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Arash Salemi, MD
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Arash Salemi, MD

Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified)
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 746-5873
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Arash Salemi is an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and is the Surgical Director of the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Salemi completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993 where he obtained a degree in molecular biology. He pursued his medical education at Cornell University Medical College where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society in 1996. He subsequently completed his residency in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Salemi went on to complete a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in cardiovascular surgery, specializing in valve repair, before returning to Cornell to assume his present position at the medical center. He completed postgraduate specialty training in endovascular surgery at the University of Paris in France and at the University Vita Salute-San Raffaele in Milan, Italy.

Dr. Salemi has a strong interest in structural heart disease. He regularly performs surgical heart valve replacement. As Surgical Director of the Acquavella Heart Valve Center, he is also heavily involved in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He has performed over 500 transcatheter procedures. He teaches didactics and has proctored cases at over 50 centers across the U.S. He is a member of the Review Board for the seminal Partner Trial for TAVR and is involved in the development of novel techniques for transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Dr. Salemi is a member of many medical societies including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Heart Valve Society of America, and the American College of Surgeons. He has many publications on topics in cardiovascular surgery and has presented both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Salemi has a special interest in minimally invasive alternatives in cardiac surgery.

He and his wife Jessica have three children and reside in New York City.


Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem Select Care [Exchange]

Emblem/HIP [HMO, Medicaid, Medicare]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [MCD]

Fidelis Care




Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]



1997 Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency: 2003 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: 2003 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowship: 2004 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: 2005 Cleveland Clinic


525 East 68th Street M404
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-5873

Fax: (646) 962-0108

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