NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine Robotic Heart Surgery Team

Niki Lauda and his McLaren Pit Crew team in action in 1984 when they won the world Formula 1 championship.

Robotic heart surgery requires teamwork, cooperation, collaboration, and competency.  Our dedicated team does every case together and follows strict protocols. Our team communicates and functions like other high-performance teams with an emphasis on excellence, mutual respect & understanding, responsibility, accountability, and a complete focus on our mission:  to deliver a safe and effective operation to the patient.  Team members volunteer to join the robotic heart surgery team and are selected based on technical capabilities, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in a complex & challenging interdisciplinary environment.  Because robotic heart surgery is more complex and demanding on the team than regular open heart surgery, team performance is as important as surgeon performance.  The era of the “rock star surgeon” is over and the era of the “rock star team” has arrived!  Here is are our “rock stars”:

Meghann M. Fitzgerald, MD

Meghann M. Fitzgerald, MD

Anesthesiologist

Sankalp Sehgal, MD

Sankalp Sehgal, MD

Anesthesiologist

Jelena Harper

Jelena Harper

OR Technician

Debra Murphy, RN

Debra Murphy, RN

CT OR Clinical Manager

Adam Lichtman, MD

Adam Lichtman, MD

Anesthesiologist

Diana Froehlich, CCP

Diana Froehlich, CCP

Perfusionist

Lisa Rong, M.D.

Lisa Rong, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Nabil Said, CCP

Nabil Said, CCP

Perfusionist

Alexis Swencki, RN

Alexis Swencki, RN

Operating Room Nurse

Christopher Tam , MD

Christopher Tam , MD

Anesthesiologist

Akilah N. Richards, CCP

Akilah N. Richards, CCP

Perfusionist

Manourie Ganeshalingam,RN

Manourie Ganeshalingam,RN

Circulating Nurse

Amber Lennon, CRNP

Amber Lennon, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Anne Rahilly, RN

Michelle Anne Rahilly, RN

Operating Room Nurse

T. Sloane Guy, MD

T. Sloane Guy, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Diana Ramanujam, PA-C

Diana Ramanujam, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Steve Mwangani, CCP

Steve Mwangani, CCP

Perfusionist

Steve Miklas, CCP

Steve Miklas, CCP

Perfusionist

Krishnanan Sewbhajan

Krishnanan Sewbhajan

OR Technician

T. Sloane Guy, MD

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