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Dr. Youdelman wants to decrease patients and families anxiety about the diagnosis of aortic disease through education, conversations, and support.

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Maimonides Medical Center (Maimonides Aortic Center)  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Benjamin A. Youdelman is accepting new patients at this office.


(718) 635-7421


4802 Tenth Avenue, Admin 4, Maimonides Medical Center Department of Surgery, Brooklyn, NY 11219

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Cardiac Surgery & Vascular Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Cardiac Surgery
Hospital Affiliation
  • Maimonides Medical Center
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Youdelman
Dr. Youdelman


Benjamin A. Youdelman, MD,  is a Heart Surgeon and Aortic Surgeon with advanced training in Endovascular and Aortic Surgery.  He completed a fellowship in Endovascular and Thoracic Aortic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia after completing his Cardiothoracic Surgery and General Surgery Training.

Dr. Youdelman is the Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery and the Co-Director of the Maimonides Aortic Center.  He worked with the founders of the Aortic Warriors and has launched the East Coast Chapter of the Aortic Warriors  to create grassroots awareness of Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Aortic Rupture, and the importance of getting yourself checked for Aortic Disease. 

Dr. Youdelman and his team, along with the Aortic Warriors can support the patients, family, and friends. Whether an emergency operation or surveillance of a growing aneurysm, the diagnosis of aortic disease causes great anxiety, and having a group to turn to like the Aortic Warriors can make all the difference.

Dr. Youdelman has extensive experience across all aspects of cardiac surgery including on and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, mitral valve repair, and aortic valve replacement including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 

His Aortic specialty practice includes aortic valve sparing techniques and complex reconstruction and repair of the aortic valve and the aorta.  This includes open and endovascular aortic repair using the latest technology to repair aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection.

His special interest is in risk stratification of patients and families with aortic disease.  The Aortic Registry at the Aortic Center of Maimonides Medical Center will maintain critical information about patients and families with aortic disease.  They have increased risk for aortic problems and this information is used to determine the safest approach to the care of these complex patients.

Dr. Youdelman is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society.  He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society since being President of The Eastern in 2013.


Conditions Treated 

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Syndrome
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Marfan's Syndrome related Aortic Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Aortic Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Dissection

Services & Procedures

  • Aortic Arch Repair
  • Aortic Root Repair
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Arch Debranching Surgery
  • Ascending Aortic Repair
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Valve Sparing Root Procedure

Special Interests  

  • Risk Stratification of Family with Aortic Disease
  • Support Group for Aortic Aneurysm
  • Support Group for Aortic Disease
  • Support Group for Aortic Dissection
  • Support of Care Givers

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • New York Medical College
    Residency in General Surgery


  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship in Endovascular and Thoracic Aortic Surgery

Awards & Honors  

  • Medical Degree with Distinction in Research
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine • 1999

Hospital Affiliations

  • Maimonides Medical Center

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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