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

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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 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 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 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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