Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Mark B. Anderson, M.D.

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to welcome Mark B. Anderson, M.D., FACS, vice chair of cardiac surgery services and cardiothoracic surgeon, to the Hackensack University Medical Group. Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in minimally-invasive heart surgery, robotic techniques, and mechanical assist devices.

“I am pleased and proud to welcome a physician of Dr. Anderson’s caliber,” said Lisa Tank, M.D., vice president of Medical Affairs at HackensackUMC. “He is an excellent addition to our team, who will serve as a leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered care in an academic setting.”

With more than 25 years of cardiothoracic surgery experience, Dr. Anderson joins HackensackUMC from Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, where he served as co-director of the Heart and Vascular Institute, and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Regional Cardiothoracic Surgery Program.

“Dr. Anderson’s expertise and dedication will surely enhance our team,” said Joseph Parrillo, M.D., chair of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC. “He will be a true asset as we continue to advance and revolutionize our treatment of cardiovascular disease.”

Dr. Anderson is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. His clinical expertise extends to all aspects of cardiac surgery, including coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement and repair, thoracic aortic surgery, mechanical circulatory support, Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) surgery, and endovascular techniques. Dr. Anderson has particular expertise in minimally invasive repair of the mitral valve, and placement of ventricular assist devices for severe heart failure.

“I am delighted to join the team at HackensackUMC,” said Dr. Anderson. “I look forward to our collaborations in service of our patients and the wider community.”

Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he served as chief resident in his last year of residency training. Dr. Anderson completed a cardiac surgery fellowship in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California San Diego, and was selected as a senior registrar in Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation at Papworth Hospital in

Cambridge, England, where he spent an additional year.

Dr. Anderson has been published in several renowned medical journals. He has presented and lectured on a variety of topics pertaining to cardiac surgery, minimally invasive heart valve surgery, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), and treatment of heart failure. His research interests include the surgical management of heart failure, and myocardial recovery with mechanical assist devices as well as less invasive surgical techniques.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Anderson to our extraordinary team,” said Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., president of HackensackUMC. “He brings a wealth of experience and insight that will further elevate the care we provide to the community.”

About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a 775-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest networks in the state comprised of 28,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospital rankings – maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 25 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Northern Trust PGA Golf Tournament. The HackensackUMC Foundation’s Tackle Kids Cancer initiative is an official partner of Madison Square Garden, the NY Knicks, the NY Liberty, and Radio City Music Hall, and proudly partners with the Garden of Dreams Foundation. HackensackUMC remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events.