Damien LaPar, MD

Damien LaPar, MD

Damien LaPar, MD
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New York, NY 10032
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    525 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10065
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About Damien LaPar, MD

Damien LaPar, MD, is an American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)-certified pediatric and congenital cardiac surgeon at the Morgan Stanely Children’s Hospital of New York. Dr. LaPar practices at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Komansky Children’s Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. LaPar trained in pediatric heart surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital with additional training in complex pulmonary artery reconstructions and unifocalization procedures at Stanford University. He specializes in complex neonatal cardiac reconstructions, pulmonary artery atresia and stenosis with MAPCA unifocalization, peripheral pulmonary stenosis, Williams s...
Damien LaPar, MD, is an American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)-certified pediatric and congenital cardiac surgeon at the Morgan Stanely Children’s Hospital of New York. Dr. LaPar practices at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Komansky Children’s Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. LaPar trained in pediatric heart surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital with additional training in complex pulmonary artery reconstructions and unifocalization procedures at Stanford University. He specializes in complex neonatal cardiac reconstructions, pulmonary artery atresia and stenosis with MAPCA unifocalization, peripheral pulmonary stenosis, Williams syndrome, Ozaki aortic valve reconstruction and the Ross procedure for aortic valve disease, atrioventricular canal defects, Tetralogy of Fallot, and minimally-invasive approaches to pediatric cardiac surgery. Recognized as a Super Doctors Rising Star in Cardiac Surgery, Dr. LaPar introduced and performed the first Ozaki aortic valve neocuspidization procedures at both NYP/Columbia and Weill Cornell Children’s Hospitals, and he performed the first pediatric minimally invasive Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) vascular ring repair. Dr. LaPar serves as the Director of the Complex Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction Program at NYP/Columbia Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, as well as the Chief and Director of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Services at Weill Cornell Komansky Children’s Hospital. Dr. LaPar is an internationally recognized basic/translational science investigator as well as clinical science researcher, co-directing a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) funded congenital heart disease research lab at Columbia University. His funded research lab focuses on the investigation of vascular smooth muscle signaling in various forms of congenital arteriopathy. Dr. LaPar also serves as the Co-Director of Clinical Research, Quality, and Outcomes for the Columbia University Pediatric Heart Center with focused research on multi-institutional clinical research collaboratives and clinical trials, including his role as the Surgical Principle Investigator at NYP-CHONY for the multi-institutional PUMPKIN clinical trial to evaluate pediatric ventricular assist devices. “My dedication to academic pediatric and congenital heart surgery is deeply rooted in my desire to advance the treatment of congenital heart disease and to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through compassionate patient care, innovative research and scholarship, and professional leadership,” says Dr. LaPar. Dr. LaPar and the Pediatric Heart Center provides a family-centered team approach and is a national leader, offering comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and the latest innovations for children requiring expert heart and congenital surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Expertise

  • Aortic Stent Grafts
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Defect
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Reconstruction
  • Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Specialist in Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Valve Replacement
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Assist Device Procedure
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Septal Myotomy-Myectomy

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

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Awards

  • 2011: American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) C. Walton Lillehei Research Award
  • 2013: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Richard E. Clark Research Award
  • 2014: Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Hawley H. Seiler Research Award
  • 2015: Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA) Research Award
  • 2016: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Richard E. Clark Research Award
  • 2018-2020: Super Doctors New York Rising Star in Cardiac Surgery
  • 2019-2020: American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Norman Shumway Research Scholar for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • 2019: Babies Heart Fund (BHF) Research Award for Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • 2019: Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) Robert Replogle Fellowship Award for Complex Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honors Society

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