Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is a recognized leader in heart, lung and esophagus surgery. Our experience with complex cardiothoracic issues and knowledge of the latest advances have helped to establish NewYork-Presbyterian|Weill Cornell Medicine as a major referral center for cardiovascular and thoracic patients from around the world.

Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Cardiac Surgery provides expert care to patients who need:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Valve repair/replacement
  • Surgery for adult congenital heart disease
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
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Cardiac Surgery team

Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery offers the most advanced surgical care for:

  • Lung and esophageal cancers
  • Emphysema
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pericardial & Pleural Effusions
  • Thoracentesis
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Thoracic Surgery team

Why Choose Weill Cornell?

New Advances

Tumor Microenvironments: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications 6th Annual Symposium

Gold Nanoparticle Delivery of MicroRNA Impairs Metastasis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

lung cancer, thoracic surgery, Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center, Vivek Mittal

Dr. Vivek Mittal. Credit: John Abbott



Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have shown that giving mice with triple-negative breast cancer therapeutic microRNA (miRNA) in a protective gold nanoparticle results in significantly less spreading of cancer to the lung. Triple-negative breast cancer is a highly aggressive, difficult-to-treat form of the disease, with a high rate of metastatic recurrence. miR-708 is a non-coding microRNA that can block expression of genes that are crucial in metastasis.

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Faculty appointed to Endowed Professorship

Dr. Nasser Altorki. Photo credit: Tiffany Walling

At the recommendation of Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, a member of the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty has been named to an endowed professorship by the Board of Overseers.

Dr. Nasser Altorki has been appointed as the David B. Skinner, M.D. Professor of Thoracic Surgery, effective April 1. He is the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, director of the Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center and leader of the Solid Tumor Program of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center.

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The Future of Transplantation: Manufacturing of Super Organs

Clinical Trials

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department conducts a robust clinical trials program to evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and medications that have the potential to improve the management of patients with heart, lung, and esophageal disease. The outcomes of heart, lung, and esophageal operations can be improved with technical innovations.

Current Clinical Trials

 

US News National 2017-18

The Weill Cornell Medicine's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is proud to partner with NewYork-Presbyterian, ranked #3 in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospital in the nation and #1 in NYC by U.S. News and World Report.