Emile A. Bacha, MD

Emile A. Bacha, MD Specialties: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric/Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Emile A. Bacha, MD
Specialties: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric/Congenital Cardiac Surgery
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CUIMC/Milstein Hospital Building
177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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About Emile A. Bacha, MD

Dr. Emile Bacha is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with a subspecialization in pediatric cardiac surgery. From 2000-2004, he was the Surgical Director of the Congenital Heart Center at the University of Chicago. From 2004-2009, he was Senior Associate in Cardiac Surgery at the Children's Hospital Boston and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, as well as Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Program Director, and Director of the Pediatric Heart Valve Center. Since January 2010, Dr. Bacha has been Director of the Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery program at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Weill Cornell Medical School. In July 2011, he was appointed Chief of the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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


  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

  • Congenital Heart Disease

  • Heart Surgery

  • Heart Transplant, Pediatric

  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

  • Pediatric Heart Transplant

  • Valve Reconstruction/Repair


  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Fellowship: Hospital Marie-Lannelongue, France
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University (Germany)
  • Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hosptials
  • Residency: Klinikum Grosshadern University Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • 2015-2016: New York Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2009: TSFRE (Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education) Education Award Recipient
  • 1998: Finalist, Young Investigators Award, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • 1995: Simone et Cino del Duca Foundation Research Award
  • 1985-1989: Scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation