Mark Connolly, MD

Mark Connolly, MD, FACS, FACC

Thoracic Surgery Paterson, NJ

Chairman Department of Surgery St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

Office Address

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  • 703 Main Street
    Department of Surgery
    Paterson, NJ 07503
    Phone: (973) 754-2460
    Fax: (973) 754-2462

Dr. Connolly's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Robotic surgery; Minimally invasive surgery; Adult cardiac surgery

Dr. Connolly's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Chairman, Attending Cardiothoracic SurgerySt. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
    Paterson, NJ
    Director, Co-Director (2002–2010); Acting Director (2003–2005)
  • Program DirectorSt. Michael’s Endoscopic Conduit Harvesting Options (SMECHO)
    Program Director (2004-2008)
  • Program DirectorSt. Michael’s Medical Center
    Newark, NJ
    Postgraduate Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant Residency Program
  • Program DirectorOPCAB 2002: Expert Review of Outcomes, Issues & Innovations
    Washington, DC
    Guidant Meeting
  • Co-Program DirectorLenox Hill Hospital
    New York, NY
    Co-Program Director (2001)
  • ChiefLenox Hill Hospital
    New York, NY
  • Program DirectorAssociation of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery
    New Orleans, LA
    Endoscopic Saphenous Vein Harvesting Conference
  • Associate Professor of SurgerySUNY-HSCB
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery FellowshipMaimonides Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY
  • DirectorMaimonides Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Attending SurgeonAlbert Einstein Medical Center
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant Professor of SurgeryTemple University School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
    Director (1995-1996)
  • Attending SurgeonPiedmont Hospital
    Atlanta, GA
  • Assistant Professor of SurgeryThe Emory Clinic
    Atlanta, GA
  • Attending SurgeonEmory University Hospital
    Atlanta, GA
  • Clinical Instructor in SurgeryNew York University Medical Center
    New York, NY
  • PhysicianCalifornia State University
    Hayward, CA

Dr. Connolly's Education & Medical Training

  • Emory UniversityEmory UniversityFellowship, Thoracic Surgery
  • Emory University and Affiliated HospitalsEmory University and Affiliated HospitalsResidency, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • New York University Medical CenterNew York University Medical CenterChief Residency, Surgery
  • New York University Medical CenterNew York University Medical CenterResidency, Surgery
  • New York University School of MedicineNew York University School of MedicineResidency, General Surgery
  • Maimonides Medical Center, State University of New YorkMaimonides Medical Center, State University of New YorkFellowship, Surgical Research
  • New York University Medical Center Bellevue HospitalNew York University Medical Center Bellevue HospitalInternship, Surgery
  • Northwestern Univ Med SchNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineMedical School
  • University of CaliforniaUniversity of CaliforniaOther Training, B.S, Psychology

Dr. Connolly's Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical LicenseNJ State Medical License2002 - 2015
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1989
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery, 2001, Current
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryCardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2011, Current

Dr. Connolly's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Heart Association Northern New Jersey ChapterPhysician of the YearAmerican Heart Association Northern New Jersey Chapter, 2006
  • Northwestern University ChapterAlpha Omega AlphaNorthwestern University Chapter, 1981
  • American College of CardiologyFellow (FACC)American College of Cardiology
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Dr. Connolly's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Efficacy of right ventricular unloading during right coronary artery occlusion in an experimental model.Connolly MW, Lim KH, Rose DM, Grossi EA, Tan IP, Baumann FG, Jacobowitz IJ, Cunningham JN Jr, Surgery
  • Prevention of reperfusion injury of the ischemic spinal cord - use of recombinant superoxide dismutase.Lim KH, Connolly MW, Rose DM, Seigman F, Jacobowitz IJ, Acinapura AJ, Cunningham JN Jr, Ann Thorac Surg
  • The time-response relationship of recombinant superoxide dismutase in the ischemic spinal cord syndrome.Lim KH, Connolly MW, Rose DM, Jacobowitz IJ, Cunningham JN Jr, Surgical Forum XXXVII
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Clopidogrel Use in Patients Requiring CABG.Chapter: Pharmacology in the Cath Lab
    Connolly MW
    Editors: .Waksman & Ajani
  • Strategy for Treatment of Acute Evolving Myocardial Infarction With Pulsatile Left Heart Assist Device - Can This Modality Increase Survival and Enhance Myocardial Salvage?Chapter: Critical Care Clinics, New Techniques in Mechanical Cardiac Support
    Rose DM, Grossi EA, Laschinger JC, Connolly MW, Adams PX, Glassman E, Cunningham JN Jr
    Editors: Gregman D.WB Saunders
  • Technique and Results With a Roller Pump Left and Right Assist Device.Chapter: Assisted CirculationPage 787 - 790
    Rose DM, Connolly MW, Cunningham JN Jr., Spencer FC
    Editors: Unger F.
    Edition 3,
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  • Surgical Revascularization is Under-Utilized in Patients with Single and Multivessel Disease.Connolly MW, American College of Cardiology CC Spotlight Series: ACCIS 2001, Physical Education, Boston
  • Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting: Results of First 300 Patients.Connolly MW, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 38th Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Elimination of Sternotomy and Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) Reduce Mortality and Morbidity in Reoperative Coronary Bypass Grafting (CABG).Connolly MW, 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, New York, NY
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  • A Sternotomy-sparing Multi-incision MIDCAB Approach to Redo CABG Patients Improves Hospital Mortality & Length of Stay.New York Society for Thoracic Surgery, New York, New York
  • Minimally-Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Medical and Nursing Perspectives.The New York State Nurses Association. Sponsored by American Heart Association, New York, NY
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Update in New Frontiers.Minimally Invasive Surgery Grand Rounds, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
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  • International Live Operating Room OPCAB Demonstrations.Connolly MW
    China, Malaysia, Korea
  • Off-Pump Myocardial Revascularization and Endoscopic Vein Harvesting: Current Outcomes.Connolly MW
  • Endoscopic Radial Artery and Vein Harvesting.Connolly MW, Live Telesurgery from St
    Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
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Dr. Connolly's Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS Value Network
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth HMO Value Network
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • AmeriHealth PPO Value Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Pacificare HMO
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Providence Health System Preferred PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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