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Dr. Steven L. Lansman

Dr. Lansman received his MD and PhD (Biophysics) degrees in 1977 from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He trained in cardiac surgery at S.U.N.Y. under Dr. Randall Griepp, and received training in cardiac transplantation at Stanford University Hospital, under Dr. Norman Shumway.

In 1986, after serving as Interim Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for SUNY Brooklyn, The Brooklyn VA Hospital, and Kings County Hospital, Dr. Lansman joined the staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He performed the first cardiac transplant at Mount Sinai in 1986 and directed the Mechanical Assist and Heart and Lung Transplant Program through 2004. Since 1988, Dr. Lansman has organized and directed The Aortic Symposium series, an internationally recognized forum for surgery of the thoracic aorta.

In 2001-2002, Dr. Lansman was President of the New York Society for Thoracic Surgery and in 2002, served as interim Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai. In 2005 he became Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, where he is currently Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery.