Jonathan J. Vafai, MD, FACC, FASE

Jonathan J. Vafai, MD, FACC, FASE


PHONE: 561-637-0500

 | FAX: 561-637-0055

PHONE: 561-637-0500


Practicing since : 2004
Specialty : Cardiology
Tenet Hospital Affiliations : Delray Medical Center
Language(s) : English

Education & Certifications

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease
Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography


Medical School
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Harvard Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA –Internal Medicine

Harvard Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA –Internal Medicine

North Shore-LIJ Health System, NYU School of Medicine Program, Department of Cardiology, Manhasset, NY – Cardiology (Chief Fellow)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Cardiologist, Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups, Delray Beach, FL, 2012 – Present

Chair, Department of Cardiology, Delray Medical Center, 2020 – Present

Cardiologist, South Florida Heart Institute, Delray Beach, FL

Cardiologist, Heart Specialists of Central Jersey, Freehold, NJ

Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, FL

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Non-invasive Cardiology
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Echocardiography
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Evaluation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Stress Testing

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, Tenet Florida Heart & Vascular Network

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Chair, Department of Cardiology, Delray Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as Chief Fellow, North Shore-LIJ Cardiology Fellowship, June 2009
  • Lawrence Scherr, MD –Department of Medicine Scholarly Activity Award, April 2008
  • Elected Chair of NYU Student Senators Council (University-Wide), April 2003-2004
  • NYU School of Medicine Student Council Award for Outstanding & Dedicated Service, May 2003
  • NYU President’s Service Award, May 2002

Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

  • Arrhythmia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertension
  • Valvular Disease
  • Angina

Treatments & Procedures

Treatments & Procedures

  • Stress Tests
  • Echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Interventional Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography

Cardiovascular Care

South Florida Heart Institute

5035 Via Delray
Delray Beach, FL 33484


Location Details

If you believe you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Cardiovascular Care

Delray Beach Tower Office

5352 Linton Blvd.
Suite 100
Delray Beach, FL 33484


Location Details

Efficacy of topical sensitizers in the treatment of alopecia areata

By: Rokhsar CK, Shupack JL, Vafai J, Washenik K|Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. 1998; 39:751-61/PMID: 9810892 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Analysis of protein sequence/structure similarity relationships

By: Gan HH, Perlow RA, Roy S, Ko J, Wu M, Huang J, Van S, NIcoletta A, Vafai J, Sun D, Wang L, Noah JE, Schlick T|Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Biophysical Journal. 2002; 83:2781/PMID: 12414710 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Angiographically evident thrombus following fibrinolytic therapy in association with impaired myocardial perfusion in STEMI: a CLARITY-TIMI 28 substudy.

By: Kirtane AJ, Vafai J, Murphy SA, Aroesty JM, Sabatine MS, Cannon CP, Gibson CM|Date: September 07, 2012|Source: European Heart Journal 2006; 27: 2040c/PMID: 16847010 (PubMed - Indexed for MEDLINE)

Dual atrioventricular-nodal physiology, elicited by pacing and leading to a reversible cardiomyopathy

By: Catanzaro JN, Makaryus J, Vafai J, Makaryus AN, Jadonath R, Beldner S |Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Tex Heart Inst J. 2009;36(4):352-4./PMID: 19693315 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Evidenced-based management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction

By: Vafai J, Pinto DS, Gibson CM |Date: September 07, 2012|Source: Cardiology Quarterly: First Quarter, 2007

Dr. Jonathan Vafai Named to Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2022

By: Boca Raton Observer Magazine | Date: July 29, 2022 | Source: Castle Connolly Top Docs 2022, Boca Raton Observer Magazine

Dr. Jonathan Vafai explains a Cardiac Consultation, PAD Disease, Echocardiography and Preventive Cardiology on iHeartRadio

By: David DiPino | Date: September 22, 2017 | Source: WWNN 95.3 FM & 1470 AM Radio, Boca Raton, Fla., iHeartRadio app, AMP2.TV

Dr. Jonathan Vafai of Delray Medical Center was interviewed for heart month and heart health on WSFL TV

By: Dave Aizer | Date: February 10, 2014 | Source: WSFL-TV The CW in South Florida

Dr. Vafai | Meet the Doctor