Dr. Andrew J. Manganaro is the Chief Medical Officer of the growing preventative healthcare screening company, “Life Line Screening”. His background as a scholar, research fellow, surgeon, and entrepreneur gives him valuable insight into the power of preventative healthcare.
Dr. Manganaro was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied Biology and Philosophy in college, and graduated with distinction. He went on to receive his M.D, from New York University School of Medicine, and graduated as a University Scholar, a Henry Viets Fellow and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his general surgery residency and chief residency also in New York, and then went to UCLA for a cardiovascular physiology research fellowship. He became board certified for Thoracic Surgery.
This background launched him into a busy private practice, performing cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgeries. As a surgeon, Dr. Manganaro saw many cases which he knew could have been prevented with the proper screening and treatment plan early on. This gave him the idea for Life Line Screening. Upon retirement as a surgeon, he started LLS. LLS uses state of the art technology screen individuals for diseases such as Peripheral Vascular Disease, Osteoporosis, and Atrial Fibrillation.
The testing that LLS provides includes EKG screening, finger-stick blood screenings, and ultrasounds. Dr. Manganaro believes that with thorough screening, diseases can be prevented before they progress. The testing is individualized, using a risk algorithm. Prevention is an important component of healthcare, but is often ignored in the current healthcare model. Dr. Manganaro has found, however, that doctors and patients are welcoming preventative screening into their care models. He says that many family doctors and vascular specialists support the LLS programs and more information click here.
LLS is the largest screening company for vascular and vascular related diseases in the US. The company plans on continuing to grow and invest in scientific research around preventative healthcare. Dr. Manganaro is the chair of the companies Scientific Advisory Network. He also collaborates with New York University, University of California at San Francisco, and Oxford, as well as other universities and organizations around the world and LLS’s lacrosse camp.