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Steven Lansman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Steven Lansman, M.D., Ph.D., was instrumental in building WMC’s cardiac transplant program and introducing the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), among other healthcare therapy advances at WMC. He has a long and distinguished record of accomplishments in his role as WMC's director of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Lansman joined the faculty of NYMC as professor of surgery and the clinical staff of WMC as chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2005. Previously, Dr. Lansman was on the medical staff of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he started the hospital’s heart transplant program and performed the first cardiac transplant at Mount Sinai in 1986. He also directed Mount Sinai’s Mechanical Assist and Heart and Lung Transplant Program. Before joining Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lansman served as interim chief of cardiothoracic surgery for SUNY Brooklyn, the Brooklyn VA Hospital and Kings County Hospital.

Dr. Lansman also oversaw the addition of a hybrid operating room at WMC, and the related expansion of minimally invasive and catheter-based approaches to aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repairs. Since 1988, he has organized and directed the Aortic Symposium Series, an internationally recognized forum for aortic surgery that typically draws more than 1,000 participants.


  • M.D., SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Ph.D., Biophysics, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Internship, Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Bronx
  • Internship, General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Residency, General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine


Dr. Lansman has an extensive bibliography in aortic aneurysm surgery and has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, 100 abstracts and presentations and a dozen books and chapters. Since 1988, he has organized and directed the Aortic Symposium series, an internationally recognized forum for aortic surgery. In 2001-2002, Dr. Lansman served as president of the New York Society of Thoracic Surgery.


  • Okumura K, Ohira S, Kai M, et. al. "High Rate of Kidney Graft Failure following Simultaneous Heart-Kidney Transplantation." Kidney360, (), (2024) . doi: 10.34067/KID.0000000000000365
  • Ohira S, Kai M, Goldberg JB, et. al. "Stroke After Acute Type A Dissection Repair Using Right Axillary Cannulation First Approach." The Annals of thoracic surgery, (), (2023) . pii: S0003-4975(23)01244-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.11.028
  • Ohira S, Gregory V, Goldberg JB, et. al. "Zone 2 arch repair for acute type A dissection: Evolution from arch-first to proximal-first repair." JTCVS techniques, 21(), (2023) 7-17. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2023.06.012
  • Ohira S, Lansman SL, Spielvogel D, et. al. "Collateral network concept in 2023." Annals of cardiothoracic surgery, 12(5), (2023) 450-462. doi: 10.21037/acs-2023-scp-15
  • Ohira S, Malekan R, Kai M, et. al. "Aortic Reoperation After Prior Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: Don't Despair the Repair." The Annals of thoracic surgery, 116(1), (2023) 43-50. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.10.021
  • Zaid S, Haniyeh AA, Rosenzveig A, et. al. "Minimalist transcatheter aortic valve replacement misses paravalvular regurgitation: Incidence and echocardiographic distribution of missed paravalvular regurgitation." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 101(1), (2023) 180-186. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30512
  • Dhand A, Gass A, John D, et. al. "Long-term and Short-term Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplantation From Donors With a Positive SARS-CoV-2 Test." Transplantation, 106(8), (2022) e384-e385. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000004196

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  • President, New York Society of Thoracic Surgery, 2001-2002