Ralph S. Mosca, MD

  • Specialty: Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-5989
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Named
New York Magazine Top Doctor
One of the Highest
Pediatric Survival Rates in U.S.
Started
Our Congenital Cardiovascular Care Unit

About Me

During my childhood, my father was interested in the field of medicine, but he was unable to pursue it as a career. His work ethic always inspired me, and it was through his hard work that I was able to pursue my own passion of becoming a doctor.

As a congenital cardiac surgeon at NYU Langone, I treat people who have congenital heart disease, which includes any structural heart condition that patients have at birth. I see patients of all ages, but I primarily treat newborns and children. Often, pregnant women whose babies have been diagnosed in utero come to me for treatment. In the months before they give birth, I work with them and their referring physicians to develop the most effective treatment plan for when their child is born.

I was drawn to pediatrics because I love interacting with children and their families. As co-director of the Pediatric Congenital Heart Program at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, I understand my responsibility to my patients as well as their parents, who entrust me with the care of their children. I involve parents in all aspects of treatment, ensuring that they understand every step of the process.

Patients and parents should be confident in the care they receive—at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, we’ve worked hard to create a culture of pediatric cardiac care from diagnosis and treatment, to discharge and beyond. By assembling a team of expert cardiologists, heart surgeons, child life specialists, maternal–fetal medicine specialists, and nurses, we strive to meet the individual needs of every child and his or her family.


Conditions and Treatments

extracorporeal life support, mitral valve disease, aortopulmonary window, atrioventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, narrowing of the heart's tricuspid valve, heart tumor, tetralogy of Fallot repair, coarctation, congenital heart disease, patent ductus arteriosus, double outlet right ventricle, subaortic stenosis, tetralogy of Fallot, Ebstein's anomaly, mitral valve repair, atrial septal defect, aortic valve replacement, transposition of great vessels, Kawasaki disease, mitral regurgitation, single ventricle, interrupted aortic arch, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary sling, congenital heart defect, ventricular septal defect, pulmonary valve regurgitation (PVR), tricuspid atresia, palliative care, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, fontan procedure, double inlet left ventricle, cardiovascular surgery, aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve repair, mitral valve stenosis, minimally invasive surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • George E. Reed Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Director, Congenital Heart Center
  • Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Congenital Cardiac Surgery), 2010
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Surgery, 1993
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School, Pediatric Surgery, 1993
  • Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Cardio-Thoracic Surg, 1992
  • Residency, S.U.N.Y., Syracuse, Surgery (General), 1990
  • MD from SUNY - Upstate, 1985

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