Barbash Family Creates Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Support of Dr. Alan Hartman

The Barbash Family of Brightwaters, NY, has established the Hartman/Barbash Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. The Barbash family’s support was in recognition of the exceptional care provided to Lillian and the late Murray Barbash by Alan Hartman, MD, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY.  Over the past 15 years, Dr. Hartman performed aortic valve replacement and double bypass surgery on Mr. Barbash, who remained an active skier and biker until he was 88 years old.  In fact, Mr. Barbash would send post cards to Dr. Hartman every year from whatever black diamond ski slopes he was conquering. Dr. Hartman also performed double bypass surgery on Mrs. Barbash, 85, in May 2010.  She too is extremely active and very involved in the local community. Prior to his death, Mr. Barbash reaffirmed his wish to establish the endowed chair bearing Dr. Hartman’s name.  The Barbash’s support was announced October 26 at Southside Hospital’s 2013 Gala held at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, NY. From left are:  Southside Community Advisory Board Chairman F.J. McCarthy; Southside Executive Director Donna Moravick, North Shore-LIJ Chief Operating Officer Mark Solazzo, Dr. Hartman, Mrs. Barbash, her daughter Susan Barbash and son Shepard Barbash.

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