Alex Zapolanski, MD

Director, Valley/Cleveland Clinic National Network; Clinical Professor of Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Cardiac Services Cardiac Surgery
VMG - Cardiac Surgery
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 301, West Wing
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 447-8377
Board Certification
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Medical Education
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Toronto General Hospital
Union Memorial Hospital
What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Coronary artery disease, all aspects of valvular pathology, aortic vascular pathology.

Conventional cardiac surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, multiple arterial reconstruction, valve preserving surgery.

Extensive experience performing cardiac surgery for 36 years.  Has been invited to perform operations and speak internationally in Russia, China, Argentina, Cuba, and Indonesia.  Works as a consultant to help organize programs in Russia and Indonesia.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I provide personalized attention to my patients. My goal is to make sure that patients feel as comfortable as possible with receiving care at Valley. Patients should know that we are absolutely committed to providing them with the best results.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

Exposure to other physicians and strong family support.

Research Projects

I am constantly evaluating clinical performance and looking for opportunities to publish results.

Published Work

Epicardial Surgical Ligation of the Left Atrial Appendage is Safe and Effective by TEE Follow Up

Innovations: Technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery

Impact of New York Association Class, Advance Age and Patient Prosthesis Mismatch on Outcomes in Aortic Valve Replacemnt Surgery
European Journal of cardiothoracic surgery

Mutational Analysis Clopidogrel Resistance and Platelet Function in Patients Scheduled for Coronary Bypass Surgery

Perioperative Predictors of Mid-term Survival after Aortic Valve Replacement
Asian Annals of Thiracic and cardiovascular surgery

Impact of Pump Status and Conduit Choice in Coronary Bypass: 15-Year Follow Up of 2012 Propensity Matched Patients
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

"Dr. Zapolanski was attentive. Caring and very personal on his explanations. I was very comfortable with him."
"The doctor, nurse practitioner, asst - all excellent. Especially like NP and the doctor spent all the time necessary to be sure I was satisfied."
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