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About Us

Established in 2011, the New York Cardiothoracic Transplant Consortium (NYCTC), a non-profit organization comprised of the five heart and one lung transplant program in New York State, brings together heart and lung transplant professionals dedicated to collaboration, data sharing and peer review to enhance the quality of heart and lung transplant services. The NYCTC works towards these goals through activities such as:

  • Providing accurate and current information about heart and lung transplantation to NYS transplant professionals, recipients, donors and families,
  • Development and review of policies to help make the best use of the limited supply of organs and give NYS patients a fair chance at receiving the organ they need, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion, lifestyle or financial/social status.
  • Collaboration with the NYS Organ Procurement Organizations to ensure organ allocation policies are followed.

For information on past and current projects click here . The NYCTC is led by a Board of Directors, which oversees management of the organization, a Finance Committee, which oversees the financial management of the organization, and a Policy and Operations Committee, which develops and oversees the policies and projects.

Member Programs

Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care

3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, New York 10467
Phone: 718-920-2248
www.montefiore.org/heart-transplant

Contact:

Name: Ulrich Jorde, MD
Title: Section Head, Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Email: ujorde@montefiore.org

Name:  Daniel Goldstein, MD
Title: Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; Director, Mechanical Assistance Program; Co-Director, Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy
Email: dgoldste@montefiore.org

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Heart
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029-6574
Phone: 212-241-1000
http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/heart/areas-of-care/heart-failure-and-transplantation

Contact:

Name: Sean Pinney, MD  
Title: Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant Program
Email: Sean.Pinney@mssm.edu

Name: Anelechi Anyanwu, MD
Title: Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs
Email: Anelchi.Anyanwu@mountsinai.org 

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Heart Failure and Transplantation
Columbia University Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital Building
Room 1262
622 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
Cardiac Transplant Center: 212-305-7600
Emergency referrals and transfers: 800-NYP-STAT
http://nyp.org/services/transplantation-surgery/heart-transplants.html

Contact:

Name:  Mary Jane Farr, MD
Title:    Interim Director, Center for Advanced Cardiac Care
Email:  maf2171@cumc.columbia.edu

Name: Theresa Daly
Title:  Director, Clinical Operations
Email: thd9003@nyp.org

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Lung Transplantation
Presbyterian Hospital Building, 14th Floor
622 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
Phone: 212-305-7771
Emergency referrals and transfers: 800-NYP-STAT
http://nyp.org/services/transplantation-surgery/lung-transplant.html

Contact:

Name:  Selim Arcasoy, MD
Title:   Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Email:  sa2059@columbia.edu

Name:  Genevieve Reilly
Title:    Chief Transplant Coordinator
Email:   gr2169@columbia.edu

University of Rochester Medical Center

Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14642
Phone: 585-275-2475
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/transplant

Contact:

Name:  Leway Chen, MD
Title:   Director, Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation
Email:  Leway_Chen@URMC.Rochester.edu

Name:  Andi Skirchak
Title:    Intake Coordinator
Email:  andi_skirchak@urmc.rochester.edu

Westchester Medical Center

100 Woods Road
Macy Pavilion – Room 136
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone:  914-493-7632
http://www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/body_specialty.cfm?id=558

Contact:

Name:   Alan Gass, MD
Title :    Medical Director, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support
Email: GassA@WCMC.com