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Your heart is in the best hands at our acclaimed cardiovascular institute

We all want a healthy heart, but at Maimonides, we know the struggles associated with heart conditions and overall health are difficult to treat alone. That’s why we’re here to help. Our heart specialists perform non-invasive, minimally invasive, and interventional procedures in our facilities. As pioneers in their field, they use a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach in the delivery of patient care while improving your quality of life.

In a collaborative setting, we offer the most advanced techniques for diagnosing and treating all types of cardiovascular disorders, including AFib ablation, angioplasty, aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), end-stage heart failure treatments, miniature pacemakers, minimally invasive valve replacement, heart-lung oxygenation therapy, and more. With innovation at the forefront of care, we are dedicated to providing everything you need to achieve optimal heart health.

We’re here for your heart

The Maimonides Heart and Vascular Institute has:

  • Advanced technology and procedures
  • Cardiac and vascular surgeons available 24/7
  • World-class physicians

Learn more about the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Insitute

Full-spectrum care for all heart conditions

At the Heart and Vascular Institute, our world-class doctors specialize in leading-edge techniques and procedures across all cardiovascular services. Our team works together to provide advanced, personalized cardiovascular care that meets the unique needs of every patient.

“Every day, we literally have someone’s heart in our hands. We have their life in our hands. We have the chance every day to give someone back their life and the strength of their heart.”

Dr. Greg Ribakove, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Our achievements

  • Maimonides is the #1 hospital in the U.S. for Heart Attack survival according to the federal government (CMS)
  • Maimonides is ranked among the Top 10 hospitals in the U.S. for clinical excellence for 3 years running (CMS)
  • Nationally recognized for excellence in heart valve and bypass surgery
  • Our nationally recognized doctors utilize the most advanced technology and innovations in medicine
  • The 1st U.S. human heart transplant was performed at Maimonides in 1967
  • U.S. News & World Report gave Maimonides a perfect score for Heart Failure outcomes in its ‘Types of Care’ ratings
  • We have the lowest carotid surgery complication rate in the Northeast (Vascular Quality Initiative, 2019)

Leading edge technology and personalized care

Conditions we treat

Our centers at the Heart and Vascular Institute

Advanced Heart Failure Center

The Maimonides Advanced Heart Failure Center offers a wide array of options to treat heart failure. Our highly skilled team of board-certified Advanced Heart Failure experts provides comprehensive care for optimal patient outcomes.

Advanced Heart Failure occurs when heart disease has progressed to a point where traditional medication and symptom management no longer work.

We utilize:

  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) – An LVAD is a surgically-implanted mechanical device that helps maintain the pumping action of the left ventricle when it can no longer function effectively on its own. Maimonides is the only hospital in Brooklyn performing this procedure, which helps patients with end-stage heart failure get back to their families and their lives
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) – ECMO is an innovative and life-sustaining therapy that uses a heart-lung machine to give patients temporary respiratory and cardiac support as they undergo cardiac treatment. Maimonides is the only NY area hospital with an “ECMO-to-Go” program, where our specialists travel to other hospitals, initiate ECMO, and bring patients back to Maimonides for definitive treatment by our multidisciplinary team of experts

Aortic Center

The Maimonides Aortic Center is the only Aortic Center in Brooklyn and provides immediate, advanced care for aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections. Time is of the essence when treating aortic emergencies, so our cardiac and vascular surgeons and other specialists are available 24/7.

Endovascular and Vascular Surgery Center

The Maimonides Endovascular and Vascular Surgery Center provide advanced comprehensive care for conditions such as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, and more. Our endovascular and vascular surgeons are renowned in dealing with the veins and arteries in your body using both minimally invasive and surgical approaches.

Heart Rhythm Center

The Maimonides Heart Rhythm Center provides specialized care for patients with abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Our expert electrophysiologists deliver advanced and complex heart rhythm treatments, and we ensure continuity of care from arrhythmia consultation to individualized treatment plan and follow-up. Maimonides is the leading institution in the Tri-State area for Hybrid AFib Ablations.

Ischemic Heart Center

The specialists at the Maimonides Ischemic Heart Center provide expert treatment for Coronary Artery Disease using the most sophisticated technology. Maimonides is the only hospital in New York State to have both its Cardiac Surgery and its Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Program. The PCI Program is commended for significantly lower mortality rates, receiving the prestigious double asterisk from the NYS Department of Health for both cardiac surgery and angioplasty procedures. Our PCI Program has achieved these ratings for both emergency and non-emergency PCI procedures for over 10 years.

Structural Heart Center

The Maimonides Structural Heart Center is comprised of board-certified interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, echocardiologists, and radiologists who specialize in structural and functional heart abnormalities, including heart valve disease, and adult congenital defects. Maimonides was the 1st hospital in Brooklyn to perform the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure for severe aortic stenosis and have now performed over 300 TAVR procedures. We are also the only center in Brooklyn performing the percutaneous mitral clip procedure for patients with significant mitral regurgitation.

Vein Center

The Maimonides Vein Center provides advanced, comprehensive care for varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency, and other vascular conditions. Our vein team provides quality diagnostic, clinical, and surgical services.

Women's Heart Center

We make women’s heart health a priority. That’s why we established the Women’s Heart Center and Women’s Heart to Heart, a program that educates women on the facts and risks of heart disease. We provide a full range of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services for women, as well as preventative care to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and empower women to make heart-healthy lifestyle changes.

Our locations

The Heart & Vascular Institute

4802 10th Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-283-8902

Cardiology

Main Hospital
4802 10th Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-283-7495

848 49th Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-283-1500

953 49th Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-283-7489

Maimonides Doctors Bay Ridge
9020 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-283-2600

Maimonides Doctors Brighton Beach
3209 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718-265-0005

Maimonides Doctors Kensington
421 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718-282-1443/718-283-1078

Cardiothoracic surgery

Vascular services

Maimonides Doctors Brighton Beach
3209 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718-265-0005

Maimonides Vein Center
745 64th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718-283-7957

Our services

Cardiac rehabilitation service

Maimonides offers an onsite Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Your active role in an exercise program and the amount of exercise you do can help to reduce the number of times you visit the hospital as a patient, make your daily activities more enjoyable, and allow you to live a longer, more satisfying life.

Pain management

Our program aims to minimize exposure to highly-addictive pain medicines such as opioids. Our nationally recognized pain management protocols rely on long-acting local anesthesia and alternative pain-relieving medicines.

Patient support groups

For more information or to join a support group, call 718-283-8902

Preventive heart health and nutrition

Proper nutrition is key to preventing heart disease and can help patients gain or maintain weight, sustain energy and strength, lessen treatment side effects, improve response to therapies, and reduce complications of treatment. Our dietitians provide patients with guidance on how to appropriately nourish their bodies before, during, and after treatment.

Social work

Our case management team members will discuss discharge planning with you and your loved ones to determine if any services are needed after your hospital stay. Some services include home care, a skilled nursing facility, and short-term rehabilitation. Our case managers will ensure you have a safe discharge.

“Every day, we literally have someone’s heart in our hands. We have their life in our hands. We have the chance every day to give someone back their life and the strength of their heart.”

Dr. Greg Ribakove, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Maimonides supports you and your heart

Maimonides is a proud partner of Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families, and caregivers for more than 50 years. Mended Hearts offers services to heart disease patients through support group meetings and educational forums at over 450 hospitals and rehabilitation clinics around the country, including Maimonides Medical Center.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Maimonides Hall – 950 49th Street, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11219.

Stories from the heart. Our patients tell them best.

"Thanks to the team at Maimonides I am back in my life and kayaking up to 5 miles a day."
George Argento
"After advanced cardiac ablation for AFib, I can go to the gym again and even go skiing with my grandson."
Paolo DeStefano
"Everyone on the Maimonides team really knows their part. It made me feel very confident. I got a new lease on life."
Anthony Gullo
"Maimonides is the place; the care is exceptional. Dr. Shani saved my life when I was pregnant – I even named my son after him."
Judith Marius
"The people and the care are above and beyond. The team at Maimonides saved my life and I am very grateful."
Lynette Rivera

Our hearts are in everything we do and every decision we make

Maimonides is a leader in treating cardiovascular diseases and is recognized for our excellent patient outcomes. Our multidisciplinary team works closely with you and your family to provide the most effective solutions for your cardiovascular needs. We’re dedicated to providing our patients with the greatest care – from utilizing the latest technology to our individualized and advanced treatments. It’s all happening right here—in Brooklyn.

 

Call (718) 283-8902 to make an appointment with a heart and vascular specialist

Meet Our Team

Aleksandar Adzic, MD

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Mahmoud Walid Almadani, MD

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Sergey Ayzenberg, MD

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Elena Bezoff, DO

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Elliot J. Borgen, MD

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Shelly Z. Brejt, MD

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Gregory A. Crooke, MD

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Robert A. Frankel, MD

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Michael S. Friedman, MD

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George R. Gogoladze, MD

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Zygmunt Golek, MD

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Yisachar J. Greenberg, MD

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Alvin Greengart, MD

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Gerald M. Hollander, MD

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Israel J. Jacobowitz, MD

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Joshua Kerstein, MD

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Chaim S. Levine, MD

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Bilal A. Malik, MD

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Jamie Meng, MD;PhD

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Nadine Montemarano, MD, FACC, FASE

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Manfred Moskovits, MD

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Norbert Moskovits, MD

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Inna Nelipovich, MD

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Anastasia A. Nikitina, MD

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Rohan Patel, MD,FACC

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Qinghua (Richard) Pu, MD

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Robert Y. Rhee, MD

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Greg H. Ribakove, MD

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Adnan Sadiq, MD

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Paul C. Saunders, MD

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Alexander Shaknovich, MD

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Jacob Shani, MD

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Vijay S. Shetty, MD

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Alexander Shiferson, DO;FACOS;FSVS;RPVI

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Gary A. Stephens, MD

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Elie Traube, MD

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Shivani Verma, MD

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Joseph Vitiello, MD

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Felix Yang, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS

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Xixi Yin, MD

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Benjamin A. Youdelman, MD

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