Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T., is a board-certified cardiologist who is also board certified in internal medicine, and has additional certifications in nutrition, bioenergetic psychotherapy, and anti-aging medicine. He has lectured and facilitated workshops worldwide and has authored several publications and medical periodicals. He has been a featured guest on many national radio and television shows including CNN, MSNBC, Fox on Health, the Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and 700 Club shows, and The Today Show.
Since opening his own private practice in Manchester, CT in 1977, Dr. Sinatra has become well-known for his integration of conventional medicine with complementary nutritional and psychological therapies that help heal the heart. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Nutrition, and served two four-year terms as the Chief of Cardiology at Manchester Memorial Hospital, where he had previously been Director of Medical Education for 18 years.
After a ten-year study of bioenergetic psychotherapy, Dr. Sinatra began co-facilitating psychotherapy workshops for his patients and gathering data with before-and-after blood pressure measurements and urine samples to measure stress hormones. As another early hallmark of his practice, he began using coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to help treat a wide range of cardiac concerns several years before the conventional medical world would embrace this nutrient. It was during this time that Dr. Sinatra saw first-hand the important contribution that the supplemental use of energy-supplying nutrients, especially CoQ10, made in the lives of his patients.
In 1992, when Dr. Sinatra was Chief of Cardiology at Manchester Memorial Hospital, CoQ10 was placed on formulary. In November 2008, an investigation by New Zealand researchers was published in the American Journal of Cardiology demonstrating enhanced longevity in patients suffering from congestive heart failure with higher blood levels of coenzyme Q10.
While trying to incorporate the strengths of conventional medicine with the benefits of holistic therapies, Dr. Sinatra discovered that not all supplements were created equal. When he realized there was no product on the market that combined the separate nutrients he endorsed within a single formula, he formulated an affordable multivitamin for his patients that would be reliable in terms of quality ingredients and strength. He would come to formulate an entire line of nutraceuticals designed to help his patients, as well as the general population, support optimal health and well-being.
Dr. Sinatra also recognized a need for education regarding the health supportive properties of nutritional supplements. Always on the forefront of discovery and intervention, Dr. Sinatra continued to dedicate himself to the medical field, not only through his medical practice, but through research and writing so he could accurately share his extensive knowledge in a thorough and universal manner. To date, Dr. Sinatra has written many books including Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks (2003), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology (2005, 2008, 2011), and Reverse Heart Disease Now (2007). His latest books include The Healing Kitchen (2010), Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?(2010), The Great Cholesterol Myth (2012), The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook (2014), and Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth (2015).
To expand his educational reach beyond his books, Dr. Sinatra began writing a national newsletter in 1995 entitled HeartSense, which later became Heart, Health & Nutrition. Dr. Sinatra’s corresponding commercial website, Drsinatra.com, reaches a broad audience and features advice on a wide variety of topics relating to health and healing, as well as shares information on health products he uses and recommends. In 2009, Dr. Sinatra founded Heartmdinstitute.com, an informational website dedicated to increasing public awareness of integrative medicine and what it means to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
As adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut (Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine) and a member of the Dean’s Council at his alma mater, Albany Medical School, Dr. Sinatra has sponsored collaborative efforts for medical students to take a summer course in natural or alternative medicine at Bastyr University (Kirkland, WA), where he is a contributing lecturer. It’s a first step in a long journey in his quest to combine the programs of both traditional medicine and naturopathy. It is his passion and lifelong goal that this life-changing philosophy will someday be embraced by the entire medical community.
In recent years, Dr. Sinatra’s areas of interest have expanded to include environmental and energy (vibrational) medicine. In 2016 and 2017 he launched two new online marketplaces – Vervana.com, through which he offers his favorite superfood pantry staples, and AgelessPaws.com, featuring veterinarian-formulated nutritional supplements and healthy treats for dogs and cats. He looks forward to continuing to communicate all that he has learned over the years through new books, HeartMD Institute, and his blogs at Drsinatra.com, Vervana.com and Agelesspaws.com. Inspired by his patients, as well as his wife, children, and grandchildren, Dr. Sinatra’s desire to educate people about how to live heart-healthy lifestyles continues to grow as does his passion for highlighting the essential need for incorporating nutritional support systems within the traditional health system.
Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S. – Curriculum Vitae