Altaf M. Pirmohamed, M.D.
Cardiology
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Altaf M. Pirmohamed, M.D.

Cardiology

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Gender: Male
Language: English, Spanish

About

Personal Statement

As a physician I am first and foremost a health and lifestyle advocate for my patients. I am a firm believer in patient education to improve quality of life. I believe a large majority of disease burden is caused by poor diets, stress, and a lack of effective communication and understanding between the patient and healthcare professionals. I provide a comprehensive care approach that uses advanced knowledge in cardiovascular disease with an integrative and empathetic care philosophy focused on education, nutrition, mindfulness, and respect for the individual. My goal is to develop individualized care plans for patients that fit their lifestyles and improve their quality of life. I welcome patients of all backgrounds and preferences.

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Echocardiography

Expertise

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Biography

Dr. Pirmohamed is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital. As a specialist in Non-Invasive Cardiology and Vascular Medicine he interprets and performs stress tests, echocardiograms, vascular ultrasounds and consults on the wards of New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.  Dr. Pirmohamed was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and moved to Washington D.C. for his early education. He attended Georgetown University, earning his undergraduate degree in Economics and Spanish before staying to complete his medical degree. He moved to New York City for his Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He then completed his training in Cardiovascular Diseases and Echocardiography at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pirmohamed joined the full time faculty at Weill-Cornell upon completion of his training.

Dr. Pirmohamed’s main clinical interests include working with medical trainees and providing advanced education to international clinicians in non-invasive cardiovascular interventions. He is involved in international outreach to provide health care to underserved communities. His research focuses on dissemination and quality improvement methodologies to investigate and improve barriers to health care delivery in these communities. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society for Vascular Medicine and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Pirmohamed is fluent in Spanish.

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2013
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 2007

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - HMO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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External Relationships

External Relationships

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