Our Team

Tel: 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.

Michelle Castro

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