Jim Cheung
Language: English, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin)
Gender: Male
Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Starr Pavilion
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: 212-746-2158 | F: 212-746-6951
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Personal Statement

As a cardiac electrophysiologist, I feel that it is a privilege to practice at the forefront of innovative medicine. Advancements in our understanding of heart rhythm disorders have translated into new therapies that improve the quality and duration of the lives of our patients every day. At an academic institution that strives for excellence, I hope to deliver outstanding care to my patients and to make significant contributions to the field of cardiac electrophysiology by engaging in important research.


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Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Cardiac Resynchronization
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

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 Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • A.B., Harvard University, 1995
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1999

Honors and Awards

2011 Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Medicine Investigators Research Award Finalist

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Outstanding Teacher Award- 6/2008

Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Resident Teaching Award- 6/2002

Harvard Medical School Class of 2001 Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching 6/2001

Harvard Medical School Ebert Community Service Award- 6/1998

John Harvard Scholarship - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

1991 Westinghouse Science Talent Search Finalist, Ninth in Nation

Valedictorian, The Bronx High School of Science- 6/1991


Jim Cheung, MD, FACC, FHRS is Director of the Cornell Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University in 1995 and went on to receive his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 1999. He completed his internship and residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cheung performed his fellowship training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at Cornell University Medical Center.

Before joining the faculty at Cornell in 2009, Dr. Cheung was assistant professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending cardiac electrophysiologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he was the Director of Cardiovascular Research.

He has published numerous original papers and review articles on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, outcomes of patients with device-detected atrial fibrillation, mechanisms of inherited ventricular arrhythmias, syncope and patterns of implantable cardioverter defibrillator malfunction. He was a 2011 Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Medicine Investigators Research Award Finalist.

Dr. Cheung is currently conducting research on areas including: 1) atrial fibrillation pathophysiology and ablation outcomes, 2) implantable cardiac device detection of AF, and 3) inherited arrhythmia disorders.  He is co-principal investigator of the multicenter, investigator-initiated SENSE trial (ClinicalTrials.gov ID NCT02186704) investigating AF detection using a novel ICD lead. His clinical interests include catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia and PVCs using remote magnetic navigation technology, and cardiac resynchronization therapy.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society. He serves on the Ethics Oversight Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society and as the HRS Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association. He has served as faculty speaker and moderator at the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society scientific sessions.

His teaching honors include: the Harvard Medical School Class of 2001 Teaching Award for mentorship of medical students, the Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Resident Teaching Award in 2002 and the NSLIJ Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. He is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.