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Gass, Alan L., MD

Gass, Alan L., MD
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Dr. Gass has followed hundreds of patients in various stages of heart failure and achieved survival rates among the best in the country. Previously, he served for 15 years as Medical Director of Mount Sinai's Heart Transplant Program in New York City.

Dr. Gass completed a fellowship in Cardiac Transplantation at Stanford University after a residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a Cardiology fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is the author of numerous journal articles and an investigator in studies on transplantation and cardiac assist devices. His work in tailored, minimal immunosuppression after transplant gained international recognition. Known as a passionate teacher and lecturer, Dr. Gass has appeared in Life Magazine and The New York Times and on CNN, NBC, CNBC and local New York news affiliates as a medical expert and also contributed to a documentary on heart transplants for Dateline NBC. He is on the advisory board of HealthCorps, a national effort to fight childhood obesity and was recently appointed as the Integrative Medical Education Director for the National Institute of Whole Health.

A strong believer in the connection between body, mind and spirit, Dr. Gass believes achieving wellness is a team effort between patients and health professionals. He works to incorporate diet, exercise, relaxation techniques, self-awareness and motivation during treatment.
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Medical Education: University of Medicine and Surgery, Sassari
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New York), New Hyde Park, NY - Medicine
Fellowship: NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER (W16877), NEWARK, NJ - Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship: STANFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (W11354), STANFORD, CA - Transplant Surgery


  • Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Special Clinical Interest: Cardiology


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