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Mark J Zucker MD

Mark J. Zucker, MD

  • Cardiology | Cardiology-Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant | Transplantation
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    Mark J. Zucker, MD, JD, Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program at RWJBH/Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, has been involved with heart transplantation since 1987. Under his leadership, the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel has ranked among the top ten programs in the nation in volume for the past 10 years. More than 1000 heart transplants, 100 lung transplants and over 400 left ventricular assist device implants have been performed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. The program’s results rival those at nationally renowned centers with a one-year heart transplant survival rate over the past few years in excess of 91 percent and a three-year survival rate in excess of 85 percent. Dr. Zucker attended Northwestern University’s School of Medicine where he remained for his residency in internal medicine followed by clinical and research fellowships in cardiology. He subsequently joined the faculty at Loyola University Medical Center as one of four attending transplant cardiologists. He joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 1989 as Director of Cardiac Transplantation.

    He is presently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Zucker served as a Director of the original New Jersey Affiliate of the American Heart Association and was a founding member of theHeritage Affiliate of the American Heart Association for which he served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1998 to 2000. In 2004, Dr. Zucker was voted President/Governor of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and served in that capacity from 2006 to 2009. In addition, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network for more than 15 years and is presently the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Board. He has served three times as the Thoracic Representative for the mid-Atlantic states to the United Network for Organ Sharing, and has served as the representative from the ACC Board of Governors to the American College of Cardiology’s Subcommittee on Heart Failure and Transplantation. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Zucker is a graduate of Loyola University Law School and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Illinois.

    Clinical Expertise

    Cardiology

    Clinical Interests

    Advanced Heart Failure Heart and Lung Transplantation Mechanical Circulatory Support Amyloidosis Pulmonary Hypertension Stem Cell Therapy

  • Medical School

    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1981

    Internship

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1982

    Residency

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1984

    Fellowship

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1987

    Publications
    • Title:The future direction of the adult heart allocation system in the United States
      Authors:Meyer DM, Rogers JG, Edwards LG, Callahan ER, Webber SA, Johnson MR, Vega JD, Zucker MJ, Cleveland JC Jr
      Publisher:Am J Transplant
      Date:2015
      Issue: 15:44-54
      Description:doi: 10.1111/ajt.13030; PMID 25534445
    • Title:Ex-vivo perfusion of donor hearts for human heart transplantation (PROCEED II): a prospective, open-label,
      Authors:Ardehali A, Esmailian F, Deng M, Soltesz E, Hsich E, Naka Y, Mancini D, Camacho M, Zucker M, Leprince P, Padera R, Kobashigawa J
      Link to Publication:View Publication
      Publisher:multicenter, randomized non-inferiority trial. Lancet
      Date:2015
      Issue:
      Description:
    • Title:Pre-operative speckle-tracking imaging to predict the need for right ventricular support in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation
      Authors:Wang L, Zucker MJ, Cohen M, Baran DA, Camacho M, Gidea C, Zheng H, Amponash M, Chen C
      Publisher:J Cardiovasc Disease Research
      Date:2015
      Issue:6:1-11
      Description:doi:10.5530/jcdr.2015.1.1
    • Title: Mixed group of rhizobiales microbes in lung and blood of a patient with fatal pulmonary illness
      Authors:Lo SC, Hung GC, Li B, Lei H, Li T, Nagamine K, Tsai S, Zucker MJ, Olesnicky L
      Publisher:Int J Clin Exp Pathol
      Date:2015
      Issue:8:13834-52
      Description:
    • Title:Post-transplant survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients concurrently listed for single and double lung transplantation.
      Authors:Chauhan D, Karanam AB, Merlo A, Bozzay T, Zucker MJ, Seethamraju H, Shariati N, Russo MJ.
      Publisher:J Ht Lung Transpl
      Date:2016
      Issue:35:657-660
      Description:
    • Title:The future direction of the adult heart allocation system in the United States
      Authors:Meyer DM, Rogers JG, Edwards LG, Callahan ER, Webber SA, Johnson MR, Vega JD, Zucker MJ, Cleveland JC Jr
      Publisher:Am J Transplant
      Date:2015
      Issue:15:44-54
      Description:doi: 10.1111/ajt.13030; PMID 25534445
    • Title:Ex-vivo perfusion of donor hearts for human heart transplantation (PROCEED II): a prospective, open-label, multicenter
      Authors:Ardehali A, Esmailian F, Deng M, Soltesz E, Hsich E, Naka Y, Mancini D, Camacho M, Zucker M, Leprince P, Padera R, Kobashigawa J
      Link to Publication:View Publication
      Publisher:randomized non-inferiority trial. Lancet
      Date:2015
      Issue:
      Description:for the PROCEED II Trial Investigators
    • Title:Pre-operative speckle-tracking imaging to predict the need for right ventricular support in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation
      Authors:Wang L, Zucker MJ, Cohen M, Baran DA, Camacho M, Gidea C, Zheng H, Amponash M, Chen C.
      Publisher:J Cardiovasc Disease Research
      Date:2015
      Issue:6:1-11
      Description:doi:10.5530/jcdr.2015.1.1
    • Title:Mixed group of rhizobiales microbes in lung and blood of a patient with fatal pulmonary illness
      Authors:Lo SC, Hung GC, Li B, Lei H, Li T, Nagamine K, Tsai S, Zucker MJ, Olesnicky L
      Publisher:Int J Clin Exp Pathol
      Date:2015
      Issue:8:13834-52
      Description:
    • Title:Post-transplant survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients concurrently listed for single and double lung transplantation
      Authors:Chauhan D, Karanam AB, Merlo A, Bozzay T, Zucker MJ, Seethamraju H, Shariati N, Russo MJ
      Publisher:J Ht Lung Transpl.
      Date:2016
      Issue:35:657-660
      Description:
    • Title:GNB3 C825T polymorphism and myocardial recovery in peripartum cardiomyopathy
      Authors:Sheppard R, Hsich E, Damp J, Elkayam U, Kealey A, Ramani G, Zucker M, Alexis JD, Horne BD, Hanley-Yanez K, Pisarcik J, Halder I, Fett JD, McNamara DM
      Publisher:Results of the multicenter IPAC study. Circ Ht Fail
      Date:2016
      Issue:
      Description:for the IPAC Investigators
    • Title:Shared genetic predisposition in peripartum and dilated cardiomyopathies
      Authors:Ware JS, Li J, Mazaika E, Yasso CM, DeSouza T, Cappola TP, Tsai EJ, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Kamiya CA, Mazzorotto F, Cook SA, Halder I, Prasad SK, Pisarcik J, Hanley-Yanez K, Alharethi R, Damp J, Hsich E, Elkayam U, Sheppard R, Kealey A, Alexis J, Ramani G
      Link to Publication:View Publication
      Publisher:NEJM
      Date:2016
      Issue:374:233-41
      Description: (for the IMAC-2 and IPAC investigators)

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