Larry A. Chinitz, MD

  • Specialties: Electrophysiology, Cardiology
  • Languages: English, Yiddish
  • Phone: 212-263-7149

About Me

I was born in Brooklyn, so New York is in my blood. I love its excitement and the diverse people at NYU Langone. Given all the talented doctors and the latest technology available in New York City, you have to be the best. Every day I ask myself how I can do a better job of providing high-quality patient care and outcomes.

It’s important to me to know my patients and their families. I take the time to understand the nuances of a person’s heart rhythm disorder, explain treatment options, and assure them that they’re in the right place for optimal therapy. At the Heart Rhythm Center, we follow their progress from the first screenings for arrhythmias to any procedures that need to be performed—and sometimes for years after that.

When I started my training in the 1980s at NYU Langone, I chose to specialize first in interventional cardiology, and then cardiac electrophysiology. For the last 30 years, I’m proud to have built a highly trained cardiac electrophysiology team that cares for our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We’ve been at the forefront of technical advancements and have contributed to major breakthroughs in treatment for decades. 

At NYU Langone, I’ve had the opportunity to research nonsurgical ablation catheters, through which we deliver energy directly to the heart via the tip of a catheter to prevent common as well as life-threatening arrhythmias. Technological cardiac device advancements include sophisticated MRI-compatible pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that can be monitored remotely, regulate irregular heartbeats, or deliver an internal shock to the heart to stop potentially life threatening arrhythmias.

In February 2014, I was fortunate to lead a team of NYU Langone specialists in implanting—for the first time in the United States—the bullet-sized Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System, the world’s smallest leadless cardiac pacemaker.


Conditions and Treatments

electrophysiology, abnormal heart rhythms, pacemaker placement, cardiac catheterization, fainting, ventricular arrhythmia, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, rapid heartbeat, congenital heart defect, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia (V-tach), defibrillator implant, ventricular fibrillation, catheter ablation, heart throbbing, long QT syndrome, atrial flutter, cardiac pacemaker lead, slow heartbeat, permanent pacemaker, Brugada syndrome, cardiac monitors
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Learn more about conditions we treat at NYU Langone:
Childhood Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease in Children

Credentials

Positions

  • Alvin Benjamin and Kenneth Coyle, Sr. Family Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Medicine

Board Certifications

    1985
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
    1982
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Education and Training

  • 1985
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Cardiology
  • 1983
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center
  • 1979
  • MD from New York University

Departments

Locations and Appointments

65 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Family Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Medicaid (Amerigroup)
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU Langone Heart Rhythm Center
403 East 34th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYU Electrophysiology
560 1st Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Contact

Phone: 212-263-5555

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My Research

All aspect of arrhythmia management.

Publications

  • Genetically engineered SCN5A mutant pig hearts exhibit conduction defects and arrhythmias

    Park, D S; Cerrone, M; Morley, G; Vasquez, C; Fowler, S; Liu, N; Bernstein, S A; Liu, F -Y; Zhang, J; Rogers, C S; Priori, S G; Chinitz, L A; Fishman, G I 2015 02 Jan; 403-412, Journal of clinical investigation — id: 1450002, year: 2015, page: 403
  • Congenital Absence of the Left Atrial Appendage Visualized by 3D Echocardiography in Two Adult Patients

    Saleh, Mona; Balakrishnan, Revathi; Kontak, Leticia Castillo; Benenstein, Ricardo; Chinitz, Larry A; Donnino, Robert; Saric, Muhamed 2015 Jan; 546-549, Echocardiography — id: 1436272, year: 2015, page: 546, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Use of a Lateral Infraclavicular Puncture to Obtain Proximal Venous Access with Occluded Subclavian/Axillary Venous Systems for Cardiac Rhythm Devices

    Bernstein, Neil E; Aizer, Anthony; Chinitz, Larry A 2014 Mar; 1017-1022, Pacing & clinical electrophysiology — id: 909152, year: 2014, page: 1017, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
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