Jonathan W. Weinsaft, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease
Jonathan Weinsaft

Dr. Jonathan Weinsaft directs the cardiac MRI program and participates in the cardiac CT angiography program at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell. In addition to their active clinical services, both programs are actively engaged several research studies aimed at improving diagnostic techniques as well as clinical risk stratification for patients with atherosclerotic heart disease and congestive heart failure.

Dr. Weinsaft is a member of the Division of Cardiology at NY Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is focused on the use of novel non-invasive imaging techniques such as cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, and nuclear cardiac imaging for the identification of coronary artery disease and related manifestations.

Dr. Weinsaft completed undergraduate and graduate studies at New York University and subsequently received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinsaft completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. He also completed a research fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Duke University Medical Center, where he was subsequently on faculty prior to being recruited to NY Presybyterian Hospital & Weill Cornell to develop the cardiac MRI program. In addition to serving as the Michael J. Wolk Foundation Clinical Scholar at NYP - Cornell (2005), Dr. Weinsaft has received the American Heart Association's Laennec Society Young Clinician Award (2001), the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Young Investigator Award (2003), and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award (2006). Research interests include use of cardiac MRI and CT for identification of ischemic and infarcted myocardium as well as prognostic risk assessment.


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) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Weinsaft JW, Kim HW, Shah D, Klem I, Crowley AL, Brosnan R, James OG, Patel MR, Heitner J, Parker M, Velazquez EJ, Steenbergen C, Judd RM, Kim RJ . Delayed Enhancement CMR for High Sensitivity Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Thrombus: Prevalence and Predictors in Patients with Systolic Dysfunction, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 52: 148-57, 2008.


Janik M, Cham MD, Ross MI, Wang Y, Codella N, Min JK, Prince MR, Manoushagian S, Okin PM, Devereux RB, Weinsaft JW. Effects of Papillary Muscles and Trabeculae on Left Ventricular Quantification: Increased Impact of Methodological Variability in Patients with Ventricular Hypertrophy Journal of Hypertension, 26: 1677-85, 2008.


Weinsaft JW, Manoushagian SJ, Patel T, Shakoor A, Kim RJ, Mirchandani S, Lin F, Wong FJ, Szulc M, Okin PM, Kligfield PD, Min JK. Stress-Induced ST-Segment Deviation in Relation to the Presence and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Normal Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (in press).


Codella N, Weinsaft JW, Cham MD, Janik M, Prince M, Wang Y. Automated Soft Segmentation of the Left Ventricle using Myocardial Effusing Threshold Reduction and Intravoxel Computation (METRIC). Radiology, 248: 1004-12, 2008


Nguyen TD, Spincemaille P, Weinsaft JW, Ho BY, Cham M, Prince MR, Wang Y. A Fast Navigator-Gated 3D Sequence for Delayed Enhancement MRI of the Myocardium: Comparison with Breath-Hold 2D Imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 27: 802-808, 2008.


Nguyen TD, Spincemaille P, Cham MD, Weinsaft JW, Prince JW Wang Y. Free-breathing 3D Steady-State Free Precession Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Comparison of Diaphragm and Cardiac Fat Navigators. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 28; 509-14, 2008.


Weinsaft JW, Cham M, Janik M, Min J, Henschke C, Yankelevitz D, Devereux RB. Left Ventricular Papillary Muscles and Trabeculae are Significant Determinants of Cardiac MRI Volumetric Measurements: Effects on Clinical Standards in Patients with Advanced Systolic Dysfunction. International Journal of Cardiology, 126: 359-65; 2007.


Weinsaft JW, Gade C, Wong FJ, Kim H, Min JK, Manoushagian S, Okin PM, Szulc M. Diagnostic Impact of SPECT Image Display Variability on Assessment of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 14: 659-68, 2007.


Weinsaft J, Klem I, Judd RM. MRI for the Assessment of Myocardial Viability. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America, 15: 505-525, 2007.


Weinsaft JW, Hickey K, Bokhari S, Shazad A, Bedding A, Costigan TM, Wardner MR, Emmick JT, Bermann SR. Effects of Tadalafil on Myocardial Blood Flow in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Coronary Artery Disease 17: 493-499, 2006.


Weinsaft J, Wong F, Walden J, Szulc M, Okin P, Kligfield P. Anatomic Distribution of Myocardial Ischemia as a Determinant of Exercise-Induced ST Segment Depression. American Journal of Cardiology 96; 1356-1360, 2005.

Honors and Awards

Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award, 2006 – 2009


Michael J. Wolk Foundation Clinical Scholar, 2005 - present


American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Young Investigator Award, 2003


American Heart Association Laennec Society Young Clinician Award, 2001


New York Presbyterian Hospital, Rogers Memorial Research Award, 2000