Meet the Chairman

Samuel Lang MDSamuel Lang, M.D.

Samuel Lang, M.D., returns to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens after serving 10 years as section chief of cardiothoracic surgery at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan. He served as NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens' first director of cardiothoracic surgery from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Lang has a strong track record for performing procedures such as multiple artery bypass, repair of valves, congenital heart defects and surgical ablation of cardiac arrhythmias.

Licensure

  • California- 1985
  • New York State- 1986
  • Florida - 2008

Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate- 1979
  • American Board of Surgery- 1984
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery- 1987

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Center for The Health Science at UCLA- 1983-1985
  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University- 1982-1983
  • Residency, The Center for The Health Science at UCLA- 1979-1982
  • Internship, The Center for The Health Science at UCLA- 1978-1979
  • Medical Degree, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1978
  • Undergraduate Degree, Auburn University, 1970

Academic and Clinical Appointments

Hospital Appointments

  • 1999 - 2009 - Chief , Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center
  • 1996- 1999 - Director and Attending Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens
  • 1992- 1996 - Assistant Attending Surgeon, New York Downtown Hospital
  • 1986- 1992 - Assistant Attending Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell Campus
  • 1992- 1993 - Associate Attending Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell Campus
  • 1993- 1996 - Associate Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell Campus
  • 1996- 1999 - Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell Campus

Academic Appointments

  • 1997- 1999 - Visiting Professor of Clinical Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University
  • 1996- 1999 - Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult and Pediatrics), Weill Medical College at Cornell University
  • 1993- 1996 - Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult and Pediatrics), Weill Medical College at Cornell University
  • 1992- 1993 - Associate Professor of Surgery (Adult and Pediatrics), Weill Medical College at Cornell University
  • 1989- 1992 - Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics), Weill Medical College at Cornell University
  • 1986- 1992 - Assistant Professor of Surgery (Adult), Weill Medical College at Cornell University
  • 1983- 1985 - Teaching Assistant, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • 1982- 1983 - Teaching Assistant, New York University School of Medicine

Professional Societies

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • New York Society for Thoracic Surgery, Fellow
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Donald N. Ross Surgical Society
  • Longmire Surgical Society
  • Medical Society of New/New York Country Medical Society
  • New York Transplantation Society
  • Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York
  • Royal Society of Medicine

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens welcomes Dr. Lang as Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery. 

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