NYU Cardiology Launches Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program for Heart Failure Patients

VAD Program at NYU Langone Medical Center
Drs. Leora Balsam, Alex Reyentovich, Stuart Katz, and members of the VAD Program at NYU Langone Medical Center

Last fall marked the official launch of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program at the NYU Langone Medical Center under the surgical and medical leadership of Drs. Leora Balsam and Alex Reyentovich, as well as Dr. Stuart Katz and a large multidisciplinary team. The VAD Program was initiated to provide the full scope of medical and surgical advanced life sustaining therapies to patients with acute and end-stage chronic heart failure.


Last month the program was officially awarded VAD Specialty Certification, without any additional recommendations for improvement, after undergoing a rigorous two day Joint Commission inspection. The program provides a full spectrum of services, including full transplant evaluation as well bridge and destination VAD therapy.

For inpatient or outpatient consultations, please call 1-855-NYU-LVAD.