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The Carcinoid Heart Center
1120 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128

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Phone: (212) 289-8400
Fax: 866-813-9297

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Mon-Thurs, 9:30AM-5:00PM

Foreign Languages: Spanish, Russian

New Patients Accepted: yes
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Medicare: Participates in Medicare

Jerome Zacks, MD, FACC, FCCP

Focus of Practice: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Jerome S. Zacks, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, is a member of the voluntary faculty at Mt. Sinai. He has been in private practice since 1979, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, specializing in Cardiology, with a special interest in the assessment and care of patients with Carcinoid and other neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Zacks is also a founding member of the Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.  A member of the Guidelines Committees of NANETS (North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society) and ENETS (European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society), he has a reputation for his focus upon the patient (all patients have his office and mobile phone numbers and are comforted to know they have 24/7 access to their physician).

  • Undergraduate: Harvard University
  • Medical School: Wayne State University
  • Residencies:

    Lincoln Hospital (Albert Einstein College of Medicine Affiliate)

  • Fellowships:

    Mount Sinai Medical Center

Clinical/Academic Titles:

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Professional Organizations:

American College of Cardiology

NANETS (North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society)

ENETS (European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society)

Special Achievements/Awards:

American Medical Association Recognition Award, 1973 (Continuing Medical Education)

American Medical Association Recognition Award, 1976 (Continuing Medical Education)

American Medical Association Recognition Award, 1985 (Continuing Medical Education)

American Medical Association Recognition Award, 1989 (Continuing Medical Education)

Super Doctors of NY (chosen by peers; top 5% of physicians of NY City), 2009-present

The Best Doctors in America, 2005-2011

Awarded TOP DOCTOR IN NEW YORK Award Certificate by Health Tap (Online Patient Response Website) - May 1, 2013


Achieved a DocScore of 99 on HealthTap, an internet-based website devoted to answering patients’ questions – 2012 to the present

Awarded membership of The Editorial Board of HealthTap as of June 20, 2013 and designated a Top Cardiologist in New York

HealthTap Medals: Lecturer; Treasured; Directory Assistance; Motivator; Valued; Appreciated; City Council Member; Networker.

HealthTap Trophies: The Vesalius Trophy (for answering 400 patient questions on Health Tap); The Ionic Bond Trophy (for receiving 200 thank you notes on Health Tap); the Vox Populi Trophy (for achieving a DocScore of 95 on HealthTap); The Attending Trophy (for answering 300 patient questions on HealthTap).



Peer Reviewed Original Contributions


Ultrasonography of Splenic Infarct

Hsu-Chong Yeh MD, Jerome S Zacks MD and Roy Jurado MD.

The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, NY, Vol 48, No. 5, September-October 1981


Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale in left-sided carcinoid heart disease

Chaudhari, P. R., Abergel, J., Warner, R. R., Zacks, J., Love, B. A., Halperin, J. L., Adler, E.

Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2007 Aug;4(8):455-9.


Early and Late Results of Valvular Surgery for Carcinoid Heart Disease

Javier G. Castillo, Farzan Filsoufi, Parwis B. Rahmanian, Anelechi Anyanwu,Jerome S. Zacks, Richard R.P. Warner, and David H. Adams

  1. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2008;51;1507-1509


Early Bioprosthetic Valve Deterioration After Carcinoid Plaque Deposition

Castillo JG, Filsoufi F, Rahmanian PB, Zacks JS, Warner RP, Adams, DH

Ann Thorac Surg 2009;87:321


An Analysis of Global Research Trends in Cardiology over the Last Two Decades

An analysis of global research trends in Cardiology

Rohit Kapoor, Soumya Sachdeva, Jerome Zacks MD FACC FCCP

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015 Jan, Vol-9(1): OC06-OC09



Non-Peer Reviewed Publications  



Extensive “Multitasking” Surgery for Advanced Enteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETS): A Safe and Effective Approach

Michael Shafir MD, Richard RP Warner MD, Sheilah Gonsalves MD, Jerome S Zacks MD, Lynn Ratner MD, Michelle Kim MD

Abstract (poster) presented at the 2010 NANETS (National) meetings.


Recognizing Carcinoid Heart Disease and Timing of Cardiac and Abdominal Procedures

Jerome S Zacks MD, Michael Shafir MD, Javier Castillo MD, Ms. Jacqueline Choi, Richard R P Warner MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Presented as a Poster at the March 2011 ENETS (European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society) International Conference


Early Recurrence of Carcinoid Valvulopathy after Valve Replacement

Zacks JS, Canovas E, Lavine R, Warner RRP

Abstract (poster) presented at the 2014 ENETS meetings


Early Recurrence of Carcinoid Valvulopathy after Valve Replacement

Zacks JS, Castillo J, Warner RRP, Canovas E, Lavine R, Adams, D

Abstract (poster) presented at the 2014 NANETS meetings



Other Peer Reviewed Publications




Carcinoid Heart Disease Without Liver Involvement caused by a Primary Ovarian Carcinoid

Chirag Agarwal1 MD; Sunny Goel2 MD; Eric Stern1 MD, FACC; Richard Warner1 MD; Javier Castillo1 MD; Lori Croft1 MD, FACC; Ronald Lavine1 RDCS; Jerome Zacks1 MD, FACC

  1. Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
  2. Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Heart, Lung and Circulation, 2015


Comment by Jerome S Zacks MD of January 3, 2016 re January 1, 2016 article in Journal of Medicine (January 1, 2016 | ISSN 1940-6967

National College of Physicians ®): Dr. Marty Makary: How To Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

Comment of Jerome S Zacks MD – January 3, 2016:

Dr Makary's article  is admirable in that it focuses on the goal of reducing  errors and saving lives.  It might be even stronger had it highlighted the concept of a Standard of Care.  It is the legal concept which underlies the physician's behavior in his/her physician/patient relationship and it is the basis for the judgment of the physician's professional conduct in a court of law.  Dr Makary feels let down when a physician violates the community Standard of Care, especially when the violation does not see the light of day.  Unfortunately, important medicolegal  principals are not routinely taught in medical school.  Equally unfortunate is the fact that there is no Standard of Care for physicians who are hired by HMO's and Insurance Carriers to make decisions which affect the care of patients.


Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Diseases