Mitral valve disease is an important clinical problem affecting patients of all ages. The Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the most advanced in the country, with faculty who keep the Center at the forefront of research in assessment and treatment of this disease. Major research interests include investigation of ischemic mitral valve disease, outcomes related to mitral valve repair and the impact of tricuspid valve repair at the time of mitral surgery. In addition to authoring over 200 publications, the group has published landmark editorials and review articles on mitral valve repair and research, with key outcomes research showing excellent results after mitral and tricuspid valve repair, including the largest series of Barlows valve patients in the literature.

Dr. David H. Adams, the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Dr. Ani Anyanwu are much sought after speakers, and are invited to present international lectures and presentations to cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at the premiere cardiac surgery scientific meetings, including those held by the American Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Webcasts of these presentations are available at our Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center website. Dr. Adams also serves on the Boards of several prominent cardiothoracic surgery journals and acts in an advisory capacity to industry leaders in cardiovascular surgery.

Academic events hosted by the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital include the popular Heart Valve Club, one of the primary international valve repair conferences including live surgery, attended by hundreds of cardiac surgeons world-wide.