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Stephanie Mick, MD

“Practicing cardiac surgery well calls upon every skill a person possesses. It requires not just medical knowledge, careful judgement and technical ability but also emotional intelligence, attention to detail, compassion, strength of character and strong communication skills.” (quote continues below)

“I would particularly encourage trainees not to underestimate the importance of the ability work well with others in the practice of cardiac surgery. Particularly in the operating room and with ICU care, you are coordinating a team and if this is not done effectively, things will go awry. Additionally, there is a great joy in working with colleagues from other disciplines and effective relationships in these areas can lead to synergistic benefits for the patient, your colleagues and yourself. It is tremendously rewarding to be a cardiac surgeon on many levels and I am very proud to be part of this specialty.”

“Stephanie Mick MD, is an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.”

As highlighted in her anonymous nomination:

“Dr. Mick is an excellent doctor and human being. She has created a niche within a male dominated field and has excelled at technologically advanced procedures such as robotic heart surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery and TAVR. She is well written, erudite and not only that but considerate to all she meets, whether they be patients, fellows, residents or colleagues. She is an inspiring role model to all she meets.

Excellent doctor, good human being. Considerate to fellows, residents and colleagues. Created a niche in a male dominated field – TAVR. Practices minimally invasive and robotic heart surgery. Well written and erudite.”



Dr. Mick was also nominated by Chanza Fahim Shaikh:

“I had the privilege to do an observership under Dr. Mick as a clinical volunteer at NYPH/Weill Cornell Medicine. She was very thorough, kind, and extremely patient with her residents. She would allow them to explore their own techniques, give them the margin to make mistakes and correct them through and through. She answered all of my questions and guided me regarding my future aspirations. I look up to her and the goal is to be as great of a surgeon as she is!”