Dr. Barry M. Elkind grew up in Bayonne, NJ.

He graduated, with honors from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, receiving a BA degree in Biological Sciences. He is a graduate of the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (now UMDNJ) in Newark, NJ. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital (1976 – 1979) and completed a three-year fellowship in cardiology at the New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts (1979 – 1982).

Dr. Elkind is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Cardiovascular Disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Elkind was the Chief of the Cardiology Section of Bayonne Hospital from 1992 until 1999 during which time he instituted a formal cardiac rehabilitation program. He was instrumental in the development of the hospital’s first and only cardiac catheterization laboratory and he served as it's Medical Director from it’s inception until 2000.

He was honored as A Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for the New York Metropolitan Area for the years 2001-2008.