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John Puskas

John D. Puskas, M.D.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Morningside
New York, NY  
United States
1 212-523-2798
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Princeton University (BA 1982)
Harvard Medical School (MD 1986)
Massachusetts General Hospital residency in general surgery (1986-1993)
Research Fellowship, Lung Transplantation, Toronto General Hospital (1989-90)
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University (1993-1996)
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cardiothoracic), Emory University, 1996-2000
Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiothoracic), Emory University, 2000-2005
Professor of Surgery (Cardiothoracic), Emory University, 2005-2014
Associate Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, 2005-2014
Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, 2005-2013
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2014-present
Chairman, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West 2014-present
Director of Coronary Revascularization, Cardiac Quality Initiatives and Cardiac Clinical Research Unit, Mount Sinai Health System, 2014-present

Other Interests

Arterial Grafting in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Valve-sparing Aortic Root Replacement; Surgery of the Ascending Aorta
Robotic Coronary Bypass Surgery and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization
Clinical Research and Resident Education
Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Innovative Techniques in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mitral Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Replacement
Tracheal Resection and Reconstruction
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery


Dr Puskas has served as National Principal Investigator for numerous FDA trials, evaluating the safety and effectiveness of novel techniques and technologies in adult cardiac surgery.

Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Bypass Grafting

Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

Surgical and Medical Treatments for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Novel Designs and Materials for Artificial Heart Valves

Arterial Bypass Grafting

Surgical Instruments for Innovative Adult Cardiac Surgery

Additional Educational Information

A.B. Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Princeton University, 1982

M.D. Degree, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, 1986

M.Sc. Degree (Master's of Science) in Surgical Research, University of Toronto, 1990