Cardiac and Thoracic Anesthesia Service
NYU Langone Medical Center is a major cardiac and thoracic surgery referral center . The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, as part of the NYU Department of Anesthesia, has a mission to provide professional, high quality, and safe anesthesia care for cardiac and thoracic procedures, while educating our residents and fellows in cardiothoracic anesthesia. Research is an active and extensive part of the division's efforts and is centered around large multi-center outcomes trials, as well as NIH funded basic research. The faculty is comprised of 8 full time board-certified, fellowship trained anesthesiologists.
Clinical Case Mix
There are approximately 1,300 major adult cardiac surgeries, 250 pediatric cardiac surgeries and 1,000 thoracic procedures performed each year, as well as minor cardiac procedures performed in and outside of the operating room. The cases at NYULMC are varied, and on the cutting edge of technological development in the field of cardiac surgery. Our surgeons pioneered the minimally invasive technique in 1997 and it has since become the standard of care at NYU Langone Medical Center. All types of procedures are performed here except for cardiac transplantation. NYU serves as a tertiary care center, where the most critically ill patients are referred often after being denied definitive care by other hospitals. NYU is also a referral center for pediatric cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, off pump coronary bypass surgery, thoracic aortic surgery, robotic cardiac surgery and all types of cardiac surgery re-operations. The thoracic patients we care for often have extensive pulmonary disease, often needing extensive resection. Many of the thoracic procedures are re-operations as well. Very few of the cases can be considered "routine". The anesthesiologist's role in these cases is extensive, and we have been actively involved in educating anesthesiologists at other hospitals in the management of these cases.
Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) are performed on almost every patient, including pediatric patients. The staff of the CV anesthesia service is internationally known in their efforts to use TEE to assess risks, guide therapy, and educate other CV anesthesiologists.
We also provide anesthesia care to patients outside of the operating room, in the cardiac catheterization and the electrophysiology suites. This includes children requiring diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures, correction of cardiac conduction abnormalities, and placement of percutaneous valve and device closures.
Faculty and Staff
- John Jackson, M.D.
- Marc Kanchuger, M.D.
- Sandeep Krishnan, MD
- Jennie Ngai, MD
- June Rim, M.D.
- Michael Schlame, MD
- Larry Rabinowitz , M.D.
- Argante Grippa, CRNA