Dr. Adams became the 99th President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the oldest and most prestigious organization dedicated to cardiothoracic surgery, in April 2018. He is the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief of the Mount Sinai Health System, and the President of the Mitral Foundation.
Dr. Adams and his team perform over 450 mitral valve repair procedures annually, and is the highest volume valve surgeon in NY State, according to the two most recent NYS DOH public outcomes reports. Our recent paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows doctors with more experience provide patients better outcomes.
Our mitral valve repair rates of 99% with less than 1% mortality are national benchmarks. Long-term freedom from regurgitation and reoperations after valve repair are among the highest ever reported by the leading mitral centers in the world. Dr. Adams is recipient of the highest two-star safety rating from the NYSDOH for cardiac surgery.
Our team has written and contributed to the textbooks and academic journals which define the field of mitral valve repair and heart valve surgery. Dr. Adams is the coauthor of the widest selling valve textbook in the world and the coeditor of the reference textbook Cardiac Surgery in the Adult.
Over 500 surgeons have come to Mount Sinai to learn advanced reconstructive mitral valve repair techniques from Dr. Adams and his team in the Mitral Foundation Center. We regularly lead mitral valve repair workshops around the globe and, to date, have educated surgeons from over 50 countries.
We offer a personalized approach to care for all of the over 700 patients we see in consultation a year with mitral valve disease. Our multidisciplinary team evaluates every patient to first determine whether you need surgery and only then appropriate guideline therapy and timing of intervention.
AATS Mitral Conclave
Dr. Adams is the Program Director of the biennial American Association for Thoracic Surgery Mitral Conclave, the largest meeting in the world focused on mitral valve disease with over 1200 attendees from 67 countries.About the Mitral Conclave
We have a dedicated team that focuses on all aspects of the care of mitral valve repair patients. Dr. Adams is joined by one of his board certified partners on all cases, for an average number of 40+ years of experience of heart surgery on each case.