Dr. Arash Salemi, MD

Dr. Arash Salemi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Arash Salemi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

525 E 68th St # M404

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Top Care Areas

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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Salemi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Salemi "Dr. Arash Salemi is an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and is the Surgical Director of the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Salemi completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993 where he obtained a degree in molecular biology. He pursued his medical education at Cornell University Medical College where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society in 1996. He subsequently completed his residency in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Salemi went on to complete a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in cardiovascular surgery, specializing in valve repair, before returning to Cornell to assume his present position at the medical center. He completed postgraduate specialty training in endovascular surgery at the University of Paris in France and at the University Vita Salute-San Raffaele in Milan, Italy. Dr. Salemi has a strong interest in structural heart disease. He regularly performs surgical heart valve replacement. As Surgical Director of the Acquavella Heart Valve Center, he is also heavily involved in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He has performed over 500 transcatheter procedures. He teaches didactics and has proctored cases at over 50 centers across the U.S. He is a member of the Review Board for the seminal Partner Trial for TAVR and is involved in the development of novel techniques for transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Dr. Salemi is a member of many medical societies including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Heart Valve Society of America, and the American College of Surgeons. He has many publications on topics in cardiovascular surgery and has presented both nationally and internationally. Dr. Salemi has a special interest in minimally invasive alternatives in cardiac surgery. He and his wife Jessica have three children and reside in New York City."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Salemi "It takes a significant amount of multidisciplinary coordination of care to deliver cutting-edge cardiac surgical therapy to the patients we serve. Under strong leadership and direction, our department has performed at a remarkably high level for many years. Innovative technologies and techniques are responsibly implemented with the patients' best interests in mind. Our commitment to doing so distinguishes the cardiovascular service line here at Weill Cornell.  I am proud to be part of a team that provides the best possible therapies for the widest selection of patients while still maintaining excellent outcomes."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Salemi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Salemi's Reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Arash Salemi, MD
Dr. Salemi is very patient and spent considerable time with my husband and me during our consult. He explained in depth and in a manner we could understand, the procedure I am scheduled for and answered all our questions.
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lprill in Allenwood , NJ – Sep 03, 2018
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Dr. Salemi is clearly dedicated to his profession and his patients. He communicates in a manner that makes complex procedures understandable. I was extremely nervous before my appointment, however I now feel that I have a plan and a team that will work together for my benefit.
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Teresa Skurkis in Fairfield , CT – Aug 16, 2018
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Had the best surgeon at one the best hospitals in the country and he made me feel as if I may have been one of five patients. Which is to say, Dr. Salemi is very down to earth for one of the best surgeons in this country.
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Mark R. Patterson in none – Aug 02, 2018
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I could not be more pleased with Dr. Salemi. He is thoughtful, thorough, compassionate, and very considerate of his patients. I have every confidence in him and count myself fortunate that my care is in his hands.— James Seymore
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James Seymore in Wilton , CT – Aug 02, 2018
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Unquestionably my lucky moment was having Dr Salemi replace my Aortic Valve last June with the TAVR procedure. He is the KING: brilliantly gifted , highly professional and brings along a fabulous team in the operating room. I went home the next day and he told me to “ get moving and stay active; no...Read More
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Susan W Rose in New York, NY – Jul 26, 2018
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