Uri M. Ben-Zur, M.D., F.A.C.C completed his Internal Medicine residency at the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine before pursuing his training in the field of cardiology.During his tenure at the esteemed Montefiore Medical center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City (site of implantation of the world’s first transvenous pacemaker), he completed separate fellowships in Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing. There, Dr. Ben-Zur worked under the guidance of Doctors Seymour Furman ז”ל and John Fisher, pioneers in the field of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology. After training, he was privileged to be appointed as an assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Ben-Zur then went on to complete his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. His training was guided under the auspices of Doctors Richard Schatz and Paul Teirstein, recognized authorities in Interventional Cardiology.
Due to his years spent in academia, Dr. Ben-Zur has been published in a number of prestigious journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, The Journal of The American College of Cardiology, The American Heart Journal as well as a number of other medical journals and textbooks.
|“Dr. Ben- Zur is especially proficient in the management of a large variety of cardiac procedures and is careful and caring for his patients. He is very skilled in tissue handling.”
Seymour Furman, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.ז”ל
Bronx, New York
|“Dr. Ben-Zur has excellent technical skills and judgment in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. He is responsible, well-read, thoughtful and compassionate.”
Paul S. Teirstein, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director, Interventional Cardiology, Scripps Clinic and research Foundation,
La Jolla, California
|“He has a very intense interest and dedication to his field. Uri Ben-Zur, M.D. is a fine cardiologist with an unusual talent and skill combining expertise in both electrophysiology and devices.”
John D. Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Past President, Heart Rhythm Society. Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Bronx, New York
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Section Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, New York
Western University of Health Sciences, Pamona, California
U.C.L.A. David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
Mare Island Vallejo, California
Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
|American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
Post Graduate Training
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert
Einstein College of Medicine, New YorkPacemaker Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert
Einstein College of Medicine, New York
American College of Cardiology
S. Kim, J. Fisher, K. Ferrick, J. Gross, U. Ben-Zur, J. Durkin, A. Ferrick et. Al. A Comparison of Antiarrhytmic-Drug Therapy With Implantable Defibrillators In Patients Resuscitated From Near-Fatal Ventricular Arrhythmias. The Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) Investigators. N Engl J Med 1997; 337:1576-83.S.G. Kim, J.D. Fisher, K.H. Ferrick, J.N. Gross, U. Ben-Zur, J. Durkin, A. Ferrick et.al. Design and Results of the Antiarrhythmics vs Implantable Defibrillators (AVD) Registry. AVID Investigators. Circulation 1999; 99:1692-1699.
Marinchak, Roger A MD, S. Kim, J. Fisher, K. Ferrick, J. Gross, U.Ben-Zur, Gross JN et. al. Determinants of Outcome in Patients with Sustained Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia’s: The Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) Study Registry. American Heart Journal. 139(5):804-813, May 2000.
Furnam S, Gross JN, Kim SG, Ben-Zur UM, Andrews C, Fisher JD. Electrical Therapy for the Heart; The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. ACC Current J Review 1994; Vol. 1:41-43.
Ben-Zur UM, Gross JN, Goldberger MH, Tilkemeier PL, Weyman AK, Furman S: Oversensing of pacemakers in the bipolar pacing configuration: Paradoxical resolution with programming to unipolar sensing. Am Heart J 1994; Vol. 128:617-620.
Ben-Zur UM, Platt SB, Gross JN, Kim JS, DeLon J, Guguchev P, Furman S: Direct and telemeter lead impedance. PACE 1994; 17(Pt.II):2004-2007.
Kim SG, Ling J, Fisher JD, Wang G, Rameneni A, Roth JA, Gerrick KJ, Gross JN, Ben-Zur UM, Brodman R, Furman S: Comparison and frequency of ventricular arrhythmias after defibrillator implantation by thoracotomy vs. non-thoracotomy approaches. Am J Cardiol 1994; 74:1245-1248.
Ben-Zur UM, Kahn S, Gross JN, Platt SB, Goodfriend MA, Furman S: Suppression of ventricular output by noise in the atrial channel in a dual chamber pacemaker. PAC (In Press).
Kim JS, Kim SG, Roth JA, Shalaby A, Gerric KJ, Gross J, Brodman R, Ben-Zur UM, Furman S, Fisher JD: Impacts of third generation transvenous defibrillators on survival: Intention-to-treat analysis from “Time Zero”. (Submitted for publication).
Frame R, Brodman R, Gross JN, Hollinger I, Fisher JD, Kim SG, Ferrick K, Roth J, Ben-Zur UM, Furman S, Initial experience with transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead systems: operative morbidity and mortality. PACE 1993; 16:149-152.
Furman S, Gross JN, Kim SG, Ben-Zur UM, Andrews C, Fisher JD. Electrical Therapy for the Heart: Cardiac Pacing-Part I. ACC Current J Review 1993; Vol 2:23-25.
Gambetta R, Kim SG, Roth JA, Ferrick KJ, Gross J, Brodman R, Ben-Zur UM, Furman S, Fisher JD: Do transvenous-nonthoracotomy defibrillators change patient selection criteria for defibrillator therapy? (Submitted for publication).
Gross JN, Ben-Zur UM, Bareket Y, Greenberg MA, Menegus MA, Breitbart S, Charney R, Furman S: Acute hemodynamic assessment fails to identify hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients responsive to DDD pacing. (Submitted for publication).
Gallik D, Ben-Zur UM, Gross JN, Furman S: Lead Fracture in cephalic versus subclavian vein approach with transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator systems. (Submitted for publication).
Kim SG, Roth JA, Fisher JD, Chung J, Revathi N, Ferric KJ, Ben-Zur UM, Gross JN, Furman S: Long-term outcomes of patients treated with nonthoracotomy implantable defibrillators and modes of death. (Submitted for publication).
Han J, Goldberger MH, Nanna M, Lee MH, Ben-Zur UM, Andrew CA, Gross JN, Furman SM. Extraction of high risk percutaneous leads guided by transesophageal echocardiography. Eur J.C.P.E. 6(l): 81/PW4, 1996.
Furman S, Gross JN, Kim SG, Ben-Zur UM, Andrews C, Fisher JD. Electrical Therapy for the Heart: Cardiac Pacing-Part II. ACC Current J Review 1993; Vol. 2-25-27.