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Spielvogel, David, MD 
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Spielvogel, David
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Language(s): English
Division: Transplant Surgery
Board Certification:
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. David Spielvogel is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is well-known among colleagues as an innovator and pioneer of many heart surgery techniques—including aortic arch replacement—widely used in hospitals around the world. Dr. Spielvogel has completed over 150 heart transplants, has implanted an assortment of mechanical assist devices, and completed open surgeries to treat the spectrum of diseases and complications of the heart. Dr. Spielvogel is also a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at New York Medical College.

Honors and Awards:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Clarence Dennis Society Surgical Scholarship
Upjohn Achievement Award for Medicine
Philip Morris Class Scholarship in OB/GYN
Lange Book Award for Academic Excellence


Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
Internship: General Surgery, State University of New York
Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
General Surgery at SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Special Clinical Interest:

Cardiothoracic surgery, aortic surgery, heart transplant, and mechanic circulatory support. In addition to the preceding, his clinical focus is in cardiac surgery, coronary artery bypass, and valve repair and replacement.

Research Interest: Dr. Spielvogel has written extensively on thoracic aortic aneurysm repair and has helped pioneer many of the surgical techniques now used in treating this condition. He has lectured at national meetings, prestigious American medical centers and internationally on his widely adopted method of aortic arch replacement.


Westchester Medical Center
Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 1st Floor

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914.493.8793
Fax: 914.493.1610