Dr. Nicoleta Daraban named Medical Director and Chief of Cardiology at Saratoga Hospital

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., March 8, 2023—Nicoleta Daraban, MD, who has served as director of Saratoga Hospital’s diagnostic center for nine years, has been named medical director and chief of cardiology at Saratoga Hospital.


Dr. Daraban will oversee all inpatient and outpatient cardiology services, in collaboration with other members of hospital leadership. She will continue to lead the diagnostic center. 

“Throughout her tenure here, Dr. Daraban has earned the respect of her patients and her colleagues across the organization,” said Richard Falivena, MD, vice president and chief medical and physician integration officer at Saratoga Hospital. “She has the administrative and medical experience to lead our cardiology team in addressing heart disease and other cardiac challenges for patients in our community.”

Dr. Daraban earned her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania, and completed an internship and residency at New York – Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. She went on to complete a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

Daraban is board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease, the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in cardiology, and the National Board of Echocardiography. She sees patients at Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Cardiology. To make an appointment, please call 518-886-5080. 


About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading health care provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The Hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The Hospital is a member of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Medical Center, Albany Medical College, Columbia Memorial Health, Glens Falls Hospital, and the Visiting Nurses. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians, and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.SaratogaHospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital


Kristin Mosher
Director, Marketing & Communications 

08 Mar 2023