Language: English
Gender: Male
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Personal Statement

I think that each patient should be treated like a member of your family, a mother or a father. I operate at New York Presbyterian Hospital because I have an opportunity to provide outstanding, state of the art care to each patient. In the last 25 years, we have completed over 30,000 cardiac operations with one of the lowest mortality rates in the country. We have an outstanding cardiac program because Cornell has attracted the best cardiologists, surgeons, and nursing staff in the country --- I am honored to have a leadership role on such a team.

            

 

 

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Heart Surgeon
  • Heart Surgery

Expertise

  • Cardiac Surgery In the Aged
  • Reoperation For Coronary Artery Bypass or Valve Procedure
  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Endovascular TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation)
  • Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Bypass
  • Off Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair (Complex)
  • Operation, Heart
  • Operation, Heart Valve
  • 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 Stent Graft Repair of Descending Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Valve Replacement, Aortic and Mitral
  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

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

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Surgery, Thoracic

Clinical & Academic Positions

Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Philip Geier Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1975

Honors & Awards

The Peter Brunett Howe Award

 

The Stanley V. and Charles B. Travis Award for Academic Excellence

Biography

Karl Krieger is the Philip Geier Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

After graduating from Amherst College, Dr. Krieger pursued his medical school education, as well as his surgical internship and residency, at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his general and cardiovascular surgical training at New York University Medical Center and then joined the faculty of The New York University School of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Krieger was soon appointed to be the Director of the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory.

In 1985, Dr. Krieger joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he now serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His responsibilities include teaching medical students, residents and cardiothoracic fellows, as well as directing a large clinical research program. He is the Director of the The William Acquavella Heart Valve Center which focuses on minimally invasive valve surgery (TAVI). He is also the Director of The Cardiac Service Line at Cornell. He is the author and co-author of over 100 medical articles and abstracts and recently wrote and co-edited the textbook, "Blood Conservation in Cardiac Surgery." Dr. Krieger's primary interest is in maintaining a high volume, outstanding clinical care program.