Alex Zapolanski, MD

Director, Valley/Cleveland Clinic National Network; Clinical Professor of Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Alex Zapolanski, MD
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.

Appointments

Alex Zapolanski

Location(s)

VMG - Cardiac Surgery

1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 301 - West Wing
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-8377
Fax: 201-857-0740

The Valley Hospital

223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-8377
Fax: 201-445-2707

Education

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, 2017 - 2018

INTERN, Union Memorial Hospital, General Surgery, 1974 - 1975

MD, Universidad De Buenos Aires, 1968 - 1973

RES, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, General Surgery, 1975 - 1979

RES, Toronto General Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1979 - 1981

Board Certifications

American Board Of Surgery - Certified, 1983

American Board Of Thoracic Surgery - Certified, 1986

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Coronary artery disease, all aspects of valvular pathology, aortic vascular pathology.

Conventional cardiac surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, multiple arterial reconstruction, valve preserving surgery.

Extensive experience performing cardiac surgery for 36 years.  Has been invited to perform operations and speak internationally in Russia, China, Argentina, Cuba, and Indonesia.  Works as a consultant to help organize programs in Russia and Indonesia.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I provide personalized attention to my patients. My goal is to make sure that patients feel as comfortable as possible with receiving care at Valley. Patients should know that we are absolutely committed to providing them with the best results.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

Exposure to other physicians and strong family support.

Publications & Research

Research Projects

I am constantly evaluating clinical performance and looking for opportunities to publish results.

Published Work

Epicardial Surgical Ligation of the Left Atrial Appendage is Safe and Effective by TEE Follow Up

Innovations: Technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery
2013

Impact of New York Association Class, Advance Age and Patient Prosthesis Mismatch on Outcomes in Aortic Valve Replacemnt Surgery
European Journal of cardiothoracic surgery
2012

Mutational Analysis Clopidogrel Resistance and Platelet Function in Patients Scheduled for Coronary Bypass Surgery
Genomics
2013

Perioperative Predictors of Mid-term Survival after Aortic Valve Replacement
Asian Annals of Thiracic and cardiovascular surgery

2013

Impact of Pump Status and Conduit Choice in Coronary Bypass: 15-Year Follow Up of 2012 Propensity Matched Patients
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
2015

Insurance

Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments

4.7

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

08/16/2019
The doctor instilled much confidence in me. He took the time to show me the results of the MRA. I did not feel that he was rushing to get to his next patient.
12/06/2018
Very good.