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For Samuel Lang, M.D., New York Hospital Queens was a great choice – twice.

Content: Courtesy of New York Hospital Queens
Dr. Lang has returned to New York Hospital Queens to serve as Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Lang’s training and career have taken him from Alabama to Los Angeles to Peking, and now he’s back in Queens, leading one of only two heart surgery programs in the borough. A graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he did his residency at UCLA Medical Center, fellowships at UCLA and NYU Medical Center, and has an honorary appointment in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Harley Street Clinic in London, England. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Lang has taught at prestigious medical schools including UCLA, NYU and Weill Medical College at Cornell University, and has been a visiting professor of surgery to the People’s Republic of China and to Bolivia.

Dr. Lang said “This hospital has a significant responsibility to the people of Queens, as the borough’s leading heart center. That means we always have to strive to be the best, to provide the newest techniques and care that is second to none.”

“I have come back to this hospital and to Queens at this time because it’s such a great opportunity to be part of a new era of development of an already outstanding and comprehensive heart surgery program. We are poised to open new facilities in 2010 that will be the new hub of our heart and vascular services, with an integrated approach to care for patients with any type of circulatory illness or condition, along with the complete spectrum of care, from prevention to medical or surgical treatment, and rehabilitation.”

“Dr. Lang is a highly respected cardiothoracic surgeon,” said Stephen S. Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer of NYHQ.  “His reputation as an excellent surgeon, outstanding professor and prolific author is well known within the medical community. Both New York Hospital Queens and the patients we serve are fortunate to have him back as a leader in our Heart and Vascular Center.”

Stephen Rimar, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of NYHQ, noted that  “Dr. Lang has a stellar 23-year track record for performing procedures such as multiple artery bypass, repair of valves, congenital heart defects and surgical ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. His expertise as a surgeon and teacher will play a key role in the ongoing development of our cardiovascular services.”

Cardiac disease is the number one cause of death in the borough of Queens, with death rates higher than the national average. The New York Hospital Queens Heart and Vascular Center brings the full spectrum of heart care to the Queens community.

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