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Gender: Female
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Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Starr Pavilion
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: 212-746-2381 | F: 212-746-6665
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Personal Statement

The Perkin Heart Failure Center specializes in advanced systolic and diastolic heart failure, left ventricular assist device implantation, evaluation for cardiac transplantation, valvular disease and evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. We are committed to providing individualized patient care with a multi-disciplinary approach. As an academic cardiologist, researcher and educator my goal is to deliver the best possible care to our patients and to provide them with access to the most innovative therapeutics.

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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Specialties
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Expertise
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

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 [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • 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 [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]

Education/Training

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2006

Honors and Awards

American College of Cardiology Foundation / Merck Research Fellowship Award (2012)

 

American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence (2010)

Biography

Titles

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Michael Wolk Heart Foundation Clinical Scholar in Cardiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Biography

 

Dr. Karas was raised in Wilmington, DE and received her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania.  She received her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2006.  Thereafter, she stayed in New York and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical Center.  Dr. Karas has also completed training in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical Center.  During her residency and fellowship, she performed clinical research in the areas of stroke, echocardiography, and heart failure.  She has published several abstracts and papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research findings at national meetings.  In 2012, Dr. Karas was awarded the American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowship, during which she investigated the prognostic value of left atrial volume for the prediction of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in the Strong Heart Study.  In 2013 she joined the Weill Cornell Medical College as a full-time faculty member of the Perkin Heart Failure Center with clinical interest in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and mechanical circulatory support.