Dr. Harold Fernandez is the chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Southside Heart & Lung and the surgical director of Heart Failure at Northwell Health. He leads a world-class team at Southside, which was recognized in 2018 by Healthgrades as one of the 50 best hospitals in the country for heart surgery. Board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Fernandez brings nearly 20 years of specialized expertise in mechanical circulatory support therapies for heart failure, coronary bypass surgery, heart valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive heart surgery and high-risk, complex surgeries. Dr. Fernandez spearheads one of the largest and most successful ventricular assist device (VAD) programs on Long Island for heart failure, which provides lifesaving heart pump therapies that are available only at highly specialized hospitals. Since 2016, Dr. Fernandez and his team helped bring VAD therapy to Northwell, where more heart failure patients are treated than any health system in New York state. Dr. Fernandez is well-known for his unparalleled expertise and skills in leading-edge treatments, but also because he delivers personalized care for every unique heart.
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