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Lansman, Steven L., MD, PhD

Lansman, Steven L., MD, PhD
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Certification: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery,

Dr. Lansman received 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 in cardiac transplantation at Stanford University Hospital, under Dr. Norman Shumway.

In 1985, after serving as Interim Chief of Cardiothorac Surgery for SUNY Brooklyn, The Brooklyn VA Hospital, and Kings County Hospital, Dr. Lansman joined the staff at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City to begin a heart transplant program. At Mount Sinai, he performed the first cardiac transplant with Dr. Griepp in 1986 and through 2005, performed most of the program's cardiac transplant, assist device, and bridge-to-transplant procedures. In addition, Dr. Lansman has an extensive bibliography in aortic aneurysm surgery and for over 20 years, he has organized The Aortic Symposium series, an internationally recognized forum for aortic surgery.

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

While heart transplantation, assist devices, surgery for heart failure and aortic aneurysm surgery remain Dr. Lansmans' 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.

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.

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Medical Education: Suny Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Bronx (New York), Bronx, NY - Surgery
Internship: Montefiore Medical Center , Bronx , NY - General Surgery
Residency: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center , Brooklyn , NY - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center , Bronx , NY - General Surgery
Fellowship: Suny Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY


  • Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
Special Clinical Interest: Cardiothoracic Surgery


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