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We devote all of our hearts to caring for all of yours

We offer the first and only full-service transplant program on Long Island with leading-edge technology and the most experienced transplant experts. And we're the only facility in New York that’s 100% devoted to heart health. Now that's world class care.


We are continuously striving to make exceptional cardiac care even better.

That dedication to excellence shows. After an extensive on site review, the heart transplant program at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital in partnership with Maimonides Medical Center, an affiliate of Northwell Health, was approved by the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council. This extraordinary milestone makes the Heart Hospital the first and only full-service destination for heart transplantation in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and across all of Northwell. 

Led by a nationally renowned team, our Heart Hospital features one of New York’s largest cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology programs that consistently achieves some of the state’s best outcomes. As a full-service transplant program, our team includes experts in cardiology, cardiac surgery, pharmacy, nutrition, psychology, social work and rehabilitation who are specialty trained in heart failure. At Northwell, we treat more heart failure patients than any of the state's heart transplant centers.

Our life-saving heart transplant program complements the already outstanding work of our LVAD (left ventricular assist device) and heart failure programs. It is an especially valuable resource for heart failure patients in Long Island, Queens and the outer boroughs who, until now, had to travel to Manhattan, the Bronx or beyond to ensure continuity of care. Removing the burden of extensive travel makes a huge difference for patients, who require many trips to the hospital for pre- and post-care and need a lifetime of follow-up care. It's helpful for their loved ones, too. And that's something a heart can feel good about.

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Heart failure occurs when the heart can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs.

After heart failure diagnosis is made by a cardiologist, treatments may include medication, support devices and heart transplant.

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Our physicians

Brian Lima, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Gerin Rachel Stevens, MD, PhD

Specialties: Adv Heart Fail Trnsplnt Cardio, Cardiology

Harold Alberto Fernandez, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery

David Taylor Majure, MD, MPH

Specialties: Adv Heart Fail Trnsplnt Cardio, Cardiology

James Roy Taylor, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery

Syed Tarique Hussain, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery

Samit Shah, MD

Specialties: Adv Heart Fail Trnsplnt Cardio, Cardiology

Sandeep Jauhar, MD

Specialties: Adv Heart Fail Trnsplnt Cardio