Paolo C. Colombo is a cardiologist who specialized in treating patients with 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 the Sudhir Choudhrie Associate Professor of Cardiology and serves as the Director of the Center for Advanced Cardiac: Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support.
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 90 manuscripts and presented his research all over the world.
Dr. Colombo sees patients at Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights.
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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
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]
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]
VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]
University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy)
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (selected from 96)
Colombo PC, Doran AC, Onat D, Wong KY, Ahmad M, Sabbah HN, Demmer RT. Venous Congestion, Endothelial and Neurohormonal Activation in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Cause or Effect? Curr Heart Fail Rep. 12(3):215-22, 201
Yuzefpolskaya M, Uriel N, Flannery M, Yip N, Mody K, Cagliostro B, Takayama H, Naka Y, Jorde UP, Goswami S, Colombo PC. Advanced cardiovascular life support algorithm for the management of the hospitalized unresponsive patient on continuous flow left ventricular assist device support outside the intensive care unit. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. [Epub ahead of print] 2015.
Mancini DM, Colombo PC. Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Rapidly Evolving Alternative to Transplant. J Am Coll Cardiol. 65:2542-2555, 2015.
Colombo PC, Lanier GM, Orlanes K, Yuzefpolskaya M, Demmer RT. Usefulness of a standard automated blood pressure monitor in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. S1053-2498, 2015.
Willey JZ, Boehme AK, Castagna F, Yuzefpolskaya M, Garan AR, Topkara V, Colombo PC. Hypertension and Stroke in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs). Curr Hypertens Rep. 18:12, 2016.
Willey JZ, Gavalas MV, Yuzefpolskaya M, Garan AR, Levin AP, Takeda K, MD, PhD3; Takayama H, Fried J, Naka Y, Topkara VK, Colombo PC. Outcomes after stroke complicating left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 35: 1003-9, 2016.
Myocardial Recovery in Patients Receiving Contemporary Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Results From the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS). Topkara VK, Garan AR, Fine B, Godier-Furnémont AF, Breskin A, Cagliostro B, Yuzefpolskaya M, Takeda K, Takayama H, Mancini DM, Naka Y, Colombo PC. Circ Heart Fail. 9(7), 2016.
Gavalas MV, Breskin A, Yuzefpolskaya M, Eisenberger A, Castagna F, Demmer RT, Flannery M, Garan AR, Takeda K, Takayama H, Naka Y, Topkara VK, Colombo PC. Discriminatory performance of positive urine hemoglobin for detection of significant hemolysis in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 [Epub ahead of print]