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Lansman, Steven, MD, PhD  
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Lansman, Steven L.


Language(s): English
Department: Surgery
Division: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division Title: Chief
Board Certification:
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Research Interest: Aortic aneurysm surgery. Dr. Lansman has organized The Aortic Symposium series, an internationally recognized forum for aortic surgery.

Dr. Lansman is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the New York Society for Thoracic Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

While heart transplantation, assist devices, surgery for heart failure, and aortic aneurysm surgery remain Dr. Lansman’s special interests, coronary bypass surgery, aortic valve, and mitral valve surgery comprise most of his caseload; in these areas, his interests include minimally invasive approaches, OPCAB, and particularly, mitral valve repair procedures.

Previously, he served as interim chief for SUNY Brooklyn, the Brooklyn VA Hospital, and Kings County Hospital. He then joined the staff at Mount Sinai Hospital to begin its heart transplant program.

Professional Socieities:
American College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
International Society for Heart/Lung Transplantation
Association of Academic Surgeons
New York Society for Thoracic Surgery
New York Surgical Society
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery


  1. Lansman SL, Shapiro AJ, Myles SS, Ritter S, Cooper R, Galla JD, Lowry RC, Golinko R., Ergin MA, Griepp RB. Extended Aortic Arch Anastomosis For Repair Of Coarctation In Infancy. Circulation 1986;74(suppl I):I-37-41.
  2. Lansman SL, Raissi S, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. Urgent Operations for Acute Transverse Aortic Arch Dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1989;97:334-341.
  3. Lansman SL, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. History of Cardiac Transplantation. In: Walwork J, editor. Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA; p. 3-19, 1989.
  4. Lansman SL, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. The History of Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation. In: Thompson, ME, editor. Cardiovascular Clinics: Cardiac Transplantation. FA Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA; p. 3-19, 1989.
  5. Lansman SL, Ergin MA, Galla JD, Taylor MA, Griepp RB. Intraluminal Graft Repair of Ascending Arch, Descending and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Segments For Dissection and Aneurysmal Disease: Long Term follow-up. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1991;3(3):180-182.
  6. Meyers BR, Mendelson MH, Lansman SL. Microbial Contamination of Solid-Organ Donor Transport Fluids Leading to Systemic Infection. Transplantation, 1992;53:1383.
  7. Lansman SL, Cohen M, Galla JD, Machac J, Quintana CS, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. Coronary Bypass with Ejection Fraction of 0.20 or Less Using A Centigrade Cardioplegia: Long Term Follow-up. Ann Thorac Surg 1993;56:480-486.
  8. Lansman SL, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. Treatment of Acute Aortic Arch Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg 1993;55:816-817.
  9. Lansman SL, Galla JD, Schor JS, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. Subtypes of Acute Aortic Dissection. J Card Surg 1994;9(6):729-733.
  10. Kukin ML, Kalman J, Buchholz C, Courtney M, Gass A, Lansman SL. Benefits of Beta Blocker Therapy in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation. Circulation 1994;90(pt 2):I-362.
  11. Lansman SL, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. The History of Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation. In: Thoracic Transplantation, Shumway SJ, Shumway NE, editors. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, p. 3-19, 1995.
  12. Nguyen KH, Ergin MA, Galla JD, Lansman SL, et al. The Bentall Procedure in Patients With Marfan’s Syndrome. J Card Surg 1997;12(2 Suppl):142-146.
  13. Lansman SL, Griepp RB. Resection of Aortic Arch Aneurysms Using Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest. In: Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kaiser LR, Kron IL, Spray TL, editors. Lippincott-Raven; Chapter 50, p. 472-478, 1998.
  14. Lansman SL, McCullough JN, Nguyen KH, Spielvogel D, Klein JJ, Galla JD, Ergin MA, Griepp RB. Subtypes of Acute Dissections. Ann Thorac Surg 1999;67:1975-1979.
  15. Lansman SL, Hagl C, Fink D, Galla JD, Spielvogel D, Ergin A, Griepp RB. Acute Type B Aortic Dissection: Surgical Therapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002;74:S1833-S1835.
  16. Strauch JT, Spielvogel D, Haldenwang PL, Correa RK, de Asla RA, Seissler PE, Baran DA, Gass AL, Lansman SL. Recent Improvements in Outcome With the Novacor Left Venticular Assist Device. J Heart Lung Transplant 2003;22:674-680.
  17. Strauch JT, Spielvogel D, Lauten A, Galla JD, Lansman SL, McMurtry K, Griepp RB. Technical advances in total aortic arch replacement. Ann Thorac Surg 2004;77:581-590.
  18. Strauch JT, Spielvogel D, Lauten A, Lansman SL, McMurtry K, Bodian CA, Griepp RB. Axillary artery cannulation: routine use in ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement. Ann Thorac Surg 2004;78:103-108.
  19. Strauch JT, Spielvogel D, Lansman SL, Lauten AL, Bodian C, Griepp RB. Long-Term Integrity of Teflon Felt-Supported Suture Lines in Aortic Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2005;79:796-800.
  20. Spielvogel D, Halstead JC, Meier M, Kadir I, Lansman SL, Shahani R, Griepp RB. Aortic Arch Replacement Using a Trifurcated Graft: Simple, Versatile, and Safe. Ann Thorac Surg 2005;80:90-95.
  21. Young JB, Rogers JG, Portner PM, Oyer PE, Edwards BS, Davis SF, Icenogle TB, Johnson FL, Kormos RL, Lansman SL, Restaino SW. Bridge to eligibility: LVAS support in patients with relative contraindications to transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2005;24:S75.
  22. Baran DA, Gass AL, Galin ID, Zucker MJ, Arroyo LH, Goldstein DJ, Prendergast T, Lubitz S, Courtney MC, Correa R, Chan M, Spielvogel D, Lansman SL. Lack of Sensitization and Equivalent Post-transplant Outcomes With the Novacor Left Ventricular Assist Device. J Heart Lung Transplant 2005;24:1886-1890.


Medical School:
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and Stanford University Hospital
Residency: Albert Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Primary Fellowship: Cardiac Surgery at the State University of New York
Secondary Fellowship: Cardiac Transplantation at Stanford University Hospital


Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Special Clinical Interest:
Acute Cardiac Care
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Aneurysm Aortic Repair
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Aortic Arch Surgery
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Stent Grafts
Aortic Surgery
Aortic Valve
Aortic Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Surgery
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Cardiac Assist Device
Cardiac Defibrillator
Cardiac Intervention
Cardiac Stent
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Transplantation
Cardiac Valve Replacement
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Complex Cardiac Evaluation
Coronary Bypass
Emergency Cardiac Care
Heart Surgery
Heart Transplant

Heart Transplantation
Heart Valve Repair
Heart Valve Surgery
High Risk Cardiac Surgery
Implant Cardiac Defibrillator
Internal Cardiac Defibrillator
Minimal Incision Valve Surgery
Minimally Inv Aortic Valve Repl
Minimally Invasive Valve Repair
Mitral Aortic Surgery
Mitral Valve Reconstruction
Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair
Mitral Valve Surgery
Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
Open Heart Surgery
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVR)
Transcatheter Valves
Trascatheter Aortic Valve Implantat
Valve Procedure
Valve Reconstruction/Repair
Valve Replacement
Valve Sparing Aortic Root Procedure
Valve Surgery
Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Rep 


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