Paolo C. Colombo, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cardiovascular Disease (Board Certified)
Languages: French, Spanish
Office Phone: (212) 305-4600


Paolo C. Colombo is a cardiologist who specialized in treating patients with advanced heart failure, cardiac assist device and heart transplant. Dr. Colombo is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.

Dr. Colombo received his medical degree, magna cum laude from the University of Milan in Italy. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, the university hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He then specialized in heart failure and transplant at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Colombo has been on ColumbiaDoctors faculty since 2002. He is Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC and serves as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Assist Device Program.

An internationally renowned investigator, Dr. Colombo has been awarded research grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association as well as other research foundations. Dr. Colombo has published more than fifty manuscripts and presented his research all over the world.

Dr. Colombo sees patients at Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights.

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, Medicare]

Amida Care

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

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

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

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

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199


Medicare [Medicare]


Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy)

Residency: Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center


Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (selected from 57)

  1. Colombo PC, Ashton AW, Celaj S, Talreja A, Banchs JE, DuBois NB, Marinaccio M, Malla S, Lachmann J, Ware JA, Le Jemtel TH. Biopsy Coupled to Quantitative Immunofluorescence: a New Method to Study the Human Vascular Endothelium. J Appl Physiol 92:1331-8, 2002
  2. Colombo PC, Banchs JE, Lachmann J, Malla S, Celaj S, Nicholas B. DuBois NB, Talreja A, Ashton AW, Jorde UP, Ware JA, Le Jemtel TH. Vascular Endothelial Cell Activation in Patients With Decompensated Heart Failure. Response to Short-Term Inotropic Therapy. Circulation 111:58-62, 2005
  3. Onat D, Jelic J, Schmidt AM , Pile-Spellman J, Homma S, Padeletti M, Jin Z, Le Jemtel TH,  Colombo PC* & Feng L* (*Senior Authors). Vascular Endothelial Sampling and Analysis of Gene Transcripts: a New Quantitative Approach to Monitor Vascular Inflammation. J Applied Physiol 103:1873-8, 2007
  4. Vittorio T,   Zolty R, Parveen K, Garg PK, Sarswat N, Tseng CH, , Jorde UP, Colombo PC.  Interdependence of Cardiac and Endothelial Function in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure on Optimal Medical Therapy. Echocardiography 26:916-21,2009
  5. Dini FL, Demmer RT, Simionuc A , Donati F, Dell’Anna R, Orsini E, Caravelli P, Marzilli M, Colombo PC. Right Ventricular Function Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease and Survival in Patients With Chronic Systolic Heart Failure. Eur J Heart Fail 14:287-94, 2012
  6. Uriel N, Morrison KA, Garan AR, Kato TS, Yuzefpolskaya M, Latif F, Restaino SW, Mancini DM, Flannery M, Takayama H, John R, Colombo PC, Naka Y, Jorde UP. Development of a Novel Echocardiography Ramp Test for Speed Optimization and Diagnosis of Device Thrombosis in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: The Columbia Ramp Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1764-75,  2012
  7. Garan AR, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo PC, Morrow JP, Te-Frey R, Dano D, Takayama H, Naka Y, Garan H, Jorde UP, Uriel N. Ventricular Arrhythmias and ICD therapy in Patients with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Need for Primary Prevention? J Am Coll Cardiol. 61:2542-50, 2013.
  8. Lanier G, Orlanes K, Hayashi Y, Murphy J, Flannery M, Te-Frey R, Uriel U, Yuzefpolskaya M,  Mancini DM, Naka Y, Takayama H, Jorde UP, Demmer RT, Colombo PC. Validity and Reliability of a Novel Slow Cuff-Deflation System for Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring in Patients with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device. Circ Heart Fail 6:1005-12, 2013.
  9. Ota T, Yerebakan H, Akashi H, Takayama H, Uriel N, Colombo PC, Jorde UP, Naka Y. Continuous-flow left ventricular assist device exchange: Clinical outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. S1053-2498:01343-0, 2013.
  10. Uriel N, Han J, Morrison KA, Nahumi N, Yuzefpolskaya M, Garan AR, Duong J, Colombo PC, Takayama H, Thomas S, Naka Y, Jorde UP. Device thrombosis in HeartMate II continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: A multifactorial phenomenon.. J Heart Lung Transplant. 33:51-9, 2014. 
  11. Colombo PC, Onat D, Harxhi A, Demmer RT, Hayashi Y,  Jelic S, LeJemtel TH, Bucciarelli L, Kebschull M, Papapanou P, Uriel N, Schmidt AM, Sabbah HN, Jorde UP. Peripheral Venous Congestion Causes Inflammation, Neurohormonal and Endothelial Cell Activation. Eur Heart J. 35:448-54, 2014.

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