Jersey City Medical Center Welcomes World-Class Cardiothoracic Surgeon At Hudson County’s Only Open Heart Surgery Program

Drs Krause and Gulkarov

Tyrone Krause, MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, Iosif Gulkarov, MD, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City, NJ, July 15, 2020 – Tyrone Krause, MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently welcomed Iosif Gulkarov, MD, as the new Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, to the expanding cardiothoracic program. Both Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov are also members of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group.

“With RWJBarnabas Health’s support, Jersey City Medical Center continues to reinforce its leading position as the provider of choice for excellent advanced health care. We are enhancing our comprehensive cardiovascular center, the only one with open heart surgery in Hudson County,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer at JCMC. “Under the leadership of Dr. Krause and with the addition of Dr. Gulkarov, our hospital continues to invest in our community, providing access to highly-skilled, nationally recognized cardiovascular specialists.”

Dr. Gulkarov joins Dr. Krause in leading the expanded cardiac program at JCMC. Dr. Gulkarov earned his medical degree at NYU Langone Medical Center where he continued his general surgery training and completed a cardiothoracic research fellowship. He has received multiple awards including NYU CAS Honors Scholar, the Wortis Biological Prize, and the Resident Research Award. He received his cardiothoracic surgery training at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Gulkarov performs various adult cardiac surgery procedures, with a particular specialization in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), multiple arterial bypass grafting, use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA), use of radial artery conduits, valve repairs/replacements, atrial fibrillation surgery (MAZE and hybrid convergent procedure), transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), aortic aneurysm repairs, aortic root replacement (Bentall procedure), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), aortic dissections, cardiac tumors, pulmonary embolectomies, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Dr. Krause has served as the Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery since 2012. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha (top ten percent) from New York Medical School and completed his surgical internship at Lincoln Hospital in South Bronx before transferring to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He received cardiothoracic surgery training at Cornell New York Hospital and is board-certified in both general and cardiothoracic surgery.

Additionally, Dr. Krause received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study religiosity and spirituality in cardiac surgery patients and trained more than ten residents in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include complex coronary bypass, aortic and mitral valve repair/replacement, coronary artery disease, aortic aneurysms, off-pump bypass and minimally invasive techniques.

“The combined clinical expertise of Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov further contributes to the already vastly talented and expanding RWJBarnabas Health cardiothoracic services, strengthening a program that leads the state in both innovation and clinical excellence,” says Arash Salemi, MD, FACS, Clinical System Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery at RWJBarnabas Health, and Professor of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

As RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group providers, Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov are designated Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Omnia Tier-1 providers and accept most major insurances.

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About Jersey City Medical Center
The Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a modern 340-bed teaching hospital located on a campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor, conveniently located near major highways, PATH, bus and light rail stops on campus. A not-for-profit hospital, JCMC is a state-designated Regional Trauma Center with more than 16,000 admissions and 90,000 Emergency Department visits annually. JCMC has received many industry recognitions, including achieving Magnet recognition for three consecutive times for meeting rigorous standards for nursing excellence; attaining the highest-grade level “A” for safety for 14 reporting periods since 2012; and the Orthopedic Institute was designated as a DNV GL Healthcare-certified Hip & Knee Replacement Program. RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world-class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. The medical center is also a state-designated stroke center, a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems. In addition, Jersey City Medical Center is a major provider of behavioral health services, including 24/7 psychiatric emergency and crisis screening programs.

About RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice comprising highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of resources throughout RWJBarnabas Health, our dedicated physicians and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence.
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Contact: Betsy Davidian, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, 732.266.8807
Sharon Ambis, Jersey City Medical Center, 551.229.3506