Cardiology

Faculty

Julie Vincent, MD

Academic Title(s)

Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-0610
Fax: (212) 342-5704

Education

  • Lake Superior State College, B.S. Medical Technology, 1983
  • Wayne State University, School of Medical School, M.D.,1988

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, 1988-1991
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, 1991-1994
  • Fellow, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994-1995

Awards and Honors

  • Wolf W. Zuelzer Fellow Research Award, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, 1994
  • ACC/Bristol-Myers Squibb Affiliate Travel Award, 44th Annual Scientific Session of ACC, 1995
  • Dan G. McNamara Teaching Award, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002
  • Named on of "The Best Doctors in America" as published by Woodward/White, Inc, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Chair, Congenital Heart Disease Committee -- Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 2004-2006
  • Included in Consumers' Research Council of America, "Guide to America's Top Cardiologists", 2006, 2009
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program, Columbia University, 2008

Interests/Specialties

  • Interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterizations for infants, children and adults with congenital heart defects
  • Care and management of infants, children and adults with congenital heart defects
  • Teaching/training students, residents and fellows about congenital heart defects
  • Development and study of devices and technologies used in interventional cardiac catheterization for treatment of patients with congenital heart disease or vascular abnormalities

Learn more about Dr. Vincent

Dr. Vincent joined Columbia University and the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in February, 2008. She is currently the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at both Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (CHONY) and at the Komansky Center for Children's Health, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical Center. In July, 2010 she will become Program Director for the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at Columbia. Dr. Vincent is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediartics (FAAP), a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI). She is a past-chair of the Congenital Heart Disease Subcommittee of the SCAI. She is the principle investigator and co-investigator on several multi-center and institutional trials/studies involving devices for the treatment and management of patients with congenital/structural cardiovascular diseases. Presently she is on the board as a member-at-large of the Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York.

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Linda J. Addonizio, MD

Academic Title(s)

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6575
Fax: (212) 305-7834

Education

  • Stanford University, B.S., 1974
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, M.D., 1978

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 1978-1981
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1981-1984

Awards and Honors

  • Rustin McIntosh Award
  • Elected to Board of Directors of International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Governor's Award for Excellence as a Woman in History

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
  • Pediatric Heart Transplantation
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension

Learn more about Dr. Addonizio

Dr. Addonizio began the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program in 1984 and presently directs the Program for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure and Transplantation. This program offers comprehensive multidisciplinary care to children from all over the world who have complex heart disease and / or are at high risk for transplantation. She is also part of the Columbia Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic and the New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center Cardiogenetics Program. Her research is in the area of transplantation, cardiomyopathy and heart failure in children. Her subdivision participates in many multi-institutional and NIH studies and she is a Founder of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group.

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Karen Altmann, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-1560
Fax: (212) 342-5721
Email: ka5@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D., 1988

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Medical Center 1988-1991
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Medical Center 1993-1996
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996-1997

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Echocardiography

Learn more about Dr. Altmann

Dr. Altmann is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. She is currently involved in the Pediatric Heart Network, participating in several multicenter trials sponsored by the NIH evaluating children with congenital heart disease. She has expertise in pediatric echocardiography. Her interests include echocardiographic assessment of right and left ventricular function.

Dr. Altmann is involved in the teaching and training of the pediatric cardiology fellows and is director of pediatric cardiology fellowship education in echocardiography at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Dr. Altmann is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, the Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York, and is on the Board of Directors of the New York Pediatric Echocardiographic Society.

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Brett R. Anderson, MD MBA

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509
Fax: (212) 342-5721
Email: bra2113@columbia.edu

Education

  • Yale University, B.A., 2002
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D., 2007
  • The Wharton School, M.B.A., 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency, General Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2010
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, NewYork-Presbyterian / Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, 2010-2013

Awards and Honors

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award; March of Dimes, 2006
  • President's Award (17-time recipient); March of Dimes, 1991-2007
  • Max Kade Fellow; American Austrian Foundation; University Hospital of Vienna, 2007
  • Global Health Fellow Award; Yale / Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, 2010
  • Andrew King Research Award, Colin’s Kids, Inc., 2012
  • Pediatric Fellows Clinical Research Award—Best Abstract; NewYork / Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, 2013

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric heart disease
  • Outcomes research/quality improvement
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Global health

Learn more about Dr. Anderson

Dr. Anderson earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of business administration at the Wharton School. Her clinical interests are in the management of both congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease. Her research interests focus on improvements in costs and quality associated with the management of pediatric heart disease.

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Howard D. Apfel, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (201) 599-0026
Fax: (201) 986-1160

Education

  • Columbia College, B.A., 1985
  • SUNY Brooklyn, MD, 1989

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Schneider Childrens Hosp LIJMC, 1989-1992
  • Fellow, Pediatric cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1992-1995

Awards and Honors

  • 1986, McGraw-Hill Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1987, Lange Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1987, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 1988, New York Academy of Medicine Award for Significant Achievement in the Field of Cardiovascular Medicine and Overall Academic Excellence
  • 1988, Lange Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1989, Sandoz Award for Academic Excellence
  • 1990, Samuel Karelitz Intern of the Year Award for Clinical Acumen, Diligence and Humanity
  • 1992, Stanley Levin Resident Teaching Award for Clinical Expertise and Teaching Commitment
  • 1994, Hatch Young Investigators Award for Cardiovascular Training

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography, post-operative care

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Thomas Biancaniello

Thomas Biancaniello, MD

Academic Title(s)

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (631) 265-3300
Fax: (631) 265-3303

Education

  • Hamilton College, BA 1970
  • New York Medical College, MD, 1975

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, North Shore University Hospital 1975-1977 Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 1977-1980

Awards and Honors

  • America's Top Doctors, America's Top Cardiologists and New York's Top Doctor's International Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • 3-time Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Young Athletes The Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

Anjali Chelliah, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • Harvard University, B.A., 2000
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2008-2011
  • Senior Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology Imaging, Children's National Medical Center, 2011-2012
  • Senior Fellow, Cardiovascular MRI and CT, National Institutes of Health, 2012-2013

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honors Society
  • Recognition for resident teaching, Harvard Medical School, from the class of 2006

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography
  • Fetal cardiology and echocardiography

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Eva W. Cheung, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4432
Fax: (212) 342-5721
Email: ec2335@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Cornell University, BS, 2001
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD, 2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, 2005-2008
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2012
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, Columbia University Medical Center, 2012-2014

Awards and Honors

  • Rustin McIntosh Fellowship Award, Columbia University Medical Center (2014)
  • Welton Gersony Pediatric Cardiology Fellow of the Year, Columbia University Medical Center (2011)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Physician of the Year, New York Presbyterian Columbia University (2009)

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Extracorporeal Life Support

Learn more about Dr. Cheung

Dr. Cheung joined the Columbia University faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics in 2014. After completing her pediatric residency training at Columbia University Medical Center, she continued her training as a pediatric cardiology fellow and pediatric critical care fellow at Columbia University Medical Center. She joins the faculty as a member of the pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care teams to advance the care of critically ill children with congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure/transplant. Her research interests include extracorporeal life support for pediatric patients and quality improvement of pediatric cardiac critical care units.

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Mathew Crystal, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6069
Fax: (212) 342-9005

Education

  • York University, Human Biology 1994-1997
  • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, M.D., 2001

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, University of Toronto 2001-2004
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, University of Toronto 2004-2007
  • Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, University of Toronto 2007-2008

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiac Catheterization

Anne M. Ferris, MBBS

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-1560
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • St. Johns Medical College, M.D., 1989

Postgraduate Training

  • Residency, New York Medical College, 1996
  • Chief Resident, New York Medical College 1997
  • Fellowship, Babies and Children's Hospital- Columbia University, 2000

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha award for excellence in teaching

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital Heart disease Echocardiography
  • Inpatient management of cardiology patients including post-operative care

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Julie S. Glickstein, MD

Academic Title(s)

  Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-1560
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • Smith College , AB, 1982
  • University of Health Sciences / Chicago Medical School , 1986

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, 1986-1989
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, New York University Medical Center, 1989-1992

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's List Smith College 1980-1982
  • Young Investigator Award of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research 1991
  • Elected by peers for inclusion in Best Doctor's in America from 2007-2010

Interests/Specialties

  • Echocardigraphy
  • Pediatric Echocardiography (including Transthoracic, transesophageal echo)
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Prenatal Cardiac Diagnosis and Counseling

Learn more about Dr. Glickstein

Dr. Glickstein is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. Her research interests involve fetal and pediatric echocardiography. She is specifically interested in prenatal education for parents of fetuses with congenital heart disease and the impact of prenatal diagnosis on parental understanding of congenital heart disease. She has been involved with several national multi-center research studies including prenatal assessment of fetuses born to mothers with Lupus and other collagen vascular diseases, as well the post natal assessment of cardiac function in infants exposed to retroviral medications in utero.

Dr. Glickstein is very involved with the education and teaching of medical students during their 4 years of medical school, pediatric residents and pediatric cardiology fellows. She is the Course Director for the fourth year medical student elective in pediatric cardiology.

Dr. Glickstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. She is a member of many professional organizations including the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography and the New York Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York.

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Allan J. Hordof, MD

Academic Title(s)

Special Lecturer in Pediatrics

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4432
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • Hobart College BA, 1962
  • New York University, School of Medicine, 1966

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 1967
  • Residency, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 1968
  • Residency, Babies and Children's Hospital of New York, 1969
  • Fellowship, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital -- Columbia University Medical Center, 1973

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Arrythmias in children

Learn more about Dr. Hordof

Allan J. Hordof, M.D. received his medical degree from New York University's School of Medicine, Dr. Hordof trained in pediatrics at both Children's Hospital in Buffalo, New York and at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He is the former director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. His clinical research has focused on a number of specialties in pediatric cardiology including electrophysiology and physiologic pharmacology. An author of numerous original research papers, Dr. Hordof's work has been published in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The American Journal of Cardiology and Circulation.

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Usha Krishnan, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4436
Fax: (212) 342-1443
Email: usk1@columbia.edu

Education

  • Seth GS Medical College Bombay University MBBS 1984
  • Bombay University MD Pediatrics 1988 Diploma in Child Health
  • Bombay University DM Cardiology 1991 Diploma National Board Pediatrics India 1988
  • Diploma American Board of Pediatrics 1992
  • Diploma American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Cardiology 1996

Postgraduate Training

  • 3 year Pediatric Residency Bombay 1985-1988
  • 3 year Cardiology Fellowship Bombay 1988-1991
  • 1 year Research Fellowship Cardiology Bombay 1991-1992
  • 2 year Pediatric Residency NY Medical College 1992-1994
  • 3 year Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 1994-1997

Awards and Honors

  • Hatch Young Cardiovascular Training Fellowship Research Grant 1996

Interests/Specialties

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Echocardiography
  • Complex Congenital Heart Disease
  • Teaching and Training Fellowship Program
  • Clinical Research

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Wyman W. Lai, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-1560
Fax: (212) 342-5721
Email: wl2269@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Brown University , SCB, 1983
  • Brown University School of Medicine, MD, 1986
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH, 1986

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics UCLA Medical Center, 1986-1989
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology UCLA 1989-1992

Awards and Honors

  • Laubisch Fund Research Award, UCLA, 1991
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005-2010

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Fetal Cardiology

Learn more about Dr. Lai

Dr. Lai is the Director of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian. In that role, he heads the Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory and also the Congenital Cardiac MRI Program. Dr. Lai's research interests include the echocardiographic description of complex congenital heart disease and the use of advanced imaging techniques for the assessment of ventricular function. He is the Principal Investigator for the Columbia site of the NIH/NHLBI-funded Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network. Dr. Lai currently serves as the Chair of the Pediatric and Congenital Council Board of the American Society of Echocardiography.

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Teresa Lee, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509
Fax: (212) 342-5721
Email: tl2164@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of California Los Angeles, BS, 1998
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 2003

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern, Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2003-2004
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, 2004-2006
  • Fellow, Clinical Genetics, Columbia University Medical Center, 2006-2008
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2008-2011
  • Fellow, Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation, Columbia University Medical Center, 2011-2013

Awards and Honors

  • The Rustin McIntosh Fellowship Award, CHONY, 2007
  • Best Translational Research Submission, 10th Annual Pediatric Fellows' Porter Presentation Session, CHONY, 2008
  • John M. Driscoll, Jr., MD, Children's Fund Scholar, AY, 2013-2014

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pediatric heart failure and cardiomyopathy
  • Pediatric transplantation
  • Cardiogenetics

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Stephanie M. Levasseur, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-1560
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • Université Laval, MD 1996

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics: Université de Montréal, 1996-1999
  • Fellow, Pediatric cardiology: University of Toronto (Canada), 1999-2002
  • Fellow, Echocardiography, Harvard University 2002-2003

Interests/Specialties

  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Infective endocarditis

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Allison Levey, MD

Academic Title(s)

  Instructor, Department of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509/(203) 662-0313
Fax: (203) 662-9540

Education

  • Princeton University, B.A., 1999
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D., 2003

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2003-2006
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2006-2009

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pediatric echocardiography
  • Fetal echocardiography

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Leonardo Liberman, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-0525
Fax: (212) 342-4128

Education

  • University of Buenos Aires, MD, 1990

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Monmouth Medical Center, 1993-1996
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1996-1999
  • Fellow, Pediatric Electrophysiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1999-2000

Awards and Honors

  • Graduated with honors, University of Buenos Aires, Medical School
  • Teacher of the year, Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Interests/Specialties

  • Arrhythmias in Children and cardiac ablations
  • Genetic arrhythmias
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Congenital Heart disease

Learn more about Dr. Liberman

Dr. Liberman is a pediatric cardiologist with special expertise in the diagnosis and management of pediatric patient with cardiac arrhythmias. His is the Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian. He has done significant contributions to the field with publications and presentations. His research work has been published in American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Heart, and Journal of American College of Cardiology among other journals. Dr. Liberman teaches fellows, residents and students at Columbia University Medical School.

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Zvi S. Marans, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4432
Tel: (201) 599-0026
Fax: (212) 986-1160

Education

  • Columbia College, B.A., 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1984

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein and Montefiore Hospitals 1984-1987
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University, 1987-1990

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal cardiology and echocardiography

Learn more about Dr. Marans

Dr. Marans is a full time faculty member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia. He spends the bulk of his time in northern New Jersey, managing and practicing in a large, regional pediatric cardiology practice, located in Paramus. His partners are all graduates of the Columbia training program, and are all currently faculty members at Columbia.

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Michael Monaco, MD

Academic Title(s)

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509/(203) 662-0313
Fax: (203) 662-9540

Education

  • Siena College, BA 2001
  • Albany Medical College, MD 2005

Post Graduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, 2005-2008 Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, 2008-2009 Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York - Columbia University Medical Center, 2009-2012 Chief Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York - Columbia University Medical Center, 2009-2012

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Non-invasive imaging
  • Fetal cardiology

Peter Morelli, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (631) 265-3300
Fax: (631) 265-3303

Education

  • St. Joseph’s College, BS, 2006
  • SUNY Binghamton, MD, 1983

Postgraduate Training

  • Pediatric Internship/Residency (1987-1990)/Chief Residency SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, 1987 - 1990
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Awards and Honors

  • University Hospital Employee of the Month – December 2006
  • Aescelapius Award – Outstanding Teaching Award for Medical School Class – 2004
  • Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award – 2003
  • Humanism in Medicine Award – 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – 1989
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society – 1980

Interests/Specialties

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Exercise Stress Testing

Young Sun Diane Rhee, MD

Academic Title(s)

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509
Tel: (201) 599-0026
Fax: 201 986-1160

Education

  • CUNY, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Engineering, BS, 1995
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD, 1997

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Montefiore Medical Center, 1997-2000
  • Chief Resident, Jacobi Medical Center, 2000-2001
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2001-2004

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Arrhythmias in children
  • Congenital Heart Disease

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Marc Richmond, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6575
Fax: (212) 305-7834

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1997
  • Duke University School of Medicine, M.D., 2001

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident in General Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, 2001-2004
  • Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology, MSCHONY-CUMC, 2004-2007
  • Senior Fellow in Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation, 2007-2008

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Heart Failure
  • Pediatric Heart Transplantation
  • Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
  • Ventricular Assist Devices

Learn more about Dr. Richmond

Dr. Richmond is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Program for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure and Transplantation. He specializes in caring for the child with heart failure due to Cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease or acquired cardiac disorders as well as caring for children after heart transplantation for such indications. Dr. Richmond additionally sees patients as part of the Cardiac Genetics Program and in the Comprehensive Muscular Dystrophy. His clinical and research interests are focused upon evaluating cardiac function using newer noninvasive techniques as well as an interest in the use of ventricular assist devices for children with severe decompensated heart failure. Furthermore, he is actively involved in the multi-center Pediatric Heart Network and Cooperative Clinical Trials in Pediatric Transplantation.

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Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4436
Fax: (212) 342-1443

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1989
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, M.D., 1993

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1993-1996
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1996-1999

Interests/Specialties

  • Herbert Pardes Scholar, Columbia University
  • Children's Health Research Center Grant Award
  • NIH
  • Hatch Young Cardiovascular Medicine Training Fellowship Research Grant
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center House-staff Clinical Trials Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • James Felt Memorial Prize for the medical student with the highest overall performance in the four year medical school curriculum
  • Class Honors, The University of Michigan

Interests/Specialties

  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (adults and children)
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Clinical trials investigating novel therapies for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension in children and adults
  • Congenital heart disease

Learn more about Dr. Rosenzweig

Dr. Rosenzweig is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (in Medicine) at Columbia University Medical Center. She has over 10 years of clinical and research experience in the field of pediatric and adult pulmonary hypertension. She is a Scientific Leadership Council member for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and is Editor-in-chief elect of the Journal Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension. She is principal investigator for several national and international clinical research trials, evaluating novel medical therapeutics for pulmonary hypertension as well as the genetic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of this disease. She is also widely published on the topic of pulmonary hypertension.

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Amee Shah, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509
Fax: (212) 342-5721
Email: ams79@columbia.edu

Education

  • Columbia College Columbia University BA 1991
  • SUNY Stonybrook School of Medicine MD 2003

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at NYU Medical Center 2003-2006
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology UCSF Medical Center 2006-2009
  • Senior Fellow in MRI and Echocardiography at Mount Sinai Medical Center 2009-2010

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal Cardiology

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Eric S. Silver, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-0525
Fax: (212) 342-4128

Education

  • Binghamton University, B.S., 1997
  • New York University Medical Center, M.D., 2001

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT, 2001-2004
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, 2004-2007
  • Fellow, Pediatric Electrophysiology, Division Pediatrics, Stanford University Medical Center, CA, 2007-2008

Interests/Specialties

  • Arrhythmias in children including both medical and invasive management
  • Catheter ablation in children
  • Pacemaker and implantable defibrillator implantation and long term management
  • Long QT syndrome

Learn more about Dr. Silver

Dr. Silver is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics who upon completion of his training in pediatric cardiology went on to advanced training in arrhythmia management in children and patients with congenital heart disease. His research has focused on invasive management of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia in children, a form of supraventricular tachycardia. He is also a participant in research projects through the Pediatric Heart Network. He is active in teaching cardiology fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Rakesh Singh, MD, MS

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6575
Fax: (212) 305-7834

Education

  • Cornell University, B.A., 1998
  • Duke University, M.D., 2002
  • Columbia University, M.Sc., 2011

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Internal medicine and pediatrics, Yale University, 2002-2006
  • Fellow, Pediatric cardiology, New York Presbyterian Medical Center (University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell), 2006- 2009
  • Fellow, Pediatric heart failure and transplantation, New York Presbyterian Medical Center (University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell), 2009- 2010

Awards and Honors

  • NIH Loan Repayment Awardee in Pediatric Research
  • NIH Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Award Recipient
  • Full scholarship to obtain a Masters of Science Degree in Biostatistics and Patient-Oriented Research at Mailman School of Public Health (Columbia University)

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric heart transplantation
  • Pediatric cardiomyopathy
  • Pediatric heart failure
  • Non-invasive cardiac imaging
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Clinical research

Learn more about Dr. Singh

Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Program for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure and Transplantation. He specializes in caring for the child with heart failure due to cardiomyopathy, congenital or acquired heart disease as well as caring for children after heart transplantation. Dr. Singh additionally sees patients as part of the Columbia Pediatric Cardiac Genetics Program and in the Columbia Muscular Dystrophy clinic. Dr. Singh also has a specialized interest in clinical research and obtained a Masters in Science in Biostatistics (Patient-Oriented Research track) from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. His clinical and research interests include non-invasive cardiac imaging (PET), text messaging as a tool to increase medication compliance in teenage heart transplant patients, and percutaneous ventricular assist devices. Furthermore, he is active participant in the multi-center Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) and Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) research groups.

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Michael S. Snyder, MD, MS

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (203) 662-0313
Fax: (203) 662-9540

Education

  • Williams College, B.A. with honors, 1975
  • Cornell University Medical College, M.D., 1979

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, New York Hospital -- Cornell Medical Center, 1979-1982
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, New York Hospital -- Cornell Medical Center, 1982-1984

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Non-invasive imaging

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David E. Solowiejczyk, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4432
Tel: (201) 599-0026
Fax: (212) 986-1160

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1982
  • New York University, MD, 1986

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital New York, 1986-1989
  • Fellow, Pediatric cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1989-1993

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography

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Thomas J. Starc, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4432
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, CA, A.B,1972
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, M.D., 1976
  • Columbia University, M.P.H., 1997

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident in Pediatrics, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, 1976-1980
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University, 1980-1984
  • Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonology, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Columbia University, 1982-1984

Interests/Specialties

  • Congential Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Hyperlipidemia

Learn more about Dr. Starc

Dr. Starc is a clinical cardiologist with an interest in general cardiology. He is the medical director of the Children's Cardiovascular Health Center which specializes in the care of children with high cholesterol and high triglycerides. His research interests include the care of children and adolescents with elevated cholesterol secondary to familial hypercholesterolemia and the management of HIV induced cardiomyopathy.

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Kimara L. Targoff, MD

Kimara L. Targoff, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8509
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • Brown University, Sc.B., 1992
  • Yale University School of Medicine, M.D., 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998-2001
  • Clinical Fellow, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2001-2005
  • Research Fellow, Division of Molecular Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2003-2005

Awards and Honors

  • Arnold P. Gold Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, Honorable Mention, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (1999)
  • Best Basic Research Abstract Award, 3rd Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University (2005)

Interests/Specialties

  • Fetal and neonatal cardiology
  • Genetic basis of congenital heart disease
  • Genetic regulation of cardiac morphogenesis in zebrafish

Learn more about Dr. Targoff

Dr. Kimara L. Targoff is interested in the identification and characterization of genes that are essential for key developmental processes in cardiac morphogenesis. She works clinically as a Pediatric Cardiologist at the Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Simultaneously, Dr. Targoff is pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship in Developmental Genetics at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at NYU Medical Center where she is studying heart development in zebrafish. Her current research is focused on the role of nkx genes, cardiac-specific homeodomain transcription factors, in heart tube assembly.

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Alejandro J. Torres, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6069
Fax: (212) 342-9005

Education

  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, M.D., 1990
  • Yale University School of Medicine, M.D., 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern Internal Medicine, Hospital Privado de Comunidad, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1991-1992
  • Resident in adult cardiology, Hospital Privado de Comunidad, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1991-1996
  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Medical College of Virginia, VA, 1996-1999
  • Fellow, Pediatric cardiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, 1999-2002
  • Fellow, Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, 2002-2003

Interests/Specialties

  • Interventional Pediatric Cardiology
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

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Mariel E. Turner, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6069
Fax: (212) 342-9005

Education

  • Smith College, B.A., 2001
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D., 2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2008-2011
  • Chief Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011
  • Fellow, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2011-2012

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Interventional Cardiology/Cardiac Catheterization

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Rachel J. Weller, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-0700
Fax: (212) 799-1800
Email: rw@wellermd.com

Education

  • Cornell University, College of Arts and Science, BA 1985
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD 1989

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, Columbia University, 1989-1992
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1993-1996

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Problems in Children
  • Pediatric Cardiology

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Ismee A. Williams, MD, MS

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-1560
Fax: (212) 342-5721

Education

  • Amherst College, BA, 1995
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD, 1999
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MS, 2006

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center, 1999-2002
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center, 2002-2006

Awards and Honors

  • NIH Transform K12 Scholar for Clinical Research
  • NIH Loan Repayment Awardee in Pediatric Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award Recipient
  • NIH K30 recipient of a full scholarship to obtain a Masters of Science Degree in Biostatistics and Patient-Oriented Research

Interests/Specialties

  • Fetal Cardiology
  • Early Fetal Echocardiography
  • Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in CHD
  • Clinical Research

Learn more about Dr. Williams

Dr. Williams is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Williams has a special interest in fetal cardiology and obtained advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiovascular diseases during her fellowship at Columbia. Dr. Williams has developed a special interest in early fetal echocardiography and is available to perform fetal cardiac evaluations as early as 12 weeks of pregnancy in patients at high risk for having a fetus with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Williams also has a specialized interest in clinical research and obtained a Masters in Science in Biostatistics in Patient-Oriented Research from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2006. Dr. Williams currently is participating in multiple clinical investigations including a project evaluating a new abdominal fetal electrocardiogram monitor as well as research looking into the genetic contributors of congenital heart disease as well as the etiology of neurodevelopmental delay in children with congenital heart disease. Furthermore, Dr. Williams is a co-investigator on two multi-center NIH funded network grants, the Pediatric Heart Network and the Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium.

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Warren A. Zuckerman, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-4436
Fax: (212) 342-1443
Email: wz2116@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, 2000
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 2004

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2004-2007
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical center, 2007-2010
  • Fellow, Program for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, and Transplantation and Pulmonary Hypertension, Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 2010-2011

Awards and Honors

  • Chief Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2009-2010
  • Senior Resident Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, June 2007

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric cardiomyopathies
  • Pediatric heart transplantation
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right heart failure

Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman

Dr. Zuckerman joined the Columbia faculty as assistant clinical professor of pediatrics in July of 2011 after spending seven years as a pediatrics resident and pediatric cardiology fellow at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In 2009, Dr. Zuckerman was chosen as one of the chief fellows in the division of pediatric cardiology. His research interests include pediatric cardiomyopathies, donor- and recipient-related issues surrounding pediatric heart transplantation, and drug therapies for both pediatric and adult pulmonary hypertension. He joins the faculty in a position working with both the Program for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, and Transplantation and the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Columbia.

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Emeritus Faculty

  • Welton M Gersony
    Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
  • Sylvia P. Griffiths, MD
    Professor Emeritus Of Pediatrics
  • Constance Hayes, MD
    Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

Affiliated Pediatric Cardiologists

  • Donna J. Better, MD
  • David A. Crowe, MD
  • Christine M. Donnelly, MD
  • John Fernandes, MD
  • Joseph W. Gaffney, MD
  • Tasneem Hoque, MD
  • Stuart Kaufman, MD
  • Diane Kerstein, MD
  • Donald A. Leichter, MD
  • Benjamin J. Lentzner, MD
  • Robert A. Mandulay, MD
  • Carlos H Montoya, MD
  • Donna M. Timchak, MD