Meet the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Team
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Meet the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Team

Samuel Weinstein, MD

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Practice Specialty
Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart), Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Specialties
Medical Education
SUNY Health Sciences at Stony Brook
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Arizona Heart Institute
Board Certified
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery
Academic Title
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Administrative Title
Director, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Focus
Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Chest Wall Deformities, Fontan Revision Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertension
Research Focus
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. Active lab investigating the use of pulsatile perfusion. Clinical research in the use of aprotinin in pediatric cardiac surgery. Vasopressin use and management. Cryoablation and Fontan Revision.
Dr. Weinstein was born in New York City. His undergraduate education was at the University of Pennsylvania and he received his MD degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1989. His General Surgical and Cardiothoracic Surgical training was completed at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He spent an additional 18 months at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia focusing on Pediatric Cardiothoracic surgery. After graduating from The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Weinstein took his first position as Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Division at The Ohio State University Medical Center and Childrens Hospital, Columbus. In 2005 he took the position of Director, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Adult Congenital Heart Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. His clinical areas of focus are congenital heart surgery, adult congenital heart repair and aortic surgery for Marfans disease. In addition, Dr. Weinstein has a large experience with patients requiring Fontan revision for arrhythmias. In between Dr. Weinsteins cardiothoracic residency and his congenital training, he spent six months as a physician on the Navajo Reservation in Chinle, AZ. He continues his interest in mission work by taking annual trips to Latin America with Heart Care International, of which he is an active board member. He oversees the Gift of Life/Rachel Cooper Program at the Childrens Hospital at Montefiore.