RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group in Livingston
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Office in Livingston
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Pediatrics - Cardiology

RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group

About Us

At Metro Pediatric Cardiology we take great pride in our reputation for a caring bedside manner. We are always available to our patients and referring physicians.

We share a passion for all aspects of pediatric cardiology and providing the best possible care for our patients. We provide cardiac consultation and care for fetuses, infants, children and young adults. Our expertise includes fetal echocardiography, congenital and acquired heart disease. Our goal is to ensure that each family understands the purpose of the consultation, all findings, and the reason behind any further management and follow-up. We believe that an educated and involved patient and family, result in optimal patient care.

Our Doctor

Donald Putman, MD, FACC

Dr. Putman is a board certified pediatric cardiologist based in Livingston, New Jersey. He completed his pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. In 1995, Dr. Putman came to New Jersey as a pediatric cardiologist in private practice, and Metro Pediatric Cardiology in 2005.

Recognized for delivering exemplary care with an upbeat engaging approach, he offers pediatric cardiology office consultations for fetal echocardiography, congenital heart disease and suspected acquired heart disease in infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Education & Training
  • Pediatric Residency – NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship – NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital
  • Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Cardiology
    Hospital Affiliations
  • Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston
  • Director of Cardiac Screening for the Matthew J. Morahan lll Health Assessment Center
  • Honors and Awards
    • NJ Top Docs (2011-Present)
    • New Jersey Family’s Favorite Kids’ Doc (2009-Present)
    • NJ Monthly Magazine – Top Docs (2008, 2009, 2011)
    • Top Doctor in NJ – Inside Jersey – (2009-2010)
    • America’s Top Cardiologists 2009 Consumers Research Council of America
    • 2009 Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers
    • Stanford Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneur  (2010-2011)
    Teaching Appointments
  • Clinical Instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Professional Memberships
    • American Medical Association
    • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
    • American Society of Echocardiography
    • Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York
    Our Services

    Newborn, Pediatric & Adolescent Evaluations:

    • Abnormal EKG
    • Chest Pain
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Family History of Heart Disease
    • Hypercholesterolemia
    • Hypertension
    • Irregular Heart Rate
    • Medication/ADHD
    • Murmur
    • Palpitations
    • Sports Clearance
    • Syncope/Dizziness

    Fetal Evaluations:

    • Abnormal Chromosomes
    • Echogenic Focus
    • Extracardiac Anomalies
    • Family History of Heart Disease
    • Fetal Arrhythmia
    • Increase Nuchal Translucency (>2.5 mm)
    • IVF Conception
    • Maternal Autoimmune Disease (Lupus/Sjogren’s)
    • Maternal Medications
    • Multiple Gestation
    • Pre/Gestational Diabetes
    • Suspected Fetal Heart Disease

    In-Office Testing:

    • Electrocardiogram (graphic representation of electrical activity of heart)
    • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (ultrasound pictures of the heart)
    • Fetal Echocardiogram (ultrasound pictures of fetal heart)
    • Holter Monitoring (24 hour monitoring of heart rhythm)
    • Event Monitoring (30 day monitoring of heart rhythm)

    Telehealth Visits:

    • We are providing telehealth visits as needed on a HIPAA compliant Zoom platform.


    • Electrophysiology Consultation (exercise stress test, electrophysiologic testing, radio frequency catheter ablation)
    • Cardiac Catheterization (diagnostic and interventional)
    • Cardiac MRI/MRA
    • Cardiac CT
    • Nuclear Stress Testing
    • Cardiac Surgery
    Our Office
    Phone: 973-597-3333
    Fax: 973-597-3334
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:

    Saturday and Sunday hospital coverage only.

    • Aetna NJ
    • Aetna NY
    • Affinity
    • Americhoice NJ
    • Americhoice NY
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Beach Street
    • Care Plus
    • CHN
    • Cigna
    • Empire
    • Fidelis
    • First health
    • GHI NY & NJ
    • Great West
    • Health Net
    • Health Plus
    • HIP
    • Horizon
    • HRZ NJ Hlth
    • Local 825
    • Local 863
    • Local 1199 SEIU
    • Magnacare
    • Medicaid
    • Multiplan
    • NY Empl Plan
    • Oxford
    • PHCS
    • PPO Next
    • Quaicare
    • United Health Care
    • UHP

    “Our family cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Putman and his staff have been. Since the day Sal was born Dr Putman has guided us through this journey every step of the way! Metro Pediatrics is our family. We are so grateful for all you have done for Sal. Thank you so much!”

    Lisa, Mark and Sal

    “Dr Putman has been my daughter’s cardiologist since birth (16 years). She was born with congenital heart disease and he was referred to us as one of the top cardiologists. His knowledge and professionalism are truly amazing. We are very fortunate to have him as our cardiologist all these years. His staff is extremely friendly and attentive and his office is always clean.”

    Susan M.

    “I highly recommend Dr. Putman as a pediatric cardiologist! When I brought my newborn daughter to see him I was given accurate guidance, excellent support, and genuine encouragement that was needed as my daughter has heart issues. Dr. Putman is very knowledgeable and is great at explaining complex terms in a way that nervous parents are able to understand! The staff office is friendly and helpful and the office is full of modern equipment in a nice building.”

    Beth S.

    “Dr. Putman is one of the best cardiologists I could ever know. I met Dr. Putman the day I had my son Michael. He was the only person who made me realize this wasn’t my fault. Michael is now 21 and living his best life ever and I owe it all to Dr. Putman. I never question what Dr. Putman wants because he’s always right and he truly loves each one of his patients. Dr. Putman is family to us. Dr. Putman’s staff are amazing. Dr. Putman doesn’t get five stars he gets ten stars. Especially from mom. I’m so grateful.”

    The Lermans

    “Dr. Putman is an outstanding pediatric cardiologist. He’s very knowledgeable and great with children. He’s been treating my son (now 11years old) since birth. We owe his life to him and the surgeon who corrected his heart defect.”