I had a fortune of getting my Cardiothoracic training at Weill Cornell Medical Center, an institution that trained a number of excellent surgeons and leaders in the field. It was an honor to be able to join the Cardiac surgery team of Weill Cornell Medical Center and interact with superb medical professionals not just within the department but within the whole institution. Doctors at Weill Cornell Medicine have very high care standards, a culture that motivates everybody to perform at his/her best and leads to excellent patient outcomes.
Specialties and Expertise
- Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
- Maze Procedure, For Atrial Fibrillation
- Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
- Tricuspid Valve Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Aortic Surgery
Dr. Iosif Gulkarov is an Assistant Professor and Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Raised in Uzbekistan, Dr. Gulkarov emigrated to New York City with his family during his adolescence. He is a summa cum laude graduate of NYU with a BA degree in biology in addition to honors in Physiology and Neuroscience.
Dr. Gulkarov completed his general surgery training and a cardiothoracic research fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center. During this time, he received multiple awards including NYU CAS Honors Scholar, Wortis Biological Prize, and Resident Research Award. Subsequently, Dr. Gulkarov received his Cardiothoracic Surgery training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Gulkarov also belongs to numerous professional societies (ACC, ACS, ACCP, ISHLT, AAS, AMA etc.) and is the author and co-author of many peer-reviewed publications in addition to fellowship with the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology and American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Gulkarov performs all types of adult cardiac surgery including aortic aneurysm repair, aortic root replacement (Bentall procedure), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), aortic dissections, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), multiple arterial bypass grafting, use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA), use of radial artery conduits, valve repairs/replacements, transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), and atrial fibrillation surgery (cryoMAZE and hybrid convergent procedure), cardiac tumors, pulmonary embolectomies (both open surgical and percutaneous), cardiac assist devices (LVAD, ECMO), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
Dr. Gulkarov is well known as a caring and compassionate surgeon with outstanding clinical results, reflected in New York State Department of Health Cardiac Surgery Reporting System
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa - 1997
NYU CAS Honors Scholar - 1997
NYU CAS Merit Scholarship – 1995-96
CAS Wortis Biological Prize - 1997
CAS Caducean Premedical Award – 1997
NYU School of Medicine Scholarship – 1997-2001
NYU School of Medicine, Honors in Physiology and Neuroscience - 2001
Resident Research Award – 2008
Healers’ Hall of Fame Award – 2013-2015
- American Board of Surgery
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery (Interim) - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2001
- B.A., New York University, 1997
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