Gregory W Fink, MD

Gregory W Fink, MD
Appointed 07/01/98
8702 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-1800

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Robotic / Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Cardiac Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Bucknell University
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Thoracic
  • Fellowship: University of South Florida, Research
  • MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: University of South Florida, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Adult cardiac, aortic,and congestive heart failure surgery , ventricular assist devices, atrial fibrillation surgery (MAZE), MV/AV repair, biventricular pacing, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

Specialties & Certification

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Arch Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Descending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease and Women
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Infection
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Murmers
  • Myocarditis
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia or PSVT
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation/Stenosis
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia


  • Adults and Children


  • Aneurysm - Aortic - Surgery
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aortic Dissection Treatment
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arch Aneurysm Treatment
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Congestive Heart Failure Surgery
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal (TA-EVAR)
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Implantable Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Left Ventricular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • On Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation (MAZE)
  • Valvuloplasty

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
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Sue Stearns, PhD

Sue Stearns, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Sue Stearns, PhD, is one of four faculty members who teach Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students at SUNY Upstate. Students routinely cite this course as a favorite.

Steven Youngentob, PhD

Steven Youngentob, PhD
Associate Dean of Basic Research and Graduate Studies

Steven Youngentob, PhD, is at the forefront of research into alcohol addiction.

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