Gary A. Stephens, MD

Maimonides Physician


Cardiothoracic Surgery



About Me

Dr. Gary Stephens has a special interest in helping patients in the West Indies where cardiac problems are common and mortality rates are high. With the help of the government and the support of Maimonides Medical Center and other donors, Dr. Stephens has been able to go to Guyana to help patients who cannot afford open heart surgery. With a team of RNs, anesthesiologists and perfusionists from Maimonides, Dr. Stephens trains their medical counterparts in Guyana. About every two months, Dr. Stephens and his team travel to Guyana to perform coronary artery bypass surgery and valve replacement surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Ischemic Heart Care
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Artery Blockage
  • Valvular Heart Disease


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Bypass Grafting
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery


Medical Degree

Gandhi Medical College


Harlem Hospital Center


Harlem Hospital Center


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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