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Leonard N. Girardi, MD

Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cardiothoracic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 746-5194
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Leonard N. Girardi is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also an Associate Attending Surgeon at the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Girardi completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in 1985, obtaining a degree in biochemistry. He pursued his medical education at Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at Cornell Medical College, where he remained as a resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Girardi graduated from the program in 1996 under Dr. O. Wayne Isom. After completion of a fellowship in aortic surgery at Baylor, Dr. Girardi assumed his present position at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Girardi is committed to training the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons and teaches medical students and residents on all levels. He is a member of numerous surgical societies, including the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgery, The DeBakey International Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons. He has published extensively on multiple topics in cardiovascular and aneurysm surgery and has given many lectures at regional and national surgical meetings.

Dr. Girardi has four sons, Nicholas, Henry, Edward, and Anthony.


Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem Select Care

Emblem/HIP [EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, POS, PPO]

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]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

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


1989 Weill Cornell Medical College

Internship: 1990 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency: 1996 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: 1997 Baylor Affiliated Hospitals


525 East 68th Street M404
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-5194

Fax: (646) 962-0106

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