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Mark J Zucker MD

Mark J. Zucker, MD

  • Cardiology | Cardiology-Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant | Transplantation
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  • Bio
    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


    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


    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1982


    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1984


    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1987

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Managed Medicaid Plan)
    • Amerihealth
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ
    • Cigna
    • Cigna Healthcare/Great West
    • Emblem Health/GHI
    • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
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    Aetna,America’s Health Plan,Amerigroup (managed Medicaid plan),AmeriHealth,Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ,Cigna,Cigna Healthcare/Great West,Emblem Health/GHI,Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield,Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity,Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield O