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Victor Parsonnet MD, Professor Emeritus

Victor Parsonnet MD, Professor Emeritus

Primary Specialties
  • Cardiology-Electrophysiology
  • Surgery-Cardiothoracic
  • Surgery-Cardiovascular/Thoracic
  • Surgery-General
  • Affiliations
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    201 Lyons Avenue
    Pacemaker Center
    Newark, NJ 07112
    (973) 926-4874
    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Physician Information

    Victor Parsonnet, MD, Medical Director of the Pacemaker and Defibrillator Evaluation Center and Director of Surgical Research at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is an accomplished surgeon and researcher who has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to cardiovascular surgery and medicine. Dr. Parsonnet gained international recognition for his work with pacemakers and pioneered many cardiovascular procedures in New Jersey, such as the first aortocoronary-bypass procedures and the first kidney and heart transplantations. Among his scientific contributions to cardiac pacing in particular, he is known for implanting the first permanent pacemakers in New Jersey, the first permanent transvenous pacemakers (world wide), and the first nuclear pacemaker of a U.S. manufacturer. He is the co-author of the widely used pacemaker code for identification of pacemaker modes, and participated in the development of the first multi-programmable pacemakers.

    Dr. Parsonnet is a co-founder of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and has published more than 600 articles in medical literature. He is past-president of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Chapters of the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Surgery.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: New York University College of Medicine, NYC, NY, 1947

    Internship: Surgery - Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 1948

    Residency: Pathology - Bellevue Medical Center, NY, 1949 Pathology - Grasslands Hospital, Valhalla, NY, 1950 Surgery - Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, 1955

    Fellowship: Vascular Surgery - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NYC, NY, 1962 Cardiovascular Surgery - Baylor University, Houston, TX, 1962

    Clinical Interests

    Cardiovascular Sugery

    Accepted Health Plans

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    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • Americhoice
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Consumer Health Network
    • Empire Healthchoice
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • First Health Network
    • GHI- Group Health Incorporated
    • Great West Healthcare
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Local 825 Welfare Fund
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • National Provider Network
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Qualcare
    • United Health Care
    • Wellchoice
    • Health Net