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Arie Szatkowski

Arie Szatkowski, MD

Specializing in Cardiology


  • BMG


Medical School

Weill Cornell Medical College; 1993-1997


New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center; New York, NY


New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center; New York, NY


New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center; New York, NY

Awards, Certifications & Memberships

Medical Societies

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Heart Failure Society

Awards & Recognition

  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Teaching award, Columbia University; 2000
  • Physician of the Year, Columbia University Medical Center; 2001
  • American Heart Association Heart Hero; 2010

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology Board Certification
  • Echocardiography Board Certification

Medical Career

Treatments and services provided

  • All forms of stress testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrical cardioversion
  • Transesophageal echo

Diseases and conditions treated

  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath

Specialty interests

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • High blood pressure
  • Pregnancy and heart disease
  • Surgical clearance
  • Women and heart disease

Languages Spoken

English and Polish

Meet The Doctor

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?

I believe in a team approach so a person can expect not just from me, but also from my supporting staff, to be treated with respect, thoughtfulness, friendliness and professionalism. We strive to make you and your family feel comfortable and satisfied with the care we deliver. I believe in this approach wholeheartedly.

What is the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship and why?

Trust is the most important factor. It is crucial that you trust that I am capable, expertly knowledgeable, confident and that I care about you and your family. I must trust that you believe in me and that you are willing to at least entertain my recommendations (not everyone must agree). Without trust, there is nothing.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy when you're not working?

I enjoy traveling, especially to New York, eating really great food and, most of all, spending time with my two daughters and wife.

What about your line of work do you find the most rewarding and why?

My positions have allowed me to help make the system work better for patients, staff and doctors. These positions include: Medical Director of Cardiovascular Service Line at Baptist DeSoto, Medical Director of Echocardiography at Baptist DeSoto, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Baptist DeSoto Hospital, and Quality Director of Stern Cardiovascular Foundation Inc.


Dr. Arie Szatkowski is a board-certified physician and has been a member of Baptist Medical Group since 2011. Dr. Szatkowski specializes in cardiology and cares for patients in the DeSoto and Southaven areas.

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