About Dr. Paul Stelzer,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Paul Stelzer and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Columbia University in 1972. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Read more...

35 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Stelzer

"Dr. Stelzer is an amazingly gifted surgeon and an amazing human being! I literally owe my life to him."

-- Jeff Shebovsky, heart valve surgery patient

"The experience I had with Dr. Stelzer and Dr. Varghese at Mount Sinai for the Ross procedure was absolutely incredible. From the initial consultation to the morning of my surgery, through my post-operative follow up(s), the level of care these doctors provided was like nothing I could have imagined when I first knew my bicuspid valve's time was up. In addition to being the most responsive doctors I have ever dealt with during the lead up to the surgery, they were also sure to visit me in the holding area prior to the surgery, which I have been told is not a normal practice. They then visited me in the ICU and step down unit at least once (if not twice) per day during my 5 days in the hospital. I'd be remiss to highlight how phenomenal their team of nurses and PAs were as well-- I never needed to hit the call button because they were so on-top everything. Given the gravity of OHS and how everyone deals with it differently, I can't imagine having a better experience with any other doctors or staff."

-- Anthony Vernaci, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Ross Procedure, 04/01/2019

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Ross Procedure
  • Aortic Root Surgery including Stentless Porcine and Homograft Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Sparing Root Surgery

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

  • Clinical Results of Ross Procedure
  • Investigator for Stentless Porcine Valves
  • Diastolic Dysfunction and Aortic Disease

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Paul Stelzer, heart surgeon, graduated from Columbia University in 1972.

After medical school, Dr. Stelzer completed a General Surgery Residency at Roosevelt Hospital and a Thoracic Surgery Residency at New York Hospital Cornell University Medical Center.

Throughout his career, Dr. Stelzer has received several awards including "New York's Best Doctor" and the Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors New York Metro Area".

Dr. Stelzer is internationally known for his experience with the Ross Procedure, a complex procedure for treating aortic valve disease. Doctor Stelzer has performed over 500 Ross operations and has published several journal articles and research papers on this topic.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Paul Stelzer, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stelzer, you can:

  • Call (866) 322-1668 right now

The office of Dr. Stelzer is located at 1190 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: May 13, 2019