Paul Kurlansky returns to Columbia for HeartSource and CIOR roles

Paul Kurlansky, MDPaul Kurlansky, MD, returns to the home of his post-graduate training for a dual role at Columbia HeartSource and the Center for Innovations and Outcomes Research (CIOR).

Dr. Kurlansky received his baccalaureate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Tufts University Medical School. He completed his post-graduate training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia in 1987 under the mentorship of Craig Smith, MD and Allan Schwarz, MD. Dr. Kurlansky is Board certified in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and with the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. Dr. Kurlansky has published extensively on cardiac surgery and quality outcomes and has been the invited speaker at numerous international forums.

While serving as Director of Research at the Florida Heart Research Institute in Miami, Dr. Kurlansky also began working with the Columbia HeartSource team in 2003. During the past decade he has been instrumental in guiding every HeartSource affiliate site that has a surgical program. He has now relocated to New York to be full-time Director of Research, Recruitment and Continuous Quality Improvement for the program.

In his role at CIOR, Dr. Kurlansky is enthusiastic about the opportunity to support outcomes research through collaborative efforts across departments. He looks forward to helping NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia surgeons to increase and improve the quality of their clinical and translational research.

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