Tyrone Krause, MD, , MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, Iosif Gulkarov, MD, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center Tyrone Krause, MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently welcomed Iosif Gulkarov, MD, as the new Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, to the expanding cardiothoracic program. Both Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov are also members of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group.“With RWJBarnabas Health’s support, Jersey City Medical Center continues to reinforce its leading position as the provider of choice for excellent advanced health care. We are enhancing our comprehensive cardiovascular center, the only one with open heart surgery in Hudson County,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer at JCMC. “Under the leadership of Dr. Krause and with the addition of Dr. Gulkarov, our hospital continues to invest in our community, providing access to highly-skilled, nationally recognized cardiovascular specialists.” ×Tyrone Krause, MD, , MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, Iosif Gulkarov, MD, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center Dr. Gulkarov joins Dr. Krause in leading the expanded cardiac program at JCMC. Dr. Gulkarov earned his medical degree at NYU Langone Medical Center where he continued his general surgery training and completed a cardiothoracic research fellowship. He has received multiple awards including NYU CAS Honors Scholar, the Wortis Biological Prize, and the Resident Research Award. He received his cardiothoracic surgery training at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.Dr. Gulkarov performs various adult cardiac surgery procedures, with a particular specialization in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), multiple arterial bypass grafting, use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA), use of radial artery conduits, valve repairs/replacements, atrial fibrillation surgery (MAZE and hybrid convergent procedure), transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), aortic aneurysm repairs, aortic root replacement (Bentall procedure), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), aortic dissections, cardiac tumors, pulmonary embolectomies, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.Dr. Krause has served as the Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery since 2012. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha (top ten percent) from New York Medical School and completed his surgical internship at Lincoln Hospital in South Bronx before transferring to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He received cardiothoracic surgery training at Cornell New York Hospital and is board-certified in both general and cardiothoracic surgery.Additionally, Dr. Krause received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study religiosity and spirituality in cardiac surgery patients and trained more than ten residents in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include complex coronary bypass, aortic and mitral valve repair/replacement, coronary artery disease, aortic aneurysms, off-pump bypass and minimally invasive techniques. “The combined clinical expertise of Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov further contributes to the already vastly talented and expanding RWJBarnabas Health cardiothoracic services, strengthening a program that leads the state in both innovation and clinical excellence,” says Arash Salemi, MD, FACS, Clinical System Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery at RWJBarnabas Health, and Professor of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.As RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group providers, Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov are designated Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Omnia Tier-1 providers and accept most major insurances. For more information or to schedule an appointment in the office located at 377 Jersey Avenue Suite 450 in Jersey City, call 201-915-2525 or visit rwjbh.org/heart.