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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital announces new chief of cardiothoracic surgery

Oct. 18, 2023 By Rachel Butler

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital announced that Dr. Iosif Gulkarov has been named its new chief of cardiothoracic surgery. Gulkarov is a leading adult cardiac surgeon and, as of Oct. 1, was also recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery.

In his new role, Gulkarov will continue to grow the cardiothoracic surgery program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens through increased interdepartmental collaboration, along with provider and community outreach. He previously served as the hospital’s vice chief of cardiothoracic surgery.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gulkarov into this new role,” said Jaclyn Mucaria, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. “Dr. Gulkarov is an accomplished physician and leader dedicated to delivering the highest quality care to patients. His contributions will advance and expand the personalized surgical heart care we provide to the communities we serve.”

Gulkarov has been working with the NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital since May of last year following a stint at RWJBarnabas Health.

“Dr. Gulkarov is a talented surgeon and exceptional leader who is committed to elevating cardiothoracic care and improving the lives of our patients,” said Dr. Leonard Girardi, cardiothoracic surgeon-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the O. Wayne Isom Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. “We look forward to his leadership in enhancing our cardiovascular care offerings in the Queens community and beyond.”

Gulkarov earned his medical degree at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where he completed his general surgery training and completed a cardiothoracic research fellowship. He received his cardiothoracic surgery training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

“I’m excited to continue working with this talented team to provide lifesaving, comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients,” said Gulkarov. “From consultation to postoperative care, I’m grateful to be part of our patients’ journeys and offer advanced cardiac therapies close to home.”

Gulkarov’s research interests focus on adult cardiac surgery outcomes. He has authored many peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the New York Society for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Thoracic Surgery and the American College of Chest Physicians.

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