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Cardiac Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian offers both proven surgical modalities and new, minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of coronary artery disease, thoracic aortic aneurysm, valvular disease, arrythmias and adult congenital heart disease. Read More. 

NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute

The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute is the new home for world-class heart care at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The facility sets the standard for patient-focused comprehensive care for New Yorkers and patients throughout the world.

William Acquavella Heart Valve Center

The specialists at the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian are leaders in the development and evaluation of novel, less invasive techniques for repairing and replacing damaged mitral, aortic and pulmonary valves. Our team played a leading role in the clinical trials assessing the latest percutaneous valve replacement approaches, giving us more experience than most centers in these emerging new techniques.

Phone: 646-NYP-VALVE (646-697-8258)
Email: cornellheartvalve@nyp.org

Weill Cornell Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery 525 East 68th Street
Box 110
Suite M 404
New York, NY 10065 Directions
Phone: (212) 746-5166

US News Cardiology & Heart Surgery Badge  Best regional hospital 2022                       

Ranked #4 in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospital in the nation and #1 in NYC by U.S. News and World Report

Ranked #1 in Best Regional Hospitals in U.S. News


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America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ by Healthgrade

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Advocating for Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: An Interview With Leonard N. Girardi, MD

Fascinating in-depth interview with Dr. Joel Dunning, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at James Cook University Hospital.

Dr. Leonard Girardi highlighting the efficacy and durability of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR). This was recently presented at 60th STS Annual meeting in San Antonio Texas "Drop the Wire, Pick Up the Knife: Bring SAVR Back!"

Dr. Girardi underscored the importance of putting patients first by ensuring clear communication on treatment options and post-surgical care.

Dr. Girardi with Dr. Joel Dunning

Dr. Iosif Gulkarov Named Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Dr. Iosif M. Gulkarov

Iosif Gulkarov, M.D.

Dr. Iosif Gulkarov, a leading adult cardiac surgeon, has been appointed chief of cardiothoracic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, effective Oct. 1. Dr. Gulkarov was also recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery.

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PCORI Awards $30 Million for a Comparative Study of Surgical Options for Coronary Artery Disease in Underrepresented Patient Populations

Dr. Mario Gaudino

A multi-institutional team of scientists led by Dr. Mario Gaudino, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery and assistant dean for clinical trials at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been approved for a nearly $30 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The award will fund the first study among women and Black and Hispanic patients comparing the effectiveness of two revascularization options used to treat coronary artery disease.

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