Language: English
Gender: Female
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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 & 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

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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

Honors & 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


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 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.