The Cardiac Institute at Maimonides has set the standard in diagnosing and treating patients with heart disease. Few centers rival the history of achievements in cardiac care and patient outcomes. In a step towards the future, we are proud to announce the arrival of surgeons Ribakove and Crooke. They are not only accomplished cardiothoracic surgeons, but also bring an innovative spirit to our division of cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Greg H. Ribakove, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery

In 1988, Dr. Greg H. Ribakove joined NYU as an attending surgeon. Over the course of more than twenty years, he has held a series of prestigious positions including: Director of Surgical Intensive Care, NYU Medical Center; Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center; Vice Chairman of the Department of Cadiothoraicic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Ribakove joined Maimonides in March 2010 as Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is a leader in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and has been published extensively throughout his career. He is board certified in thoracic surgery.

Dr. Ribakove has a Satellite radio program  - All Things Heart and Heart Surgery Related To listen to the radio clip where he discusses coming to Maimonides, click here.

For Dr. Ribakove's Maimonides bio, click here.

Dr. Gregory A. Crooke, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr. Crooke joined Maimonides in March 2010, with 18 years experience in cardiac surgery, after 7 years as a cardiothoracic surgeon at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Crooke received his medical degree from Cornell University, followed by his residency at Northwestern University and his fellowship at NYU School of Medicine.

His expertise includes minimally invasive valve surgery and valve repair, aortic surgery and endovascular thoracic aneurysm repair, as well as heart transplant, assist devices, and adult-congenital heart surgery. Dr. Crooke is board certified in thoracic surgery. For Dr. Crooke's Maimonides bio, click here.

Contact Information:
Cardiothoracic Surgery
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718 283-7706

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