John Breard, MD

John Breard

John P. Breard, MD is a board certified Thoracic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. His primary focus is minimally invasive, video assisted thorascopic (VATS) and open procedures of the lung, pericardim, esophagus, mediastinum, chest wall and diaphram. He is skilled at multiple advanced endoscopic procedures such as diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, laser ablation, airway stenting, endobrochial ultrasound (EBUS), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement, percataneous (and open) tracheostomy, among other procedures.

Dr. Breard received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. His general surgery residency was completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk Virginia whose Chairman was a president of the American College of Surgeons. His cardiothoracic surgery training was at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago which was ranked in the top 20 Cardiac Surgery Hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals while he was there.

Dr. Breard is a new and innovative member of Interboro Surgical Associates who is accepting new patients and referrals. 


Mark H. Genovesi, MD

Mark H. Genovesi

Mark H. Genovesi, MD, is a Cardiac and Thoracic surgeon specializing in advanced and minimally invasive surgery of the chest. Surgery includes the latest techniques for lung and esophageal disorders as well as the chest wall and heart.  All thoracic surgeons at ISA have demonstrated excellence in Robotic Lung Surgery and use this tool in the appropriate situations.  Dr. Genovesi has a proven record of excellent outcomes and is one of the founding members of Interboro Surgical Associates (ISA).

Upon receiving his MD from The State University of New York (SUNY) Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn (aka SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Dr. Genovesi completed a residency training in surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. He returned to SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn to pursue an advanced fellowship in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Research. He is double board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Genovesi is a member of many professional medical societies including the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In addition to practicing at ISA, Dr. Genovesi has served as Co-Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Lutheran Medical Center since 2006. From 2002 to 2010, he also served at SUNY Downstate Medical Center as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardio-thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Genovesi has authored or co-authored many scientific articles in peer-reviewed publications and delivered numerous presentations around the country as well as internationally. As a pioneer in vascular harvesting, he holds several patents on medical devices. He remains actively involved in research, including clinical investigations focusing on vascular conduit preservation and the pathophysiology and treatment of intimal hyperplasia.

Gregory R. Brevetti, MD

Gregory R. Brevetti

A founding member of Interboro Surgical Associates, Dr. Gregory R. Brevetti is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in innovative, effective cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures. During his practice in New York, he has achieved one of the highest survival rates for valvular heart surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, and non-cardiac thoracic surgery, far exceeding national benchmarks in all categories. Previously while practicing in California, he achieved one of the lowest mortality rates for open-heart surgery.

After receiving his MD in 1993 from The State University of New York (SUNY), Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine, Dr. Brevetti completed residency training in Surgery and a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He then pursued residency training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, under their world-renowned cardiac and thoracic surgical faculty. During both of his residencies, he became Chief Resident. He is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Brevetti is one of the few surgeons in his specialty to retain competence and an active private practice in both cardiac and thoracic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians, as well as a Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In addition to maintaining his practice, he has continued to serve as Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn since 2001. He has been recognized by Castle Connolly as one of America's Top Doctors.

A Brooklyn native and a third generation physician in a family of prolific New York City surgeons, Dr. Brevetti is responsible for performing many innovative cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures for the very first time in Brooklyn and the outer boroughs. These include the first successful Gortex chord implants for mitral valve regurgitation, the first completely video-scopic anatomic lobectomy and bilobectomy for lung cancer, and the first completely videoscopic resection of a chest wall tumor. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and he has spoken at many medical conferences and symposia. He continues to pursue the latest surgical techniques and procedures in order to provide the best possible care for his patients.