New York Methodist Hospital Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Oct 14, 2009

Brooklyn, NY

Photo of Dr. Daniel Ciaburri sitting at his desk

Richard Lazzaro, M.D., chief of thoracic surgery at NYM.

Richard Lazzaro, M.D., and Daniel Ciaburri, M.D., recently joined New York Methodists Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery as chief of thoracic surgery and program director of cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Lazzaro comes to NYM from Maimonides Medical Center where he was director of general thoracic surgery. He is board-certified in both thoracic and general surgery, and received a medical degree from Albany Medical College.

At NYM, Dr. Lazzaro will perform advanced and minimally invasive thoracic procedures that are vital to the treatment of a number of diseases including lung cancer. Patients at New York Methodist who have lung cancer are treated by a team of physicians that includes pulmonologists, radiologists and oncologists. There is never just a single pair of eyes looking at the patient, said Dr. Lazzaro. We use a multidisciplinary approach, working together to determine the best and most appropriate treatment for each patient.

Photo of Dr. Richard Lazzaro sitting at a desk

Daniel Ciaburri, M.D., program director of cardiothoracic surgery at NYM.

Dr. Ciaburri earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in general surgery, as well as a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Previously, he was chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. At New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Ciaburri will perform all types of adult cardiac surgery, with a focus on complex valve surgery, aneurysm repair, and minimally invasive approaches. Dr. Ciaburri says, We have a great team here, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to build on the programs reputation for quality and providing great service to patients.

Each of these surgeons possesses a unique set of skills, which will allow the Hospital to broaden our spectrum of care. We are thrilled to have them on board, said Anthony Tortolani, chairman of surgery and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at NYM.

For a referral to a physician at New York Methodist, call 718 499-CARE.