Dr. Rafael Papaleo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the Interamerican University in San Juan, Puerto Rico and completed Medical School at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in 1991. He finished his Internal Medicine Residency in 1995 at Crozer Chester Medical Center and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Papaleo completed his Cardiology Fellowship at Albany Medical Center Hospital in 1999.  He completed an additional Fellowship in Invasive Cardiology at Albany Medical Center Hospital 2000 where he performed more than 2,500 cardiac catheterizations.

Dr. Papaleo is on staff at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany, NY and St. Mary’s Hospital and Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY.  He is currently Medical Director of the Rensselaer Region Heart Institute, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services.

Dr. Papaleo’s cardiology specialties include general cardiovascular disease, invasive cardiology including diagnostic angiograms and coronary interventions.

Specialties: General Cardiovascular Disease, Invasive Coronary Interventions
Hospital Affiliations:  Albany Medical Center, Albany Memorial Hospital, Glens Falls Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, Seton Health, St. Peter’s Hospital
Faculty: St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Samaritan Hospital
Medical Degree: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fellowship: Albany Medical Center Hospital