Barbara Walters Heart Health Special

Feb 10, 2011


Dr. Jerry I. Gliklich, Barbara Walters and Craig R. Smith, MD

Barbara Walters with her doctors: NewYork-Presbyterian cardiologist Jerry I. Gliklich, MD (left) and cardiothoracic surgeon Craig R. Smith, MD, FACS (right)

About the Program

On Friday, Feb. 4, ABC journalist and television personality Barbara Walters hosted a one-hour national special A Matter of Life and Death, based on her experience of having heart valve replacement surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Two of our heart specialists from the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia appeared on the show – Ms. Walters' surgeon, Dr. Craig R. Smith, and her cardiologist, Dr. Jerry I. Gliklich. Among other guests were President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Charlie Rose and Regis Philbin – all of whom had heart surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian. Watch the videos.

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