In addition to his position with Essex Heart Group at Summit Medical Group, Kenneth S. Bannerman, MD, FACC, is an attending physician at Hackensack University Medical Center (UMC) Mountainside Hospital where he is Director of the Heart Failure Program, Director of the Heart Failure Center, and Coordinator for Cardiology Subspecialty Education in the Department of Medicine.
After his fellowship training, Dr. Bannerman became a staff associate and an instructor of clinical medicine for 2 years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He then joined Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital, where he was Chief of Cardiology for 12 years, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a member of the Medical Board for 8 years, and a member of the Department of Medicine Executive Committee. He has been Chairman of the Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital Core Measure Compliance for Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction Steering Committee, among others.
Devoted to medical education, Dr. Bannerman earned the Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital Teacher of the Year Award 3 times. He is a member of the Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital Education and Clinical Competence Committee and he is a preceptor for medical residents. He has delivered lectures for medical and family practice residents on EKG interpretation, congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and understanding cardiac pacemakers. He has delivered community lectures on cardiac risk reduction, diet, heart attack symptom awareness and treatment, and sudden cardiac arrest.
Dr. Bannerman is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has been a member of the American College of Cardiology Council of the New Jersey Chapter and New Jersey State Medical Society. While at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center he coauthored articles and abstracts about coronary blood flow that were published in Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Active in his community, Dr. Bannerman was a member of the Montclair Senior Care and Activities Center Board of Directors, West Essex Community Health Services Professional Advisory Committee, and Opera Music Theatre International Board of Directors. He was President, Cofounder, and a bassist for the Montclair Chamber Ensemble, a nonprofit professional chamber orchestra that performed for 18 seasons. Before earning his BA in English, Dr. Bannerman studied bass at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Bannerman enjoys playing classical bass, long-distance bicycling, hiking, skiing, racquetball, and reading.