Frederic J. ("Dr. V") Vagnini, MD
Heart, Diabetes & Weight Loss Centers of New York
Dr. Frederic J. Vagnini (“Dr. V”) is one of the most unique physicians and health educators in the world. After graduation from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1963, Dr. Vagnini underwent 8 years of post doctorate internship and residency. These years studying surgery, vascular, heart and lung surgery were spent at the Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. Following completion of training, Dr. Vagnini served in the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and subsequently entered into private practice on Long Island, New York. For the next 25 years, Dr. Vagnini practiced as a heart, lung and blood vessel surgeon. He has operated on thousands of patients with heart and blood vessel disease. As his career, continued Dr. Vagnini became interested in Health Education, Preventive Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Because of his vast experience in the area of heart disease and nutrition, he became a frequent guest speaker and has appeared hundreds of times on local and national radio and television shows. Dr. Vagnini is rapidly becoming a household name on Fox Television and News 1 Long Island.