Dr. Gregory Fontana MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Gregory Fontana is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in New York, New York and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for 30 years. Dr. Fontana accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Transcatheter Valve Therapies, Congenital Heart Defects, Coronary Artery Bypass, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Aortic Valve

Hospital Affiliation

Lenox Hill Hospital
Ranked #25 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Duke University Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1984–1989

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1993–1993

Children's Hospital, Boston
Fellowship, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, 1994–1994

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1989–1993

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 21 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 10 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2012

NY State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Percutaneous complete repair of failed mitral valve prosthesis: simultaneous closure of mitral paravalvular leaks and transcatheter mitral valve implantation - single-centre experience.
Kliger, C.,Angulo, R.,Maranan, L.,Kumar, R.,Jelnin, V.,Kronzon, I.,Fontana, G. P.,Plestis, K.,Patel, N.,Perk, G.,Ruiz, C. E.

Stratification of Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement According to Surgical Inoperability for Technical Versus Clinical Reasons.
Makkar, R. R.,Jilaihawi, H.,Mack, M.,Chakravarty, T.,Cohen, D. J.,Cheng, W.,Fontana, G.,Bavaria, J.,Thourani, V.,Herrmann, H.,Pichard, A.,Kapadia, S.,Babilliaros, V.,Whisenant, B.,Kodali, S.,Williams, M.,Trento, A.,Smith, C.,Teirstein, P.,Cohen, M. G.,Xu, K.,Tuzcu, E. M.,Webb, J.,Leon, M.

Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis: Results From the Nonrandomized Continued Access Cohort of the PARTNER Trial.
Dewey, T. M.,Bowers, B.,Thourani, V. H.,Babaliaros, V.,Smith, C. R.,Leon, M. B.,Svensson, L. G.,Tuzcu, E. M.,Miller, D. C.,Teirstein, P. S.,Tyner, J.,Brown, D. L.,Fontana, G. P.,Makkar, R. R.,Williams, M. R.,George, I.,Kirtane, A. J.,Bavaria, J. E.,Mack, M. J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Lovelace Health Plan PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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