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, congenital heart defect, heart throbbing, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia (V-tach), atrial flutter, fainting, defibrillator implant, ventricular fibrillation, Brugada syndrome, cardiac monitors, slow heartbeat, cardiac device implant, long QT syndrome, ventricular arrhythmia, catheter ablation, rapid heartbeat, cardiac pacemaker lead, complication associated with cardiac implant, permanent pacemaker
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Credentials

Positions
  • Alvin Benjamin and Kenneth Coyle, Sr. Family Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 1985
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1982
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Cardiology, 1985
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, 1983
  • MD from New York University, 1979
Departments

Locations and Appointments

73 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Hotel Trades
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Essential
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • 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

Publications

  • Cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation for organization of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF): A randomized controlled trial [Meeting Abstract]

    Aizer, A; Wu, P B; Holmes, D; Fowler, S J; Bernstein, S A; Park, D S; Barbhaiya, C R; Chinitz, L A
    Heart rhythm. 2016 May 2016. 13 (5): S223-S223

  • Use of contact-force sensing radiofrequency ablation catheters for stepwise linear ablation of non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation does not improve outcomes [Meeting Abstract]

    Knotts, R J; Bookstall, K E; Torbey, E; Bernstein, S A; Park, D S; Fowler, S J; Holmes, D; Aizer, A; Barbhaiya, C R; Chinitz, L A
    Heart rhythm. 2016 May 2016. 13 (5): S391-S391

  • Resumption of AVN conduction in post-TAVR patients who receive PPM [Meeting Abstract]

    Subnani, K; Love, C J; Holmes, D; Aizer, A; Fowler, S J; Bernstein, S A; Park, D S; Barbhaiya, C R; Chinitz, L A
    Heart rhythm. 2016 May 2016. 13 (5): S166-S166

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