Steven Lansman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM)
Director of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center (WMC)
Dr. Lansman had served as interim surgery chair and director since November 2021. Dr. Lansman 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.
Dr. Lasman 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.
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. In 2001-2002, Dr. Lansman served as president of the New York Society of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Lansman received his M.D. and Ph.D. (Biophysics) degrees in 1977 from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Science Center.