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.

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

Procedures

  • 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 &
Appointments

Locations

  • Englewood Cardiology Consultants

    177 North Dean Street Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 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

Insurance

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

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

Amerigroup

  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • Amerivantage

AmeriHealth

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

APWU

  • APWU Health Plan

Cigna

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

Clover Health

  • Clover Health

CoreSource

  • CoreSource

Coventry

  • CCN

EmblemHealth

  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • 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
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Pathway EPO
  • Pathway HMO
  • Prism
  • Silver
  • Total Blue

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health

GEHA

  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

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

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid

MagnaCare

  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

Medicaid

  • Medicaid NJ

Medicare

  • Medicare NJ

MultiPlan/PHCS

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

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO

NALC

  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits

Oxford

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

QualCare

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

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • CHAMPVA
  • DVA

UMR

  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

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

UnitedHealthcare

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

Wellcare

  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care

About

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 &
Training

Education & Degrees

MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Residency

Bronx Municipal Hospital Center

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Other Certifications

  • Nuclear Cardiology

Publications

Publications

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.