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Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Vice Chair, Surgery
Maimonides Physician
Phone: 718-283-7686
Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute
4802 Tenth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Ischemic Heart Care
  • Structural Heart Care


  • English

Dr. Greg H. Ribakove is a Director and surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery. Previous to Maimonides, Dr. Ribakove had joined NYU Medical Center as an attending surgeon in 1988, after finishing his NYU fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. In 1993, he went on sabbatical to Stanford University to study heart and lung transplantation. Since then, 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, New York; and Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Medical Center. Dr. Ribakove became a part of the Maimonides team in 2010, as Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Greg H. Ribakove has been on the forefront for research and development of minimally invasive heart surgery, and has published extensively throughout his career. Currently, he holds the academic position of Associate Professor of Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Ribakove is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS), the New York Society of Thoracic Surgery (NYSTS), the Andrew G. Morrow Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons, the Spencer Surgical Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation.

Areas of Expertise

Aortic Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Replacement
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Ischemic Heart Care
Mitral Clip
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Structural Heart Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Conditions Treated

Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Arterial Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Artery Blockage
Heart Valve Disease
Valvular Heart Disease


Adult Cardiac Surgery
Closure of Holes in Heart
Coronary Artery Bypass
Heart Tumor Removal


Medical Degree

University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine


NYU School of Medicine


NYU School of Medicine


Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute

4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Telephone: 718-283-7686
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CCM CenterLight Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • Emblem GHI PPO
  • Emblem HIP HMO
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus (Amerigroup)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthfirst
  • Local 1199
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare (Commercial Plans)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plans (Medicaid)
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare
  • WellCare
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