Dr. George is a board certified in cardiothoracic surgery. He performs all types of open and reoperative adult cardiac surgeries (aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery, coronary bypass grafting, and robotic surgery) with a particular interest in complex valvular and aortic disease. He specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery with small incisions and repair of the mitral valve. He annually performs 150-200+ open heart surgeries a year and is the busiest heart surgeon by procedure volume in New York State. He is one of the few physicians in the world trained in both cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. Dr. George is currently the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center at Columbia University Medical Center. His surgical outcomes remain some of the best in the state despite taking on the highest risk cases (surgical mortality rate per year ~1.5%).