Paul David Kligfield, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul David Kligfield, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiology


  • Exercise Testing
  • Cardiac Graphics
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease


Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1970


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Paul Kligfield, MD served as Director of the Cardiac Graphics Laboratory from 1997 to 2016 and as Medical Director of the Cardiac Health Center from 1995 to 2016. He is a 1970 graduate of Harvard Medical School and was an intern and resident in Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He spent a year as a clinical research fellow in Cardiology at St. George's Hospital in London before completing his fellowship at Cornell. Dr. Kligfield served in the US Navy as a cardiologist at the Naval Submarine Medical Center in Groton before joining the full-time faculty at Cornell in 1977, where he is now Professor of Medicine. In addition to private patient care activities and teaching, his clinical investigation is focused on new algorithms in exercise testing and standard electrocardiography. Dr. Kligfield is President-elect of the New York Cardiological Society, President of the New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and Governor of the American College of Cardiology from metropolitan New York, Vice-President of the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology, and a member and past President of the American Osler Society. He has published numerous research papers and editorials, and he serves on the editorial boards of a number of subspecialty journals.

A summary of Dr. Kligfield's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments is listed as following:

1970   M.D. - Harvard Medical School  

1971   Internship, Internal Medicine - Beth Isreal Hospital, Boston

1972   Residency , Internal Medicine - Beth Isreal Hospital, Boston

1973   Research Fellow, Cardiology - St. George's Hospital - London, England

1975   Fellow, Cardiology - Cornell University Medical College


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
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • 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
  • GHI - CBP
  • 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 - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards


  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology


  • Fellow, American Heart Association


  • Member and Past President, American Osler Society


  • Vice President, International Society for Computerized Electrocardiography


  • Governor, American College of Cardiology (New York State Chapter, Downstate)


  • President, New York State Chapter, American College of Cardiology


  • President-elect, New York Cardiological Society


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