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Robert E. Michler, M.D.

Dr. Robert E. Michler

Professor, Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Professor, Department of Surgery

Chair, Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Chair, Department of Surgery

Samuel Belkin Professorial Chair (YU)

Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care


Professional Interests

Robert E. Michler, MD, an internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher, a leader in several subspecialties, including complex cardiac surgery, heart transplantation, valve repair surgery, ventricular reconstruction for congestive heart failure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Of particular note, Dr. Michler was one of the first to perform minimally invasive and robotic surgery in heart patients. His pivotal work in robotics led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of this advanced technology for mitral valve repair and coronary artery bypass surgery. And as the lead investigator in groundbreaking FDA trials, he is pioneering the safe use of injections of autologous human muscle cells and stem cells into diseased heart muscle to treat heart failure. Dr. Michler’s vision for the future includes developing new surgical approaches that re-define state-of-the-art care through heart remodeling, surgery for valve repair and treatment of atrial fibrillation, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, heart assist devices and heart transplants, stem cell research and myoblast injections


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Media Coverage

The New York Times interviews Dr. Robert Michler about former Vice President Dick Cheney's heart transplant, the donor match process and the important recovery milestones for this surgery.

MD News (Lower Hudson/Bronx) profiles the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care for its cover feature. The article includes interviews with the center’s co-directors, Robert Michler, M.D., and Mario Garcia, M.D.

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