeon trained at St. Louis University and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. His understanding of the ravages of cardiovascular diseases is grounded in 20 years as a cardiac surgeon. For the past decade, Dr. Vagnini has developed a practice for preventing heart disease and its attendant health problems, through nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and health education. He is Medical Director of the Heart, Diabetes & Weight Loss Centers of New York, with locations in Manhattan and on Long Island in New York State.
After graduation from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1963, Dr. Vagnini underwent 8 years of post doctorate internship and residency. These years studying surgery, vascular, heart and lung surgery were spent at the Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York. Following completion of training, Dr. Vagnini served in the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and subsequently entered into private practice.
Dr. Vagnini’s commitment to health education is evidenced by his several published books: He is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book The Carbohydrate Addicts Healthy Heart Program, and the Readers' Digest title 30 Minutes a Day to a Healthy Heart. His most recent books are The Weight Loss Plan for Beating Diabetes and Breaking The Glycation Connection. In addition, Dr. Vagnini has written hundreds of articles in the lay literature and has numerous scientific publications. He also publishes a monthly newsletter "The Longevity Report,” which covers current health news issues with appropriate commentary.