S. Jacob Scheinerman, MD, a renowned leader in cardiothoracic surgery, has been appointed vice president of cardiothoracic surgery for Northwell Health’s northwest and southwest regions. He will continue to serve as chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.
In his expanded role, he will be responsible for working with site clinical and administrative leadership to further grow and align the cardiovascular and thoracic services of Lenox Hill and Staten Island University hospitals, two high-volume surgical programs that are destinations for thousands of patients. Additionally, he will work closely with leadership to grow Northwell Health’s expanding thoracic surgery program in Westchester county where minimally invasive, robotic and traditional thoracic surgery is being performed at both Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Memorial.
As chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital Dr. Scheinerman lead and continues to build upon the tradition of surgical excellence set by Lenox Hill Hospital’s nationally recognized cardiologists and cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, who have been instrumental in placing Lenox Hill among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery in US News and World Report’s annual best hospitals editions. In 2016, the hospital’s cardiothoracic program achieved 0% mortality in CABG surgery, Valve surgery, CABG + Valve Surgery, TAVR surgery and lobectomy surgery for lung cancer.
From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Scheinerman achieved the lowest statistically risk-adjusted mortality rate of any surgeon in New York State, earning the prestigious double asterisk from the state Department of Health. At that time, he served as vice chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, which he helped position as a premier destination for cardiac care by achieving the state’s best outcomes for patients undergoing heart valve and coronary artery bypass graft surgeries.
He will continue to serve as associate professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He previously served as a board member of the American Heart Association and the National Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He has contributed to many clinical publications and presentations around the advancement of cardiac and thoracic surgery.
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