Tomas M Heimann, MD
- PROFESSOR | Surgery
Specialty:Colon and Rectal Surgery/Proctology
Dr. Heimann graduated in the top 10% of his class at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He came to Mount Sinai as a surgical intern and after completing his surgical residency rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Surgery. He is a member of numerous surgical and gastroenterological associations and has been recognized as best surgeon in gastrointestinal surgery both in New York and nationally. He has over 100 scientific publications, has authored 2 books and several chapters in Surgical Textbooks. He also has numerous presentations at national and international scientific societies. He is an Attending Surgeon at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Chief of Surgery at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, a major affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Although Dr. Heimann is on the Colorectal Surgery service and is an expert in the surgical treatment of patients with inflammatory Bowel Disease, he is also the New York State Chair for the Commission on Cancer and performs major cancer operations both at Mount Sinai and at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr Heimann also has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of large abdominal wall hernias requiring extensive reconstruction. He was born in Hungary and grew up in South America. He speaks fluent Spanish and Hungarian.
American Board of Surgery
MD, S.U.N.Y. Syracuse
Residency, Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital Physician of the Year Nominee
Best Doctors in New York
Ralph Colp Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Rectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
Slater G, Heimann T. Colectomy and ileoanal-pouch anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. Surg Rounds 1993; 16: 733-739.
Heimann T, Greenstein AJ, Lewis B, Kaufman D, Heimann DM, Aufses Jr AH. Prediction of early symptomatic recurrence following intestinal resection in Crohn's disease. Ann Surg 1993; 218: 294-299.
Heimann TM. Recent Progress in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Current Surgery 1996 March/April; 53(3): 134-136.
Ribeiro MB, Greenstein AJ, Sachar DB, Barth J, Balasubramanian S, Harpaz N, Heimann TM, Aufses Jr AH. Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Crohn's Disease. Ann Surg 1996; 223: 186-193.
Aisenberg J, Wagreich J, Shim J, Almer S, Peen E, Heimann T, Gelernt IM, Greenstein A, Rubin P, Harpaz N, Mayer L, Sachar D. Pernuclear Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody and Refractory Pouchitis (A Case Control Study). Digestive Diseases and Sciences 1996; 9: 1866-1872.
Jang Y, Steinhagen R, Heimann T. Colorectal Cancer in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Dis Colon & Rectum 1997; 40: 312-316.
Heimann TM, Greenstein AJ, Lewis B, Kaufman D, Heimann DM, Aufses Jr AH. Comparison of Primary and Reoperative Surgery in Patients with Crohn's Disease. Ann Surg 1998; 227: 492-495.
Kurtz RJ, Heimann TM. Comparison of Open and Laparoscopic Treatment of Acute Appendicitis. Am J Surg 2001; 182: 211-214.
Reis ED, Vine AJ, Heimann TM. Radiation Damage to the Rectum and Anus: Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, and Surgical Implications. Colorectal Disease 2002; 4: 2-12.
Fichera A, Cicchiello LA, Mendelson DS, Greenstein AJ, Heimann T. Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis after Colectomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Not Uncommon Cause of Postoperative Acute Abdominal Pain. Dis Colon Rectum 2003; 46: 643-648.