Daniel Matthew McDonald, M.D.
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Daniel Matthew McDonald, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

The New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Heart Failure team strives to deliver outstanding care to patients with advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.  There is a strong focus on multidisciplinary decision-making and evidence-based medicine.  I am proud to be a member of the team and contribute to the high standard of care and positive outcomes which are hallmarks of this institution.  

Specialties and Expertise


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology


  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes Research In Population-Based Samples
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Disease


Dr. McDonald graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in biology.  He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine.  Dr. McDonald remained at NYU after graduating from medical school to complete his internal medicine residency training there.  He then completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
  • National Board of Echocardiography (Adult Echocardiography)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2015
  • B.A., New York University, 2011


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 - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • 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 - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported