Danielle R. Bajakian, MD

Vascular Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 305-8665
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. Bajakian comes to Columbia from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where she was Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. She earned her MD degree in 1996 at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. She completed her internship and general surgery residency at Mount Sinai (1996-2001), her vascular surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center (2002-2003), and a mini-fellowship focusing on endovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 2003. Her clinical specialties include endovascular techniques for treating peripheral arterial disease, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and lower extremity venous insufficiency. Her research interests focus on novel techniques for restoring circulation to the ischemic limb including angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent placement.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199


Medicaid [NJ, NY]

Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]


Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]


State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center

Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH

Fellowship: New York University Medical Center


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Shah AD, Bajakian D, Olin JW, Lookstein RA. Power-pulse spray thrombectomy for treatment of Paget-Schroetter syndrome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 May;188(5):1215-7.
  2. Maldonado TS, Moreno R, Gagne PJ, Adelman MA, Nalbandian MM, Bajakian D, Jacobowitz GR, Lamparello PJ, Riles TS, Rockman CB. Successful management of carotid stenosis in a high-risk population at an inner-city hospital. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2004 Nov-Dec; 38(6):511-7.
  3. Rockman C, Bajakian D, Jacobowitz G, Maldonado T, Nalbandian M, Greenwald U, Adelman M, Gagne P, Lamparello P, Riles T. The Impact of Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stenting on the Management of Recurrent Carotid Artery Stenosis, Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2004 Mar; 18(2):151-7.
  4. Maldonado TS, Rosen RJ, Rockman CB, Adelman, MA, Bajakian D, Jacobowitz GR, Riles TS, Lamparello PJ. Initial Successful Management of Type I Endoleaks following Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair using n-Butyl Cyanoacrylate Adhesive, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 38(4); Oct 2003: pp. 664-670.
  5. Bajakian D and Steinhagen R. Large Bowel Obstruction: a staged approach, Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 12(3), 2001.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC