Meet Dr. Neil Shachter, M.D.
Neil S. Shachter, MD, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist who has been practicing for three decades. His integrity, skill, and compassion are the foundations upon which this practice was built.
Dr. Shachter is triple board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Internal Medicine, and has special expertise in lipid disorders. His long and distinguished career began at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences.
Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Shachter served as Director of Preventive Cardiology and as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University. He was involved in years of scientific research on lipid disorders, first at Rockefeller University and then at Columbia University, and was the principal investigator on a series of NIH-funded research grants. With his wealth of research and clinical experience, he has developed a successful practice of consultative cardiology at his office in Delray Beach.
Dr. Shachter also lectures on lipid disorders, preventive cardiology, contemporary cardiac care, and the role of diagnostic imaging in cardiology practice. He has active admitting and consulting privileges at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Delray Medical Center, and West Boca Medical Center.
Dr. Shachter is a recognized expert in multiple areas of Cardiology and has published professional papers; abstracts; and chapter in medical textbooks.
What Our Patients Say About Us
Dr. Shachter is the kindest, most knowledgable Doctor I've been to. He actually sits and talks with me while most doctors just stare at a screen the whole appointment. Dr. Shachter has helped me tremendously both in the office and when I needed him most, in the hospital, he was there for me. If you want care and expertise I recommend this gentleman.
Dr. Shachter cares about the well-being of his patients more than any of my other doctors. He always takes the time to sit and discuss everything with me to make sure I fully understand. (even if it takes 45 minutes) This has become an exceedingly rare trait for a doctor today. I chose Dr. Shachter mostly because of his many years of experience at Columbia Universities' New York Presbyterian Hospital. When my husband and I moved down to Florida we were worried to be so far from any Ivy League university hospital. Thanks to Dr. Shachter, we can live in Florida and still get the top notch health care that we are used to. I would recommend him to my friends.
Doctor Shachter was my cardiologist at the time my wife's PCP called on him to consult for her. She was suffering of sudden syncope episodes. Hospital telemetry showed all normal. The PCP was about to discharge her but thanks to the tenacity and dedication of Dr. Shachter they didn't. Dr. Shachter sat for almost an hour (in my presence, at the hospital) reading telemetry printouts. He found what the staff had overlooked and found the problem with her heart. As a cardiologist I recommend him 100%. Great bedside manners and doesn't mind taking the time to get the patient to understand the matters at hand.
The type of doctor we wish all doctors would be. Took his time. Listened. Didn't talk down to me. And most importantly, explained what everything meant. Literally the first DR I've encountered in my life that explained not just WHAT a prescription did, but HOW it worked.