Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center

About the Physicians and Staff

David A. D’Alessandro, MD

David A. D’Alessandro, MD

Medical Education:
M.D., Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency:
M.D., Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

Fellowship:
M.D., Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

Board Certified:

- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Surgery

 

Ricardo A. Bello, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Bello is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and a skilled researcher. He is experienced in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, with emphasis on coronary artery bypass surgery, cardiac transplantation, minimally invasive valve repair, and surgery to repair aortic aneurysms. His research focuses primarily on understanding the mechanisms of heart failure and devising innovative surgical treatments, including the use of stem cells to repair damaged heart muscle. Dr. Bello also studies clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery with the goal of providing the best therapies for each individual patient.

 

Daniel Jacob Goldstein MD, FACS, FACC Moderator: Daniel Jacob Goldstein MD, FACS, FACC

Dr. Goldstein was raised in Caracas, Venezuela by a family of physicians. He attended Medical School at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Distinction and was recipient of the prestigious Lamport Biomedical Research Prize for his work on monoclonal antibodies. Dr Goldstein went on to complete his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospitals. During this time, he also completed one year of translational research in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr Goldstein received numerous research awards for his work on left ventricular assist devices and was recipient of teaching awards from both medical students and surgery residents. He was a recipient of the Claire Lucille Humanitarian Award for his work on disadvantaged children with congenital heart disease in Guatemala.

Following completion of his training, he was recruited as Director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Support programs at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey where during his five year tenure, he elevated that program to he 8th busiest center in the country. Most recently, he has joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr Goldstein has published extensively in peer review journals and has authored 3 highly regarded books on Cardiac Assist Devices and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. He has been invited to speak on diverse areas of mechanical support both nationally and abroad. Dr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and the American College of Cardiology and is boarded in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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