Jay N. Gross, MD, serves as an Attending Physician and Director of the Implantable Electrical Devices Service at Montefiore, as well as Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical focus is on complex electrophysiology (EP) management problems as well as issues related to implantation and management of all types of implantable electrical devices, with a focus on lead extraction.
After graduating from our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completing his residency at Montefiore in Internal Medicine, Dr. Gross continued on to complete a cardiology fellowship at Montefiore.
Dr. Gross has been a principal site or co-investigator in many of the critical clinical trials that have established the utility and indications for pacemaker mode selection, rate-modulated pacing, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Most recently, he has been involved in studies designed to define the role of temporary external defibrillator systems and the safety of implantable devices in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) setting. He has also been principal or co-author of dozens of scientific publications.
Recent clinical highlights for Dr. Gross include: the first reported cases of implantation of subcutaneous ICDs in heart transplant patients, simultaneous lead extraction and debulking of large vegetations in patients with endocarditis, concomitant lead extraction and implantation of leadless pacemakers, and care for of congenital heart patients who require both transvenously implanted devices and subcutaneous ICDs.
Dr. Gross is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Cardiovascular Electrophysiology as well as a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Gross has served on the Writing Committee of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Board of Examiners for over two decades and now serves on its board of directors. He has been named to the Castle Connolly/NY Magazine List of Best EP Doctors in New York for the past two years.