Dr. Allan Stewart, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Allan Stewart and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 1995. To date, I have performed approximately 2,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including The Mount Sinai Hospital. Read more...

27 Patient Reviews for Dr. Stewart

"Dr. Stewart performed a successful aortic root and valve replacement procedure. He was always available to our family!"

-- Bill Easton, heart valve surgery patient

"There are times when one casually says, “Thanks, you saved my life”, but there are few times when it is actually the case. Doctor Stewart not only saved my life, he saved my quality of life as well.

I have Parkinson ’s disease, and was diagnosed over 8 years ago. We know quite a bit about Parkinson’s, but not very much about the heart. Just after Labor Day this year, my primary physician called on the phone to discuss a heart murmur he had heard during my annual checkup. He wanted me to go get an echocardiogram and a CATSCAN ASAP. After this was done, he said, while he was not a cardiologist, the results were of concern and he thought something would have to be done surgically before the end of the year, and gave us the name of a local cardiology practice. We made an appointment and began to try to find out what all of this meant.

Through divine providence, our daughter was working on a project with Donatella Arpaia, who is Dr. Stewart’s wife. She suggested we send the findings to him, and see what he thought. Within a day of receiving the information Dr. Stewart called us and rendered his assessment of my physical condition and shared that he not only knew how to solve the problem, but that the surgery had to be done as soon as possible. He stated most clearly that my condition was very serious and had to be dealt with quickly. Let me be clear, we are not wealthy, famous, or important. We live in a small town in North Carolina. Dr. Stewart explained what he saw and said “if you are willing to come to Mount Sinai, I can help you.” Dr. Stewart understood the dangers of surgery with Parkinson’s and successfully reassured us that he would make sure all the necessary interfaces with neurology and anesthesia would be addressed. Within a week, we were in New York City.

Dr. Stewart’s office assistant Debra Segretti, assisted us in making all the necessary arrangements, and guided us every step of the way, dealing with preoperational issues as well as insurance , housing, etc.

Dr. Stewart’s team was supportive, organized, professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. The surgery was successful, and family was notified as quickly as possible to help alleviate anxiety. Dr. Stewart visited at least twice a day each day I was at the hospital and addressed questions clearly, concisely and patiently. He also helped us ensure that the coordination between neurology and cardiology was effective. There are many good surgeons. There are not many excellent surgeons who also make the commitment to support their patients once the surgery is completed or who willingly address the complications of a second disease. I do not have sufficient command of the English language to properly convey how grateful and thankful we are for Dr. Allan Stewart. He truly is a rare professional."

-- Paul ONeil, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 10/17/2014

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement
  • Complex Aortic Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Root Aneurysms (Marfan's Disease)
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapy

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Allan Stewart, heart surgeon, graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 1995.

Dr. Stewart then completed a Surgical Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and a Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center in 2004.

Recently, Dr. Stewart was named:
* One of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly
* New York's Top Doctor by New York Magazine

Dr. Stewart is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Allan Stewart

The Mount Sinai Hospital
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(866) 306-8541

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