April 23, 2019 — Englewood Health has appointed Adam G. Arnofsky, MD, chief of cardiothoracic surgery. A member of the hospital’s medical staff, Dr. Arnofsky has been director of cardiac surgery services since 2009. He has served as acting chief since last year’s retirement of Englewood Health’s longtime chief of cardiothoracic surgery, James Klein, MD.
“Dr. Arnofsky is an outstanding surgeon and leader, who will advance our cardiothoracic surgery program into the future,” says Stephen Brunnquell, MD, president of the Englewood Health Physician Network. “Under his leadership, we will continue to focus on serving our community through enhanced access and continuity of care, the availability of advanced medical technology, and continuous improvement of quality and patient safety.”
Dr. Arnofsky is recognized for his clinical expertise and his contributions to the growth of Englewood Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute. Among his many achievements, he was instrumental in planning Englewood Health’s hybrid operating room and co-led the development of Englewood’s highly successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program, now in its seventh year and one of the leading programs in the region. TAVR is a minimally invasive approach to treating patients with aortic stenosis who are at high or intermediate risk for open heart surgery. Dr. Arnofsky has also served on the hospital’s medical staff executive committee.
“Dr. Arnofsky has been key to the successful growth of our cardiac surgery program and the broader Heart and Vascular Institute,” says James McGinty, MD, chief of surgery and surgical services at Englewood Health. “In recent years, some 500 patients a year have chosen Englewood Health for heart surgery, thanks to the high-quality, innovative care provided by Dr. Arnofsky and his colleagues. Among fellow surgeons, Dr. Arnofsky is known for his skill in performing complex procedures, as well as re-operative heart surgery. He is also an expert in bloodless cardiothoracic surgery.”
“I’m proud that patients in our community can count on the cardiothoracic surgery team at Englewood Health, no matter how complex their disease,” says Dr. Arnofsky. “It is an honor to be entrusted with the task of leading this important service, now in its 20th year, as we continue to provide the latest technology and surgical techniques for patients with heart disease, to improve and save lives.”
Dr. Arnofsky received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He did his general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery residency at New York University Hospital and obtained additional training in endovascular aortic surgery at the University Medical Center Utrecht, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and has been selected as a top doctor by Bergen Magazine and Castle Connolly Top Doctors.