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
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
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.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Empire BCBS PPO
- GHI 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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