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About Our Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery

The Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery at RWJBarnabas Health, which includes Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is home to New Jersey’s top cardiac surgeons who are skilled in all aspects of heart care.

Our surgical team performs the full spectrum of operative procedures in patients with cardiac and vascular diseases, including coronary revascularization, valve repair and replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, ventricular assist device implantation and heart transplant. Furthermore, our surgical team offers expertise in all-arterial and off-pump coronary revascularization, minimally-invasive cardiac surgery and repair of complex thoracic aortic diseases.

Collectively, our cardiac surgeons are recognized as national leaders in the field and continue to advance the latest minimally-invasive techniques.

The Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery provides access to:

  • One of the top 15 largest heart transplant programs in the nation.

  • New Jersey’s largest adult and pediatric cardiac surgery programs.

  • New Jersey’s only Lung Transplant Program.

  • One of New Jersey’s largest Mechanical Circulatory Support (VAD and ECMO) Programs.

  • One of New Jersey’s highest performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Programs.

  • A nationally-leading clinical trial location for all transcatheter valve replacement options (including aortic, mitral and tricuspid).

  • Highly-Specialized aortic surgery program for both dissections and aneurysms.

Patients benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach to cardiovascular disease, combining surgical and medical expertise, as well as the advanced technology and support services offered across our three campuses.

Overview of our Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery

Putting your heart in the hands of another is a big step. We’re here to help you feel confident and empower you to make the best choice for you and your heart health. The Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery at RWJBarnabas Health is able to offer you cardiac surgery at three state-of-the-art facilities: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Our team of experts treat all types of heart conditions including, but not limited to:

Our cardiac surgeons are also at the forefront of medical and clinical research, which enable patients the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. Below is the list of all clinical trials our cardiac surgeons are leading:

Clinical Trials

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Patient Stories

  • “I have significantly reduced my stress,” Hart said. “When you go through something like this, it changes how you see the world. I purposefully don’t get stressed about the things that I used to.”

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  • “The Impella 5.5 was a life-saving device for me,” Keith added. “When I went into the hospital I did not know if or how I was going to have the opportunity to receive a heart. The Impella 5.5 made that possible for me.”

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  • “I could not believe it when I received the call on a Sunday afternoon,” said Ian. “The nurses and doctors that took care of me before, during and post-surgery are unbelievable."

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