Rex Ghassemi, MD, FACC

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Rex Ghassemi, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Ghassemi is certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. In addition to his practice at Advanced Cardiology Practice, he serves as Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital.

He specializes in advanced cardiovascular procedures, which include angioplasty, laser atherectomy and stenting of the carotid arteries, as well as arteries of the legs and kidneys.

Dr. Ghassemi also specializes in laser varicose vein treatment and is director of The Vein Center.

Dr. Ghassemi received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ/Robrt Wood Johnson Medical School.) His internship and residency were completed at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in Internal Medicine in 1991. Following this, he completed his cardiology fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, in 1994 in Cardiology. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Interventional/Invasive Cardiology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, in 1995.

After his fellowship in 1995, Dr. Ghassemi founded Cardiology Consultants of North Jersey, which became known as Advanced Cardiology Practice in 2009. He is licensed in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

He is a member and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has served as a clinical instructor of Medicine on the faculty of Hahnemann University Hospital since 1991.

In addition to serving as Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Dr. Ghassemi also maintains privileges as an attending physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson.

Dr. Ghassemi has earned Interventional Certifications in Cardiac Catheterization; Percutaneous Transluminal Balloon Angioplasty; Directional Coronary Athrectomy; Intracoronary Stenting; Rotational Atherectomy; Transluminal Extraction Catheter and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump placement.

A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Dr. Ghassemi graduated from Paramus High School and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where he earned a BA. He is married and the father of two children.


  • Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certified: Interventional Cardiology