About Us

Columbia HeartSource was established in 1997 and has provided exceptional healthcare consulting and executive management services to hospitals in the United States and abroad. Under the leadership of Dr. Craig Smith and Dr. Allan Schwartz, Columbia HeartSource has grown to more than 100 clinicians, allied health professionals, and senior leadership members. All team members serve as fulltime faculty at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

Columbia HeartSource has been successful in starting 8 new programs and in assisting the turnaround of 16 other programs that had either stopped performing surgery or needed leadership assistance. HeartSource has a record of successfully working with its affiliate members to transfer cardiovascular clinical knowledge, establish and manage quality assurance systems, provide leadership and training, and supply growth and management expertise in establishing and managing cardiac care programs.

While programs share many similarities, each client is unique. The depth and breadth of the HeartSource expertise allows for each component of services to be customized to suit an institution's particular needs.


Bassett Medical Center
Cooperstown, New York
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Greenville, South Carolina
Erlanger Health System
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Lawrence Hospital
Bronxville, New York
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami, Florida
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, Florida
Shanghai Delta Hospital
Shanghai, China
Stamford Hospital
Stamford, Connecticut
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Syracuse, New York