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Elaine Y. Wan, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cardiovascular Disease (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish


Dr. Elaine Wan is the Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons and attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She is trained in Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiology and is an invasive cardiac electrophysiologist. She performs implantation of cardiac devices including pacemaker and defibrillators, as well as ablation of arrhythmias.

Dr. Wan is a physician-scientist and focuses on development of novel treatments for heart failure, vascular dysfunction and arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. She is a translational researcher also interested in development of innovative imaging modalities to improve ablation delivery. Dr. Wan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.

Dr. Wan is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the 2016 American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award First Place in Molecular Cellular Cardiology, 2016 Young Physician Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Investigators, 2016 Cardiostim/Europace Best Young EP Presentation (Nice, France) and the 2008 American Heart Association Women in Cardiology for Clinical Excellence. 

She is the recipient of several competitive research grants including NIH NHLBI K08 Mentored Career Development Award, American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant, Columbia University Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars Program, and Columbia University Provost's Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University. 

Clinical cardiac electrophysiology including catheter ablation procedures and cardiac implantable devices, Electrophysiological and vascular changes due to heart failure , Management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias, Cardiovascular disease and arrhythmia in women

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

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

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, 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 Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, 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, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

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

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

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2005 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center



1. Wan E, Abrams J, Weinberg RL, Katchman A, Bayne J, Zakharov S, Yang L, Morrow JP, Garan H, Marx S. Aberrant sodium influx is sufficient to cause cardiomyopathy and spontaneous sustained atrial fibrillation in mice. JCI. 2015; November 23, 4-11. Epub ahead of print.

2. Wan E, Dizon J Whang W, Garan H. Parsing a perplexing paroxysmal pathway. Heart Rhythm Case Reports. 2015; 1(6). 453-456.

3. Wan E and Boyden P. A matter of fat: lipids as an antiarrhythmic. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2015. Dec;8(6): 1313-5

4. Provost J, Costet A, Wan E, Gambhir A, Whang W, Garan H, Konofagou EE. Assessing the atrial electromechanical coupling during atrial focal tachycardia, flutter, and fibrillation using electromechanical wave imaging in humans. Comput Bio Med. 2015. Oct 1;65:161-7.

5. Adams T, Wan E, Wei Y, Wahab R, Castagna F, Wang G, Emin M, Russo C, Homma S, Le Jemtel TH, Jelic S. Secondhand smoking is associated with vascular inflammation. Chest. 2015; March 5. Epub ahead of print.

6. Grondin J, Wan E, Gambhir A, Garan H, Konofagou E. Intracardiac myocardial elastography in canines and humans in vivo. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2015; 62(2):337-49.

7. Yang L, Katchman A, Weinberg RL, Abram J, Samad T, Wan E, Pitt G,  Marx SO. The PDZ Motif of α1C Subunit is not Required for Surface Trafficking and Adrenergic Modulation of CaV1.2 in Heart. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2015. Jan 23;290(4):2166-74.

8. Wan E, Yeap XY, Dehn S, Terry RL, Novak ML, Zhang S, Iwata S, Han X, Homma S, Drosatos K, Lomasney JW, Engman DM, Miller SD, Vaughan DE, Morrow JP, Kishore, R Thorp EB. Enhanced efferocytosis of apoptotic cardiomyocytes through myeloid-epithelial-reproductive tyrosine kinase links acute inflammation resolution to cardiac repair after infarction. Circulation Research. 2013; 113(8): 1004-1012.

9. Huang H, Amin V, Gurin M, Wan E, Thorp E. Homma, S, Morrow J. Diet-induced obesity causes long QT and reduces transcription of voltage-gated potassium channels. J Molec Cell Card. 2013; 59: 151-158.

10. Wan E, Kusher J, Zakharov S, Nui X, Chudasama N, Kelly C, Waase M, Doshi D, Liu G, Iwata S, Takyuki S, Katchman A, D’Armiento J, Homma S, Marx, S. Reduced vascular BK channel currents underlie heart failure-induced vasoconstriction in mice. FASEB J. 2013; 27(5):1859-1867.

11. Ganda, A., Onat, D., Demmer, RT., Wan, E., Vittorio, TJ., Sabbah, HN.., Colombo, PC., Venous congestion and endothelial activation in acute decompensated heart failure. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2010; 7(2): 66-74.

12. Vigilance DW, Garrido M, Williams M, Wan E, Zeidner A, Casher J, Zheng K, Kherani AR, Morgan JA, Oz MC, Argenziano M.: Off-pump epicardial atrial fibrillation surgery utilizing a novel bipolar radiofrequency system. Heart Surgery Forum 2006; 9: E803-806.

13. Kherani AR, John R, Cheema FH, Naka Y, Fal J, Garrido MJ, Morgan J, Vigilance D, Edwards NM, Wan E, Oz MC.: A Decade of Improvement in Cardiac Transplantation. Circulation. 2003; 107: 35.

14. Cauwels, A., Wan, E., Leismann, M., & Tuomanen, E.I. : Coexistence of CD-14 Dependent and Independent Pathways for Stimulation of Human Monocytes by Gram-Positive Bacteria. Infection and Immunity 1997; 65: 3255-3260.


1. Wan E, Grondin J, Biviano A, Whang W, Gambhir A, Konofagou E, Garan H. Novel Method Using Intracardiac Myocardial Elastography Provides Real-time Assessment of Right and Left Atrial Radiofrequency Ablation in Humans. American Heart Association, November 15-19, 2014. Poster Presentation. Chicago, Illinois.

2. Wan E, Bucciarellia L, Mecklai A, Klapholz M, Jelic S, Onat D, Adams T, LeJemtel T, Jorde U, Konstam M, Colombo P. Increased Nitric Oxide Degradation by Oxidative Stress and Decreased Nitric Oxide Production by Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Cause Severe Derangement of Venous Nitric Oxide Balance in Decompensated Heart Failure. American College of Cardiology. March 2009. Poster Presentation. Orlando, Florida.

3. Jelic, S, Wan E, Adams T, Padeletti M, Bucciarelli L, Colombo P, Factor P, LeJemtel T. Direct Evidence of Adverse Effects of Smoking on Vascular Endothelium. American Thoracic Society. May 19-21, 2008. Poster Presentation. Toronto, Canada.

4. Okrasinski SJ, Wan EY, Lee W-N, Oe Y, and Konofagou EE. Early Detection of Coronary Stenosis with Myocardial Elastography: A Clinical Feasibility Study. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium. Oct 11-14, 2010. Oral Presentation. San Diego, CA.


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Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Cardiology (in Medicine)

  • 2017 - Present - Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2016 American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award First Place in Molecular Cellular Cardiology
  • 2016 Young Physician Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Investigators
  • 2016 Cardiostim Best Young EP Presentation Award (Europace, Nice, France)
  • 06/2010 - 06/2011 - President, American Heart Association Fellows Society of New York
  • 06/2008 – Present - American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Clinical Excellence
  • 05/2008 – Present - American Medical Association Seed Grant Recipient
  • 06/2008 – Present - Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • 05/2008 – Present - Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • 06/2010 – Present - American Society of Echocardiography
  • 06/2011 – Present - Heart Rhythm Society
  • 06/2011 – Present - Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

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