Featuring: Dr. Alan L. Gass

Dr. Alan Gass on Living Above the drama with Dr. Georgianna Donadio of National Institute of whole healthAlan L. Gass, M.D., FACC, is a Full Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory support at Westchester Medical Center in New York. Dr. Gass has appeared as a medical expert in Life Magazine, The New York Times, and on CNN, NBC, CNBC, and local New York news affiliates. He was featured in a one-hour documentary special, “A Change of Heart,” on Dateline NBC, which chronicled the poignant wait of several of his patients for a suitable donor heart.

From 1991 until 2005, Dr. Gass served as the Director of Transplant Cardiology at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he personally followed hundreds of patients in various stages of heart failure, 400 of whom were transplanted, achieving survival rates among the highest in the country. He is on the advisory board of HealthCorps – Dr. Mehmet Oz’ program aimed at combating childhood obesity using college students as mentors and teachers to raise awareness of the benefits of diet and exercise.

Dr. Gass is on the Medical Advisory Board of Live On New York, President of the New York Cardiothoracic Transplant Consortium and Medical Education Director for the National Institute of Whole Health. He is well published in peer-reviewed journals and is an investigator in studies on transplantation and cardiac assist devices. His work in tailored, minimal immuno-suppression after transplant has gained international recognition. To contact Dr. Gass, his office number is 914-493-7632. His e-mail is alan.gass@wmchealth.org