Physician’s Profile

Mark E. Ginsburg, MD

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Top Doctor: 
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Surgical Director, Lung Volume Reduction Program
Surgical Director, Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Lung Diseases
Associate Director of General Thoracic Surgery at NYP/Columbia
Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
Surgery, General
Expertise: 
Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
Cancer Care
Pediatric Surgery
Lung Surgery
Second Opinion
Esophageal Surgery
Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
Thoracic Oncology
Esophageal Cancer
Emphysema Surgery
Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
Achalasia
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
Esophageal Disease
Thoracic Aneurysm
Robotic Surgery
Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma
Thoracic Surgery
Mediastinal Tumor
Thoraco Abdominal Aneurysm
Lung Cancer Surgery
Lung Cancer
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Bloodless Surgery
Arterial Stents
Pericardial Disease
Arterial Insufficiency
Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
Thymoma
Marfan's Syndrome
Aneurysm Surgery
Emphysema
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Mitral Valve Repair
Aneurysm Repair
Cystic Fibrosis
Honors: 
New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2016
Interests: 
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
About: 

Dr. Mark E. Ginsburg, is a associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and surgical director of the Diaphragm Program and the Lung Volume Reduction program. Dr. Ginsburg received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1980, completed his General Surgery residency in 1985 and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Residency in 1987 both at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is renown for his surgical work in patients with disorders of the Diaphragm, and is one of few surgeons in the country to perform pacing of the diaphragm. 

Dr. Ginsburg has lectured and published extensively on this subject, and recently addressed the 95th AATS Annual Meeting in 2015, presenting ten-year data on lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). The results, based primarily on surgical experience in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, showed durable benefits that should promote wider adoption of LVRS in patients with severe emphysema. 

Dr. Ginsburg has been an invited speaker and principal and co-investigator of numerous clinical trials, author of numerous publications in renown journals such as the Journal of The American College of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, among many others, including co-author of the book, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery published by Humana Press. He’s also currently on the department of surgery QA committee and is a member of numerous professional societies including, the American College of Surgeons, New York State Medical Society, New York Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Publications: 
National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: A comparison of median Sternotomy versus VATS for lung volume reduction surgery. J Th Cardiovasc Surg 2004;127:1350-60
Morgan JA, Ginsburg M, Sonett JR, Morales DLS, Kohmoto T, Gorenstein LA, Smith C, Argenziano M. Advanced Thoracoscopic Procedures are Facilitated by Computer-Aided Robotic Rechnology. European J of Cardiothoracic Surg. 2003 Jun:23(6):883-7
Nurzler F, Argenziano M, Ginsburg M. Nitric Oxide usage after post-traumatic pneumonectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2001;71:354-366
National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Rational and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 118:518-528, 1999
National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Rational and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. Chest, 116:1750-61, 1999
National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Rational and design of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT): A prospective randomized trial of lung volume reduction surgery. J Cardiopulm Rehabil, 20:24-36, 2000
National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Patients at high risk of death after lung volume reduction surgery. N Engl J Med, 2001 (in press)
Garfein ES, Ginsburg ME, Gorenstein L, McGregor CC, Schulman LL. Superiority of end-to-end versus telescoped bronchial anastomosis in single lung transplantation for pulmonary emphysema. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;121(1):149-154
Schulman LL, O’Hair DP, Cantu E, McGregor C, Ginsburg ME. Salvage by volume reduction of chronic allograft rejection in emphysema. J Heart Lung Transplant 1999;18(2):107-112
Becker MD, Berkmen YM, Austin JH, Mun IK, Romney BM, Rozenshtein A, Jellen PA, Yip CK, Thomashow B, Ginsburg ME. Lung volumes before and after lung volume reduction surgery: quantitative CT analysis.Am J Crit Care Med 1998;157(5 pt 1):1593-1599
DeRose JJ, Argenziano M, El-Amir N, Jellen PA, Gorenstein LA, Steinglass KM, Thomashow B, Ginsburg ME. Lung reduction surgery and resection of pulmonary nodules in patients with severe emphysema. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998;65(2):314-318
Argenziano M, Thomashaw B, Jellen P, Rose E, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M, Gorenstein L. A functional comparison of unilateral vs bilateral lung volume reduction surgery. Ann Thor Surg 1997;64:321-327
Schulman LL, Shreenwas R, McGregor C, Ginsburg ME, Michler RE, Oz MC, Fisher PE, Smtih CR. Bronchial anastomotic complications after lung transplantation. J Bronchology. 1996;3:271-279
Argenziano M, Moazami N, Thomashaw B, Edsall J, Yip C, Prager K, Jellen P, Gorenstein L, Rose E, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. Extended Indications for Volume Reduction Pneumectomy In Advanced Emphysema. Ann Th Surg 1996; 62:1588-97.
Leibovitz D, Smith C, Michler R, Ginsburg M, Schulman L, McGregor C, Weslow R, DiTullio M, Homma S. Incidence of complications involving the pulmonary veins following lung transplantation: a prospective transpesophageal study in dogs. J Am Physiol. 1995;268:H1521-H1530
Leibovitz DW, Smith CR, Michler RE, Ginsburg M, Schulman LL, McGregor CC, Li Mandri G, Weslow RG, DiTullio MR, Homma S. Incidence of pulmonary vein complications after lung transplantation: a prospective transesophageal echocardiographic study. J Am Coll Cardiol 1994;24(3):671-675
Heyer EJ, Delphin E, Adams DC, Rose EA, Smith CR, Todd GJ, Ginsburg ME, Haggerty R, and McMahon D: Cerebral dysfunction after cardiac surgery in elderly patients. Ann Thorac Surg 1995;60(6):1716-1722
Kirsch AJ, Oz MC, Stoopler M, Ginsburg ME, Steinglass KM: Operative management of adrenal metastases from lung carcinoma. Urology 1993;42(6):716-719
Tang GC, Oz MC, Reid V, Steinglass KM, Ginsburg ME, Jacobowitz L, Alfano RR: Native fluorescence spectroscopy of thymus and fat tissues. SPIE 1993;1887:165
Ouriel K, Ginsburg ME, Patti CS, Pearce FJ, Hicks GL: Verapamil crystalloid cardioplegia: an experimental evaluation of dose-response relationships. J Surg Res. 1987;43(2):164-171
Kashulis B, Mets B, Bennet-Guerrero E, Gorenstein L, Ginsburg M. A comparison of the anesthetic and hemodynamic effects of desflurane and propofol as maintenance anaesthetics for lung volume reduction surgery. Anaes Anal, 92:4S, 2001
Argenziano M, Thomashaw B, Jellen P, Gorenstein L, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. Effects of lung volume reduction surgery on survival of patients with severe emphysema. AATS, 1999
Lang, P, Thomashaw, B, Massler, J, Ginsburg, M, Fawwaz, RA, Van Heertum, RL, Alderson, PO, Lung Scintigraphic Patterns in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Awaiting Lung Reduction Surgery. Society of Nuclear Medicine 44th Annual Meeting, 1997.
O’Hair, D, Umana, J,McGregor, C, Ginsburg, M, Smith, C, Schulman, L, Galantowitz, M. Lung Transplantation Using Mycophenolate Mofetil. Int Soc Heart Lung Transplantation. London, 1997
O’Hair, D, Schulman, L, McGregor, C, Simonelli, P, Jellen, P, Ginsburg, M. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery After Single Lung Transplant for Emphysema. Int Soc Heart Lung Transplantation. London,1997
O’Hair, D, Umana, J,McGregor, C, McGregor, C, Ginsburg, M, Smith, C, Galantowitz, M, Schulman, L. Lung Transplantation Using Mycophenolate Mofetil. ACCP, San Diago 1996
O’Hair, D, Schulman, L, McGregor, C, Simonelli, P, Jellen, P, Ginsburg, M. Contralateral Lung Volume Reduction Surgery After Single Lung Transplant for Emphysema. ACCP, San Diago 1996
Argenziano M, Moazami N, Thomashaw B, Edsall J, Yip C, Prager K, Jellen P, Gorenstein L, Rose E, Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. Extended Indications for Volume Reduction Pneumectomy In Advanced Emphysema. Proceedings of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 1996
Argenziano M, Moazami N, Thomashaw B, Jellen P, Gorenstein L,Steinglass K, Ginsburg M. A Functional comparison of Unilateral vs Bilateral Lung Reduction. Southern Thoracic Surg Assoc. Cancun, 1996
Austin, JHM, Rozenshtein A, White CS, Berkman YM, Romney B, and Ginsburg M. CT detection of unanticipated lung cancer in the preoperative evaluation of lung volume reduction patients with emphysema. Annual Meeting of the Fleischner Society, June 17, 1996, Victoria, B.C.
Effect of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery on Survival in Patients with Advanced Emphysema. Argenziano, M., Gorenstein, L.A., Ginsburg, M.E.; in Lung Volume Reductiion Surgery, Humana Press, 2001
Management of the Patent with Lung Cancer and Severe Emphysema. DeRose, J.J., Argenziano, M., Ginsburg, M.E. in Lung Volume Reductiion Surgery, Humana Press, 2001
Argenziano, M and Ginsburg, M.E.: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Humana Press, 2001