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

Robotic heart surgery requires teamwork, cooperation, true collaboration, and competency.  We have a dedicated team that does every case together and follows strict protocols for all aspects of our procedures. 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 which is to deliver a safe and effective operation to the patient.  Team members volunteer to be part of the robotic cardiac team and are carefully selected based on technical capabilities, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in a complex & challenging interdisciplinary environment.  The era of the “rock star surgeon” is over and the era of the “rock star team” has arrived!  Here is our team of “rock stars”:

Meghann M. Fitzgerald, MD

Meghann M. Fitzgerald, MD

Anesthesiologist

Jelena Harper

Jelena Harper

OR Technician

Debra Murphy, RN

Debra Murphy, RN

CT OR Clinical Manager

Akilah N. Richards, CCP

Akilah N. Richards, CCP

Perfusionist

Cindy Wang, M.D.

Cindy Wang, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Diana Froehlich, CCP

Diana Froehlich, CCP

Perfusionist

Nikhil Kumar, M.D.

Nikhil Kumar, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Emily M. Pak, RN

Emily M. Pak, RN

Circulating Nurse

Lisa Rong, M.D.

Lisa Rong, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Amara Farooq, B.S.

Amara Farooq, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

Manourie Ganeshalingam,RN

Manourie Ganeshalingam,RN

Circulating Nurse

Amber Lennon, CRNP

Amber Lennon, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Pickles, PA-C

Amanda Pickles, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Nabil Said, CCP

Nabil Said, CCP

Perfusionist

T. Sloane Guy, MD

T. Sloane Guy, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Steve Miklas, CCP

Steve Miklas, CCP

Perfusionist

Diana Ramanujam, PA-C

Diana Ramanujam, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Krishnanan Sewbhajan

Krishnanan Sewbhajan

OR Technician

T. Sloane Guy, MD

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