Didier F. Loulmet, MD

  • Specialty: Cardiac Surgery
  • Languages: English, French
  • Phone: 212-263-2329
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Named
New York Magazine Top Doctor for 15+ Years
Named
One of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for 15+ Years
Performed
World’s First Robotic Mitral Valve Repair in 1998
Pioneer
In Robotic Cardiac Surgery

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 assisted surgery, mitral valve repair, mitral valve prolapse, mitral regurgitation, aortic valve repair, aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass graft, revascularization, ablation, aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disease, cardiac myxoma, aortic valve stenosis, tricuspid valve disease, coronary heart disease, heart tumor, aortic valve insufficiency
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Director, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Tisch Hospital
  • Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Tisch Hospital
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

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Interests

mitral valve repair, mitral valve prolapse, mitral valve regurgitation, Robotic mitral valve repair, minimally invasive mitral valve repair, cardiac surgery , robotics

Research Summary

I am a cardiac surgeon specializing in robotic mitral valve repair, aortic valve repair and root reconstruction, cardiac tumor removal, and robotic coronary bypass.

Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue

Skirball 9V

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-2329

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212-263-2246

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