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Angelo B. Biviano, <span>MD, MPH</span>

Angelo B. Biviano, MD, MPH

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cardiovascular Disease (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 342-1775
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Angelo B. Biviano, MD, MPH, is a cardiac electrophysiologist whose area of expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex heart rhythm irregularities. He has clinical and research interests in catheter and device based managements of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, as well as the use of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Biviano is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Dr. Biviano completed undergraduate studies at Princeton University with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his MD and Masters in Public Health (in Health Care Management) degrees from Harvard University in 1997. He completed residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Biviano has experience with patient care, teaching, and cardiovascular research. He has been named "Best Doctor" in US News and World Report, "Top Doctor" in New York Magazine, "Teacher of the Year" in the Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center, and is a recipient of a National Institute of Health research grant in the area of atrial fibrillation ablation. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Biviano is a full time faculty member at ColumbiaDoctors since 2006.

Dr. Biviano sees patients at Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights, NY.

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Harvard Medical School

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • Biviano AB. Mapping of Dominant Frequency and Complex Fractionated Electrograms in Atrial  Fibrillation Patients: Caveat Medicus. HeartRhythm 2010:7(5);594-595. PMID: 20156613.
  • Chyou J, Hickey K, Diamond L, Whang W, Dizon J, Garan H, Biviano A. Atypical Electrocardiographic Features of Cavotricuspid Isthmus-Dependent Atrial Flutter Occurring During Left Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: CTI-dependent Atrial Flutter During LA AF Ablation. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology 2010:15(3);200-208. PMID: 20645961.
  • Biviano AB, Garan H, Hickey K, Whang W, Dizon J, Rosenbaum M. Atrial Flutter Catheter Ablation in Adult Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Mechanisms and Outcomes in a Consecutive Series. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology). J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2010); 28:125-135. PMID: 20390332.
  • Ciaccio EJ, Biviano A, Whang W, Gambhir A, Garan H. Different characteristics of complex fractionated atrial electrograms in acute paroxysmal versus long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. HeartRhythm 2010:7(9);1207-1215. PMID: 20558323.
  • Dizon J, Chen K, Dizon S, Biviano A, Whang W, Ehlert F, Vazquez J, Nazif T, Garan H.  A comparison of long-standing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients with and without appropriate therapy for ventricular arrhythmias: impact of a widening QRS.  Europace. 2011 Jan;13(1):77-81. PMID: 19926011.
  • Biviano AB, Coromilas J, Ciaccio E, Whang W, Hickey K, Garan H. Frequency Domain and Time Complex Analyses Manifest Low Correlation and Temporal Variability When Calculating Activation Rates in Atrial Fibrillation Patients. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 2011 May;34(5):540-548. PMID: 21208232.
  • Ciaccio EJ, Biviano AB, Whang W, Coromilas J, Garan H. A new transform for the analysis of complex fractionated atrial electrograms. Biomed Eng Online. 2011 May 12;10:35. PMID: 21569421.
  • Ciaccio EJ, Biviano AB, Whang W, Vest JA, Gambhir A, Einstein AJ, Garan H. Differences in Repeating Patterns of Complex Fractionated Left Atrial Electrograms in Longstanding Persistent as Compared with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011 Aug 1;4(4):470-7. PMID: 21536597.
  • Hickey KT, Johnson MP, Biviano A, Aboelela S, Thomas T, Bakken S, Garan H, Zimmerman JL, Whang W. Cardiac e-learning: Development of a web-based implantable cardioverter defibrillator educational system. Telemed J E Health. 2011 Apr;17(3):196-200. PMID: 21500974
  • Dizon J, Biviano A, Whang W, Ehlert F, Garan H.  Changes in low right atrial conduction times during pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation: correlation with inducibility of typical right atrial flutter. Europace 2011 Jul;13(7):942-8. PMID: 21427089.
  • Biviano AB, Bain W, Whang W, Leitner J, Dizon J, Hickey K, Garan H. Focal Left Atrial Tachycardias Not Associated with Prior Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Clinical and Electrophysiological Characteristics. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 2012 Jan;35(1):17-27. PMID: 21967474.
  • Ciacco EJ, Biviano AB, Whang W, Garan H. Identification of Recurring Patterns in Fractionated Atrial Electrograms using New Transform Coefficients. Biomed Eng Online. 2012 Jan 19;11(1):4. PMID: 22260298.
  • Ciacco EJ, Biviano AB, Whang W, Garan H. A New LMS Algorithm for Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation Signals. Biomed Eng Online. 2012 Mar 26;11(1):15. PMID: 22449196. 
  • Ciacco EJ, Biviano AB, Whang W, Gambhir A, Garan H. Spectral Profiles of Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms Are Different in Longstanding and Acute Onset Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Electrogram Spectra. J Cardiovascular Electrophysiol. 2012 Sep;23(9):971-9. PMID: 22578068.
  • Biviano AB, Goa C, Hanon S, Reiffel J. The Use of Ranolazine in the Management of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation After Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation. A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. 2012 Aug;5(2):95-98. PMID: Pending.
  • Rajdev A, Garan H, Biviano A. Arrhythmias in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2012 Sep;55(2):180-6. PMID: 23009914.
  • Hickey KT, Reiffel J, Sciacca RR, Whang W, Biviano A, Baumeister M, Castillo C, Talathothi J, Garan H. Correlating Perceived Arrhythmia Symptoms and Quality of Life in an Older Population with Heart Failure: A Prospective, Single Centre, Urban Clinic Study. J Clin Nurs. 2013 Feb;22(3-4):434-44.
  • Biviano AB, Ciaccio EJ, Whang W, Garan H. Ibutilide Increases Intracardiac Electrogram Variability and Decreases Pattern Repetitiveness in Atrial Fibrillation Patients: Insights into Antiarrhythmic Mechanisms. 2013, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 2013 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/pace.12224. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Bartel T, Müller S, Biviano A, Hahn RT. Why is intracardiac echocardiography helpful? Benefits, costs, and how to learn.  European Heart Journal 2013; doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht411.

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  • 2012-2014 - Castle Connolly, 15th-17th editions Top Doctor: New York Metro Area, Cardiac Electrophysiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
  • 2012-2104 - US News and World Report Top Doctor, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
  • 2012 - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Leadership and Management Institute for Leaders in Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Participant NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
  • 2011-2014 - Ewig Foundation Clinical Education Teaching Award, Department of Medicine NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
  • 2009 - Teacher of the Year, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
  • 2003 - Physician of the Year Nominee, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
  • 1999 - Arnold P. Gold Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, Honorable Mention, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY

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