Bassem Masri, M.D.
Cardiovascular Disease
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Bassem Masri, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiology


  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Lipid Disorder


Dr Bassem Masri is the director of Cardiac Disease Prevention at Weill Cornell Medical College.  He served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician in Cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  He is an active member of the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, New York Cardiology Society, and Leadership Council for Improving Cardiovascular Care.

At Baylor College of Medicine, he completed his cardiology fellowship followed by fellowships in Echocardiography, and in Lipids, Atherosclerosis, and Preventive Cardiology. He served multiple roles there including the appointed cardiologist for the Institute for Preventive Medicine, Director of Echocardiography Lab, and Director of Pacemaker Clinic.

He has been recognized as a leading national and international lipid specialist and has received numerous awards including from the Lebanese Cardiology Society, the Young Investigator Award (Merck), Top American Physicians, the Robert and Helen Appel Lipid Scholar Award, and the National Lipid Association fellowship award.

At Weill Cornell Medical College, he has developed a medical practice specialized in preventive cardiology.  He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of complex lipid disorders.  In 2012, he was appointed as the Daisy and Paul Soros/ Recanati-Kaplan Professor in Preventive Cardiology. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Masri has been actively involved in research, serving as the principal investigator for numerous, including several ongoing, studies in lipids and atherosclerosis.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Nation Top Physicians, 2005-present

Top American Physicians, 2005-present

The Robert & Helen Appel Lipid Scholar Award,  2006-present

National Lipid Association Fellowship Award, 2012


Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Daisy and Paul Soros / Recanati-Kaplan Family Assistant Professor in Preventive Cardiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University


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 - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments