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.

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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
  • Bloodless Medicine & Surgery
  • Cardioversion
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Holter/Ambulatory Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Follow-Up
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Pharmacological Stress Test
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Conditions Treated

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

Locations &


Englewood Cardiology Consultants


177 North Dean Street Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: 201-569-4901
Fax: 201-569-6111
Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


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1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna CCN
  • Aetna CoreSource
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


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


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage


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

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  • Direct HMO
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First Health

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Horizon BCBS

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

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Humana ChoicePOS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS 23
  • Humana Gold Plus DE-SNP
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare (Employer PPO Plus)
  • Humana Medicare PPO
  • Humana Medicare PPO 2023
  • Humana National Medicare HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National POS - Open Access Plus


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


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

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


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


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

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


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

Wellcare NJ

  • Wellcare NJ Ambetter
  • Wellcare NJ Medicare Managed Care


  • Wellpoint Medicaid
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage


About Jay Erlebacher

Dr. Erlebacher is a consulting cardiologist with subspecialties in pacemaker implantation, 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

Certifications & Distinctions

  • Cardiovascular Disease (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)



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.