2017 Outcomes Report for Cardiovascular Services

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to bring you our 2017 Outcomes and Quality Report in Cardiovascular Services. The strength of our cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac surgery programs is derived from the exceptional clinical, scientific, and educational resources made possible by the partnership of NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine. These programs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the nation, bringing together faculty that have made transformative contributions to their specialties – from adult congenital heart disease to advanced heart failure and complex valve disease.

Our patients benefit from exceptional heart teams, whose multispecialty members provide collaborative and integrated care that optimizes their outcomes. Our physicians treat the most challenging cases, applying expertise that crosses and often combines the skills of cardiologists, interventionalists, and surgeons to meet the unique needs of each patient. This collegiality is a hallmark of our cardiology and heart surgery programs and a key factor in being ranked #1 in New York State for the past 17 years and #3 in the nation since 2013 by U.S. News & World Report.

Our distinguished team of cardiac clinicians and scientists is at the forefront of research in new devices and surgical and interventional techniques, cardiovascular imaging, electrophysiology procedures, and computational modeling, as well as molecular and genetic studies. Their work is routinely published in highly ranked journals and cited by investigators around the world.

We are extremely proud of the outstanding care that our heart teams consistently provide to patients and their commitment to moving the field forward so that patients of all ages can achieve maximum outcomes through the most minimally invasive approaches.



Steven J. Corwin

Steven J. Corwin, MD
President and
Chief Executive Officer


Lee Goldman

Lee Goldman, MD
Executive Vice President,
Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine,
and Chief Executive

Columbia University Medical Center

Augustine M.K. Choi

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine