Cardiac surgeon returns to St. Joseph’s Health

St. Joseph’s Health has announced the return of physician G. Randall Green to its cardiac surgery team. Green was with St. Joseph’s Health for 12 years, from 2005-2017.


“I’m rejoining St. Joseph’s because the cardiac surgery and cardiology teams are committed to the highest quality of care, and we’ve accomplished some incredible outcomes together in the past,” Green said. “The last five years helped me recognize just how incredibly rewarding it was to be part of St. Joseph’s and among the great people there.”

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Green back to our award-winning cardiac surgery program for which he was a major contributor over the years,” said physician Philip Falcone, chief clinical officer. “The clinical excellence of our program was built and sustained by a group of excellent heart surgeons, including Dr. Green, making it one of the best in the country.”

Green performed hundreds of surgeries a year while at St. Joseph’s Health and was one of six heart surgeons in the state and the only one in Central New York with a risk-adjusted patient death rate for open heart and valve surgery much lower than the state average.

“Our cardiovascular institute, from cardiology to vascular services, delivers superior outcomes and consistently exceeds national quality benchmarks,” said Falcone. “Dr. Green’s return to our team of esteemed surgeons will only strengthen the high level of safe care our heart patients have come to expect from us.”

“I’m excited to get home to St. Joe’s to rejoin my colleagues and the tradition of cardiac excellence for which we are known — and the camaraderie of working with such a high performing team,” said Dr. Green.

Green earned his medical degree at Northwestern University, an MBA from Cornell University, a law degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College.