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Passik, Cary, MD, FACS 

Passik, Cary S.
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Language(s): English
Certification: Thoracic and Cardiovascular 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 -- Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients’ Choice Award.
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Insurance: WMCHealth and WMCHealth Physicians accept most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. Please confirm your insurance with your provider’s office and if necessary, with our hospitals and diagnostic testing services.


Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN


Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Special Clinical Interest:
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Extended Arterial Revascularization, Sutureless Valves, Valve Repair/Replacement, Aortic Surgery, Reoperative Surgery


Westchester Medical Center
Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 1st Floor

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 845.368.8800