Anthony Tortolani, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Anthony Tortolani

The commitment of the department to continued research and educational endeavors allows the faculty to provide excellent patient care and maintain our position at the forefront in efficiency and in providing the highest in quality cardiac surgical care.

Dr. Anthony J. Tortolani is the Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery and Professor of Clinical Surgery at The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.

He also serves Weill Cornell Medical College as Chairman of the Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital. He is a leading cardiothoracic surgeon with extensive practice in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the heart and chest cavity including coronary bypass surgery and valvular heart surgery.

A graduate of Fordham University and George Washington University School of Medicine, he completed a general surgery residency at the then Weill Cornell Medical College affiliation, North Shore University Hospital and served in the United States Air Force as a Major. He completed a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. Returning to Weill Cornell Medical College, he joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1997 at The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In 2004, he started the Weill Cornell Program at New York Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Tortolani has been active in Cardiothoracic Research for over 20 years and has published extensively since 1966. Additionally, he has been a principal investigator of several grants from the National Institute of Health, Heart and Vascular Diseases Division and The Association for Surgical Education. He is past President of the New York Society of Thoracic Surgery, past President of the Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and has served as a Governor of the American College of Surgeons.

Upon completing his fellowship at New York University Medical Center, he joined the faculty of North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College as the Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in 1978. In 1988, he was selected by G. Thomas Shires, M.D. to serve as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College and for the North Shore Health System and served as Chairman of the Medical Board.

From 1999 to 2001, he was Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital resuming his position at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2001. In October 2000, he was selected by the American College of Surgeons to serve on the Committee on Surgical Education in Medical Schools; and, was a member of the Committee on Admissions for Cornell University Medical College as well as the Tri-Institutional MD/PHD Committee on Admissions for Cornell University Medical College and was Faculty Coordinator for the Clinical Anatomy Dissection and Imaging Course given by the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance for the Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery Network.

Dr. Tortolani is listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the 11th Edition of Americas Top Doctors and has been in the 1st through the 15th Editions of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.


Dr. Tortolani resides with his wife Katherine in Manhattan and also maintains residence in Cape Cod and Maryland. He has two children, Julia Sue Tortolani and Paul Justin Tortolani, M.D.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Local 1199 [Union]
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care [Medicare]

Publications

  • Sugiura K, Tortolani AJ: Effects of Low Temperature on the Viability of Wagner and Ridgway Osteogenic Sarcoma. Cryobiology. (5) : 272-275, 1966
  • Beil AR Jr, Tortolani AJ: Survival of Lung Cancer Patients in a Community Hospital. Seventh National Cancer Conference Proceedings. 7:747-748, 1972
  • Kaplitt MJ, Frantz S, Tortolani AJ, Newman F, Stein H, Gulotta S: Review of Intra Operative Coronary Angiography in Aortocoronary Bypass Surgery. Coronary Artery Medicine and Surgery Concepts and Controversies. 237:42, 1975
  • Tortolani AJ, Catinella F: Cardiac Resuscitation. Clinical Journal, North Shore University Hospital. 2:3, 1979
  • Nelson RL, Tamari Y, Tortolani AJ, Hall MH, Moccio CG, Stahl K: Nitroglycerine Improves Cardioplegic Delivery. Circulation. 64 Supplement IV : IV – 147, 1981
  • Nelson RL, Tamari Y, Tortolani AJ, Hall MH, Moccio CG: Treatment of Hemodilution by Membrane Filtration. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Hemoperfusion and Artificial Organs, Ankara, 1982.
  • Tamari Y, Nelson RL, Levy R, Rea N, Salogub M, Carolina C, Hall MH, Moccio CG, Tortolani AJ: Conversion of Dilute Pump Blood to Whole Blood by Single Pass Ultrafiltration. The Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, 15(5): 126-132, 1985
  • Tamari Y, Nelson RL, Tortolani AJ, Hall MH, Moccio CG, Carolina C, Salogub M, Rea N: Concentration of Blood in the Extracorporeal Circuit Using Ultrafiltration. Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, 15(9): 133-142, 1983
  • Tamari Y, Nelson RL, Levy R, Carolina C, Rea N, Salogub M, Moccio CG, Hall MH, Tortolani AJ: Effects of The Hemoconcentrator on Blood. Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, 16: 89-94, 1984
  • Pizzarello RA, Turnier J, Goldman MA, Dworkin P, Oka M, Tortolani AJ, Padmanabhan VT: Clinical and Echocardiographic Features of Isolated, Severe, Pure Mitral Regurgitation. Clinical Cardiology, 7 (11): 569-571, 1984
  • Pizzarello RA, Turnier J, Padmanabhan VT, Goldman MA, Tortolani AJ: Left Atrial Size, Pressure, and V Wave Height in Patients with Isolated, Severe Pure Mitral Regurgitation. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, 10 (5): 445-454, 1984
  • Green SJ, Pizzarello RA, Padmanabhan VT, Ong LY, Hall MH, Tortolani AJ: Relationship of Angina Pectoris to Coronary Artery Disease in Aortic Valve Stenosis. American Journal of Cardiology, 55:1063 1065, 1985
  • Tamari Y, Tortolani AJ, Nelson RL, Hall MH, Moccio CG, Levy RS, Smith SD, James MD: A New Pump Chamber for the Roller Pump Allows Control of Flow Output by Filling Pressure. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs, 30: 561-566, 1985
  • Tamari Y, Nelson RL, Levy RS, Rea Azzaretto N, Salogub M, Carolina CC, James MD, Smith SD, Hall MH, Moccio CG, Tortolani AJ: Evaluation of Blood Cardioplegia Administration Systems. The Journal of Extra Corporeal Technology, 17(3) : 96-110, 1985
  • Mattina CJ, Tortolani AJ, Padmanabhan VT, Ong LY, Hall MH, Pizzarello RA: Incidence of Angiographically Significant Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Severe, Pure Mitral Stenosis. American Journal of Cardiology, 57(10): 802-805, 1986
  • Pathak R, Padmanabhan VT, Tortolani AJ, Ong LY, Hall MH, Pizzarello RA: Angina Pectoris and Coronary Artery Disease in Isolated, Severe Aortic Regurgitation. The American Journal of Cardiology, 57(8) : 649-651, 1986
  • Mattina CJ, Green SJ, Tortolani AJ, Padmanabhan VT, Ong LY, Hall MH, Pizzarello RA: Frequency of Angiographically Significant Coronary Arterial Narrowing in Mitral Stenosis. The American Journal of Cardiology, 57(10): 802-809, 1986
  • Stahl K, Tortolani AJ, Tamari, Y., Nelson RL, Hall MH, Moccio CG, Parnell VA Jr: Prolonged Ventricular Assist by Intra Aortic Balloon: Risk of Balloon Perforation/Benefit of Balloon Reinsertion. Proceedings, International Meeting on Heart Transplantation, Total Artificial Heart and Assist Devices, Brussels, Belgium, March 1987
  • Stahl K, Tortolani AJ, Nelson R, Hall M, Moccio CG and Parnell, VA Jr: Intraaortic Balloon Rupture, Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs, 34(3): 496-499, 1988
  • Nelson R, Stahl KD, Tortolani AJ, Hall MH, Moccio CG, Parnell VA Jr: Intra Aortic Balloon Rupture Complicating Circulatory Support. Proceedings, Circulatory Support 1988, St Louis, MO, February 1988
  • Nelson R, Stahl K, Tortolani AJ, Hall M, Moccio C, Parnell V Jr: Non Lethal Intra Aortic Balloon Ruptures. ASAIO Trans, 34(3): 496-499, 1988
  • The TIMI Study Group: Comparison of invasive and conservative Strategies after treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in acute myocardial infarction: Results of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Phase II trial. NEJM, 320: 618-627, 1989
  • Risucci, DA, Tortolani, AJ: Cognitive Asymmetry and Personality Factors Associated with Surgical Knowledge and Clinical Performance in Surgical Residents. Focus on Surgical Education, 6:14, 1989
  • Tortolani AJ, Risucci D, Powell S, Dixon R: In hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation during asystole: Therapeutic factors associated with 24 hour survival. Chest, 96 (3): 622-626, 1989
  • Risucci DA, Tortolani AJ, Ward RJ: Ratings of Surgical Residents by Self, Supervisors and Peers. Surgery. Gynecology and Obstetrics, 169(6): 519 526, 1989
  • Rosenberg PH, Geiss AC, Nelson RL, Tortolani AJ: Model of Intestinal Continence Using An Implantable Pulse Generator and a Myoprosthetic Sphincter. ASAIO Trans.,35(3): 222-225,1989
  • Reiner DS, Gilder M, Gadaleta D, Tortolani AJ: Rib Fractures in Moderately Injured (ISS 10-29) Blunt Trauma Patients. Chest, 96(2) : 242, 1989
  • Risucci DA, Tortolani AJ. A Methodological Framework for Research on Evaluation of Residents. Academic Medicine, 65(1): 36-41, 1990
  • Tamari Y, Tortolani AJ, Maquine M, Czegledy F: Current priming solutions for cardiopulmonary bypass contain a potent coronary vasodilator. Perfusion. 1990; 5: 9 21
  • Lee Sensiba K, Tortolani AJ, Tamari Y: Bloodless Testing for Microporous Membrane Oxygenator Failure: A Preliminary Study. I International Journal of Artificial Organs, 14 (3); 154 160, 1991
  • Tortolani AJ, Risucci DA, Rosati R, Dixon R: In hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Patient, Arrest and Resuscitation Factors Associated with Survival. Resuscitation, 20: 115 128, 1990
  • Tamari Y, Tortolani AJ, Maquine M, Lee Sensiba K, Guarino J: The Effect of High Pressure on Microporous Membrane Oxygenator Failure. Artificial Organs, 15(1): 15 22, 1990
  • Tortolani AJ, Risucci DA, Rosati RJ, Dlugacz Y: Validation of Resident Evaluations of Surgical Faculty. Focus on Surgical Education, 8 (2): 21 22, 1991
  • Rosenberg PH, Oramas AG, Nelson RL, Hall MH, Tortolani AJ: Epicardial Lead Failure Due to Dense Scarring: A Solution. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 52(2): 346-347, 1991
  • Tortolani AJ, Risucci DA: Resident Evaluation of Surgical Faculty. Journal of Surgical Research, 51:186-191, 1991
  • Risucci DA, Tortolani AJ, Horowitz MB. Neuropsychological Assessment of General Surgery Interns. Focus on Surgical Education, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1991
  • Risucci DA, Tortolani AJ, Horowitz MB. Personality Assessment of General Surgery Interns. Focus on Surgical Education. Vol. 9, No. 3, 1992
  • Risucci DA, Lutsky LA, Rosati RJ, Tortolani AJ: Reliability and Accuracy of Resident Evaluations of Surgical Faculty. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 15 (3): 313-324, 1992
  • Powell SR, Tortolani AJ: Recent Advances in the Role of Reactive Oxygen Intermediates in Ischemic Injury. I. Evidence demonstrating presence of reactive oxygen intermediates. II. Role of metals in site-specific formation of radicals. J. Surg. Res. 53(4): 417-429, 1992
  • Powell SR, Hyacinthe L, Teichberg S, Tortolani AJ: Mediatory Role of Copper in Reactive Oxygen Intermediate-Induced Cardiac Injury. J. Mol. Cell. Card. 24: 1371-1386, 1992
  • Gadaleta D, Risucci DA, Nelson RL, Tortolani AJ, Hall MH, Parnell V, Chiodo C, Green S: Effects of Morbid Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus on Risk of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. American Journal of Cardiology, 70: 1613-1614, 1992
  • Lutsky L, Risucci DA, Tortolani AJ: Reliability and Accuracy of Peer Evaluations of Surgical Residents. Evaluation Review, 17 (4): 444-454, 1993
  • Tortolani AJ, Powell SR, Misik V, Weglicki WB, Pogo GJ, Kramer JH: Detection of Alkoxyl and Carbon-centered Free Radicals in Coronary Sinus Blood from Patient Undergoing Elective Cardioplegia. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 14:421-426,1993.
  • Tamari Y, Lee-Sensiba K, Leonard E, Parnell V, Tortolani AJ: The Effects of Pressure and Flow on Hemolysis Caused by Bio-Medicus Centrifugal Pumps and Roller Pumps: Guidelines for Choosing a Blood Pump. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 106:997-1007, 1993
  • Silvestri F, Leitman IM, Gilder M, Tortolani AJ: Bilateral Adrenal Hemorrhage and Insufficiency in Association with Acute Gangrenous Cholecystitis. Contemporary Surgery, 42: 351-354, 1993
  • Leitman IM, Fisher M, McKinley M, Rothman R, Ward R, Reiner D, Tortolani AJ: The Evaluation and Management of Known or Suspected Stones of the Common Bile Duct in the Era of Minimal Access Surgery. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, 176(6): 527-533, 1993
  • Tortolani AJ, Risucci DA: Overcoming Halo Error in Evaluations of Residents by Faculty. Current Surgery, 51(6): 392-397, 1994
  • Leitman IM, Risucci DA, Tortolani AJ: Teaching Laparoscopic Surgical Skills to General Surgery Residents: Development of an Individualized Instructional Approach. Focus on Surgical Education, 11(2): 20-22, 1994
  • Powell SR, Hall D, Aiuto L, Wapnir RA, Teichberg S, Tortolani AJ: Zinc Improves Postischemic Recovery of Isolated Rat Hearts through Inhibition of Oxidative Stress. Am. J. Physiol. 266 (Heart Circ. Physiol. 35): H2497-H2507, 1994
  • Friedman SG, Lazzaro RS, Spier LN, Moccio C, Tortolani AJ: A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Dacron and Polytertrafluoroethylene Aortic Bifurcation Grafts. Surgery, 117:7-10, 1995
  • Spier LN, Hall MH, Nelson RL, Parnell VA, Pogo GJ, Tortolani AJ: Aortic Dissection: Rupture Into Right Ventricle and Right Pulmonary Artery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 59:1017-1019, 1995
  • Bianchi M, Ulrich P, Bloom O, Meistrell M, Zimmerman G, Schmidtmayerova H, Bukrinsky M, Donnelley T, Bucala R, Sherry B, Manogue K, Tortolani AJ, Cerami A, Tracey K: An Inhibitor of Macrophage Arginine Transport and Nitric Oxide Production (CNI-1493) Prevents Acute Inflammation and Endotoxin Lethality. Molecular Medicine, 1(3): 254-266, 1995
  • Powell SJ, Aiuto L, Hall D, Tortolani AJ: Zinc-supplementation enhances the effectiveness of St. Thomas No. 2 cardioplegic solution in an in vitro model of hypothermic cardiac arrest. J. Thor. Cardiovasc. Surg. 110(6):1642-1648, 1995.
  • Birmingham LK, Feingenbaum N, Leitman IM, Tortolani AJ: Critical Comparision of Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Appendectomy versus Open Appendectomy for the Evaluation of Acute Right Lower Quadrant Pain. Current Surgery, 53(4): 1-4, 1996
  • Nelson R, Carolina C, Sensiba K, Tortolani AJ, Hall M, Parnell V, Pogo G: Use weighing device to determine infused blood cardioplegia volume. ASAIO, 42 (2) 65, 1996
  • Tortolani AJ, Leitman IM, Risucci DA: Student Perceptions of Skills Acquisition During the Surgical Clerkship: Differences Across Academic Quarters and Deviations from Faculty Expectation. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, An International Journal, 9( 3) 186-191, 1997
  • Powell SR, Nelson RL, Finnerty J, Alexander D, Pottanat G, Kooker K, Russell JS. Moyse J, Teichberg S, Tortolani AJ: Zinc-bis-Histidinate Preserves Cardiac Function in a Porcine Model of Cardioplegic Arrest. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 64: 73-80,1997
  • Tamari Y, Lee-Sensiba K, Leonard E, Tortolani AJ: A Dynamic Method for Setting Roller Pumps Nonocclusively Reduces Hemolysis and Predicts Retrograde Flow. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal, 43(1): 39-52, 1997
  • Tortolani AJ, Weissman DC: The Need for Physician Leadership. Journal of Medical Practice Management. 13(5): 225-227, March/April 1998
  • Tortolani AJ, Weissman DC: Provider Service Organizations: A Method to Establish Physician Prerogatives. Journal of Medical Practice Management, 14(4), 190-195, Jan./Feb. 1999
  • Tortolani AJ, Weissman DC: Physician Partnering: A Provider Network Primer. Journal of Health Care Finance. 26(2): 24-32, November 1999
  • Deshpande K, Shim C, Tortolani AJ, Kvetan V. Is trocar guidance for chest tube insertion a disappearing art. J Respir Dis, 23 (2): 96-98, 2002
  • Khoynezhad A, Jalali Z, Tortolani AJ: Cardiocyte apoptosis in congestive heart failure: What are the implications For the cardiovascular surgeons? Chest, 122(4); 125S, 2002
  • DeBois WJ, Liu J, Lee LY,Girardi LN, Mack C, Tortolani AJ, Krieger KH, Isom OW. Diagnosis and treatment of heparin- induced thrombocytopenia. Perfusion, 18 (1): 47- 53, 2003
  • Roychoudhury D, Chaithiraphan V, Stathopoulos IA, Fergus I, Tortolani AJ, Murkis MA, Messineo F. Culture-Negative Suppurative Endocarditis Causing Severe Mitral Valve Obstruction: Complementary Use of Transesophageal and Transthoracic Echocardiography. Echocardiography: A Journal of CV Ultrasound And Allied Tech., 20 (5); 429-434, 2003
  • Girardi LN, Krieger KH, Lee LY, Mack CA, Tortolani AJ, Isom OW. Management strategies for type A Dissection complicated by peripheral vascular malperfusion. Annals Thoracic Surgery, 77:1309-14, 2004
  • Khoynezhad A., Jalali Z, Tortolani AJ. Apoptosis: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Implications for the Cardiac Surgeon. Ann Thorac Surg. 78:1109-18, 2004
  • Girardi L., Krieger KH, Mack C, Lee L, Tortolani AJ, Isom OW. Does cross-clamping the arch increase the risk of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair? Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 79:133-138, 2005
  • DeBois W, Liu J, Lee L, Girardi L, Ko W, Tortolani AJ, Krieger K, Isom OW. Cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with pre-existing coagulopathy. Journal of the American Society of Extra-corporeal Technology , 37: 15-22, 2005
  • Bacchetta MD, Girardi LN, Southard EJ, Mack CA, Ko W, Tortolani AJ, Krieger KH, Isom OW, Lee LY. "Comparison of open versus bedside percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy in the cardiothoracic surgical patient. Outcomes and financial analysis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 79: 1879-85, 2005
  • Girardi LN, Krieger KH, Mack CA, Lee LY, Tortolani AJ, Isom OW.: Re-operations on the ascending aorta and aortic root in patients with previous cardiac surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 82:1407-12, 2006
  • Milla F, Skubas N, Briggs WM, Girardi LN, Lee LY, Ko W, Tortolani AJ, Krieger KH,Isom OW, Mack CA. "Epicardial beating heart cryoablation using a novel argon-based cryoclamp and linear probe. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg., 31(2):403-11, 2006
  • Skubas N., Slepian RL, Lee L, Tortolani AJ: Tricuspid Regurgitation Caused by Eustachian Valve Endocarditis. Anesth Analg., 103 (6) 1410-1411, 2006
  • Khoynezhad A, Jalali Z, Tortolani AJ: A Synopsis of Research in Cardiac Apoptosis and Its Application to Congestive Heart Failure, Tex Heart Inst J, 4:352-359, 2007
  • D'Ayala M, Smith R, Zanieski G, Fahoum B, Tortolani AJ: Acute arterial occlusion after ultrasound-guided thrombin injection of a common femoral artery pseudoaneurysm with a wide, short neck. Annals Vascular Surgery, 22(3):473-5, 2008
  • Tavakol M, Hassan KZ, Briggs W, Abdula RK, Hunt L, Oribabor CE, Tortolani AJ, Sacchi TJ, Lee LY, Heitner JF. Utility of Brain Natriuretic Peptide as a Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Operations, Annals of Thoracic Surgery 88:802-807, 2009
  • Gorecki, P, Udani A, Tekeuchi T, Kabata, K, Tortolani, AJ,Effect of Surgically Induced Weight Loss on C – reactive Protein Levels:A Prospective Analysis. Surg. Endosc. 2009; 23 (suppl 1): p.S216
  • Gorecki, P, Thodiyil P, Gribbin C MPH, Moktan S, Tortolani AJ,Resolution of Diabetes Mellitus Following Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.A Prospective Analysis of 49 Patients. Surg. Endosc. 2009; 23 (suppl 1):p. S215
  • Li W, D'Ayala M, Hirshberg A, Briggs W, Wise L, Tortolani A: Comparisonof conservative and operative treatment for blunt carotid injuries: Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank, J Vasc Surg, 51:593-9, 2010
  • D'Ayala M, Huzar T, Briggs W, Fahoum B, Wong S, Wise L, Tortolani AJ: Blood Transfusion and Its Effect on the Clinical Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Major Lower Extremity Amputation. Ann Vasc Surg., 2010, May 24 (4): 468-73
  • Gorecki P, Maharaja, G M.A., Fayad, Z, Tortolani, A, Sohn, W. Marginal Ulcers Following Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Detailed Analysis of 613 Consecutive Patients. SOARD 2011;7(3):389
  • Kwak, T, Lazzaro, R, Pournik H, Ciaburri, D, Tortolani, A, Gulkarov, I: Robotic thoracoscopic plication for symptomatic diaphragm paralysis,J Robotic Surg. DOI 10. 1007/s11701-011-0328-x

Honors and Awards

Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. – 1st Edition through 15th Edition

America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. – 11th Edition – 2012

New York Super Doctors, 2008 - 2011