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NY Cardiothoracic Group, PLLC
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
914 493-8793

David Spielvogel, M.D.
Program Director, Heart Transplantation
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, New York

Associate Professor, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, New York

B.S., 1982, Pennsylvania State University
M.D., 1990, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Office # (914) 493-8793 - Fax # (914) 493-1610

Internship General Surgery
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York

7/1990 - 6/1995
Residency Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

7/1995 - 6/1998
Specialty Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery
National Health Service
Harefield Hospital, United Kingdom

7/1998 - 6/1999
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

New York State
State of Connecticut

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Clarence Dennis Society Surgical Scholarship
Upjohn Achievement Award for Medicine
Philip Morris Class Scholarship in OB/GYN
Lange Book Award for Academic Excellence

  1. Griepp RB, Galla JD, Lansman SL, McCullough JN, Nguyen K, Klein JJ and Spielvogel D: Natural history of descending thoracic and abdominal aneurysms. Ann Thorac Surg, 67(6):1927-30, discussion 1953-8, 1999.

  2. Levy T, Fotopoulos G, Walker S, Octave M, Spielvogel D, et al: does bi-atrial pacing prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery? A randomised control study, Circulation, 18(suppl I):I-499, 1999. Abstract.

  3. Hagl C, Ergin MA, Galla JD, McCullough JN, Spielvogel D and Griepp RB: Delayed chronic type a dissection following cabg: implications for evolving techniques of revascularization. J Card Surg, 15 (5): 362-7, 2000.

  4. Hagl C, Tatton ND, Khaladj N, Zhang N, Nador S, Weisz DJ, Spielvogel D and Griepp RB: Involvement of apoptosis in neurological injury following hypothermic circulatory arrest: a new target for therapeutic interventions: Ann Thorac Surg 72(5): 1457-64, June 2001.

  5. Tatton NA, Hagl C, Nador S, Insolia S, Spielvogel D and Griepp RB: Apoptotic cell death in the hippocampus due to prolonged hypothermic circulatory arrest: comparison of cyclosporine a and cyclosporine a and cycloheximide on neuron survival. Eur J Cardio-thoracic Surg 19(6): 746-55, 2001.

  6. Hagl C, Khaladj N, Weisz D, Zhang N, Guo LJ, Bodian CA, Spielvogel D and Griepp RB: Impact of high intracranial pressure on neurophysiological recovery and behavior in a chronic porcine model of hypothermic circulatory arrest. Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg 22 (4) 510-6, 2002.

  7. Spielvogel D, Strauch JT, Minanov O, Lansman SL and Griepp RB: Aortic arch replacement using a trifurcated graft and selective cerebral antegrade perfusion. Ann Thorac Surg, 74(5), S1810-14, November, 2002.

  8. Hagl, C., Galla, JD, Lansman, SL, Fink, D, Bodian, CA, Spielvogel, D, and Griepp, RB: Replacing the ascending aorta and aortic valve for acute prosthetic valve endocarditis: Is using prosthetic material contraindicated? Annals of Thorac Surg, 74(5), S1781-85, November, 2002.

  9. Spielvogel D, Mathur MN, Lansman SL and Griepp RB: Aortic arch reconstruction using a trifurcated graft. Ann Thorac Surg. 75(3) 1034-6, 2003.

  10. Spielvogel D, Halstead JC, Meier M, Kadir I, Lansman S and Griepp RB: Aortic arch replacement using a trifurcated graft: Simple, versatile and safe. Ann Thorac Surg. (Accepted for publication).

  11. Spielvogel D, Griepp RB: Reconstruction of the Aortic Arch for Atherosclerotic and Calcified Aneurysms. Current Therapy in Cardiovascular Surgery, 2nd Edition, Harcourt Publishing, Phila. PA, 2001.

  12. Spielvogel D., Mathur, M.N., and Griepp, R.B.: Aneurysms of the Aortic Arch. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Lawrence Cohn, Editor, McGraw-Hill Publishing. 2003.

  13. Spielvogel D, Lansman SL, and Griepp, RB: Aortic Arch Replacement/Selective Antegrade Perfusion. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Harcourt Publishing, Phila., PA 2005 (In press).

  14. Anyanwu A, Spielvogel D, and Griepp RB: Prevention of Spinal Cord Injuries. Current Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Diseases, Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co.KG, 2005 (In press).