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Passik, Cary S., MD

Passik, Cary S., MD
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Certification: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery,
Dr. Passik is a highly respected Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director with a national reputation and extensive background of practice, teaching and research in Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is renowned for developing and refining innovative strategies to treat structural heart disease, particularly in patients who previously had no treatment alternatives.

Dr. Passik was the first surgeon in Connecticut to perform surgical ventricular restoration for congestive heart failure, and to use sutureless aortic valves. Additionally, he developed a bloodless heart-surgery program in which 85 percent of elective surgical patients did not require transfusions after surgery. Dr. Passik also co-founded the Percutaneous Valve Program, and participated in eight international teaching and training missions to charity hospitals in Africa, China and Vietnam.  

He specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Extended Arterial Revascularization, SVR Procedure (Surgical Ventricular Restoration), Valve Repair/Replacement, Aortic Surgery, Reoperative Surgery.



  • 2 Patients' Choice Award from Vitals.com -- Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients' Choice Award.
  • On-Time Doctor Award from Vitals.com

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Medical Education: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education , New York , NY
Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center (New York), Bronx, NY - Surgery
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center , Bronx , NY - Surgery
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Surgery, Thoracic


  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Special Clinical Interest:
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Extended Arterial Revascularization, Sutureless Valves, Valve Repair/Replacement, Aortic Surgery, Reoperative Surgery


Bon Secours Cardiothoracic Surgery

255 Lafayette Avenue (Route 59)
Suffern, NY 10901
Phone: 845.368.8800