Erin Iannacone, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery
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Erin Iannacone, M.D.

Cardiac Surgery

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

“I am honored to be a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. Having trained from coast to coast, I know that our team of nurses, technicians, anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, and surgeons offers the absolute best cardiac care in the country to our patients. I am dedicated to giving my patients the thoughtful and individualized care that every patient deserves, and am proud to do so with Weill Cornell Medicine.”

Specialties and Expertise


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Womens Heart Disease
  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)
  • Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Bloodless Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Bypass Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Endovascular Repair For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of Descending Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Valve Replacement, Aortic and Mitral
  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Mitral Valve Repair (Complex)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • ECMO Procedure
  • Maze Procedure For Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair


Dr. Erin M. Iannacone is an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Iannacone also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Cardiac Track. She is the Surgical Director of the Adult ECMO Program and the Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Step Down Unit.

Dr. Iannacone completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her degree in Psychobiology with Phi Beta Kappa and Departmental Honors. She then moved to Portland, Oregon, where earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Iannacone subsequently completed her residency in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco – Fresno, before moving east to complete the Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering. She remained at Weill Cornell for the Advanced Cardiovascular and Aortic Surgery Fellowship, under Dr. Leonard Girardi, before being recruited to stay on as faculty. During her years of training she won many awards including the American Medical Student Association Rising Star Award, the Excellence in Medical Student Education Award at UCSF-Fresno, and the Distinguished Housestaff Award in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell.

Dr. Iannacone’s interests include all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, with a special focus on aortic aneurysmal disease and cardiovascular disease in women. She is passionate about medical education and the nuances of training from the pre-medical student level to that of advanced fellows. Dr. Iannacone has extensive experience in coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) including multi-arterial grafting, structural heart disease, disease of the aortic and mitral valves, surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, and surgical treatment of aortic disease including root, ascending, arch, and descending aneurysms and dissections.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Distinguished House staff Award, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College 2015

Best Poster Presentation, Cardiac – Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 53rd Annual Meeting  2015

Excellence in Medical Student Education Award, UCSF-Fresno  2010

American Medical Student Association Rising Star Award 2006

Magna Cum Laude Honors 2003

UCLA Psychology Departmental Honors 2003

Phi Beta Kappa Society 2003

Golden Key International Honors Society 2003

American Medical Student Association National Advocacy Award 2002


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, College of Medicine, 2009
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2003


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 - POS
  • 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
  • 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 - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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