Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C., is Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and co-director of the Heart Center at Stony Brook University Medidcal Center. he is a nationally-renowned heart surgeon and leader in surgical research. Dr. Rosengart is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology, and he is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, and the Executive Leadership Committee for the American Heart Association’s Surgery and Anesthesia Council, among other professional societies and committees. He was selected for inclusion in Guide to America’s Top Surgeons (2004), and for inclusion in the Castle Connolly Guide, America’s Top Doctors (2003, 2004), and in Chicago Magazine’s Best Doctors in Chicago for the past four years. Dr. Rosengart has authored over 100 publications and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Journal of Cardiovascular and Renal Research. He also serves as a manuscript reviewer for journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Specific areas of expertise: high-risk and complex adult heart disease; thoracoscopic “hybrid” bypass that avoids sternotomies (surgical incision through the sternum); “bloodless” surgery for patients wishing to avoid transfusions; gene therapy, potentially providing a “biologic bypass” for patients with end-stage coronary disease; surgery for all forms of adult heart disease, including high-risk states after acute myocardial infarctions and congestive heart failure; minimally invasive surgery; valve repair surgery; aneurysm surgery; and thoracic vascular surgery.
Irvin Krukenkamp, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon who in 2002 became the first surgeon worldwide to make five distinct and separate repairs during the course of a single, life-saving open-heart surgery. He also was among the first surgeons in the nation to employ microwave catheter technology to treat arrhythmia. He is the author or co-author many publications and his research projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Heart Association.
Specific areas of expertise: cardiac surgical techniques and advances, and cardiac research, including microwave catheters and blood vessel generation.