Our Team

Tel: 212.305.6380

For urgent consultation, call 844.792.6782 (844.RX.AORTA)

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Aortic Center at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Cardiovascular Institute at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH

Co-Director, Aortic Center at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Chief, Vascular Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Isaac George, MD

Surgical Director, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapies
Director, Hybrid Coronary Interventions
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Attending Surgeon, Heart Valve Center

Richard M. Green, MD

Associate Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Craig R. Smith, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Annie C. Yu, ANP

As an experienced surgical nurse practitioner, Annie coordinates care for our Aortic Center patients.  She ensures that all recommended treatment plans are carried out, and sees patients for continued follow-up visits, promoting long-term quality care.

Stephen Moore, LCSW

Stephen Moore, social worker, meets with patients after surgery. When patients have recovered enough to move to the step-down floor, Stephen conducts an evaluation to see if they need rehabilitation services. For patients who need rehabilitation, he facilitates the arrangements for the appropriate service.

Michelle Castro

Michelle Castro, financial coordinator, works with every patient to secure presurgical approval and coverage by patients' insurance companies.