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Co-Director, LVAD Program
Maimonides Physician
Phone: 718-283-7686
Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute
4802 Tenth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219


  • Advanced Heart Failure Care
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Structural Heart Care


  • English

Dr. Paul C. Saunders is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and Co-Director of the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program at the Maimonides Heart Vascular Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery training at NYU Medical Center and practiced cardiac and thoracic surgery at Westchester Medical Center for five years, prior to joining Maimonides. In addition to LVADs and surgery for heart failure, Dr. Saunders performs all other types of cardiac surgery, particularly minimally invasive cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass grafting, valve repairs and valve replacements. He is particularly interested in heart failure surgery, implantable ventricular assist devices, and novel therapies for cardiogenic shock, such as extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Saunders has published extensively in the medical literature on topics relating to cardiac surgery, and has given numerous lectures both locally and nationally.

Areas of Expertise

Advanced Heart Failure Care
Aortic Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Replacement
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Ischemic Heart Care
Left Ventricular Assist Device
Mitral Clip
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Structural Heart Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Conditions Treated

Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Artery Blockage
Heart Failure/Cardiogenic Shock
Thoracic Aortic Disease
Valvular Heart Disease


Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement
Coronary Artery Bypass
Minimally Invasive Cardiac/Heart Surgery
Mitral Clip
Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)


Medical Degree

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


New York University Medical Center


New York University Medical Center


Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute

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