John D Puskas

John D Puskas, MD

  • PROFESSOR AND SITE CHAIR, CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY | Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Specialty:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. John D. Puskas is Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and also serves as Director of Surgical Coronary Revascularization for the Mount Sinai Health System.

Dr. Puskas specializes in adult cardiac surgery, including aortic root surgery, and minimally invasive valve surgery. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery and began performing off-pump coronary bypass surgeries in 1996. In 1997, he performed the world's first triple off-pump bypass surgery using minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting. In addition to his extensive leadership in less invasive coronary bypass surgery, he is recognized for his work in all arterial revascularization strategies, and robotic coronary revascularization. He has been a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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