Didier Loulmet at [NYU Langone Medical Center]

Didier F. Loulmet, MD

  • Specialty: Cardiac Surgery
  • Languages: English, French
  • Phone: 212-263-2329

About Me

I am a cardiac surgeon specializing in closed-chest mitral valve repair, coronary bypass, cardiac tumor removal, and robotic surgery at NYU Langone’s Heart Valve Center and Robotic Surgery Center.

During my training, I spent several years at Hospital Broussais in Paris under the direction of Dr. Alain Carpentier, the inventor of tissue valve prostheses and mitral valve repair techniques. I was there until 2000, during the time when robotic cardiac surgery was pioneered.

I performed the world’s first robotic mitral valve repair with Dr. Carpentier in Paris in May 1998 and the world's first closed-chest robotic coronary artery bypass grafting in June 1998. Since then, I have performed thousands of mitral valve repair procedures, using the conventional approach, the less invasive technique, or robotic surgery.

I am honored to be recognized by New York Magazine in its listing of "The 100 Top Minimally Invasive Surgeons" and the "Best Doctors in New York." I’ve also been named in Castle Connolly’s "America's Top Doctors" series for the last 15 years.

I am a member of many national and international professional societies, including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the Heart Valve Society.

Conditions and Treatments

minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, mitral valve repair, mitral valve prolapse (MVP), mitral regurgitation (MR), mitral valve disease, aortic aneurysm, aortic valve repair, aortic valve replacement, aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve insufficiency, aortic valve disease, cardiac myxoma, heart tumor, coronary heart disease, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), revascularization, tricuspid valve disease, ablation
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  • Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Director, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Tisch Hospital
  • Chief of Cardiac Surgery at NYULMC
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Paris, Broussais Hospital, Cardiac Surgery, 1996
  • Residency, Boston Children's Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery, 1992
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiac Surgery, 1991
  • Residency, University of Paris, Paris Hospitals, General Surgery, 1990
  • MD from University of Toulouse, 1985

Locations and Appointments

72 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • 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
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Humana Medicare
  • Independent Care System New York
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Essential
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
  • Railroad 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 Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 9V
New York, NY 10016

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My Research


  • Robotic Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Using the Sapien XT in the Setting of Severe Mitral Annular Calcification

    Koeckert, Michael S; Loulmet, Didier F; Williams, Mathew R; Neuburger, Peter J; Grossi, Eugene A
    Journal of cardiac surgery. 2016 May. 31 (5): 303-305

  • Does Paravertebral Blockade Facilitate Immediate Extubation After Totally Endoscopic Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Surgery?

    Neuburger, Peter J; Chacon, M Megan; Luria, Brent J; Manrique-Espinel, Ana Maria; Ngai, Jennie Y; Grossi, Eugene A; Loulmet, Didier F
    Innovations : technology & techniques in cardiothoracic & vascular surgery. 2015 Mar -0. 10 (2): 96-100

  • A Prospective Randomized Study of Paravertebral Blockade in Patients Undergoing Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

    Neuburger, Peter J; Ngai, Jennie Y; Chacon, M Megan; Luria, Brent; Manrique-Espinel, Ana Maria; Kline, Richard P; Grossi, Eugene A; Loulmet, Didier F
    Journal of cardiothoracic & vascular anesthesia. 2015 Jan 23. 29 (4): 930-936

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