Natalia Ivascu Girardi, M.D.
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Natalia Ivascu Girardi, M.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care (Intensivists)
  • Surgical Critical Care


  • Anesthesia For Liver Transplant Recipient
  • Vascular Surgery Anesthesia
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Anesthesia For Procedure on Heart, Pericardial Sac, and Great Vessels of Chest
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Transplant
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative Assessment
  • Anesthesia For Bloodless Surgery


Dr. Natalia Ivascu Girardi is a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology. She cares for patients as a Cardiac Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Intensivist in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Girardi is the Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and the Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CTICU).

Dr. Girardi completed her undergraduate studies in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. She went on to earn her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She began her career at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College as a resident in Anesthesiology. Dr. Girardi completed an additional year of fellowship training at NYP-Weill Cornell, in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology. She then spent a year at NYP-Columbia as a fellow in Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Girardi is board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Echocardiography, with certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Special Competency in Critical Care Echocardiography.



Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award, for Anesthesia Clerkship 2011. Weill Cornell Medical College


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine)
  • National Board of Echocardiography (Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography)
  • National Board of Echocardiography (Critical Care Echocardiography)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Medical Ethics in Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2001
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 1997


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported