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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical School Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency

Welcome Statement From Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. We are recognized as a national leader in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and thoracic diseases. Our Department focuses on specialized and patient-focused care which is provided by talented and compassionate individuals in a team structure.

Our mission, like that of the entire North Shore-LIJ Health System, is to deliver the highest quality of clinical care for our community regardless of ability to pay, to educate future generations of healthcare professionals and to actively participate in the search for new advances in medicine through biomedical research.

We boast one of the most experienced cardiac surgical teams in the Queens, Nassau and Suffolk area. We are host to the only accredited cardiothoracic residency on Long Island and one of only five in the NY metropolitan area. As an academic affiliate of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, all of our cardiothoracic surgeons hold an academic rank in that prestigious institution.

Our focus on quality and progressive state-of-the-art surgical therapies has been consistent for many years. We have developed a team approach to the care of the cardiac and thoracic surgical patient that creates several multidisciplinary layers, promoting education, safety and compassionate care. We have worked diligently to be sure all members of the care team are imbued with the spirit of excellence, safety and pride in our mission.

Our surgeons and facilities have consistently achieved better than expected outcomes in coronary artery bypass surgery and valve surgery in the New York State Cardiac Surgery database. This remarkable achievement was achieved with the close cooperation of multiple teams of dedicated and highly competent individuals caring for an increasingly complex group of patients. It is emblematic of the steps we have taken to insure patient safety and satisfaction.

As you pursue our website please use the resources here to increase your understanding of our program and of the diseases and procedures which define the specialty of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The proud team of professionals that comprise the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery look forward to training you to become a highly skilled, and competent cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, while serving our community and colleagues with the highest level of clinical skill available anywhere delivered with precision, understanding and compassion.

Sincerely yours,

Alan R. Hartman, MD
Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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