T. Sloane Guy, WG’92, MD’94 – Alumni News

Dr. T. Sloane Guy leads new robotic heart surgery program at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. As director of the robotic cardiac surgery program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Guy leads a clinical team that performs innovative and minimally invasive procedures for cardiac patients. His robotics team is equipped to perform a wide range of totally endoscopic cardiac surgical procedures – minimally invasive methods that require only tiny incisions and the use of small dexterous robotic instruments – including mitral valve repair or replacement, atrial septal defect closure, tricuspid valve repair, MAZE ablation for atrial fibrillation, septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, redo cardiac surgery, atrial myoxoma resection, coronary bypass surgery and others. “There is no healthcare system with better physicians, nurses, and staff in the world,” said Dr. Guy. “The level of teamwork here is tremendous. An important part of providing excellent care is being at an academic medical center with world-class professionals and extensive resources and support, which NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine definitely provide.” The robotic instrument used in a totally robotic endoscopic cardiac surgery has the exact range of motion as a human hand, but at just 8 millimeters in diameter. Its precision makes it a favorable choice for heart surgeries, as it can reduce recovery times for patients being treated for a wide array of cardiac conditions.

“Dr. Guy’s extensive training and expertise in the realm of robotic surgery is unparalleled,” says Dr. Leonard Girardi, Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. “Very few institutions offer this kind of robotic surgery, and I’m confident his longstanding proficiency and talent will put us at the forefront of robotic surgery. We are fortunate he brings his talent and knowledge to the robotics team and entire community at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.”

Dr. Guy graduated from Wake Forest University on an Army ROTC scholarship and played varsity football there as a wide receiver. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, in addition to a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from the Wharton School of Business. He completed his general surgery internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by a residency and fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Guy also served as an active-duty U.S. Army surgeon for nine years, completing three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. For his service, he was awarded a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, and Combat Support Badge. He completed his tenure with the Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While on active duty, Dr. Guy was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he also served on the University of California San Francisco’s faculty.

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T. Slone Guy, MD, MBA
525 East 68th Street,
M-404 New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-9443 | F: (646) 962-0106

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