Our Approach

Emile Bacha, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular SurgeryMichael Argenziano, MD, Section Chief, Adult Cardiac SurgeryWelcome to the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Our cardiothoracic surgeons help to shape the future of heart and lung surgery by spearheading cutting-edge research, advancing new innovative surgical techniques and providing outstanding training to young surgeons. Our core mission is to provide all of our patients and their families with the best possible care—through outstanding surgical results as well as through comprehensive and compassionate care. 

Performing over 2,200 open-heart procedures a year, the cardiac surgery section stands alone in the region and among the best in the world. The U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" survey has consistently ranked NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's cardiac program #3 in the nation and in the top 10 for seven years running.

In addition to coronary bypass surgery (CABG), our surgeons specialize in highly complex and innovative procedures to correct valvular heart disease, aortic surgery, transcatheter valve procedures, and mechanical assistance/cardiac transplant for heart failure. We have been recognized nationally for our high standards of surgical outcomes, innovation, and research. Our surgeons undertake some of the most complex and challenging cases.

We offer unparalleled expertise in a range of surgical specialties:

Download the Cardiac Surgery Brochure

Cardiac Surgery Brochure