Helping thousands of patients survive and thrive since 1972!

Barry W. Ramo, MD, FACC

Barry W. Ramo, MD, FACC Medical Director, New Heart Fitness and Health

Dr. Richard Lueker and his colleagues founded New Heart as a way to explore the concept that health cannot be delivered through a prescription drug or an operation alone in 1972. Health depends, not just on fixing the plumbing, but also on improving the processes that occur in our bodies at the physical, mental, and emotional levels.

Recognizing that primary prevention is an important part of keeping society healthy, New Heart offers a medical fitness center open to anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle, heart patients, and their caregivers. New Heart also participates in the Medicare-funded Silver Sneakers program. New Heart has conducted a number of community outreach projects aimed at reducing the impact of heart disease in underserved children and minorities.

In July of 2016, the New Heart Fitness and Health partnered with the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the cardiovascular health of all New Mexicans through education, heart health and wellness programs and research. Under the supervision of Dr. Barry Ramo, New Heart now helps thousands of patients survive and thrive with heart health in mind.

Get to know the team of people who make the work of New Heart possible.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the work of New Heart is led by a board of New Mexican cardiologists and leaders.

Learn more about how New Heart started, and how we have grown.