Dr. Sean P. Pinney, MD has been appointed the Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation for the Mount Sinai Health System. He will be leading the clinical expansion, integration and coordination of inpatient and outpatient heart failure and heart transplantation services across the Mount Sinai Health System which includes the Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, and Mount Sinai Queens. Simultaneously, Dr. Pinney will continue to serve as Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Dr. Pinney has had a remarkable career at the Mount Sinai Hospital and has played an integral role in providing excellent care for heart failure and transplant patients. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University. Dr. Pinney completed his fellowships in cardiology, heart failure and transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center. He had his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He joined Mount Sinai in 2004. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

In his new position, Dr. Pinney plans to expand the faculty, staff and nurse education. He will also expand programs for heart transplantation and mechanical assist devices such as LVADs and will increase innovations in heart failure patient care, research, clinical trials and advanced technology. A new mobile application is also to be launched to facilitate patient engagement and health management.

Dr. Pinney is an active clinical researcher. He has led several NIH and industry-sponsored trials in the areas of heart failure, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Dr. Pinney has previously served as President of the New York Cardiothoracic Transplant Consortium. He serves on the American College of Cardiology Heart Failure and Transplant committee, the medical advisory board for the New York Organ Donor Network and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation's I2C2 Committee.

Dr. Pinney received the Simon Dack Award, Cardiovascular Institute in 2009. He is the author of several publications and as a member of the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. Pinney  actively collaborates with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies in order to develop new therapies, achieve scientific breakthroughs and improve overall patient care.  

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