Join Us in Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence in Cardiovascular Care at TCVCG!
We are thrilled to commemorate a truly momentous occasion this August – the 30th anniversary of two exceptional leaders and esteemed doctors within The Cardiovascular Care Group: Drs. Sales and Pontoriero!
Dr. Clifford Sales, our CEO and Managing Partner, has not only shaped our practice but also influenced the broader medical landscape. With an impressive journey that includes former Director of Vascular Surgery at Overlook Medical Center, Clinical Assistant Professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University, his accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable. Dr. Sales’ dedication has extended to leadership roles, serving as Past President of the Vascular Society of NJ, and contributing his expertise to the NJ Board of Medical Examiners. His visionary co-chairmanship of the Fistula First Initiative with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid underscores his commitment to elevating patient care. Let’s not forget his appearances on News 12 and WFAN, where his insights have reached a wider audience. A true scholar, Dr. Sales’ 17 original articles in medical journals reflect his enduring impact.
Dr. Michael Pontoriero, a beacon of excellence in vascular and thoracic surgery, boasts an illustrious 37-year career. Not only is he a retired Major in the US Army Reserves, but he also plays a pivotal role as a Deacon at his local church, Director of the NJ Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at UMDNJ. His contributions extend beyond the operating room, as evidenced by his citations in prominent medical publications and his presentations at esteemed healthcare institutions. Dr. Pontoriero’s dedication and service have left an indelible mark on our practice and community.
Both Drs. Sales and Pontoriero have earned accolades that truly reflect their exceptional skills and compassionate patient care. As Castle Connolly Top Doctors, they stand among the top 7% of all practicing physicians in the US. Their inclusion in NJ Monthly’s Top Doctors list year after year further underscores their profound impact on healthcare in our region.
Join us in congratulating and celebrating the extraordinary journey of Drs. Sales and Pontoriero! Here’s to transforming lives and shaping the future of cardiovascular care.