Mark J. Heath, MD



Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-Board of NY

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Internship: George Washington University Hospital
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Honors & Awards

  • First Prize, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Presentations


Selected Publications

  • Heath, M.J.S., Stanski D.R., Pounder D.J. Inadequate Anesthesia in Lethal Injection for Execution. Lancet, 366(9491) 1073-4, correspondence, 2005.
  • Santarelli, L., Gobbi, G., Debs, P.C., Sibille, E.L., Blier, P., Hen, R., Heath, M.J.S. (2001). Genetic and pharmacological disruption of neurokinin 1 receptor function decreases anxiety-related behaviors and increases serotonergic function. Proc.Nat.Acad.Sci., 98(4), 1912-1917.
  • King, T.E., Heath M.J.S., Debs, P., Davis, M.B., Hen, R., Barr,G. (2000). The development of nociceptive responses in neurokinin-1 receptor knockout mice.Neuroreport.;11(3), 587-91.
  • Heath, M.J.S., Lints, T., Lee, C.J., Dodd, J. (1995). Functional expression of the tachykinin NK1 receptor by floor plate cells in the embryonic rat spinal cord and brainstem.Journal of Physiology 486.1, 139-148.
  • Heath, M.J.S., Womack M.D., MacDermott, A.B. (1994). Subsance P elevates intracellular calcium in both neurons and glial cells from the dorsal horn of the spinal cord.Journal of Neurophysiology 72(3), 1192 - 1197.
  • McGehee, D.S., Heath, M.J.S., Gelber, S., DeVay, P., Role, L.W. (1995) Nicotine enhancement of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the CNS by presynaptic receptors.Science 269, 1692-1696.
  • Morales D., Madigan J., Cullinane S., Chen J., Heath, M.J.S., Oz M., Oliver J.A., Landry D.W. (1999). Reversal by vasopressin of intractable hypotension in the late phase of hemorrhagic shock. Circulation. Jul 20; 100(3): 226-9.
  • LoTurco, J.J., Owens, D.F., Heath, M.J.S., Davis, M.B.E., Krigstein, A.R. (1995). GABA and glutamate depolarize cortical progenitor cells and inhibit DNA synthesis. Neuron 15, 1287-1298.
  • Kyrozis A., Goldstein P.A., Heath, M.J.S., MacDermott, A.B. (1995). Calcium entry through a subpopulation of AMPA receptors desensitized neighboring NMDA receptors in rat dorsal horn neurons.Journal of Physiology 485.2, 373-381.
  • McGehee, D.S., Aldersberg, M., Liu, K.P., Hsuing, S., Heath, M.J.S., Tamir, H. (1997). Mechanism of extracellular Ca2+-receptor stimulated hormone release from sheep thyroid parafolicular cells.Journal of Physiology: 502,1, 31-44.
  • Kao, J., Houck,K., Fan,Y., Haehnel, I., Ligutti, S.K., Kayton, M.L., Grikscheit, T., Chabot,J., Nowygrod,R., Greenberg, S., Kuang, W.J., Leung, D.W., Hayward, J.R., Kisiel, W., Heath, M.J.S., Brett, J., Stern, D. (1994). Characterization of a novel tumor-derived cytokine. Journal of Biological Chemistry 269, 25106-25119.
  • Dodd, J., Jahr, C.E., Hamilton, P.N., Heath, M.J.S., Matthew, W.D., Jessell, T.M. (1983). Cytochemical and physiological properties of sensory and dorsal horn neurons that transmit cutaneous sensation. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia of Quantitative Biology 48, 685-695.
  • Pinsky, D.J., Naka,Y., Liao, H.,Oz,M.O., Wagner, D.D., Mayadas, T.N., Johnson, R.C., Hynes, R.O., Heath, M.J.S., Lawson, C.A., Stern, D.M. Hypoxia-induced exocytosis of endothelial cell Weibel-Palade bodies. Journal of Clinical Investigation 97(2), 493-500.