Mount Sinai Queens Names New Associate Chief Of Vascular Surgery

Astoria, NY
 – April 2, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Paul S. Lajos, MD has been named the Associate Chief of Vascular Surgery at Mount Sinai Queens, it was announced today by David Nierman, MD, MMM, Vice President Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Lajos is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 

Dr. Lajos will provide patients and their referring doctors with comprehensive services for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of a full range of vascular diseases. He is skilled in both minimally invasive endovascular and traditional surgical procedures, including carotid artery interventions, dialysis access, aortic aneurysm repair, peripheral artery disease and varicose vein surgery. 

Dr. Lajos was recruited to Mount Sinai Queens from the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center where he served as Chief of Vascular Surgery and was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. 

"We are very pleased to have Dr. Lajos on our staff at Mount Sinai Queens, said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director. "He joins a strong team and will expand upon the capabilities we already have in the vascular surgery area." 

"I see a great opportunity at Mount Sinai Queens to increase access to a comprehensive and broad range of vascular and endovascular surgery options, as well as the state-of-the art diagnostic abilities of a vascular lab," Said Dr. Lajos. "I am very excited to be building a strong program that offers these capabilities." 

Dr. Lajos earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, completed a surgical residency in general surgery at the University of Pennsylvania/MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at St. Louis University in Missouri. He also completed a cardiovascular research fellowship at the HĂ´pital Broussais Clinique Rene Leriche in Paris, France, a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and additional cardiac fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic and Carolinas Medical Center. He is board certified in general surgery, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and vascular and endovascular surgery.

Mount Sinai Queens is a 235-bed licensed acute care facility, providing adult medical and surgical services, with a team of nearly 500 physicians representing close to 40 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Between the physicians and staff, 35 languages are spoken; just one of the many ways that Mount Sinai Queens serves the needs of the culturally diverse population of our community. Mount Sinai Queens serves the communities of Western Queens and beyond by providing primary and specialty care; occupational, speech and physical therapy; outpatient surgery; and a range of radiological testing. Mount Sinai Queens is the first and only community hospital to bear the prestigious Mount Sinai name and is unique in the community because it is not just affiliated with Mount Sinai Manhattan— it is a fully integrated part of The Mount Sinai Hospital, combining medical excellence with the compassionate, caring environment you expect from a community hospital. 

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