Language: English
Gender: Female
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Cardiology at Weill Greenberg Center
1305 York Avenue , 8th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-0050
Call
(646) 962-5558
Women’s Heart Program
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Call
(646) 962-PULS (7857)

Personal Statement

Dr. Ascunce is a full-time faculty member at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College and practices general cardiology and cardiovascular medicine. Her practice includes patients with coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, and those who have undergone heart surgery and interventional procedures. She has a particular interest in preventive cardiology and women’s health. In addition to seeing patients in the office, Dr. Ascunce reads and performs transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms in the hospital.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Adult Cardiology
  • General Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Expertise

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Womens Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Disease of Lipid Metabolism
  • Echocardiography

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
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • 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 - NYPH Employees Only
  • 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) - 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
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2005
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2001

Biography

Dr. Rebecca Ascunce was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. After residency, she completed a fellowship specializing in congestive heart failure and heart transplant at the University of Miami in Florida. Finally, she completed her fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at New York University Langone Medical Center.