Rebecca R. Ascunce, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease
Rebecca Ascunce

 

Dr. Ascunce is a full-time faculty member at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College and practices general cardiology and cardiovascular medicine. Her practice includes patients with coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, and those who have undergone heart surgery and interventional procedures. She has a particular interest in preventive cardiology and women’s health. In addition to seeing patients in the office, Dr. Ascunce reads and performs transthoracic and transesophogeal echocardiograms in the hospital.

Dr. Rebecca Ascunce was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. After residency, she completed a fellowship specializing in congestive heart failure and heart transplant at the University of Miami in Florida. Finally, she completed her fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at New York University Langone Medical Center.

 

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]

Publications

Ascunce RR, Berger JS, Weintraub HS, Schwartzbard A. The role of statin therapy for primary prevention: what is the evidence? Current Atherosclerosis Report. 2012 January: Epub ahead of print.

Rudominer R, Skolnick AH, Benenstein RJ, Saric M. An unusually accentuated diastolic anterior motion of the mitral valve in aortic insufficiency. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 2012 June; Epub ahead of print.

Ascunce RR, Nayar A, Phoon C, Srichai MB. Cardiac MRI findings in carnitine deficiency. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2011. (Accepted for publication)

McBride SM, Choi CH, Schoenfeld BP, Bell AJ, Liebelt DA, Ferreiro D, Choi RJ, Hinchey P, Kollaros M, Terlizzi AM, Ferrick NJ, Koenigsberg E, Rudominer RL, Sumida A, Chiorean S, Siwicki KK, Nguyen HT, Fortini ME, McDonald TV, Jongens TA. Pharmacological and genetic reversal of age-dependent cognitive deficits attributable to decreased presenilin function. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2010 July; 30(28):9510-9522.

Choi CH, McBride, SM, Schoenfeld BP, Liebelt DA, Ferreiro D, Ferrick NJ, Hinchy P, Kollaros M, Rudominer RL, Terlizzi AM, Koenigsberg E, Wang Y, Sumida A, Nguyen HT, Bell AJ, McDonald TV, Jongens TA. Age-dependent cognitive impairment in a Drosophila fragile X model and its pharmacological rescue. Biogerontology. 2010 Jun;11(3):347-62.

Rudominer R, Roman MJ, Devereux R, Paget S, Schwartz J, Lockshin M, Crow M, Sammaritano L, Levine D, Salmon J. Independent association of rheumatoid arthritis with increased left ventricular mass but not with reduced ejection fraction. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2009 Jan;60(1):22-9.

Safdieh JE, Rudominer R. A case of hyponatremia induced by duloxetine. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2006 Dec; 26(6):675-6.