Dr. Berhane Worku, MD

Dr. Berhane Worku, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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41 y/o
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Dr. Berhane Worku, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

506 6th St

Brooklyn, NY 11215
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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

See how frequently Dr. Worku performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 37% of peers
Heart Disease
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more than 34% of peers
Heart Surgery
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more than 28% of peers

Dr. Worku's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Worku's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Worku "Dr. Berhane Worku is an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Worku completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in 1998, obtaining a degree in neuroscience. He pursued his medical education at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in general surgery at New York University Medical Center. He completed a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in 2010 and a clinical fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2012 and assumed his present position afterwards. Dr. Worku has undertaken several research endeavors in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and has published extensively in several peer-reviewed journals. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a member of several surgical societies, including the Society of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Worku's practice focuses on adult cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic, mitral, and tricuspid surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, and ablation for atrial fibrillation. In addition, Dr. Worku has additional interests in transcatheter therapies for aortic and mitral valve disease and surgical treatment of the failing heart, including percutaneous and permanent ventricular assist devices. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Worku "To provide the highest quality of care to every patient in a caring, comfortable and supportive environment. "

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

29  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease

17  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.

Education

  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • New York University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • NYU Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Cornell/columbia New York Presbyterian
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Worku has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Worku does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Worku and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Worku's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Worku to family and friends
2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Worku's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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