Derek Ralph
Brinster, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery

(212) 434-3000

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About your doctor:

Member of Northwell Health Physician Partners
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Board certifications:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Administrative titles

  • Director - Aortic Surgery

Academic titles

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

Medical school

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


  • Brigham and Womens Hospital Harvard Medical School
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


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Locations & insurance

  • 130 East 77th Street
    Suite 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10075

    Fax: (212) 434-4559
  • 300 Community Drive
    Suite CT Surgery
    Manhasset, NY 11030

    Fax: (516) 562-3786

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Most recent comments:

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

"Dr. Brinster and staff are INCREDIBLE. Highly recommend."

"Dr. Brinster & his team are the best in the business. Words cannot describe how great they were. I am eternally grateful that I was recommended to him for my procedure. #9. Off the charts excellent."


"Dr. Brinster is a gem. He seemed a little hurried this visit as opposed to last time."


"I adore Dr. B_____ - have recommended him enthusiastically a number of times I would never go elsewhere."

"Wonderful specialist."

"This was my first meeting with this doctor. His professionalism, concern and friendliness impressed me!"

"Very professional & knowledgeable."


"overall a very good experience."

"So graceful, soft spoken cooperative a pleasure to speak with."

"In the 3 years & I've been going to Lenox Hill Hosp. I was very pleased."

"He was wonderful."

"Very good."


"Dr. Brinster is a wonderful surgeon he saved my life."

"Location is too far for me to general health care but for emergencies awesome! Dr. Brinsten & staff saved my life!!!"

"Could not expected anything better. Very confident with the provider."

"Very good experience with the provider and staff."

"Doctor explained procedure to me well and what to expect after."

"Good experience."

"The doctor is very professional and I have confidence in him."

"He listened"

"I have recommended this doctor and LIJ Lenox Hospital to all - can't give them enough praise!"

"I was more confused leaving the doctors office, than when I went in."