Dr. Bruce Lerman, MD

Dr. Bruce Lerman, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bruce Lerman, MD is a cardiology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and more.Read his story

Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center

520 E 70th St Fl 4

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus

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Top Care Areas

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

Atrial Flutter
more than 79% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
more than 73% of peers
Cardioversion, Elective
more than 66% of peers

Dr. Lerman'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. Lerman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lerman "Dr. Bruce B. Lerman is the H. Altschul Master Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology and Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Weill-Cornell and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He received his medical degree from Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine, was an intern and medical resident at Northwestern University and completed his cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He trained in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored over 200 original publications, 60 book chapters and 2 books. He is a recipient of the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and had received multiple grants from the NIH. He is currently on the editorial boards of Circulation, Heart Rhythm, Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysology and the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. He is a member of the exam writing committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine for the Cardiac Electrophysiology Board Examination.. His research contributions include elucidating the myriad electrophsyiologic mechanisms of the nucleoside adenosine, pioneering the concept of current-based defibrillation and determining the role of mechanoelectrical feedback as a stimulus for triggering malignant ventricular arrhythmias. His current work focuses on the the cellular and molecular mechanisms of ventricular outflow tract tachycardia. His laboratory has identified critical somatic mutations in the cAMP signal transduction cascade that mediate this form of ventricular tachycardia, thus introducing a new paradigm for the causation of ventricular tachycardia. He has been issued 4 patents. He clinical concentration focuses on the diagnosis and treatment (ablation) of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as on the treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias with implantable devices. For the last 15 years, he's been named in New York Magazine- Best Doctors, Castle Connolly – America's Top Doctors, US News and World Report (Best Doctors) and the New York Times (Super Doctors)."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lerman "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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15  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.


  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Northwestern University Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Northwestern University Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University of Michigan Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Lerman is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Lerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lerman to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lerman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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