Professor and Chair, Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center
Professor and Chair, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore
Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Cardiac surgeryMitral repair surgeryAortic valve surgery Minimally invasive heart surgeryHeart transplantation
Dr. Michler is a heart surgeon who specializes in complex aortic and mitral valve repair surgery. He is an NIH-funded investigator whose interest in repairing the injured heart has led to clinical trials in cardiac stem cell transplantation. Dr. Michler and his teams have advanced minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery procedures and surgical robotics. This work led to FDA approval for selective cardiac robotic procedures including mitral valve repair and coronary bypass surgery.
Dr. Michler has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a frequent editor on cardiac surgery topics and lectures extensively, both nationally and abroad. Dr. Michler is the chairman and founder of a not-for-profit foundation, Heart Care International, which performs pediatric heart surgery in underserved regions of the world. To date, Heart Care International has helped over 1,000 children with heart disease and performed heart surgery on over 600 children. He has received numerous honors including “Person of the Week” by ABC’s World News Tonight and the Order of Christopher Columbus.
Previously, Dr. Michler was chief of cardiothoracic surgery and transplantation at The Ohio State University Medical Center and director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.
Adult congenital heart surgery, Aneurysm surgery, Aortic valve repair, Atrial fibrillation surgery, Complex cardiac surgery, Coronary artery bypass surgery, Coronary artery disease, Mitral valve repair surgery, Pediatric heart defects, Stem cell therapy, Ventricular remodeling surgery