Jay A. Erlebacher, MD

  • Cardiology

I believe that the first purpose of a physician is simply to make patients feel better and live longer. The first step, of course, is to make the correct diagnosis. I find that I learn the most about my patients and their medical problems just by listening to them. And so, my approach is to hone in on the right diagnosis first by carefully listening to the patient's symptoms and concerns, and then by doing just the tests that are appropriate, as opposed to excess testing with little benefit. Similarly, I endeavor to apply a thoughtful approach to each individual patient's treatment, using their preferences and the most up-to-date therapies, making sure that my treatment provides the greatest benefit with the lowest risk.

Related Practices

  • Englewood Cardiology Consultants

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Cardiology

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Women and Heart Disease


  • Ambulatory Telemetry Monitoring
  • Cardioversion
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Holter/Ambulatory Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Follow-Up
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Pharmacological Stress Testing
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Conditions Treated

  • Angina
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Palpitations
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

Locations &


  • Englewood Cardiology Consultants

    177 North Dean Street Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-569-4901
    Fax: 201-569-6111


Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup Medicaid


  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)
  • AmeriHealth Administrator


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health


  • CoreSource


  • CCN


  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Access Network
  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Pathway EPO
  • Pathway HMO
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Prism
  • Silver
  • Total Blue

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • PHCS
  • Pomco
  • MultiPlan Worker’s Comp

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Garden State Network
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Metro


  • Choice Care
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • Oscar
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker’s Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • Medica
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

United Healthcare Community and State

  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicare
  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ Family Care)
  • Dual Complete


  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care


About Jay A. Erlebacher

Dr. Erlebacher is a consulting cardiologist with subspecialties in Pacemaker Implantationation, cardio-oncology (detection and treatment of the cardiotoxic effects of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy), and echocardiography. He is medical director of Englewood Hospital's Echocardiography Laboratory. He came to Englewood after practicing for five years in the cardiovascular division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He obtained his cardiology training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

The author of numerous peer-reviewed research papers, abstracts, and book chapters, Dr. Erlebacher participates in clinical research as a principal investigator and holds four U.S. patents in medical technology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Honors & Awards

  • 2020-2016: Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area
  • 2019-2010: Jersey's Best Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2009: New Jersey Life - Top Heart Doctors and OB-GYN
  • 2005: New Jersey Life Top Doctors
  • 2004: New York Magazine Top Doctors
  • US Patents 4,957,118; 5,350,399; 6,473,640; 7,212,869
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Committees and Leadership Positions

  • Member, Clinical Information Systems Committee
  • Member, Ambulatory Treatment Information Systems Committee
  • Chair, Blood Utilization Committee
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee
  • Test Writing Committee, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University


Bronx Municipal Hospital Center


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Other Certifications

  • Nuclear Cardiology



  • Erlebacher J Gilbert R Auchincloss JH. An impedance pneumograph utilizing an actively regulated constant-current source. J Appl Physiol 1974 Dec;37(6):961-3
  • Erlebacher JA. Transmural myocardial infarction with ""normal"" coronary arteries. Am Heart J 1979 Oct;98(4):421-30
  • Erlebacher JA Weiss JL Eaton LW Kallman C Weisfeldt ML Bulkley BH . Late effects of acute infarct dilation on heart size: A two dimensional echocardiographic study. Am J Cardiol 1982 Apr 1;49(5):1120-6
  • Erlebacher JA Weiss JL Weisfeldt ML Bulkley BH. Early dilation of the infarcted segment in acute transmural myocardial infarction: The role of infarct expansion in acute left ventricular enlargement. J Am Coll Cardiol 1984 Aug;4(2):201-8.
  • Erlebacher JA Danner RL Stelzer PE. Hypotension with ventricular pacing: An atrial vasodepressor reflex in human beings. J Am Coll Cardiol 1984 Sep;4(3):550-5.
  • Erlebacher JA Cahill PT Panizzo F Knowles RJ. Effect of magnetic resonance imaging on DDD pacemakers
  • Am J Cardiol 1986 Feb 15;57(6):437-40.
  • Erlebacher JA Bhardwaj M Suresh A Staud R Goldweit RS Leber G. Beta blocker treatment of idiopathic and ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in patients with ejection fractions < 20%. Am J Cardiology 1993 Jun;71(16):1467-69
  • Erlebacher JA, Barbarash S. Intraventricular conduction delay and functional mitral regurgitation. Am J Cardiology 2001 July;88(1):82-86.
  • Akinjero A, Donaldson S, Simons GR, Erlebacher J. 76-Year-Old Man With Palpitations. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Jul;70(1):49.
  • Erlebacher JA. Basic pacemaker electrocardiography. In ""Basic Electrocardiography"" Scheidt S, Netter F. CIBA - Geigy, 1986:78-88.