Christopher J. Pastore, MD, FACC, FSCAI
The son of a cardiologist and grandson of a United States Senator, Dr. Pastore was born on the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. He grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts and attended the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. He graduated with a major in Political Science from The University of Vermont in 1992.
He then joined the cardiovascular research staff at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and for four years was a research assistant to his mentor, Dr. Jeffrey M. Isner, who inspired his interest and passion for the pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Pastore graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine with an M.D. in 2000. He completed an internship and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and served as Chief Resident at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Tufts-New England Medical Center as well as a subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, where he trained in both coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. He was trained in the use of transradial cardiac catheterization at the Lahey Clinic by Dr. Christopher Pyne.
After completing his training in 2007, Dr. Pastore joined the Heart and Vascular Institute of Florida, based in Safety Harbor, FL, and served on the cardiology staff of both the Morton Plant Mease Hospitals and Largo Medical Center.
In 2009, Dr. Pastore moved to Tampa and co-founded Tampa Cardiac Specialists with his partner Dr. Kevin Makati, with its main office on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital-North.
Dr. Pastore has served on the Medical Executive Committee of St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, and since the hospital opened, he has served as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
Dr. Pastore is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology.
Dr. Pastore has served on the faculty of Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools.
Dr. Pastore has received awards for research in gene and stem cell therapy, nuclear cardiology, the biology of aging, and for preventive cardiology and humanism in medicine.
Dr. Pastore lives in Tampa with his wife and two children.