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Red Day at the J

February 14


Wear Red to show your support for living a healthy lifestyle

Self Love


Look good, feel good.
Wendy Scheer is back for makeup and skincare tips.

Heart Health


Join Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr Cary Passik to discuss how heart surgery has come a long way, what the Active International Cardiovascular Institute has to offer and how to stay “heart healthy.”
Lunch provided. Registration Required.
Free and open to the first 60 registrants.
JCC members only.

Workout with a friend

Bring a friend to join you in leading an active life.


Fruit and healthy snacks throughout the day

Dr. Cary Passik

Dr. Cary Passik is a highly respected Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director with a national reputation and extensive background of practice, teaching and research in Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is renowned for developing and refining innovative strategies to treat structural heart disease, particularly in patients who previously had no treatment alternatives.

Dr. Passik will work in conjunction with WMC/Health to bring access to advanced procedures and techniques such as complex valve repair and replacement, all arterial revascularization, and aortic and re-operative surgery to local residents.

Dr. Passik joins Good Samaritan Hospital from Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center, of the Western Connecticut Health Network in Danbury, CT. As Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, he and his team were responsible for a large clinical series of double mammary bypass procedures. Dr. Passik was the first surgeon in Connecticut to perform surgical ventricular restoration for congestive heart failure, and to use sutureless aortic valves. Additionally, he developed a bloodless heart-surgery program in which 85 percent of elective surgical patients did not require transfusions after surgery. Dr. Passik also co-founded the Percutaneous Valve Program, and participated in eight international teaching and training missions to charity hospitals in Africa, China and Vietnam.

Earlier, he was the Associate Section Chief of Cardiac Surgery at one of the leading cardiac care facilities in the world, Yale New Haven Hospital, and was a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Passik, a native New Yorker, received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his training in general surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. He is board-certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery and is committed to advancing his field and educating fellow surgeons as the Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.


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