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Scott L. Schubach, MD, Elected to American Heart Association’s Board of Directors - Archived
July 18, 2011

Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the election of Scott L. Schubach, MD, Chairman of the Hospital’s Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, to the Board of Directors of the Founders Affiliate chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA). The Founders Affiliate is one of eight Affiliates of the AHA and serves 42.2 million people in eight states in the Northeast region.

Dr. Schubach will serve for three two-year terms. He will join Board Members in setting regional goals that are consistent with the AHA’s and Founders’ strategic plan and directions, and will take an active part in planning, monitoring and achieving the Association’s main objectives.

To advance the Association’s goals for prevention, treatment and acute care, Dr. Schubach will assist in identifying needs and resources and will lend his expertise to further these goals. He will also serve as an advocate to support the strategic direction and health initiatives of the Association with political and community leaders at the local, state and national level, which includes his support for the “You’re The Cure” network, where he intends to support the public policy goals of the AHA and the Founders Affiliate.

Board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery with added qualifications in critical care, Dr. Schubach is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology and American College of Chest Physicians.

He trained in cardiac surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was involved in active cardiac transplant and the artificial heart program. His post-graduate training also includes a residency in general surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the teaching hospital of Dartmouth University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Schubach has been published widely in professional journals and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at the SUNY School of Medicine at Stony Brook.

For more information about the AHA, visit For more information about Dr. Schubach or Winthrop’s cardiac services, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

Contact: Carolann Martines
Associate Writer
(516) 663-2234