Dr. David Adams, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. David Adams and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Duke University in 1983. To date, I have performed approximately 6,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Read more...

47 Patient Reviews for Dr. Adams

"I had my mitral and tricuspid valves repaired and a partial cryo-maze procedure done for atrial fibrillation. Dr. David Adams did a great job!"

-- Mark Linnus, heart valve surgery patient

"This is a very bright man who manages to discuss your condition clearly without inciting panic and fear. Instead he explains very clearly how he can correct the situation. The doctor fully explains the chain of events that will occur on your operative day and what to expect when you wake up. No surprises, which worked very well for me. I had to remain on the ventilator a few hours post op and having known it could be a possibility reassured me that nothing was wrong, that it happens and that's ok. My recovery is flying. I have to say the pain was not too bad for me and I generally only used Toradol in lieu of Dilaudid. I don't like to be dazed so I just avoided it. I also was taking Tylenol alternating.

This doctor has proven his success rate if you look at the data. He is approachable and down to earth. He has an excellent team of nurse practitioners, PA's, and physicians that are professional and provide seamless care. Thank you Dr. Adams!"

-- Ann Marie Rice, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 09/21/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Complex Reoperative Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery

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

  • Outcomes of Mitral Valve Repair
  • Differentiation of Valve Disease
  • Novel Valve Repair Rings

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. David Adams, heart surgeon, graduated from Duke University in 1983.

He then completed an internship and residency in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Adams then completed a fellowship in London under Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub. Next, Dr. Adams returned to the U.S. with a two-year research fellowship under Professor Morris Karnovsky in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Adams then served at Brigham and Women's Hospital as the Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery before coming to New York to serve as Chairman of Mount Sinai’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. David Adams

The Mount Sinai Hospital
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(866) 306-9648
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