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Mark E. Ginsburg, MD

Board Certifications: 
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Expertise in: 
Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Surgery, General, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer Care
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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Surgery, General
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cancer Care
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Thymoma
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Arterial Stents
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thoraco Abdominal Aneurysm
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Achalasia
  • Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Emphysema Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Lung Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Emphysema

Education & Training

  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Tufts New England Medical Center
  • Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital - University of Rochester
  • Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital - University of Rochester

Honors & Awards

  • New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2016

About Mark Ginsburg

Dr. Mark E. Ginsburg is an associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and surgical director of the Diaphragm Program and the Lung Volume Reduction program. Dr. Ginsburg received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1980, completed his General Surgery residency in 1985 and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Residency in 1987 both at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is renown for his surgical work in patients with disorders of the Diaphragm, and is one of few surgeons in the country to perform pacing of the diaphragm. 

Dr. Ginsburg has lectured and published extensively on this subject, and recently addressed the 95th AATS Annual Meeting in 2015, presenting ten-year data on lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). The results, based primarily on surgical experience in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, showed durable benefits that should promote wider adoption of LVRS in patients with severe emphysema. 

Dr. Ginsburg has been an invited speaker and principal and co-investigator of numerous clinical trials, author of numerous publications in renown journals such as the Journal of The American College of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, among many others, including co-author of the book, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery published by Humana Press. He’s also currently on the department of surgery QA committee and is a member of numerous professional societies including, the American College of Surgeons, New York State Medical Society, New York Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Surgical Director, Lung Volume Reduction Program
  • Surgical Director, Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Lung Diseases
  • Associate Director of General Thoracic Surgery at NYP/Columbia

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • Hudson Valley Vascular Society
  • New York Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Rockland County Medical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (845) 362-9663.

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

Connecticare

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Passage (Exchange)
  • POS
  • POS (Exchange)

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
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Research

Research Interests

  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Clinical Trials

Current clinical trials:

  • Endobronchial Valve for Emphysema Palliation Trial (VENT) - Investigation of a less invasive approach to lung reduction surgery

Completed clinical trials:

  • National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) - Multi-center trial to compare the best medical treatments available with LVRS in patients with severe emphysema

Grants

CLINICAL CENTERS FOR LUNG VOLUME REDUCTION SURGERY FOR EMPHYSEMA: AN ASSESSMENT AND PROSPECTIVE PATIENT REGISTRY (Federal Gov)

Dec 20 1996 - Dec 31 2005

Selected Publications

  1. National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: A comparison of median Sternotomy versus VATS for lung volume reduction surgery. J Th Cardiovasc Surg 2004;127:1350-60
  2. Morgan JA, Ginsburg M, Sonett JR, Morales DLS, Kohmoto T, Gorenstein LA, Smith C, Argenziano M. Advanced Thoracoscopic Procedures are Facilitated by Computer-Aided Robotic Rechnology. European J of Cardiothoracic Surg. 2003 Jun:23(6):883-7
  3. Nurzler F, Argenziano M, Ginsburg M. Nitric Oxide usage after post-traumatic pneumonectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2001;71:354-366
  4. National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Rational and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 118:518-528, 1999
  5. National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Rational and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. Chest, 116:1750-61, 1999
  6. National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Rational and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. J Cardiopulm Rehabil, 20:24-36, 2000
  7. National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Patients at high risk of death after lung volume reduction surgery. N Engl J Med, 2001 (in press)
  8. Garfein ES, Ginsburg ME, Gorenstein L, McGregor CC, Schulman LL. Superiority of end-to-end versus telescoped bronchial anastomosis in single lung transplantation for pulmonary emphysema. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;121(1):149-154
  9. Schulman LL, O’Hair DP, Cantu E, McGregor C, Ginsburg ME. Salvage by volume reduction of chronic allograft rejection in emphysema. J Heart Lung Transplant 1999;18(2):107-112
  10. Becker MD, Berkmen YM, Austin JH, Mun IK, Romney BM, Rozenshtein A, Jellen PA, Yip CK, Thomashow B, Ginsburg ME. Lung volumes before and after lung volume reduction surgery: quantitative CT analysis.Am J Crit Care Med 1998;157(5 pt 1):1593-1599
  11. DeRose JJ, Argenziano M, El-Amir N, Jellen PA, Gorenstein LA, Steinglass KM, Thomashow B, Ginsburg ME. Lung reduction surgery and resection of pulmonary nodules in patients with severe emphysema. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998;65(2):314-318
  12. Argenziano M, Thomashaw B, Jellen P, Rose E, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M, Gorenstein L. A functional comparison of unilateral vs bilateral lung volume reduction surgery. Ann Thor Surg 1997;64:321-327
  13. Schulman LL, Shreenwas R, McGregor C, Ginsburg ME, Michler RE, Oz MC, Fisher PE, Smtih CR. Bronchial anastomotic complications after lung transplantation. J Bronchology. 1996;3:271-279
  14. Argenziano M, Moazami N, Thomashaw B, Edsall J, Yip C, Prager K, Jellen P, Gorenstein L, Rose E, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. Extended Indications for Volume Reduction Pneumectomy In Advanced Emphysema. Ann Th Surg 1996; 62:1588-97.
  15. Leibovitz D, Smith C, Michler R, Ginsburg M, Schulman L, McGregor C, Weslow R, DiTullio M, Homma S. Incidence of complications involving the pulmonary veins following lung transplantation: a prospective transpesophageal study in dogs. J Am Physiol. 1995;268:H1521-H1530
  16. Leibovitz DW, Smith CR, Michler RE, Ginsburg M, Schulman LL, McGregor CC, Li Mandri G, Weslow RG, DiTullio MR, Homma S. Incidence of pulmonary vein complications after lung transplantation: a prospective transesophageal echocardiographic study. J Am Coll Cardiol 1994;24(3):671-675
  17. Heyer EJ, Delphin E, Adams DC, Rose EA, Smith CR, Todd GJ, Ginsburg ME, Haggerty R, and McMahon D: Cerebral dysfunction after cardiac surgery in elderly patients. Ann Thorac Surg 1995;60(6):1716-1722
  18. Kirsch AJ, Oz MC, Stoopler M, Ginsburg ME, Steinglass KM: Operative management of adrenal metastases from lung carcinoma. Urology 1993;42(6):716-719
  19. Tang GC, Oz MC, Reid V, Steinglass KM, Ginsburg ME, Jacobowitz L, Alfano RR: Native fluorescence spectroscopy of thymus and fat tissues. SPIE 1993;1887:165
  20. Ouriel K, Ginsburg ME, Patti CS, Pearce FJ, Hicks GL: Verapamil crystalloid cardioplegia: an experimental evaluation of dose-response relationships. J Surg Res. 1987;43(2):164-171

Abstracts

  1. Kashulis B, Mets B, Bennet-Guerrero E, Gorenstein L, Ginsburg M. A comparison of the anesthetic and hemodynamic effects of desflurane and propofol as maintenance anaesthetics for lung volume reduction surgery. Anaes Anal, 92:4S, 2001
  2. Argenziano M, Thomashaw B, Jellen P, Gorenstein L, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. Effects of lung volume reduction surgery on survival of patients with severe emphysema. AATS, 1999
  3. Lang, P, Thomashaw, B, Massler, J, Ginsburg, M, Fawwaz, RA, Van Heertum, RL, Alderson, PO, Lung Scintigraphic Patterns in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Awaiting Lung Reduction Surgery. Society of Nuclear Medicine 44th Annual Meeting, 1997.
  4. O’Hair, D, Umana, J,McGregor, C, Ginsburg, M, Smith, C, Schulman, L, Galantowitz, M. Lung Transplantation Using Mycophenolate Mofetil. Int Soc Heart Lung Transplantation. London, 1997
  5. O’Hair, D, Schulman, L, McGregor, C, Simonelli, P, Jellen, P, Ginsburg, M. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery After Single Lung Transplant for Emphysema. Int Soc Heart Lung Transplantation. London,1997
  6. O’Hair, D, Umana, J,McGregor, C, McGregor, C, Ginsburg, M, Smith, C, Galantowitz, M, Schulman, L. Lung Transplantation Using Mycophenolate Mofetil. ACCP, San Diago 1996
  7. O’Hair, D, Schulman, L, McGregor, C, Simonelli, P, Jellen, P, Ginsburg, M. Contralateral Lung Volume Reduction Surgery After Single Lung Transplant for Emphysema. ACCP, San Diago 1996
  8. Argenziano M, Moazami N, Thomashaw B, Edsall J, Yip C, Prager K, Jellen P, Gorenstein L, Rose E, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. Extended Indications for Volume Reduction Pneumectomy In Advanced Emphysema. Proceedings of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 1996
  9. Argenziano M, Moazami N, Thomashaw B, Jellen P, Gorenstein L,Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. A Functional comparison of Unilateral vs Bilateral Lung Reduction. Southern Thoracic Surg Assoc. Cancun, 1996
  10. Austin, JHM, Rozenshtein A, White CS, Berkman YM, Romney B, and Ginsburg M. CT detection of unanticipated lung cancer in the preoperative evaluation of lung volume reduction patients with emphysema. Annual Meeting of the Fleischner Society, June 17, 1996, Victoria, B.C.

Reviews, Chapters, And Editorials

  1. Effect of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery on Survival in Patients with Advanced Emphysema. Argenziano, M., Gorenstein, L.A., Ginsburg, M.E.; in Lung Volume Reductiion Surgery, Humana Press, 2001
  2. Management of the Patent with Lung Cancer and Severe Emphysema. DeRose, J.J., Argenziano, M., Ginsburg, M.E. in Lung Volume Reductiion Surgery, Humana Press, 2001

Books

  1. Argenziano, M and Ginsburg, M.E.: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Humana Press, 2001