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Sean Pinney

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
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  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Focus


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    Columbia University


    Sean Pinney is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Georgetown University where he received both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He completed residency training at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and fellowships in cardiology, heart failure & transplantation at Columbia University. In 2004, he joined the faculty of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and has directed the Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant Program since 2005. Dr. Pinney is an active clinical researcher who has led both NIH and industry-sponsored trials in the areas of heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. He serves on the American College of Cardiology Heart Failure and Transplant committee, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation’s I2C2 committee, the medical advisory board for the New York Organ Donor Network and is past President of the New York Cardiothoracic Transplant Consortium.


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    New award

  • 2009 -
    Simon Dack Award
    Cardiovascular Institute


New topic

Clinical outcomes following mechanical circulatory support

New topic

Clinical outcomes following Heart Transplantation


Arbustini E, Narula N, Dec GW, Reddy KS, Greenberg B, Kushwaha S, Marwick T, Pinney S, Bellazzi R, Favalli V, Kramer C, Roberts R, Zoghbi WA, Bonow R, Tavazzi L, Fuster V, Narula J. The MOGE(S) Classification for a Phenotype-Genotype Nomenclature of Cardiomyopathy: Endorsed by the World Heart Federation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013 Dec; 62(22).

Pinney SP. Understanding and eliminating racial disparities in transplantation: still a ways to go. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013 Dec; 62(24).

Enriquez AD, Calenda B, Miller MA, Anyanwu AC, Pinney SP. The role of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in patients with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 2013 Aug; 6(4).

Swartz TH, Huprikar S, Labombardi V, Pinney S, Anyanwu A, Lee M, Patel G. Heart transplantation in a patient with heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus ventricular assist device mediastinitis and bacteremia. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 2013 Oct; 15(5).

Huprikar S, Bosserman E, Patel G, Moore A, Pinney S, Anyanwu A, Neofytos D, Ketterer D, Striker R, Silveira F, Qvarnstrom Y, Steurer F, Herwaldt B, Montgomery S. Donor-derived Trypanosoma cruzi infection in solid organ recipients in the United States, 2001-2011. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2013 Sep; 13(9).

Kapelusznik L, Varela D, Montgomery SP, Shah AN, Steurer FJ, Rubinstein D, Caplivski D, Pinney SP, Turker D, Factor SH. Chagas disease in Latin American immigrants with dilated cardiomyopathy in New York City. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2013 Jul; 57(1).

Pawale A, Pinney S, Ashley K, Flynn R, Milla F, Anyanwu AC. Implantable left ventricular assist devices as initial therapy for refractory postmyocardial infarction cardiogenic shock. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery 2013 Aug; 44(2).

Krishan K, Pinney S, Anyanwu AC. Successful left ventricular assist device bridge to transplantation in a patient with end-stage heart failure and human immunodeficiency virus. Artificial organs 2012 Aug; 36(8).

Tang GH, Kim MC, Pinney SP, Anyanwu AC. Failed repeated thrombolysis requiring left ventricular assist device pump exchange. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2013 May; 81(6).

Pinney SP. Timing isn't everything: donor heart allocation in the present LVAD era. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2012 Jul; 60(1).

Pinney SP, Balakrishnan R, Dikman S, Nair A, Hammond K, Domanski M, Anyanwu AC, Deboccardo G. Histopathology of renal failure after heart transplantation: a diverse spectrum. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 2012 Mar; 31(3).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Pinney during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Acorda Therapeutics Inc.; Thoratec Corporation

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • Thoratec Corporation

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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