Gary M. Kline MD, MPH, FCCP, FACS
OFFICE ADDRESS               
Summit Surgical Institute
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HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS         

    Holy Name Medical Center
    718 Teaneck Road
    Teaneck, NJ 07666

    Winthrop University Hospital
    259 First Street
    Mineola, NY  11501


SPOUSE                                    
Roxana G. Kline, MD, FACS, RVT, Vascular Surgeon


EDUCATION
1986             Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Degree:        M.D.

1982             University of Michigan
Major:           Epidemiology
Degree:        M.P.H.

1980             University of Michigan
Major:            Biology and Psychology        
Degrees:   B.A. and B.S.
Graduated with Distinction

TRAINING
7/93 - 6/94         University of Pennsylvania
Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Timothy J. Gardner, M.D., Chief
Deborah Medical Center
Lynn McGrath, M.D., Chief

7/92 - 6/93         University of Pennsylvania
Senior Assistant Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Verdi J. DiSesa, M.D., Chief
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
William I. Norwood, M.D., Ph.D., Chief

7/91 - 6/92         University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Research - Cardiac Transplantation
Verdi J. DiSesa, M.D., Director of Cardiac Transplantation
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery  
L. Henry Edmunds, M.D. Chief

7/89 - 6/91         Wayne State University
Chief Resident in General Surgery
Department of General Surgery
Detroit Medical Center
David Fromm, M.D., Chairman

7/86 - 6/89         Wayne State University
Junior Assistant Resident in General Surgery
Department of General Surgery
Detroit Medical Center
Alexander J. Walt, M.D., Chairman (1986-1988)
David Fromm, M.D., Chairman (1988-1989)


HOSPITAL POSITIONS
7/02-7/09     Associate Attending Surgeon, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Long Island
Jewish  Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

1/02-7/09   Assistant Attending Surgeon, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

8/95-6/02   Assistant Attending Surgeon, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York, NY

7/94-7/95   Associate Surgeon, Department of Surgery,
St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA
Staff Surgeon, Department of Surgery
Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem, PA

HOSPITAL COMMITTEES
Cancer and Leukemia Group B - Surgical Coordinator
Blood Transfusion Committee                
Laparoscopy/ Thoracoscopy Surgical Committee
O.R. Standardization Committee
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Surgical Compliance Committee
Quality Assurance Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
1995 - present  Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Yeshiva University, New York, NY

1992 – 1994     University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Surgery,  
Philadelphia, PA - Instructor of Surgery

1990 - 1992       Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - Instructor of Surgery


SPECIALTY                    
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Certificate #5831
American Board of Thoracic Surgery-Recertification #5831, Expires 2016
American Board of Surgery - Certificate #39912
American Board of Surgery-Recertification#39912, Expires 2015
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor - Issued by the Committee on Trauma,
American College of Surgeons, June 1988
Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Examiners, Certificate #326513
Federal Drug Enforcement Agency #BK1217151

AWARDS & HONORS
First Place - Third Annual Cardiac Research Symposium
Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania
Reviewer of Annals of Thoracic Surgery (1999-present)

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
1999        NY Society of Thoracic (STS)
1999        Nassau County Medical Society
1998        Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS)  
1997        General Thoracic Surgical Club
1997        American College of Surgeons - Fellow
1996        American College of Chest Physicians – Fellow
1995        American College of Surgeons - Associate Fellow
1995        Cancer and Leukemia Group B - Surgical Coordinator @ LIJ
1995        Ravdin-Rhoads Surgical Society
1994        American Medical Association
1994        Pennsylvania Medical Society
1994        Lehigh County Medical Society
1993        American College of Chest Physicians
1992        Wayne State Surgical Society
1987        American College of Surgeons
1987        Detroit Surgical Association
1984        Wayne County Medical Society
1983        Michigan State Medical Society
1983        Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity
1982        American Medical Student Association
1981        University of Michigan Public Health Association, Secretary

LICENSURE
New Jersey           #MA69699     Active
New York               #200213        Active
Pennsylvania        #042779-1 (Inactive Status)
Florida                    #ME-0070535  (Inactive Status)
Michigan                #4301406901   (Inactive Status)


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Radial Artery Angiographic Patencies at 3-4 years @ LIJMC.

Expression and Immune Response of a Foreign Histocompatability Gene Transferred in
Utero, Dept. of Surgery, LIJMC.

Origin of Cardiac Tissue in Pulmonary Veins as a Possible Source of Panarrhythmic Atrial
Triggers.

Alogenic and Zenogeneic Heart Transplantation:  Effects of Intrathymic Manipulation on
Heterotopic Heart Transplantation in the Rat and In Utero Induction of Tolerance,  1991-
1992, Brooke Roberts Surgical Research Labs, University of Pennsylvania, Division of
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA.

Pancreatic and Duodenal Trauma: A Review of the Detroit Receiving Hospital Experience,
1980-1989  Wayne State University, Department of Surgery, Detroit, MI.

Predictors of Obstructive Airway Disease Identified in the Prospective Epidemiology Study
in the Population of Tecumseh, Michigan, 1982. University of Michigan School of Public
Health, Department of Epidemiology, Ann Harbor, MI.

The Effects of Metal Contaminants Introduced by Fossil Fuel Burning on Intestinal
Functions in the  Yellow Perch, 1979. University of Michigan, Department of Cellular
Biology, Ann Arbor, MI.


GRANTS
  1. U10 Application No. CA5959.4 - $126,179. -  Cancer and Leukemia Group B,
    Surgical Modality Committee.
  2. Long Island Jewish M.C. 1998 (Co-Investigator), Faculty Research Award - $35,000
    - Expression and Immune Response of a Foreign Histocompatability Gene
    Transferred In Utero.     

EXHIBITS AND POSTERS
Neonatal Thymic Exposure to Alloantigens Produces Donor Specific Adult Tolerance in
Experimental Heart Transplantation. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 30th Annual
Meeting, New Orleans, LA,
January 31, 1994.

Successful Experimental Heart Transplantation Without Immunosuppressive Drugs. The
International Society for Heat and Lung Transplantation, 30th Annual Meeting, Boca
Raton, FL, March 31, 1993.

Pancreatic and Duodenal Trauma: A Review of the Detroit Receiving Hospital Experience.
Annual Scientific Meeting, Michigan State Medical Society, Dearborn, MI, November 11,
1986.

PRESENTATIONS
Multi-Center VATS Experience with Mediastinal Tumors. Southern Thoracic Surgical
Association,
Naples, Florida, November 5, 1997.

Role of Midcab Surgery. American Heart Association, CMC - Brooklyn and Queens,
Elmhurst, NY, November 6, 1997.

“Esophageal and Thoracic Trauma”. Thoracic Review for Surgery Oral Board Review.
Providence, RI, September 12-14, 1997.

“Aortic Dissections and Critical Care Diagnosis and Management”.  Pulmonary and Critical
Care Medicine, Grand Rounds, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, September 4, 1997.

“Esophageal Hematoma: Case Presentation”. General Thoracic Surgical Club (NY Chapter),
Rockefeller Research Lab, May 13, 1997.

“Video thoracoscopy Evaluation of a Single Pulmonary Nodule”. Radiology Conference
Ground Rounds,
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, May 7, 1997.

“Thoracic and Aortic Surgical Cases”. Thoracic Review for Surgery Oral Board Review.
Osler Institute,
Phoenix, Arizona, February 6-8, 1997.

“Radial Artery: Second Option for Revascularization?” Surgical Ground Rounds,
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, January 2, 1997.

“Open Heart Surgery Complications”. Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, April 9, 1996.

“Search for the Perfect Conduit”. Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Rounds,
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, March 19, 1996.

“Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery”. NY College of Osteopathic Medicine, March 12, 1996.

“Coronary Artery Anatomy and Variations.” Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Rounds, Long
Island Jewish   Medical Center, September 19,1995.

"Aprotinin and Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD) After Redo CABG." American Society
of Extracorporeal Technology. Spring Meeting, June 10, 1995.

“Esophageal and Thoracic Trauma.” Thoracic Review for Surgery Oral Board Review. Osler
Institute,   
Seattle, WA, June 3-4, 1995.

"Duodenal Organ Injury Severity (OIS) and Outcome." 36th Annual Meeting of the
Midwest Surgical Association, August 8, 1994.

"The Future of Pediatric Heart Transplantation.: In Utero Development of Tolerance to
Experimental Cardiac Allografts."  The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 25, 1993.

"The Blight of Biliary Surgery."  Wayne State University, Surgical Grand Rounds, March 30,
1991.

"Thoracic Aneurysms - A Dilemma Facing the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon."  
Wayne State University, Surgical Grand Rounds, September 20, 1990.

"Preoperative Cardiac Assessment and Coronary Revascularization in the High-risk
Vascular Patient." Veterans Administration Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds, August 23,
1990.

Historical Perspective of the Relationship Between Doctor William Osler and His Patient,
Walt Whitman." Wayne State University Surgical Grand Rounds, February 1985.

"Risk Factors in the Development of Obstructive Airway Disease Identified in the
Population of Tecumseh, Michigan." Thomas Vaughn Student Lecture Series, University of
Michigan School of Public  Health, March, 1982.

"The Structural and Transport Changes in Yellow Perch ‘Brush Border’ Induced Heavy
Metals (Hg, Pb,
Fe, Cu, Cd, Zn)."  Beta Beta Beta Honor Society, University of Michigan, November 1979.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Original Papers:
  1. Kline GM, Shen Z, Mohiuddin M, Ruggiero V, Rostami S, DiSesa VJ.  Successful
    experimental heart transplantation without immunosuppressive drugs.  J of Heart
    and Lung Transpl 12(3):388-93, 1993, May-June.
  2. Mohiuddin M, Kline GM, Shen Z, Ruggiero Vi, Rostami S, DiSesa VJ.  Experiments in
    Cardiac Xenotransplantation: Response to Intrathymic Xenogeneic Cells and
    Intravenous Cobra Venom Factor.  J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg, 106:632-5, May
    1993.
  3. Kline GM, Shen Z, Mohiuddin M, Ruggiero V, Rostami S, DiSesa VJ. The Future of
    Pediatric Heart Transplantation: In Utero Development of Tolerance to
    Experimental Cardiac Allografts. Ann Thoracic Surg, 57(1):72-4 Discussion 75,
    January 1994.
  4. Kline GM, Lucas C. Ledgerwood AM, Saxe JM. Duodenal Organ Injury Severity (OIS)
    and Outcome. The American Surgeon, 60:500-4, July 1994.
  5. Shen Z, Kline GM, Mohiuddin M, DiSesa VJ.  Histocompatability Differences in Cardiac
    Transplant Tolerance Produced by Intrathymic Pretreatment.  J Thoracic Cardiovasc
    Surg, 107:1472-5, June 1994.
  6. Kline GM, Shen Z, Mohiuddin M, Rostami S, DiSesa VJ.  Tolerance to Experimental
    Cardiac Allografts Produced by Neonatal Intrathymic Injection of Donor Cells.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 58(5):1316-8; discussion 1318-9, November 1994.
  7. Smyth R, Bavaria J, Hall RA, Kline GM, Kaiser L.  Video  Removal of Mediastinal
    Parathyroid Adenoma. Ann Thoracic Surg, 59(1):236-8, January 1995.
  8. Demmy T, Krasna M, Detterbeck F, Kline G, Kohlman L, DeCamp M, Wain J and the
    CALGB thoracic         surgeons. Multi-Center VATS Experience with Mediastinal
    Tumors.  Annals of  Thoracic Surg, 66:187-92,   July 1998.
  9. Chen A, Broadman R, Frame R, Graver LM, Tranbaugh RF, Banks T, Hoffman D,
    Palazzo RS, Kline GM,    Stelzer P, Harris L, Donato S, Frymus M, Comachi M, Frater
    RWM, Furlong P, Wasserman F, Cohen B.     Routine Myocardial Revascularization
    with the Radial Artery:A Multi-center Experience, Pending Publication
  10. Sun Y, Bhuiya T, Valderrama E, Kline G, and Kahn L. Pulmonary Crystal-Storing
    Histocytosis and Extranodal Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma Associated with a
    Fibroleiomyomatous Hamartoma. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, 7:1: 47-53,
    February 2003.


REVIEWER
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Endourological Society


SURGICAL FORUM, PROCEEDINGS AND TRANSACTIONS
Ruggiero V, Rostami S, Kline GM, Mohiuddin M, DiSesa VJ.  The Molecular Biology of
Cardiac Transplantation: Understanding a Murine Model of Allograft Rejection and
Tolerance.  Surg Forum 1992; 43:419-21.


ABSTRACTS
Kline GM, Shen Z, Mohiuddin M, Ruggiero V, Rostami S, DiSesa VJ.  Successful
Experimental Heart Transplantation.  J of Heart and Lung Transpl, 12:S94, 1993.
Curriculum Vitae
Thoracic - General
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