About

About

“I’m reminded on a daily basis of why I love this job.”

Dr. Alan Hartman is the senior vice president and executive director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Northwell Health. In this pivotal position, Dr. Hartman is at the helm of one of New York’s busiest and most successful cardiothoracic departments, which includes programs at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital, Southside Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital.

With more than 30 years of surgical experience and a stellar reputation for taking high risk cases others have turned down, Dr. Hartman is one of New York’s most sought after cardiac surgeons. He is routinely ranked by the New York State Department of Health, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and other organizations for having among the state’s best outcomes in cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include aortic and mitral valve surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery, coronary artery surgery, pulmonary thromboembolic surgery and critical care. Dr. Hartman’s teams treat some of the largest numbers of aortic dissections in the region because of exceptional expertise and medical transport capabilities.

Dr. Hartman realized his passion for medicine when he was in high school. A genuine love of science coupled with his yearning to help people in need led to afternoons volunteering at local hospitals. Around the same time, his father passed away at a young age, bolstering his determination to get into the medical field and make a profound difference in people’s lives.

That difference is particularly evident in Dr. Hartman’s impactful role in opening the Heart Hospital in Manhasset, which offers the first and only full-service heart transplant program on Long Island and in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Heart Hospital is a premier destination for quaternary cardiac care—from minimally invasive procedures to the most complex, life-changing heart transplants—and it exemplifies Dr. Hartman’s vision of making advanced cardiac care accessible to people in all the communities served by Northwell.

Dr. Hartman is especially proud of the focused care and attention he and his teams offer patients and their families—before, during and after surgery. This is one of the reasons he helped create the Follow Your Heart program, which sends skilled medical professionals to patients’ homes to help with recovery after cardiac surgery and keep hospital readmissions down.

Dr. Hartman is a professor and the Barbash Family endowed chair of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He’s also a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He has continually received recognition on New York magazine’s Top Doctors list, and his significant publication contributions include areas such as pulmonary thromboembolic disease, repair of left atrial esophageal fistula and transcather aortic valve replacement (TAVR) outcomes. Dr. Hartman also participates in research and clinical trials to offer patients the latest cardiac treatment options.

With a decades-long career of outstanding achievements and a continuous dedication to raising the bar in cardiac care, Dr. Hartman asserts the most gratifying thing about his job is, quite simply, knowing his patients.

“Interacting with them, and getting to know them and their families, is what is most satisfying for me,” he says.  He adds that while some in the medical field may become hardened after many years of practice, he feels just the opposite.

“I think my colleagues and I have become more humbled,” Dr. Hartman says. “We’ll all need health care eventually. That’s why my driving principle has always been to treat everybody with the respect and due diligence that you’d want for yourself and your family.”

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

    • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital

    • Chairman of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Southside Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • New York University School of Medicine

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Medical school

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • New York University School of Medicine

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Peconic Bay Medical Center

    • Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

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10/06/2018
"I absolutely would highly recommend Dr. Hartman to anyone requiring cardiac surgery. He has performed numerous procedures on me & I trust his knowledge & skills completely."
09/29/2018
"Dr. Hartman has looked after and taken care of me for more than 20 years."
09/16/2018
"Dr. Hartman was recommended to me & I'm so glad he was. I trust 100% of how we are taking care of my medical issue. What ever the outcome I know I'm in the right hands & hospital."
09/05/2018
"Dr. Hartman is wonderful! He takes time with you and explain things in a way that is easy to understand. He repaired my mitral valve in Apr. and I feel great. He is a truly compassionate and caring doctor. Simply put Dr. Hartman is the best!"
08/27/2018
"Doctor Alan Hartman made me feel that I was in good hands. I am truly grateful, he saved my life. I appreciated the follow-up visit and his willingness to answer all my questions and concerns."
08/13/2018
"Dr. Hartman is the most caring doctor. I would recommend him to any person in need. Overall experience was made more comfortable by Dr. Hartman."
07/30/2018
"Dr. Hartman answered all my questions & concerns & put me at ease. I can't say enough about his kindness & concern. I give Dr. Hartman a 5 star rating - He is the BEST!! Dr. Hartman did my surgery on 6-19-18."
07/27/2018
"Dr. Hartman is fantastic in his care & concern for his patients. The consummate professional."
07/19/2018
"Excellent dr. very caring."
06/05/2018
"Dr. Hartman was outstanding in every way. He is why I had my surgery at NS. Everything a physician should be. "
05/15/2018
"Dr. Hartman is the most friendliest, compassionate surgeon I ever met. You are in great hands when he is your surgeon."
05/04/2018
"I never experienced at any time a sense of being rushed. The medical staff spent time explaining each step, anticipating many of my questions, but not discounting them."
05/02/2018
"Everyone was friendly & compassionate."
04/19/2018
"I will highly recommend this office to others."
04/14/2018
"Dr. Hartman is a wonderful, caring person as well as gifted healer - He was greatly appreciated by our entire family."
03/02/2018
"Dr. Hartman was fantastic. He is a very special man who I cannot say enough about."
02/23/2018
"Dr. Hartman was my cardiac surgeon, I have complete faith in his ability to analyse any problematic condition. I may have relate all relevant information to me, and explain what needs to be done. He takes his time discussing issues with you thoroughly instilling confidence in him. He is an excellent doctor."
02/14/2018
"Wonderful doctor & stall North Shore lucky to have all of them."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Alan Hartman was a very pleasant individual and truly was a type of person you were able to listen to and learn from."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Hartman was wonderful. I would & will highly recommend him to everyone I speak to. "
01/05/2018
"Dr. Hartman is an amazing man. He is kind, friendly, funny, approachable and so very smart. He put my wife and I at ease that my surgery would go very well, and it did."
12/23/2017
"Dr. Hartman was very thorough in his care, and open to any questions or concerns pre and post operatively. His compassion for his patients was deeply felt."
12/23/2017
"There is no one better than Dr. Hartman!"
12/14/2017
"Dr. Hartman is a consummate professional. He has a wonderful, even temperance which puts his patients at ease."
12/12/2017
"Dr Hartman is absolutely the best there is."
11/09/2017
"Dr. Hartman was at all times; concerned, informative, and very relateable - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know, and I'm most grateful to him and his wonderful staff for everything. "
11/06/2017
"I would recommend Dr. Hartman to a friend or family member for their cardiac treatment/evaluation."
10/19/2017
"Dr. Hartman thoroughly explained my condition & treatment plan & ensured that I understood there was no rush."
10/06/2017
"Dr. Hartman and his "team" provided extraordinary medical services and just as important, genuine personal concern. They are what all medical providers should be."
09/27/2017
"Dr. Hartman has been taking care of me for almost 20 years. A kind, caring and most professional man."
09/22/2017
"Excellent service."
09/09/2017
"I am very impressed."
09/07/2017
"Dr. Hartman and staff could not be better. He even assisted me with making sure I had a fantastic infectious disease Dr. Farber."
07/17/2017
"I did my research ahead of time and your team was incredibly awesome"
07/10/2017
"I have already shared his business cards with patients in the private orthopedic practice who require cardio-thoracic surgeon evaluation."
06/07/2017
"Dr. Hartman was great & all his assistants."
05/22/2017
"Dr. Hartman and his staff are so kind, not words enough to express our gratitude with him and his staff. God bless them?!"
05/10/2017
"This provider was excellent, wonderful person."
04/05/2017
"Very kind & compassionate."
02/16/2017
"My Experience with Dr, Harman and his wonderful staff has been terrific, He and his staff have made my surgery experience much easier. They have gone out of their way to make me comfortable and well taken care of..."
12/28/2016
"Dr. Hartman saved my life. I was in kidney failure. Both my lung had water and I had a defective aorta valve with less than 15% of infusion to my body."
08/29/2016
"Good experience"
08/23/2016
"Excellent"
07/15/2016
"Felt confident & comfortable with him. #8. 30 min."
05/30/2016
"I hod a pleasant experience whole processes"
04/27/2016
"Dr. Hartman was EXCELLENT!"
03/16/2016
"#8. Excellent."
03/14/2016
"Dr. Hartman is the best!"
02/17/2016
"I can't say enough about them they were excellent with my care."
02/01/2016
"Dr. Hartman as well as his staff are an exceptional group. I left there feeling like I made the right decision with regard to my heart surgery and feel confident in his knowledge, skill and the fact he really does care. Great recommendation to anyone."
01/25/2016
"Very caring doctor & well-spoken."
10/05/2015
"Overall excellent experience."
06/30/2015
"Thank God for my excellent team."
03/24/2015
"As I said everyone was very nice and I have complete confidence in every one."
02/20/2015
"I could not have been more satisfied with the above professionals - I was made to feel comfortable and eventually very well."
10/24/2014
"Good."
04/23/2014
"Dr. Hartman is an excellent skilled surgeon who genuinely cares for his patients."
03/25/2014
"Excellent."
03/03/2014
"Most of my experience's were good."
02/05/2014
"Doctor of the year!!!"

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