St. Peter’s Hospital Welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Sulaiman Hasan

Sulaiman Hasan, M.D.

Sulaiman Hasan, M.D., has joined Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons, the Capital Region’s oldest heart surgery practice and the exclusive provider of cardiac surgery at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Certified by the American and Canadian Boards of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Hasan practices cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hasan to our team here at St. Peter’s Hospital,” said Michael Finegan, president of Acute Care at St. Peter’s Health Partners. “Dr. Hasan is a world-class surgeon with a proven record of excellence in his field. His skill and experience help solidify St. Peter’s Hospital as the Capital Region’s leader in cardiac and vascular care.”

Throughout his 29 years as a practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Dr. Hasan has performed more than 6,000 major surgeries and has created quality heart and lung cancer programs in both the United States, and in his native country of Pakistan. For the last 17 years, he has been mostly in private practice in the United States.

His professional interests include complex coronary artery surgery; minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery; heart valve repair and Maze procedure; surgery of the thoracic aorta; thoracic oncologic surgery; peripheral

Javid Saifi, M.D., FACS

vascular disease; and program creation and development.

“Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons is pleased to welcome Dr. Sulaiman Hasan to our practice of cardiac surgery at St. Peter’s Hospital,” said Javid Saifi, MD, FACS, of Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons, and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Peter’s Health Partners. “Dr. Hasan brings a wealth of experience to our program in all areas of cardiac surgery. He will be an excellent asset and resource to the program as well as the community.”

Prior to joining Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Dr. Hasan practiced as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan, and also in Charleston and Parkersburg, West Virginia. During his tenure at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Dr. Hasan served as chief of heart, lung, and vascular services and head of cardiothoracic surgery. He is credited with initiating and establishing numerous programs, including the hospital’s open-heart surgery program and minimally invasive open-heart surgery.

Dr. Hasan is a graduate of Dow Medical College in Pakistan. He completed his general surgery residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and his cardiovascular-thoracic residency/fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

About Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Led by Javid Saifi, M.D., FACS, and Sulaiman Hasan, M.D., Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons offers a coordinated team approach to providing expert, high quality, compassionate cardiothoracic surgical care. The practice serves residents in a broad, tri-state area, centered in the Capital Region. Services range from the latest techniques of minimally invasive surgery to the most complex and difficult surgery requiring combinations of traditional and advanced techniques. The team’s surgical results have surpassed both state and national standards.

About St. Peter’s Hospital

St. Peter’s Hospital, an affiliate of St. Peter’s Health Partners, has consistently been recognized by independent health care quality researchers as having one of the best cardiac programs in New York state and in the nation. The hospital has been ranked among the top 10 percent of America’s heart surgery hospitals by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for five years in a row. Most recently, the hospital was named a Best Regional Hospital, ranking first in the Capital Region and best in northeastern New York state by U.S. News & World Report.

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