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Larry A. Chinitz, MD

  • Specialties: Electrophysiology, Cardiology
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Yiddish
  • Phone: 212-263-7149
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Named
New York Magazine Top Doctor for 10+ Years
Director
Heart Rhythm Center
First Doctor
To Implant the Smallest Leadless Pacemaker

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, 7 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. Recent advances in catheter design allow ablation to be performed more safely and with higher success rates. 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, pacemaker placement, cardiac catheterization, rapid heartbeat, complication associated with cardiac implant, slow heartbeat, defibrillator implant, dilated cardiomyopathy, abnormal heart rhythms, ventricular arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, fainting, permanent pacemaker, long QT syndrome, cardiac device implant, atrial flutter, Brugada syndrome, cardiac monitors, congenital heart defect, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, sarcoidosis, cardiac pacemaker lead, atrial fibrillation, cardiac lead extraction, heart throbbing, catheter ablation
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Credentials

Positions
  • Alvin Benjamin and Kenneth Coyle, Sr. Family Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Director, Cardiology
  • Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Heart Rhythm Center
  • Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology), 1998
  • 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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403 East 34th Street, 4th Floor
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NYU Electrophysiology

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New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

Interests

arrhythmia management

Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Micra Atrial TRacking Using A Ventricular AccELerometer 2 (MARVEL 2)

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  • Evaluation of VISITAG SURPOINT™ Module with External Processing Unit when used with the THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® SF and the THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® catheters for Pulmonary Vein Isolation (PVI) (SURPOINT COA)

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  • Evaluation of QDOT MICRO catheter for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in subjects with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PAF) (Q-fficiency)

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