Shmuel Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
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Shmuel Chen, M.D., Ph.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English, Hebrew, Arabic


Personal Statement

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Specifically, coronary artery disease (i.e. blockages in the heart vessels) or structural heart disease (including valvular heart conditions) can result in significant symptoms, worsening heart function, and poor prognosis without treatment. While many of these conditions would previously require open-heart surgery, advances in the field of interventional cardiology have allowed for the development of transcatheter or percutaneous therapies which may allow for less invasive treatment options. 

My focus is to help patients better understand their cardiovascular medical conditions and available treatment options for these problems. I aspire to provide tailored therapies and the most up-to-date and cutting-edge treatments for my patients. As I have dedicated my career to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, I am confident that better understanding of the nature of disease processes aided by forward thinking clinical research and early adoption of new technologies may help generate further information and knowledge to help provide the best care for my patients. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
  • Tricuspid Valve
  • Mitral Valve
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Valve Replacement, Aortic and Mitral
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Coronary Arteries
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Angioplasty (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
  • Coronary Interventions


Dr. Shmuel Chen is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He specializes in interventional cardiology including the treatment of coronary and structural heart disease.

Dr. Chen received his medical degree from The Hebrew University School of Medicine (Jerusalem, Israel) as well as a PhD in Neurobiology from the Hebrew University School of Medicine. He completed his training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Center (Jerusalem, Israel), where he also served as a Staff Cardiologist and a Lecturer in Cardiology. He subsequently moved to New York City and dedicated over 2 years to a prestigious research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). During this time, he worked towards designing and undertaking cutting-edge clinical trials and research in interventional cardiology. He has lead and extensively contributed to a number of projects and studies, exploring all aspects of cardiovascular and structural heart disease. These works have been published in leading medical journals in the field. After this focused research time, Dr. Chen joined The Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY) for a two-year interventional cardiology fellowship program in July 2019. He gained specialty training in coronary interventions and strcutrual heart disease including aortic, mitral, tricuspid, paravalvular leak, patent foramen ovale (PFO), and left atrial appendage procedures. He joined the Weill Cornell Medical Center in September 2021 for another year of advanced structural heart training and served as an Instructor in Medicine.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2012                Hebrew University, School of Medicine, Faculty prize for "Distinction in Clinical Work"

2003 - 2007     Education program scholarship from the Hebrew University

2002                 Dean’s award for excellence, Hebrew University

1999                 Rector’s award for excellence, Hebrew University

1998                 Dean’s award for excellence, Hebrew University


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Interventional Cardiology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Hebrew University (Israel), 2014
  • M.D., Hebrew University (Israel), 2008
  • M.Sc., Hebrew University (Israel), 2005
  • B.A., Hebrew University (Israel), 2001


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 PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • 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 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
  • 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