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Our cardiac care is among the best in the nation. But with 360 New Yorkers waiting for a heart, we weren't satisfied. A fully integrated heart failure program and superior outcomes earned us approval to become a full-service heart transplant program. 

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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.

See recent news coverage on Long Island's first heart transplant: 
NBC New York 
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Long Island Pulse

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The crucial hours of a heart transplant—one woman’s journey to a new life

When Yvonne was diagnosed with ischemic cardiomyopathy, she knew she had to be strong for what would come next. This is the story of Yvonne’s new heart.

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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

Simon Walter Maybaum, MBBS

Specialties: Cardiology, Internal Medicine
In the news
Yvonne Fleming never imagined that she would be at the center of so much attention. That all changed last month, when the deeply spiritual, 63-year-old Brooklyn resident became Long Island’s first heart transplant recipient at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital...
Glen Riske was told he needed an aortic root aneurysm repair or he would die. It was only a matter of time. Mr. Riske’s ordeal, along with the complex factors involved, are the subject of the latest installment of Northwell Health’s podcast series Health Story...
Two heart transplants were performed this month at Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital in Manhasset, the first ever on Long Island, coinciding with the release of a new state report on noteworthy achievements at several Long Island institutions that perform complex heart procedures.
With Long Island’s first-ever heart transplant program now open at Northwell Health and an increased emphasis on New York’s statewide organ-donor registration program, things are improving for the state’s heart failure patients.
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